Join your classmates and friends June 22–23

Recall and share your favorite St. Kate's memories, and have a blast making new memories at Reunion 2018.



  • reunion 2018

    Who We Celebrate

    In summer 2018, we celebrate Katies who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8:

    1943 • 1948 • 1953 • 1958 • 1963 • 1968 • 1973 • 1978 • 1983 • 1988 • 1993 • 1998 • 2003 • 2008

    Plus:
    Special reunion celebration for WEC graduates of all class years and faculty.
    Special reunion celebration for Dolphins of all class years - including a pool show.

    See who's already signed up to attend

    • what you need to know

      Updates for those attending Reunion

      Parking
      Parking is free on campus; permits are not required during Reunion. Handicap parking spots are available throughout campus, including just south of Coeur de Catherine. See the campus map, linked below, for details.

      Campus Shuttle
      Golf cart shuttles will operate during Reunion. The shuttle will pick up and drop off approximately every 15 minutes in the northwest corner of the O'Shaughnessy/event parking lot off Fairview Avenue. The shuttle will stop at the location you request, including Coeur de Catherine, Our Lady of Victory Chapel, Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Residence Hall and Derham Hall. See campus map below for shuttle stop locations.

      Shuttle hours:
      Friday, 3:15–10 p.m.
      Saturday, 8:15 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

      Checking In/Registering On Site
      Reunion check in and registration is located in the second floor atrium Coeur de Catherine, building number 3 on the campus map. This is where you'll receive your name tag, a list of activities you've registered for, your class memory book, a schedule with locations of each activity, and a St. Kate's tote bag.

      Check in hours:
      Friday, 3–9 p.m.
      Saturday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

      General Information
      • Coeur de Catherine (CdC) is the former St. Joseph Hall
      • The bookstore, located on the second floor of CdC, will be open on Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Alumnae discounts will be offered; ask bookstore staff for details. Alumnae products will be available for sale at the bookstore.
      • All buildings are wheelchair accessible.
      • Luggage and other personal items may be stored at the Information Desk in CdC.
      • For those arriving on campus early, the Dining Hall in CdC will be open for lunch on Friday from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
      Have other questions not answered here? Contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations at 651-690-6666 or alumnae@stkate.edu.

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  • Join us in June!

    Registration and Schedule

    Online registration is now closed, but registration on campus during Reunion weekend is available. Find the registration table in the second floor atrium in Coeur de Catherine. Please be aware that the registration process takes a couple of minutes, and lines can be long at times. Please allow time to get through the registration process before the first activity you plan to attend.

    Reunion Schedule – Friday, June 22

    Reminisce and catch up with your classmates over an elegant summer dinner.

    Cost: $30

    Enjoy refreshments while socializing amidst the “Celebrating 100 Years of Alumnae/i” exhibit.

    Cost: FREE

    A practice run for those volunteering or singing at Saturday’s Mass.

    A special thank you from President Roloff for all donors.

    Cost: FREE

    Experience the early days at St. Kate’s and “meet” our first president! Reunion kicks off with a theatrical celebration of the wise and witty Mother Antonia McHugh.

    Cost: FREE

    Reminisce and catch up with your class (1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008). Hearty hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included.

    Class of 1968 will receive their 50 year pins from President Becky Roloff.

    Cost: $30

    Hearty hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine included. WEC grads may “party hop” to other class gatherings at no extra cost!

    Cost: $30

    Reunion Schedule – Saturday, June 23

    Start the day with positive energy! Gentle Vinyasa Yoga offers postures that will take in the full benefit of the stretch with synchronized breath to movement. Class is led by Ellen Richter-Norgel, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor in the newly-renovated Butler Center Fitness Studio.

    Cost: FREE

    Join Peter Nipp, campus horticulturalist, on a tour of our award-winning campus gardens. Wear your tennies! The morning tour consists of a brisk walk through the beauty of St. Kate’s.

    Cost: FREE

    Uncover the history of campus through the peculiar buildings that remain after more than a hundred years of education and transformation. Presented by Veronika Paprocka ‘18 via our online learning system.

