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It’s All About You

Saint Mary’s isn’t just about classes. It’s your chance to belong to a true community that will get to know you—and your potential. 

Life on Campus in Winona

In Winona, living on campus means being part of a close-knit community, opening the door to new friendships and connections that can last a lifetime. Campus life also offers a huge array of extracurricular activities and opportunities—including all kinds of events, athletics, outdoor activities, job and internship opportunities, campus ministry, and community volunteer programs.

You’ll find a variety of housing options on Saint Mary’s Winona Campus, allowing you to live alongside your friends and classmates and deepen your relationships.

There really is no substitute for seeing it with your own eyes, so schedule a campus visit for a first-hand look at what Saint Mary’s has to offer. This will help you determine if Saint Mary’s is the right fit for your college experience.

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Stevie talks about how Saint Mary’s helps him balance his studies with playing Division III basketball.

Where you are matters: Winona named most beautiful town in Minnesota

The City of Winona, home to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Winona Campus, again received accolades as a top place to live. The well-known Expedia online travel service recently named Winona the most beautiful town in Minnesota, and an earlier ranking by Safewise called Winona the safest college town in the United States. […] Read more ›

Exploring the possibilities through Outdoor Leadership

Guided by the beams of their headlamps, Colin Norris ’13 led a dozen hardy students on a night hike through the bluffs surrounding Saint Mary’s University. Carefully, they made their way along the snowy wooded trails, across a stream, and to a clearing far behind the campus lights and activity. The group’s excited chatter quieted […] Read more ›

Studying abroad changes lives [video]

Erin Doyle ’17 left for her London study abroad trip in 2015 as a quiet introvert. “I didn’t think I could ever travel by myself,” she said. “I’d never been on a plane, never left the country other than Canada, and hadn’t even seen the sea. But I did so successfully, happily, and safely. And […] Read more ›
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Winona ›

Learn more about Winona, our vibrant college town of about 28,000 in southeastern Minnesota.

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Activities ›

See all of the ways you can get involved in the Saint Mary's community.


Athletics ›

From NCAA Division III to intramurals, we offer a wide range of athletic opportunities.

Twin Cities, Rochester, and Beyond

If you’re a Twin Cities or Rochester, or online student, we understand that you’re juggling many priorities. That’s why we have convenient locations, full-time and part-time options, evening and weekend courses, fully online options, and multiple start dates throughout the year.

You’ll appreciate learning from industry professionals who are committed to helping you advance your career and share their experience with you. With a person-centered approach, every Saint Mary’s student is mentored, supported, and challenged. When you graduate, you’ll leave with a bolstered résumé, professional growth, and a network of lifelong colleagues.

Twin Cities Campus

Twin Cities ›

Our Twin Cities locations are conveniently located in the heart of the metro, helping meet the needs of adult students.

Rochester Campus

Rochester ›

Our Rochester locations are conveniently located near the Mayo health system, helping meet the needs of adult students.

Online ›

Our fully online programs are utilizing technology and helping connect adult students with each other and with our faculty members.