Effective immediately, Mendel Road — the small roadway between Derham Hall and Frey Theater that borders the northern edge of the quadrangle — is closed to all motor vehicle traffic. This area will remain open for foot traffic, bicycles, and utility carts.
Site inspections revealed that one of the underground service tunnels between Mendel Hall and The O'Shaughnessy is structurally unsound. Damage to the tunnel has, in turn, negatively impacted the condition of the road above it. In order to repair both properly, while ensuring the safety of our campus community, we must close the road.
There is no set timeline for Mendel Road to re-open. We will update the community as additional information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Vice President of Safety, Security and Facilities
Over the past several years, our Department of Public Safety (DPS) has seen a marked increase in the number of St. Paul campus parking violations from students, faculty and staff. The department also reports that the number of past due/unpaid citations has reached an all-time high, with some community members receiving as many as 50 tickets. These two statistics, along with the fact that improper use of parking spaces by community members negatively impacts everything from daily class schedules to new student recruitment, not to mention the safety of all who use our campus, demand that we implement a more structured parking enforcement policy.
Beginning Sunday, May 7, all unregistered vehicles with 5 or more citations, found to be parked in violation, will be immobilized using what is commonly referred to as a "boot." This device immobilizes a vehicle, making it not drive-able until the device is removed. Once a boot has been placed on a vehicle, it can only be removed when all outstanding violation fees have been paid-in-full. Please take a moment to review the campus parking regulations to ensure you are familiar with appropriate parking spaces for your permit type.
Public Safety is staffed 24 hours per day year-round. Call 651.690.8888 at any time, day or night.
St. Paul Campus
Public Safety | CDC 225
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Old Main | Room 228
601 25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
We strive to keep you safe and informed through daily incident logs, archives of past crime alerts and advisories and the annual security report for the University.
We provide the following services for students and campus guests.
The St. Kate Alert (e2Campus) system allows us to send urgent news to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages.
The notification system will be used to communicate important information during any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, homeland security advisory, weather warning, gas leak, fire, crime watch, power failure, boil-water advisory, parking lot closure, or other events.
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We urge the entire campus community to register. While e2Campus is an excellent system that can notify the entire campus within minutes, it only works if you take a minute to register yourself in the system.
Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the school to use the service. The service is available to all current students, faculty and staff.
Public Safety Officers are available to provide campus community members and guests with escorts to locations in a perimeter around the Minneapolis or St. Paul Campus by foot or with the Public Safety vehicle.
To request an escort, please contact our dispatch center at 651.690.8888.
Public Safety provides assistance with vehicle unlocks, jump starts, and tire changing instructions to campus community members. To request a vehicle assistance service, please contact the Public Safety dispatch center at 651.690.8888.
If unlocks or jump starts fail, we will provide you with a phone number of a locksmith or local mechanic.
The St. Catherine University shuttle van provides free intercampus transportation for students, faculty and staff at St. Catherine University.
The van runs Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters. The shuttle does not run during January or summer terms.
All buses are accessible. Passengers with accessibility needs should follow the posted schedule and do not need to make special arrangements. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact public safety in advance to discuss your needs.
There is no cost to use the University shuttle; however, you must have your St. Catherine ID and show it to the driver to board the shuttle. No exceptions!
The shuttle will only operate and stop at the prescribed times and locations. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, traffic and accidents along the route, the shuttle could be late. If you need to check, please call 651-690-8888 and inquire about the location and next stop.
The shuttle will not make unscheduled stops, or drop you at a gate as this ensures our shuttle is on time and our riders are safe.
Public Safety offers their assistance to help you learn more about personal safety, identity theft and safeguarding your property. Below are some basic tips to help you reduce the risk of crime against you and your property.
Most importantly, be observant and aware of your surroundings at all times.
The terms identity theft and identity fraud are used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in a way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse site links to hundreds of articles ranging from privacy basics to data breaches to debt collection and reporting.
St. Catherine University Fire Safety and Evacuation Procedures below is a training to educate the campus community about fire safety and fire emergency evacuation procedures.
St. Catherine University believes that employees are the most important assets a company has and gives the highest priority to maintaining the safest working environment possible for our employees. Safety is of vital importance for our patrons and our employees. Our goal is the elimination of accidents and injuries from our operations. Learn more about AWAIR by exploring the resources below.
Staff requests for keys must be made through Public Safety using the form below. In order for the request to be accepted, the form must be signed by the requester's department chair or supervisor and have department chair or supervisor's initials next to each key requested. After the key is made (7–10 days), Public Safety will notify the requester, by phone, to claim and sign for it.
If you leave the University, all door keys assigned to you must be returned to Public Safety on or before your last day at the University. Return other keys, such as filing cabinet keys, to your department chair or supervisor on your last day of work. Your supervisor and Public Safety will notify payroll when all keys have been returned.
Faculty and Staff requests for card access into buildings and rooms must be made through Public Safety using the form below. In order for the request to be accepted, the form must be signed by the department chair or supervisor. After access has been enabled, Public Safety will notify the requester, by phone or email and the requester must come to a Public Safety office to have their id card encoded.
If you have had an identification card encoded for access and you leave your employment at the University, Public Safety must be notified on or before your last day at the University.
University departments and chartered organizations may reserve a van for University-sponsored events. After seeking approval from your department head, chairperson, or group advisor, you may call Public Safety 651.690.8888 to reserve a van. It is best to call at least two weeks in advance to secure a reservation. Van reservation requests made more than four months in advance may require an additional processing from the department's administrative staff as availability can not be guaranteed more than four months in advance.
Students and faculty/staff parking on campus should purchase a permit type that fits their needs.