Visit Campus

Visit St. Scholastica

Natural beauty meets academic excellence. 

One of the best things you can do when choosing a college is to visit campus. The atmosphere of a campus can make a big difference in your college selection process.

Visit St. Scholastica and experience our hospitality. We offer a full schedule of open houses and other events throughout the year.

Campus visit

A personal visit to The College of St. Scholastica usually includes meeting with an admissions counselor and taking a tour of our beautiful campus.  It can include visiting with a faculty member and/or coach. Most campus visits last about two hours. The length of your visit will depend on what activities you would like to include in your visit. Special arrangements can be made for you to:

  • Meet with a professor (depending on availablity)
  • Visit with a coach (depending on availablity)
  • Meet with a financial aid counselor
  • Attend a class (not available from April 11 - Oct. 1)

To arrange a visit, complete our online form. If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412 or email us at

Overnight visit (Not available April 10 - Oct. 1)

To get an idea of what campus life is really like - you are invited to spend a night in our residence hall during the academic year. You may incorporate this with a personal visit, special event or the shadow program.

  • Please schedule your overnight visit at least two weeks in advance. 
  • You will be staying with some of our current students in their dorm rooms. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towels, etc.
  • Overnight visits are limited to one evening and are offered Sunday through Thursday only. Up to three meals in the College's Dining Hall will be provided for each prospective student.
  • We are unable to accommodate all housing requests. * Please note: We cannot host visitors the first week of classes,  when our students are on break, or when our students are preparing for and taking finals.

To arrange a visit, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412, or email us at

Shadow Program (Not available April 11 - Oct. 1)

Come and experience a "day in the life" of a St. Scholastica student during the academic year! We will match you up with a current CSS student. Your day will include:

  • attending classes
  • meeting professors
  • meeting students
  • having lunch in our Dining Hall
  • taking an inside look at college life
  • having fun!

If there is a specific date on which you would like to shadow, please let us know at least two weeks in advance. Please know your academic and extracurricular interest so that we can match you accordingly with a CSS student. * Please note: We cannot host visitors the first week of classes,  when our students are on break, or when our students are preparing for, and taking, finals.

To arrange a visit, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412, or email us at

Open houses

During the open house (which is first-year student focused), participants will:

  • Explore our beautiful campus
  • Meet our admissions staff, faculty and students
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Experience campus life
  • Have the option to do an overnight stay in student housing (not available in September)

Our 2013-14 open house dates are:

  • Thursday, Oct. 17 *(schedule is different for this day)
  • Friday, Oct. 18 *(schedule is different for this day)
  • Sunday, Nov. 3
  • Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Sunday, April 6

Schedule for the September, November, February and April open houses

12:30 p.m. - Check-in, in Mitchell Auditorium (snacks, goodies and drinks provided)

1 p.m. - Admissions and Financial Aid presentation

2 p.m. - Academic/Department Fair (meet representatives from majors and departments)

3 p.m. - Guided campus tours (tours last about 1 hour)

4 p.m. - Depart, or meet Innkeepers (if choosing the overnight option)

- Sit in on classes the following day (if choosing the overnight option)

Register for an open house

St. Scholastica Open Access Event

Thursday, April 3, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At St. Scholastica, we believe that education should be accessible to everybody, regardless of any disability or chronic medical condition.

The Open Access event is for students who:

  • Have a disability or chronic medical condition or diagnosis that limits them in the classroom or learning environment
  • Are in grades 11 or 12
  • Are on a 504 or IEP
  • Meet St. Scholastica admissions requirements

Open Access Event Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 am:Check in

9:30 - 10:00 am: Welcome to St. Scholastica

10:00 - 11:15 am: Life in College Session — The nuts and bolts: Accessing accommodations, Residence Life, academics

11:15 - 11:50 am: Lunch

12:00 - 1:40 pm: Students attend First Year Experience Course entitled Dignitas With Student Mentor

  • For classes that end at 12:50 or begin at 1:00, students will either elect to stay with their parents or hang out with student ambassadors  

12:00 - 2:00 pm: Question and Answer session for parents with the following services:

  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions
  • Student Health Services and Counseling Services

1:40 - 2:00 pm: Refreshments

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Students & Parent Session

  • Advocacy and Achievement in college. Hear from Disability Resource Center Staff, Support Services and Students Panel about how to have a successful transition to college

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Meet with Admissions Representatives Individually, Campus Tour

Schedule is subject to change

Register for the Open Access event

CSS Groovalicious

April 16, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Campus, 340 Cedar Street, Suite 50, St. Paul, MN 55101
Cost: Free, but registration encouraged

Being a St. Scholastica Saint is many things — for us it is all about Being the Groove. We are the Saints Drum Line, Steel Band, World Drumming Ensemble and Vocal Revolution. Together we represent a diverse group of learners from all parts of the College, but we are united by our passion for making music. On April 16th at the St. Paul campus at 6:30, we all want to share that passion with you. Come experience first hand what it's like to play in a West African Drum ensemble, try out some Samba Batucada instruments from Brazil, hear up close the fantastic sound of a Steel Drum band that comes to you via Duluth from Trinidad & Tobago. How about a chance to "try on" a drum and play with the students in the Saints Drumline? And to top it off, the "classics" and latest hits arranged for a sixteen piece vocal ensemble!

Join us for an evening of free food and entertainment — get to know our groove, get to know us, get to know CSS!

Discover Duluth

July 16-18, 2014

Discover Duluth is a three-day summer program to give Twin Cities-area high school students in various college preparedness programs a chance to experience The College of St. Scholastica and the city of Duluth in a unique way.

Discover Duluth Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
9:30 am: Leave the Twin Cities area

12 pm: Arrive in Duluth, check into residence halls at St. Scholastica

12:45 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Ice breaker/admissions activity

2:30 pm: Tour of St. Scholastica/CSS scavenger hunt

3:30 pm: Free time 5 pm: Dinner 6 pm: Break

7:30 pm: Activity with mentors

10 pm: Adjourn

Thursday, July 17, 2014

8:30 am: Breakfast 10 am: Institutional Diversity presentation

11 am:  "What should you know about college?"

12:30 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Community service project

4 pm:  Tour of Duluth, including Canal Park, Lakewalk, Enger Tower; BBQ at Park Point (weather permitting)

9 pm: Return to St. Scholastica

Friday, July 18, 2014

8:30 am: Breakfast

10 am: Wrap up, group picture

10:30 am: Optional CSS application walk-through

11 am: Depart to Twin Cities

1:30 pm: Arrive in Twin Cities

Register for Discover Duluth

Minnesota Private College Week

Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 2014

Minnesota Private College Week | June 23-17, 2014Start exploring! Find out what the Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer. Sessions will be held twice daily on 17 campuses statewide (including The College of St. Scholastica)! The session times are 9:30 - 11:45 am and 2:00 - 4:15 pm daily. Register today!

Health Career Day

Friday, December 6 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you're considering a career in the health sciences, Health Career Day is for you! This is an opportunity to explore and examine health career options. Focuses will include: physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, health informatics and information management, pre-med, social work, athletic training and exercise physiology.

The schedule for the day:

2013 Health Career Day Schedule

9-9:15 am - Registration

9:15 - 9:30 am - Welcome

9:30 - 10:05 am - Faculty Presentations 1

10:05 - 10:25 am - Question and Answer Session 1

10:25 - 10:40 am - Break

10:40 - 11:10 am - Faculty Presentations 2

11:10 - 11:30 am - Question and Answer Session 2

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - See the CSS Health Science Departments in Action!            

2:00 pm - Tours of the College (optional)

Register for Health Career Day