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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 and choose your housing

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


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 events!

Scholarship Recognition Day - March 11, 2017

The Scholarship Recognition Day on Saturday March 11, is a special event for our Presidential, Bishop Heffron, and Trustee recipients and two guests. This event recognizes the accomplishments of our highest-achieving admitted students and is by invitation only.

Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Overnight accommodations can be made at the following hotels (call early...there are other events in Winona this weekend):

Holiday Inn Express (507-474-1700) CODE = SMU

Riverport Inn & Suites (507-452-0606) CODE = SMUSRD

The Plaza Hotel & Suites (888-292-0303)

Days Inn (507-454-6930) - Mention Saint Mary's and get our special rate, and Days Inn will donate a percentage back to your designated Saint Mary's group.

Admitted Student Day - April 8, 2017

This special event is held on our Winona Campus and is for admitted students only. It is the perfect opportunity to visit Saint Mary’s before you make your college decision.

Meet some of your future classmates, learn from your future professors, attend information sessions on housingacademic services, and health services, connect one-on-one with our financial aid staff, and enjoy other activities geared toward admitted students and their families. Preliminary course advising sessions are available for confirmed students.

Registration Information Coming Soon

You're a Cardinal now!

Come for New Student Orientation and Registration

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.

Mark your calendar — Our 2017 dates are June 17, June 19, July 22, and Aug. 24 (tentatively).

Registration Information Coming Soon

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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.