Visit Campus Visit campus. Attend an event. Learn more about SMU. Get an idea of what campus life is all about – visit us in Winona. Try out the dining hall. Meet professors. Sit in on a class. Talk with Admission and Financial Aid staff. Attend a sporting or cultural event. Stay overnight. Or, we can come to you! Throughout the year, Saint Mary's takes its show on the road. Check out the opportunities below to see if we'll be visiting a city near you. There's always something happening at Saint Mary's. Join us! Get driving directions & download our campus map (PDF). 2014-2015 Upcoming Admission Events Individual Visits to Campus For all prospective students+ More Monday-Friday, select Saturdays during the academic semester Whether you come by yourself, or with parents, family or friends, you can have a student-led campus tour and a personal meeting with an admission counselor. On a weekday visit, we encourage you to make the most of your day by sitting in on a class, meeting with faculty or coaches, eating lunch on campus, attending a sporting or cultural event, or even taking a hike in the wooded bluffs that surround our campus. Schedule a Visit Weekday Options Standard Visit 9:45 am-12:00 pm Tour of campus (student-led) and meeting with an admissions counselor 1:45-4:00 pm Tour of campus (student-led) and meeting with an admissions counselor Optional Activities 10:30 am Class observation 12:00 pm Lunch with a Saint Mary’s student 12:00 pm Meeting with faculty 12:00 pm Lunch with a coach Saturday Options 9:00-11:00 am Tour of campus (student-led) and meeting with an admissions counselor 10:00 am-12:00 pm Tour of campus (student-led) and meeting with an admissions counselor 11:00 am-1:00 pm Tour of campus (student-led) and meeting with an admissions counselor Regional Financial Aid Appointments For Seniors and Juniors and their family & friends+ More Why should you attend this event? Held monthly in various locations throughout the country, these appointments are meant to be convenient for you! What are Regional Admission Appointments? These 30 minute appointments are a great way to have your questions answered by the admission counselor assigned to your region. Typically held in a coffeehouse, restaurant or library, these appointments will give you a great sense of the application process, financial aid forms, and general information about Saint Mary’s University. Whether you are a junior just starting your college search or an admitted senior considering your options, these events will be very helpful for you and your family and get you on your way to scheduling an on-campus visit! *NOTE: Financial Aid appointmenst are for seniors only. Regional Appointments by State Scholarship Recognition Day – Sat., Feb. 21 For Invited Scholarship Recipients (and their family & friends)+ More Why should you attend this event? The Scholarship Recognition Day is a special event for our Presidential, Bishop Heffron, Trustee, and Leadership scholarship recipients and their families. This event recognizes the accomplishments of our highest-achieving admitted students. What is Scholarship Recognition Day? This event features a formal dinner hosted by Saint Mary’s Vice President Brother Robert Smith. Leading up to the dinner, students may attend presentations about the honors program, key academic majors, study abroad, and our Living Learning Communities. Fine Arts scholarship auditions are also held on this day. Invited students are strongly encouraged to attend. Special Saint Mary’s rates are available at local hotels. Spring Preview Day – Saturday, March 28 & May 15 For Juniors and Sophomores (and their family & friends)+ More Why should you attend this event? Spring Preview Day is our first event of the spring that has a focus on Juniors & Sophomores - take advantage of your spring break and visit campus! A Motor coach trip is available from the Twin Cities at no cost. What is Spring Preview Day? Spring Preview Day is an introduction to Saint Mary’s for high school juniors and sophomores beginning their college search. Visitors can tour the campus, learn about academic departments, and speak with Saint Mary's staff and students. There are sessions reviewing the college search timeline, applying to Saint Mary’s, and how to access scholarship and financial aid resources. More Information & Registration Admitted Student Day – Sun. & Mon., April 12 & 13 For Admitted Seniors (and their family & friends)+ More Why should you attend this event? Admitted Student Day is the perfect opportunity to visit Saint Mary’s one last time before you make your college decision. This event includes an overnight on campus with a current Saint Mary’s student. Motor coach trips are available from the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Milwaukee at no cost to the student. What is Admitted Student Days? In addition to sitting in on classes, you may attend info sessions about residential life, Student Success Center, health services, and others. You can also connect one-on-one with our financial aid staff regarding your financial aid award. Families are strongly encouraged to attend and special Saint Mary’s rates are available at local hotels. More Information & Registration 2014-2015 Past Admission Events Simply Seniors Day – Sun. & Mon., Jan. 18 & 19 For Seniors – Admitted, Applied, or Still Considering (and their family & friends)+ More Why should you attend this event? Use this mid-winter opportunity to further explore your future college home and have your questions answered before embarking on the financial aid process. This event includes spending a night on campus with a current Saint Mary’s student. Motor coach trips from the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Milwaukee are available at no cost. What is Simply Senior Days? In addition to spending the night on campus, you can sit in on classes, attend info sessions, connect one-on-one with admission counselors, and meet faculty in your major area. Fine Arts scholarship auditions are also held on this day. Families are encouraged to attend and special rates are available at local hotels. More Information & Registration Fall Preview Days – Friday, October 17 & Tuesday, November 11 For Seniors and Juniors and their family & friends+ More Why should I attend this event? Fall Preview Days are a great opportunity to visit Saint Mary’s if summer was too busy or you want to experience campus while classes are in session. What are Fall Preview Days? Fall Preview Days give you an opportunity to not only tour the campus and learn about the application process, but allow you to visit Saint Mary’s classes. You may also attend info sessions about key academic departments, financial aid, and current student perspectives. Held during key school holidays in Minnesota and Illinois, Fall Preview Days are a great first or second visit opportunity to Saint Mary’s. A Minnesota motor coach trip is available on October 17 and an Illinois/Wisconsin motor coach trip is available on November 11 - both at no cost.