Reunion 2020

June 19-20, 2020

Come home to St. Kate’s, make new friends, and reconnect with your classmates. 

Reunion 2020 celebrates Katies who graduated in years ending in 5 or 0:

2000 | 1995 | 1990 | 1985 | 1980 | 1975 | 1970 |1965 | 1960 | 1955 |1950 | 1945

Don’t miss out!

Reunion updates will be sent via email throughout the spring. Make sure we have your email address!

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Honor Your Reunion

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

Your participation matters and all levels of support are appreciated! Your contribution will go directly to work supporting the exceptional students, faculty, and programs at St. Kate’s.

All gifts made between June 1, 2019 and Reunion 2020 count toward your class gift.

Reunion giving

On-Campus Housing

The Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Residence Hall offers four-person shared suites with a kitchenette and bathroom in each unit. Spouses/guests are welcome. The cost is $50 per person per night, and includes coffee and a continental breakfast.

The deadline to reserve housing is Thursday, June 4. Contact or 651-690-6844 with any questions.

Details about on-campus housing

General Information

  • Coeur de Catherine (CdC) is the former St. Joseph Hall.
  • The bookstore, located in CdC, will be open during select times during Reunion. They carry alumni products, including Lupori ornaments and note cards.
  • Guests are welcome to attend all Reunion events. Bring your spouse, family, or alumni friends from all class years.
  • St. Catherine University is a tobacco-free campus.

Reunion Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 19

Check-In and On-Site Registration Location: Coeur de Catherine, 2nd Floor

Pick up your tote bag containing information you’ll need for the weekend, including your name tag and a final schedule of events.

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

Enjoy light refreshments and social time. Welcome at 6 p.m.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. Hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.

Saturday, June 20

Check-In and On-Site Registration Location: Coeur de Catherine, 2nd Floor

Pick up your tote bag containing information you’ll need for the weekend, including your name tag and a final schedule of events.

Join President Roloff for continental fare and learn how students and programs are impacted by every gift made to St. Catherine University.

Take a trip down memory lane — explore your old residence hall! St. Mary’s and Caecilian will each have a room open for viewing at your leisure. See how former residence halls Whitby and Derham have been transformed. Visit any of these locations and receive a special gift from Alumni Relations.

25-year alumnae receive the silver jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Roloff.

50-year alumnae receive the gold jubilee pin in a special ceremony with President Roloff.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. Light refreshments.

When you take the time to cultivate a productive working relationship — by understanding the strengths, motivations, and values of the stakeholders — everyone wins. Influencing is typically a skill that we learn as we grow up by copying others around us. Primarily, our influencing skills are based on our life experiences. However, there are techniques that we can learn and apply to effectively influence others. This workshop exposes you to practices that will improve your influencing skills to get things done. Presented by Julie Beckel Nelsen ’91, MBA, assistant professor in business administration. Nelsen is the primary sales faculty for the business-to-business sales and healthcare sales majors at St. Catherine University.

In her new book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, Sr. Helen Prejean writes: “The river leads us on a journey we could not have imagined.” The river, for her, is a symbol for life as an invitation into unending personal and spiritual growth. We will talk about those persons, both at St. Kate’s and beyond, who have invited us into this river of growth and where that river has led us, where it continues to lead us. Presented by Bill McDonough, professor of theology and coordinator of graduate theology. He has been at the University for 22 years and teaches courses in ethics, theology, and interfaith dialogue.

Enjoy an elegant lunch with your classmates and alumnae from across the country, hear from University president ReBecca Koenig Roloff, and take pride in the Reunion class gift presentation.

Learn about the academic vision for St. Kate’s, and how we continue to educate women to lead and influence while maintaining a liberal arts core. Meet the provost and the deans of each of the schools, and learn about their specialties, passions, and strategies, as well as what is new and exciting in their academic areas.

Many of us do not pay close attention to the energetic and emotional ways we engage in work and life, and many leadership models direct us to leave the heart out of our reasoning and decision making. How can a leader be effective and lead with the heart in mind? How can you, regardless of your position, career, or life circumstances, be more true to your heart in ways that positively influence others while also serving you well? In this interactive and personally meaningful session, you’ll identify the most compelling reasons and ways that you can bring more heart to your work and life. The session is presented by Sharon Radd, PhD, associate professor of organizational leadership. Radd is principal at Sankalpa Consulting, an equity fellow for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center at IUPUI, and the author of the blog A Woman with Heart.

A beautiful afternoon Mass includes the lighting of memorial candles in remembrance of alumni who have died.

Connect with classmates outside of your Reunion year for a University-wide picnic. Bring your whole family, or invite your friends from non-Reunion class years. All are welcome. The picnic is included in your Reunion events fee. