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Winona Student Experience

At our Winona Campus, discovery is not only about what you’ll find, but who you’ll find. Explore creative ways to pursue your passions, get out of your comfort zone (even your time zone!), meet lifelong friends, and discover so much to do, be, and become.

Surround yourself with nature, good people, and lots to do — both on campus and around Winona. The best way to begin your experience is to schedule a visit.

Experience Saint Mary's

Experience living and learning on our beautiful 450-acre Winona Campus. Here, you’ll not just live on campus, but live life to the fullest.



  • Ranked #2 ‘Best College Dorms’ in Minnesota by Niche
  • Ranked #2 ‘Safest College Campuses’ in Minnesota by Niche
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We're more than a campus. We're a community of learners, doers, and difference-makers. Here, everyone feels a part of something bigger with unique community, rich with opportunities to become an ethical leader, an inspiration, and a healthier version of yourself. There's always something to do, whether rooting for your favorite Cardinal team or finding ways to grow in faith, service, and community.

Living on campus

  • Welcome to your home away from home with 12 residential halls including transitional halls, suites, and apartments. Learn more.

  • With 50+ clubs and a calendar full of events, the Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement has something or everyone. Learn more.

  • Students — from all faiths — are welcome to build relationships of faith and service. Learn more.


Bring your competitive spirit, and leave with a spirit of camaraderie. Varsity Cardinal athletes have a long history of success on the field, court, slopes, and ice. They have brought home all-conference, academic all-conference, and all-American honors. In fact, the women's softball team won the national title in 2020. #rollcards Intramural sports are less about putting on your game face and more about putting physical activity and fun first. Club Sports are created by students for students and a way to explore new sports and hobbies — or start a new one!

We are all Cardinals

Fierce or fun, Saint Mary's athletics has something for everyone and ability.

  • Home of 17 NCAA Division III teams — more than 33% of Saint Mary’s students are athletes. Learn more.

  • Saint Mary’s has its own 18-hole disc golf course and three ski trails designed for beginners to ”thrill-seekers.” Learn more.

  • Intramural sports is less about putting on your game face and more about putting physical activity and fun first. Learn more.

  • State-of-the-art facilities, including the Gostomski Fieldhouse, Saint Mary’s Ice Arena, the recently renovated softball and baseball fields, and the new track and field/soccer complex. Learn more.

Student Resources

Our faculty and staff are here to help you find your place in the world — and go out and make it better. We'll help you go from making a living to making a life — gaining a sense of purpose to land a meaningful career and lead a thriving life.

Student Services

Connect with us to register for classes, find an internship, or receive academic support services. We're here every step of the way.

  • We’ll help you find internships and networking opportunities, and help you land that dream job after graduation. Learn more.

  • Provides academic support services, resources, and peer leadership opportunities for students. Learn more.

  • We’re you’re one-stop shop for financial aid, billing, and registration. Learn more.

Winona: Your College Home

Hike 57 trails. Paddle the Mississippi. Dive into donut heaven. Whatever you love, do it in Winona. Share the love #smumn

  • Bloedow's Bakery
  • Blooming Grounds
  • Blue Heron Coffee House
  • Acoustic Cafe
  • Martitime Art Museum
  • Sugar Loaf Bluff
  • Garvin Heights

We’re here to help you.

Connect With an Admissions Counselor

Let’s find your place in the world—one class, one program, one step at a time.