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Arrive early

Allow extra time to locate the campus and to park. If you are running late, please contact us at (800) 249-6412 or (218) 723-6046.

Wear comfortable shoes

A visit to CSS will involve a walking tour of our campus, so wear comfortable walking shoes. Some of the tour will be outdoors, so be sure to dress in layers. We also suggest bringing a camera.

Notify us of special accomodations

We are happy to make arrangements for any additional needs, such as an interpreter or a meeting with disability services. Please let us know of any special accommodations one week in advance of your visit.

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Visit Campus

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We're glad you're thinking about visiting The College of St. Scholastica. There's no better way to make your decision on where to attend college than to get a feel for life on campus, meet with faculty and students, and take a tour. You'll be glad you did.


Visit Us

The College of St. Scholastica invites you to experience our community and discover what being a Saint is all about! We recognize students are at many different phases in the college search process, so we offer a variety of visit options.

A few of the many opportunities you will have during a personal visit to The College of St. Scholastica include:

  • Touring our campus
  • Meeting with an admission representative and/or a coach
  • Visiting with a professor (weekdays only)
  • Learning about the financial aid process, including scholarships and grants that could be available to you

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

To get an idea of what campus life is really like - High school seniors 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

High school seniors, 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

If you are a high school counselor, college readiness coach, or teacher who would like to arrange a group visit (AVID, TRiO, school groups, etc.) to St. Scholastica, please fill out the registration form.

  • Please note that:  We are available for group visits Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM. No exceptions will be made.
  • Group visits take approximately 2 hours and consist of a campus tour, admissions presentation, and a student panel. Please take this into consideration when scheduling your visit.  
  • Please plan your visit at least two weeks ahead of your preferred date.
  • We prefer that groups be at or under 50 people, and juniors and seniors in high school. 
  • We require one chaperone per 10 students. 
  • If you are running late, we reserve the right to alter your schedule as we see fit.
*Please note that we do not have the funds to cover meals or housing.
To arrange a group visit, please complete this online form and an admissions representative will contact you directly.


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 and October)

Our 2015-16 open house dates are:

Sunday, February 14, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Register | February 14

Sunday, April 10, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Register | April 10

If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412 or email us at

Accepted students and their families are invited to attend one or more of our Accepted Student Days.

Tuesday, February 9: For students interested in School of Arts and LettersSchool of Education, and School of Business and Technology programs (or undecided)

Register | February 9

Thursday, February 25: For students interested in School of Nursing (or undecided)

Register | February 25

Tuesday, March 8: For students interested in School of Sciences and School of Health Sciences programs (or undecided)

Register | March 8

  • Meet your future professors and learn about academic programs.
  • Hear from current students and alumni about their CSS experiences.
  • Get your questions answered about financial aid.
  • Learn about, or interview for, our honors program. 
  • Still deciding on your major? Learn about tools and resources available to help you make an informed decision.
  • Tour our beautiful campus.

June 20-24, 2016

Start 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)!

Register today

July 20-22, 2016

Discover Duluth is a FREE 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.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, July 20

9:30 a.m.: Leave the Twin Cities area
12 p.m.: Arrive in Duluth, check into residence halls at St. Scholastica
12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1:30 p.m.: Ice breaker/admissions activity
2:30 p.m.: Tour of St. Scholastica/scavenger hunt
5 p.m.: Dinner
6 p.m.: Break
7:30 p.m.: Activity with mentors
10 p.m.: Adjourn

Thursday, July 21

8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
10 a.m.: Institutional Diversity presentation
11 a.m.: "What should you know about college?" presentation
12:30 p.m.: Lunch
2 p.m.: Community service project
4 p.m.: Tour of Duluth, including Canal Park, Lakewalk, Enger Tower; catered picnic dinner at Park Point (weather permitting)
9 p.m.: Return to St. Scholastica

Friday, July 22

8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9 a.m.: CSS application walk-through (optional)
10:30 a.m.: Wrap up, group picture
11 a.m.: Depart to Twin Cities
1:30 p.m.: Arrive in Twin Cities

For more information, contact Laura Johnson or Patrick Donaway.

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Explore Duluth

Duluth has a variety of overnight accommodations for you to choose from. Here's a comprehensive list. The following hotels offer a CSS campus visitor discount:

  • Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview, 505 W. Superior St., Duluth, (218) 727-8981. Promo code: CSS
  • Holiday Inn® & Suites Duluth Downtown, 200 W. 1st St., Duluth, (800) 315-2621. Mention your CSS tour when you book your room.
  • Country Inn & Suites Duluth North, 4257 Haines Rd., Duluth, (218) 740-4500. Mention your CSS tour when you book your room.

Ship in Canal Park, Duluth

There's no end of things to do and places to go in the Duluth area. During your visit consider checking out some local events and activities:

Duluth hosts several events throughout the year. Check out out all the latest information on upcoming events.

From great burgers, to locally smoked fish, to massive burritos, there's amazing food everywhere you turn in Duluth. Here's a list with all the options.

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