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Congratulations! You’re in!

So ... what's next?

Welcome to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota — home of the Cardinals! We are excited to have you join our community of excellence. Wondering what you need to do next? The information below will help make your transition go smoothly.

Confirm your enrollment

Ready to finalize your decision? Let us know your plans! 

Place Your Enrollment Deposit

You may also choose to send us your non-refundable enrollment deposit as a check via snail mail, along with the confirmation card you received in your acceptance packet.

Register for one of our admitted student visits!

Need some help making that final decision? A Simply Seniors 2.0 visit is the way to go.

What do you want ... to see, to learn, to experience? Schedule your Simply Seniors 2.0 visit and we'll customize a day especially for you: attend a class, meet with a professor or coach, create your own campus tour, stay the night on campus ...

THIS IS YOUR TIME! Schedule your Simply Seniors 2.0 visit today.

Simply Seniors 2.0

You're a Cardinal now!

New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR)

June 17, June 19, July 22, and Aug. 24* (*reserved for distance students)

Starting college is an exciting time and NSOR will help you understand what it means to be a Cardinal. You will learn about the many opportunities to get involved on campus, and the many resources that will help you succeed at Saint Mary's.

Register for

Your story begins!

Thursday, Aug. 24 is move-in day!

Move in, connect, get involved, and get ready for classes. Thursday, Aug. 24, is the beginning of your new journey! Residence halls will open at 8 a.m. Pick up your keys, meet your hall staff, and move in to your home away from home. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend Thursday evening's activities. More information about housing, roommates, and getting connected will be mailed to you in the coming months.

Welcome Week Schedule for New Students

More About Residence Life

Plan your finances

Affordability is a big deal.

Our financial aid officers are ready to answer all your questions about financial aid (they even hold online chats). 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Online tools for confirmed students

Once you've confirmed, check out these online tools for students.

Receive official university messages, send messages to your classmates

Your courses and more

IT Helpdesk
Get your tech answers

Tie up loose ends

All those small items you need to take care of before you become a Cardinal.

Please send us the following before you arrive on campus:

  • changes in mailing or email address
  • final high school transcripts
  • health forms

Other questions? Your admissions counselor is always there to help.

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Individual Visits ›

Just starting to look at Saint Mary's and want to visit? Check out our individual and overnight visits.

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Explore Winona ›

Learn more about beautiful Winona and its attractions and amenities, and see where to stay.

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Simply Seniors Day ›

Want to come to campus before Admitted Student Day? Attend Simply Seniors Day in February.