Opening convocation picnic

Dew Drop Bop


International Potluck

Building CommunityCampus happenings

From outdoor movies on the quad to a spring carnival teeming with music and entertainment, St. Kate's calendar is filled with parties, poetry readings, lectures, gallery exhibits and comedy nights — most planned by students.

Through classes, events and sports, you'll meet men and women at the four colleges in the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) — Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester and St. Thomas — all within five miles of campus and accessible by a free shuttle. Favorite campus happenings include:

Dew Drop Bop

Cotton candy, mini donuts and the occasional ferris wheel — that's how we celebrate the last day of class each spring. Students and friends gather on campus to enjoy an afternoon of carnival-themed fun with the St. Kate's community.


On the catwalk you find funk, style and eco-conscious designs. Our students steal the show at the annual Katwalk fashion show, displaying the talents of juniors and seniors studying apparel design and fashion merchandising.

International Potluck

This annual potluck is a festive opportunity to take a close-up look at the cultures that comprise St. Catherine University. Through an array of food, music, dance and dress we explore the cultural traditions that make us a unique student body.

Charity Ball

Students love this chance to dress up, grab a date and dance the night way. Between dance lessons, fun with friends and raising money for charity, this annual ball lives on through the years.

Women of Substance series

Bringing influential and inspirational women to the University through artistic performances, lectures and concerts. Decades old, this series has brought notable artists and leaders such as Norah Jones, Maya Angelou and former Secretary of State Madeliene Albright.

Swing dancing

Students literally flip for this swingsational activity. Swing dance lessons are provided for free and many students manage to get their wits about them and venture out to dance events in the Twin Cities area.

And more ...

Among your classmates, there might be a midweek cookie-decorating party, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, a talent show, the building of an impromptu snowman or a trip to the Mall of America (the nation's largest).