    Cost: FREE

    Join author and retired professor Mary Ann Brenden for a reading and discussion of her book, which traces the architectural heritage of Our Lady of Victory Chapel and the story of how Mother Antonia McHugh, CSJ, St. Catherine's first president, built it. Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Chapel Preservation Fund.

    Cost: FREE

    Visit familiar stomping grounds, as well as new renovations.

    Cost: FREE

    Journey back in time with the Dolphins Synchronized Swim Club. Members of this treasured extra-curricular activity reunite for a brief, all-class pool show.

    All former Dolphins are invited to a reception immediately following the performance.

    Cost: FREE

    Remember your GSJ class? Explore current curriculum themes of social justice and community involvement in an interactive discussion led by Nancy Heitzeg, professor of sociology.

    Cost: FREE

    Visit familiar stomping grounds, as well as new renovations.

    Cost: FREE

    Walk with Peter Nipp, campus horticulturalist, as he shares his secrets for creating and planting some of the most beautiful gardens in the Twin Cities. No sneakers needed! This tour will offer a slow stroll on paved walking paths.

    Cost: FREE

    A panel of St. Kate's recent graduates discuss how they are affecting change in the world and how you can too.

    Cost: FREE

    Meet in the Butler Center Gym for 50-year and 25-year Reunion photos.

    Cost: $20 fee for commemorative photo, mailed after Reunion. No cost to participate.

    Celebrate with President Roloff as she addresses and recognizes alumnae from across the generations.

    • Alumnae Awards
    • 25-year pinning, Class of 1993
    • Reunion class gift presentation

    Cost: $25

    Catch the fever for discovering priceless books. View unique literary specimens in our Rare Book Room, including a “Breeches Bible” from the time of Elizabeth I; and a 17th-century description of Minnesota by Father Hennepin himself. You’ll leave ready to haunt garage sales and second-hand bookstores in search of your own treasures!

    Cost: FREE

    Explore the amazing art gracing the walls of Derham Hall and Coeur de Catherine. Nicole Watson, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Director, leads the tour.

    Cost: FREE

    Join Cecilia Konchar Farr, professor of English and Women’s Studies, for discussion on the Harry Potter culture phenomenon, including literary assessments of the novels and her experiences leading the Gryffindor Tower Learning Community at St. Kate’s.

    A marketplace of products, crafts and services from St. Kate’s graduates, faculty, staff and students. Plus, ice cream, photos, meditative coloring and more!

    Cost: FREE

    Tips and tricks for consistent self-care presented by St. Kate’s Holistic Health Department.

    Cost: FREE

    The class of 1968 will gather for a presentation and social time.

    Campus Ministry staff is planning a beautiful mass for all attendees. Fr. Vincent Dávila, OFM will be the presider.

    • Recognition of 50 and 25-year classes
    • Memorial candles lit in remembrance of St. Kate’s graduates who have died

    Reunion festivities conclude with door prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and a live dance band. Enjoy one more chance to connect with other Katies, bring your spouse or special guest and groove-out to tunes from Pizzazz Jazz.

    Cost: FREE

    Grab some friends and enjoy a quiet chat at one of our favorite campus hang-outs.

    Does your spouse/guest “need a break”? We’ve got a special lounge just for them.


Inspire change with your Reunion gift.

As your graduating class celebrates its Reunion on June 22–23, we ask you to consider honoring your St. Kate’s experience with a gift. Support the Katies of today and tomorrow as they prepare to lead and influence in the great St. Kate’s tradition.

Join in the Reunion Giving Challenge! Be part of the Reunion Giving Challenge by making your gift to St. Catherine University between now and May 31. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar until the $60,000 in challenge funds are released. Special thanks to the following alumnae for creating the Reunion Challenge Match with their leadership gifts:

Mary Hurrle Bennett ’78
Mary Ochsner Haeg ’68
Donna Drew Incaudo ’58
S. Anne McAlpin Lohmann ’63
Jane Hird Mortell ’78
Jackie Mammen Thomas ’03
2 anonymous reunion celebrants

Reunion giving

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