Reunion

SAVE THE DATE FOR REUNION, June 10-11, 2022

Celebrating graduates of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.

Reunion invitations with event and registration details were mailed as of March 29. 


Join us!

The weekend will kick off with Evening with St. Kate's, an all-University celebration that begins with a reception on the lawn of The O’Shaughnessy. And, new this year, we’re excited to offer two special gatherings, one for our BIPOC alums and one for our LGBTQIA+ alums!


Reunion 2022 Programming

Check-in and On-site Registration | 3–8 p.m.
Located on the second floor of Coeur de Catherine.
 
Nursing Today | 3:30 p.m.
Have a conversation with Dr. Laura Fero, Dean of the School of Nursing, to learn what's new in the nursing program at St. Kate’s.
 
Evening With St. Kate’s Reception | 4:30 p.m.
Kick-off Reunion weekend with a summer evening reception. Enjoy drinks and appetizers with the St. Catherine University community.
 
Evening With St. Kate’s Program | 5:30 p.m.
Learn about the St. Kate’s of today and how we continue to educate women to lead and influence. President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 and Provost Anita Thomas will share insight on St. Catherine University’s ongoing work to meet the needs of the times.
Masks are required while inside the O'Shaughnessy auditorium.
 
BIPOC Alumni Celebration | 7:30 p.m.
Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) alumni of all graduating years are invited to gather and celebrate with food and beverage

Check-in and On-site Registration | 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Located on second floor of Coeur de Catherine.
 
Gift and Campaign Update | 8:30 a.m.
Every gift counts! Join President Roloff to learn how each contribution to St. Catherine University impacts students and programs. We will also share an update on progress in our comprehensive campaign, LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence.
 
Chapel Restoration | 10 a.m.
Learn about the University vision and plans for restoration of Our Lady of Victory Chapel. We will provide a brief overview, show “before and
after” pictures, and answer questions at the end.
 
Learning Spotlight: Development, Poverty, and Inequality | 10 a.m.
Deep Shikha, PhD, economics professor, will share highlights from her course, Haves and Have Nots: Development, Poverty, and Inequality. This class explores the impact of social, political, and economic factors on poverty and inequality around the globe. Shikha’s presentation will look at the role of developed countries in the development process and alternative visions of what meeting the needs of the time can look like.
 
Office Hours with Beth Halloran, Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
Class Parties | 11 a.m.
Reminisce and catch up with classmates over a festive brunch featuring mimosas, coffee, and an abundance of hot breakfast and lunch items.
 
50-Year Class Photo | 1 p.m.
Classmates from 1972 will gather for a photo to commemorate this 50-year milestone.
 
25-Year Class Pinning and Photo | 1 p.m.
25-year alumni will receive the silver jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Roloff.
 
Campus Tour With a Student | 1 p.m.
Take a trip down memory lane on a tour led by a current student! Learn interesting facts you might not know and revisit your favorite corners of the beautiful St. Catherine campus.
 
Self-guided Tour of University Fine Art Collection | 1 p.m.
Enjoy a self-guided tour of art on campus. Visit highlights from the St. Catherine University Fine Art Collection with accompanying notes specially curated by Nicole Watson, director of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. Available at your leisure at any point during Reunion weekend!
 
Expanding HERizons: Developing Women Leaders in Science | 2:30 p.m.
Learn about progress on the Mendel renovation project and the transformation of our science spaces for teaching the students of today and the future. We will discuss the project overview and share compelling “before” photos alongside renderings.
 
CSJs and Social Justice: History and Future Direction | 2:30 p.m.
Join Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet representatives to explore the meaning of social justice as it has developed within the CSJ community and been infused into St. Catherine mission and action
 
Student Panel | 4 p.m.
Hear about today’s St. Kate’s student experience from the students themselves! Current Katies will share what life is like inside the classroom and on campus.
 
Women, Money, and Confidence | 4 p.m.
Women are a driving force in the economy — gaining ground with men on earnings, achieving higher rates of post-baccalaureate degrees, and opening businesses at an exciting rate. However, many women still lack an important part of financial wellness: confidence. In this workshop, we will identify common money perspectives and how to flip them, discuss goal-setting tactics that work, and learn skills to build money management confidence.
 
Afternoon Food and Friendship | 4–5:30 p.m.
Chat with friends over food and refreshments. Drop in as your schedule allows. Gift officers will be on hand to answer your questions and let you know how you join in the success of our campaign, Lead & Influence: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence
 
Reunion Liturgy and 50-Year Pinning | 6 p.m.
Join us for a beautiful evening Mass that includes the lighting of memorial candles in remembrance of Reunion-class alumni who have died. 50-year alumni will also receive the gold jubilee pin at this time.
 
LGBTQ+ Alum Celebration | 7:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ alums of all graduation years are invited to gather and celebrate with food and beverages

Honor Your Reunion

Consider the influence your St. Catherine education has had on your life. Imagine the impact you can have on the experiences of today’s Katies. A special Reunion gift reflects your love of the University and all that St. Kate’s has done to shape who you are today.

Your participation matters, and your contribution will go directly to work supporting students who are continuing to face financial challenges because of the ongoing pandemic. All gifts given by Reunion celebrants will count toward their class gifts, and also will count toward LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence.

Housing Information

On-Campus Housing
  • Overnight accommodations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Residence Hall offers four-person shared suites with a kitchenette and bathroom in each unit.
  • Spouses and guests are welcome. All overnight guests should be accounted for in the registration form. (Maximum 3 total guests. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)
  • All guests must be fully vaccinated and have their vaccination card with them during their visit. Failure to do so could result in the removal of the guest from the residence hall.
  • Cost: $50 per person per night. Coffee and continental breakfast are included.
  • Check-in: Rooms will be available for check-in on Thursday, 12–8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Check-out: Sunday, June 12, by 12 p.m.
  • Housing reservation deadline: May 23, 2022.
Contact uevents@stkate.edu or 651-690-8829 with housing questions.
 
Special Accommodations
  • All buildings are wheelchair accessible.
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register.

To request special accommodations, contact alumni@stkate.edu or 651-690-6666 by May 23, 2022.


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