Welcome Families!

Family Weekend includes a full slate of activities for families of students and the Saint Mary’s community.

In previous years, as many as 1,000 visitors have come onto campus for music events, sporting events, the Fall Frolic, and other games and activities. Saint Mary's looks forward to welcoming families to the Winona Campus!

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admissions Office open
Hendrickson Hall
 
All Weekend Plaza Games
Yard games in the plaza including Kubb, Corn hole (bags), Ladder golf, and more!
 
4-6 pm Tours of the New Science Building
Wine and Cheese Reception
 
7 pm Cardinal Women's Volleyball
Gymnasium, Toner Student Center
 
7 pm The WoodShed Mobile Wood-fired Pizza Food Truck
Plaza
 
7:30 pm Jazz Concert
Page Theatre, Performance Center
 
8 p.m. Buzztime Trivia 
Cardinal Club
 
9:30-11 pm Appetizers and Conversation
Cardinal Club

Join families and administration for late night appetizers, conversation, and a performance by Vice President for Campus Services, Chris Kendall.

 

8 am-Noon  Family Weekend Registration
Hall of Fame Room, Toner Student Center

Sign up for the canoe trip or the scenic Boat Tour on the Mississippi!
 
8-9:45 am 30th annual Fall Frolic 5k Fun Run/Walk Registration
Hall of Fame Room, Toner Student Center

Register for Fall Frolic
 
9 am-8 pm Art exhibit
Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, Toner Student Center
 
9:30 am Canoe Trip with Brother John and Colin Norris
Sign up at registration. Limited spots.

Be ready to leave at 9:30 am from the Clock Tower. We will be canoeing from 10-11 am then will return by noon.
 
10 a.m. 30th annual Fall Frolic 5k Fun Run/Walk start
Between the baseball and softball fields
 
10 am-3 pm. Inflatable games
Outside of Toner Student Center (rain site: Gostomski Fieldhouse)
 
11 am Winona Boat Tour
limited to 50 people, pre-registration required
Transportation not provided.
Boat dock address: 1 Walnut Street, Winona, MN 55987
 
11 am Baseball “Red & White” game
Max Molock Baseball Field
 
11 am Softball “Red & White” game
Softball Field
 
11 am-1 pm Complimentary Family Picnic
Plaza
Sponsored by the Saint Mary's Parent's Council
 
11 am-1 pm National Eagle Center will have an eagle in the Plaza 
Rain site: Hall of Fame Room, Toner Student Center
 
12:30-4 pm Open Swim
Jul Gernes Pool, Gostomski Fieldhouse
 
1 pm Canoe Trip with Brother John and Colin Norris
SIgn up at registration. Limited Spots.
Be ready to leave by 1 pm from the Clock Tower. We will be canoeing from 1:30-3 pm and will return by 3:15 pm.
 
1-1:45 pm Community Reception
Science and Learning Center, Main Level

Meet your student's professors, advisor, or campus mentor, as well as others from the Saint Mary's community.
 
3 pm Winona Boat Tour
limited to 50 people, pre-registration required
Transportation not provided. 
Boat dock address: 1 Walnut Street, Winona, MN 55987
 
2-3:30 pm Concert Band and Choir Performances
Page Theatre, Performance Center

Reception to be held after the performance in the Ben Miller Lobby of the Performance Center.
 
3 pm Cardinal Women's Volleyball
Gymnasium, Toner Student Center
 
4 pm Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
 
5-7 pm Dinner 
Toner Student Center Dining Room
 
6-9 pm Open Swim
Jul Gernes Pool, Gostomski Fieldhouse
 
8 pm Oldie Moldie All Stars Concert
Plaza - Rain Site: Common Room, Saint Mary's Hall

Enjoy caramel apples and music by the Oldie Moldies!

 

8-10:30 am Saint Mary's Families, Free coffee at the Blue Heron
Downtown Winona
 
10:30 am Sunday Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel
 
11:30 am-1 pm Brunch
Toner Student Center dining room
 

 

Saturday

 
All Day Game Room open, Toner Student Center
All Day Disc Golf Course Open; Discs available at Campus Safety
8 am-2 pm Hendrickson Center computer labs open
8 am-9 pm Gostomski Fieldhouse (RAC) open; please register as a campus visitor at the Fieldhouse welcome desk.
9 am-4 pm Bookstore open, Toner Student Center, lower level
7:30 am-4 pm Cardinal Coffee open, Toner Student Center
10 am-2 pm Admission Office open, Hendrickson Center
Noon-10 pm Cardinal Club open
   

Sunday

 
All Day Game Room open, Toner Student Center
8 am-11 pm Gostomski Fieldhouse (RAC) open; please register as a campus visitor at the fieldhouse welcome desk.
9 am-4 pm Cardinal Coffee open, Toner Student Center
11 am-1 pm Bookstore open, Toner Student Center, lower level
Noon-10 pm Cardinal Club open
2-11 pm Hendrickson Center computer labs open

Pet Policy:  In compliance with local ordinances, we require all pets to be on a leash, not simply under voice in control, and have a collar with valid pet license and rabies tags.  In order to keep the campus clean, the college requires pet owners to have a visible tool to clean up pet wastes deposited on grounds, walks or roadways. Only working animals assisting handicapped persons are allowed in any campus buildings. Questions regarding this pet policy may be directed to the Office of Campus Safety.

Hours subject to change

  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • Oktoberfest, La Crosse
  • Eckers Apple Farm
  • Ferguson Orchards and Pumpkin Patch
  • The Great Pumpkin Patch
  • Tews Corn Maze
  • Garvin Heights Lookout
  • Garvin Heights Vineyards
  • Elmaro Winery