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A Dynamic and Transformational Learning Community


Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.


Our vision is to be a nationally prominent and regionally dominant university that transforms individuals and communities through an education that emphasizes excellence, aligns with workforce needs, provides access and flexibility to support student needs, and develops ethically-guided graduates leading in their communities and succeeding in their careers.

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Lasallian Core Principles

What does it mean to be a Lasallian Catholic university?

Respect for All Persons
We honor and respect the dignity of all individuals.

Quality Education
We engage together in quality education as students, staff, and faculty by thinking critically and examining our world in light of faith and reason.

Inclusive Community
We celebrate unity in diversity and welcome all members of our community.

Concern for the Poor and Social Justice
We are in solidarity with the marginalized and advocate for those suffering from injustices.

Faith in the Presence of God
We believe in the living presence of God in our students, in our community, and in our world.

Learn About Our History and Heritage

Lasallian Resources

Axis: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education

Office Of Mission

Committed to preserving, enhancing, and deepening the community's understanding of the university's mission.

The Office for Mission was created to design, coordinate, oversee, and implement ways for all members of the university community to come to a deeper knowledge and ownership of the university's mission to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

Office Location

Vlazny Hall, Room 130
Winona Campus

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Mailing Address

Office for Mission
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #46
Winona, MN 55987-1399