Saint John Baptist de La Salle knew that education was the way forward; the path to equality and progress. Today, more than 330 years later, as the world wrestles with the role of higher education, our resolve in our mission has never been stronger or our ideals more relevant. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is more necessary than ever.
Saint Mary's, as a Lasallian Catholic institution, traces its origins to a priest and educational innovator of 17th century France, Saint John Baptist de La Salle. Born in 1651, De La Salle began a new system of Christian schools in which the teachers assist parents in the educational, ethical, and religious formation of their children.
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.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is best discovered firsthand—meeting with professors, talking with current students and staff, attending events, and exploring campus.
Saint Mary's Twin Cities Campus Library is here to help you with your educational journey. You can search the Twin Cities Campus Library anytime, anywhere, chat with a librarian 24/7, have books mailed to your home for free, and download 200+ million resources.
The Fitzgerald Library provides access to online and print resources, technology, and areas for individual and group study.
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.
The Office of Campus Safety makes every effort to ensure and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for everyone associated with all Saint Mary’s campuses. Campus Safety personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist in emergencies, provide campus escorts, and enforce regulations. They also patrol all administrative and residence halls to maintain security at all times.
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!
The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the U.S. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states.