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.


Registration is open! Register by June 4 to receive an early bird gift.

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Update your classmates on what you've been up to. Responses will be included in your class booklet.

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    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.

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  • Join us in June!

    Registration and Schedule

    Registration is open!

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    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 & 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. Join us this year as we welcome the new St. Kate's chaplain Fr. Vincent Dávila, OFM as our presider.

    • Recognition of 50 & 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.


    • on campus housing during reunion

      Make it a slumber party!

      Image of students hanging out in Rauenhorst Hall

      Staying on campus during Reunion is not only convenient, it's fun!

      The Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Residence Hall offers four-person suites and can accommodate singles, couples (yes, spouses/guests are welcome!) and groups. The cost is $50 per person per night. Breakfast is included.

      Overnight accommodations will be available June 21-24 and should be reserved through your Reunion registration form. Roommate requests are accepted.

      Reservations will be accepted through Monday, June 4.

      Housing questions?Contact Stacey at 651-690-6664.


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      Tell your story!

      Each Reunion class will have a booklet available with updates about your classmates. Please fill out the questionnaire to tell us what you've been up to! Even if you aren't able to attend Reunion, please fill out the form so you can be included in your class booklet.


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      Katie Expo!

      The Katie Expo! is new for this year's Reunion, and features St. Kate's graduates, faculty, staff and students who have products or services to offer. The expo is open to all types of vendors — artisans, crafters, business owners, professionals offering services, and more.

      The Katie Expo! will take place in the Dining Hall in Coeur de Catherine on Saturday, June 23 from 2-5 p.m.

      Vendor Expectations:


      • You or a designated helper must be present the entire time to participate.
      • Vendors will be responsible for their own cash needs. Please bring your own change, cash box, square, etc.
      • Vendors may only set up displays within their area. Displays that overflow from designated area may be removed.
      • Vendors may set up between noon-2pm on June 23.
      • Tablecloths and table signs will be provided.

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      Reunion 2018 Photos

      Photographers will be capturing Reunion events and activities, and a link to view and download the photos will be provided here within one week after Reunion.


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      Alumnae/i Awards

      Each year since 1979, St. Catherine University has recognized outstanding graduates who demonstrate excellence in leadership, service to others, an influential role in home, profession, community, church or volunteer activities, and the ideals of the University. Alumnae/i Award winners are honored at Reunion each year.

      St. Kate's also recognizes young alumnae/i making a difference with the Rising Star Award. Nominations for St. Kate's alumnae/i who have graduated in the last 15 years (2003–2017) will be considered for the Rising Star Award.

      2018 award winners will be honored at the President's Luncheon at Reunion (June 23).



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
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