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 am - 4:30 pm  Admissions Office Open

4 - 10 pm  Hodge Podge Appetizers – Cardinal Cafe

7:30 pm  Theatre & Dance Production: Proof – Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5-10

8 -9 pm  Found Footage Film Festival – Plaza
Rain location: Cardinal Club

9-11 pm  Karaoke/Open Mic Night – Plaza

8 am - noon Family Weekend Registration – Hall of Fame Room

8 am – 1 pm Admission Office Open

8 am - 9:45 am 31st Annual Fall Frolic 5k Fun Run/Walk Registration – Hall of Fame Room

9 am - 8 pm Art Exhibit – Gallery Toner Center

10 am Start of the 31st Annual Fall Frolic Fun Run/Walk – Between the baseball and softball fields

10 am – 3 pm Giant Lawn Games – Near Gazebo

11 am Winona Boat Tour I (This event is full).
Transportation is not provided to this event.
Meet at the boat dock: 1 Walnut Street, Winona, MN 55987

11 am  Baseball “Red & White” game – Max Molock Baseball Field
  Softball “Red & White” game – Softball Field

11 am -1 pm Balloons by Kevin – Gazebo
Personalize balloon creations and a life-size balloon cardinal for a family photo op

11 am - 1 pm Mexican Fiesta Bar – Near the Track/Soccer Field
Sponsored by Student Life

1 pm  Cardinal’s Women’s Soccer vs. St. Kate’s – Soccer field

1 pm  Hike & Bluff Tour with Outdoor Leadership — Meet in front of Performance Center

2 pm Concert Band, Concert Choirs, & Jazz Ensemble Performance – Page Theatre

3 pm Winona Boat Tour II (This event is full).
Transportation is not provided to this event.
Meet at the boat dock: 1 Walnut Street, Winona, MN 55987

4:30 pm  Vigil Mass – Saint Thomas More Chapel

5 - 7 pm  Dinner – Toner Student Center Dining Room
Cost for non-students $10.12 plus tax, per person

7 - 9 pm  Oldie Moldies – Plaza
Fly By Midnight

7:30 - 8:30 pm  Wine & Dessert Social for Parents – McEnery Center
Sponsored by the Parents’ Council

7:30 pm  Theatre & Dance Production: Proof – Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5-10
 

8 - 10:30 am Free Coffee – Blue Herron Coffeehouse, downtown Winona
Saint Mary’s families enjoy free coffee at a great local coffeehouse!

10:30 am Mass – Saint Thomas More Chapel

11 am - 1 pm Brunch – Toner Student Center Dining Room
Cost for non-students is $8.56 plus tax, per person

3:00 pm  Theatre & Dance Production: Proof – Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5-10
 

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
  • Garvin Heights Lookout
  • Garvin Heights Vineyards
  • Elmaro Winery