COVID-19 Updates

Plans for Fall Semester

Saint Mary’s University is planning for fully in-person teaching and learning in fall 2021. On the Winona Campus, courses will return to their regular mode of operation and we'll return to a traditional academic calendar, not one abbreviated due to pandemic conditions. On the Rochester and Twin Cities campuses, graduate and professional courses will also return to standard methods of delivery, as determined on a course-by-course basis. Learn more.

The university strongly encourages all individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they are able, but Saint Mary’s will not require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021. Learn more.

We are mindful that much is and will remain uncertain. Our plans are contingent on current conditions, guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and possible executive orders at the state and national level.

Please know we will communicate with our entire community as quickly as possible with any updates.

As we have all learned during this pandemic, changes can occur quickly and it’s impossible for us to make guarantees far in advance. We have also realized more clearly that the Saint Mary’s community is resilient and nimble. We have had to shift and adapt, doing so very well, while we continue our shared educational mission. Together, we are Saint Mary’s.