Saint Mary’s has played a vital role in the arena of higher education since its founding in 1912. Beginning as a local college for young men, Saint Mary’s has grown to be a university offering education to men and women across the globe.
Our undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college offers 58 majors at our 400-acre Winona Campus. Convenient graduate, bachelor's completion, and certificate programs are offered at our Twin Cities and Winona campuses, Rochester or other regional locations, and online. We are mission-driven, committed to abandoning elitism, embracing respect, and being dedicated to every person. We are the university for students who are ready to grow and who know that with the right opportunities they can build the future they want.
Located on 100 acres along the Cascade Creek in northwest Rochester, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center features formal and informal learning and event spaces indoors and outdoors. Our mission is to establish the center as a regional resource for environmental education with an initial focus on energy, water, and wetlands.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all individuals have equal opportunity and access to admission, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the university regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.
Operating three locations on campus, Chartwells strives for excellence and variety in meals for students, faculty, and staff.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has a wonderfully equipped library on the Winona Campus to support students in their academic journeys.The Fitzgerald Library provides access to online and print resources, technology, and areas for individual and group study. Professional research assistance is available through a chat/text service and in person.
The Information Technology Office supports technology needs university-wide, including tutorials and training, troubleshooting, and general technology information.
The Wellness Center staff assists students in changing or removing barriers to learning, and empowers them to discern and pursue their own personal mission.Student Health and Counseling staff embody the Lasallian charism and work as a team to fulfill this mission.
Thirteen residence halls for undergraduates include traditional halls, first-year Learning and Living Communities organized around a special theme, and—for upperclass students—suites and apartments. All buildings are locked by key card access 24/7 (except the Ek Family Village and Residencia of Santiago Miller, which are villages locked by key by the residents).
Getting involved in one of the more than 100 activities offered on campus is a great way to find friends, have fun, make a difference, and be a leader.From student government and intramural sports to Habitat for Humanity and talent shows, Saint Mary’s students know how to dive into meaningful activities and have fun. And if you don’t find an activity that interests you, let us know and we’ll help you create your own student group!
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.