Events

Events

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Activities Fair

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The fair, held each Fall is a great opportunity to learn more about chartered clubs and organizations, upcoming events and campus activities.

Catherine's Monologues

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Catherine's Monologues is a student initiated, written and acted event.  Students submit original monologues, music, poetry, etc about their personal life experiences to show the breadth of our student's background.

Charity Ball

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A semi-formal social event held each December to raise money for Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women. Sarah's, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, provides a welcoming space for women looking for housing, community and safety on a temporary basis.

Commencement

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St. Catherine University holds two commencement ceremonies per year, Winter (December) and Spring (May).

Dew Drop Bop

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The annual end-of-the-year celebration for the St. Kate's community is held on the last day of classes in May. The Dew Drop Bop encompasses a carnival-type feel with wonderful food, music, entertainment, and fantastic prizes.

Family and Friends Weekend

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Each October, Family and Friends Weekend provides time for students to share and celebrate St. Kate's with their the entire family. Past Family Weekend activities have included a reception in the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, Parent and Family Association breakfast, pumpkin painting contest, fun Saturday night entertainment, and a Sunday brunch.

Handcrafted Holidays

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Sponsored by SKAT, this event allows students, staff and faculty alike the opportunity to show off their talents and sell their pieces as holiday gifts!

Honors & Awards Ceremony

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Each May St. Catherine University hosts the Honors and Awards Ceremony to honor student achievement in academics and leadership. The event begins with a reception that includes displays highlighting student award winners' accomplishments. This is followed by a formal program, which allows individual departments and the University as a whole to present awards recognizing student achievement. Among the many honors bestowed at the ceremony, the University recognizes students through the All-University Student Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students' contributions to co-curricular and academic life at St. Kate's, their growth in leadership roles, and their involvement in campus life. Nominate an outstanding student leader now!

Orientation

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No matter your program, get all the tools you'll need to successfully navigate campus life and make a successful transition to St. Kate's. Our goal is to ensure you are welcomed and supported so you are prepared both academically and socially.  St. Kate's offers Orientation programs for First Year, Transfer, International, Graduate, Associate and Evening|Weekend|Online students.

St. Kate's Activities Team (SKAT)

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SKAT exists to encourage leadership by creating a vibrant community that embraces our uniqueness.  SKAT sponsors novelty events such as wax hands, newly released movies, musical events and speakers. At the end of each year, SKAT hosts a huge carnival called Dew Drop Bop. Not only does SKAT provide on-campus opportunities, but they also sponsor Twin Cities Trips such as the Mall of America scavenger hunt and tickets to events such as the Tunnel of Terror in October.

The Pulse

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The Pulse is a vibrant venue that combines events and food!  The Pulse offers two monthly programs:  Saturday Cinema, showing newly released films and Pulse Unplugged, featuring local bands and artists.  The Pulse also works in collaboration with clubs and organizations to sponsor diverse activities for all students.  The Pulse includes a bistro featuring a wood fire grill for pizzas, pasta and panini and a coffee shop run by Sodexo.