FORT WAYNE - The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its new chapel in Fort Wayne. The chapel, located in the center of the university's Spring Street campus, is part of nearly $23 million in projects announced by USF last year.

USF says the chapel is the culmination of a dream that spans more than 50 years, when the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration moved Saint Francis College from Lafayette to Fort Wayne in 1964. Matt Smith, vice president of Institutional Advancement at USF, says the chapel will "profoundly affect campus in representing our mission and values."

The chapel has seating for 250 people. USF says it will bring the "sorely needed space and convenience to the worship experience." The chapel will serve as a foundation for the university's campus ministry offerings for students.