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Winona Student Experience

So much to do, be, and become.

When you walk into a room full of strangers and feel instantly at home, you know you’ve found your people. That’s what it’s like at Saint Mary’s - a community that welcomes you, supports you, and finds ways to help you thrive. A community that will help you study and succeed. And who can tell you where to get the best late night pizza.

Community- The best part of campus life!

In Winona, living on campus means being part of a tight-knit community, opening the door to new friendships and connections that can last a lifetime. Campus life also offers a huge array of extracurricular activities and opportunities – including events, athletics, outdoor activities, campus ministry, and community volunteer activities.

You’ll find a variety of housing options on the Winona Campus, allowing you to live alongside your friends and classmates and deepen your relationships.

Bring your competitive spirit. There’s a place for it here.

Athletics on Saint Mary’s Winona Campus has something for everyone, from NCAA Division III intercollegiate competition to friendly-but competitive intramural games, and club sports to a wide variety of fitness and recreational opportunities.

We emphasize academic integrity, social responsibility, and athletic excellence while adhering to the philosophies and ethical standards of the NCAA, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and our own Lasallian Catholic principles.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The NCAA Division III Cardinals compete in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Saint Mary’s provides student-athletes with the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and in athletic competition, offering outstanding coaching and facilities.

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Our Students. Their stories.

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Career Services can help you succeed beyond the classroom.

Career Services can help you develop your career-readiness skills at any point in your education. With a variety of programs, activities and resources, we’ll help you get from here to career.

  • Self-assessment tools
  • Information on specific careers and employers
  • Resume, cover letter and interviewing workshops and information handouts
  • Career and job fairs
  • Opportunities to meet and network with Saint Mary’s alumni
  • Listings for full and part-time employment and summer jobs
  • Individual appointments

Sometimes we can all use a little help.

The Saint Mary’s Student Success Center provides academic support services, resources, and peer leadership opportunities for you. Our staff encourages, mentors, and guides you in your academic and personal development, including connecting you to appropriate resources on campus.


Supercharge your Saint Mary’s experience by getting involved on campus. The Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement (R.I.S.E.) gives you countless opportunities to connect with other students with similar views, aspirations, and concerns, providing a framework for you to work together toward a common goal.


Things to do. People to meet.

Our Winona Campus features a wide variety of student activities, organizations, clubs, fraternities and sororities, and student government bodies. These offer you the opportunity not only for recreation, but also for enormous personal, social, and career growth.

Every day, we’re building community. Here’s how.

Curious to see if your passions and interests are represented in a current list of activities? Take a look!

We’re interested in building a community where everyone feels supported and engaged inside and outside the classroom. Let us help you start a new organization!

At your service.

Our Cardinal Central team helps answer questions you have about billing, financial aid, and registration so you can focus on the big picture.

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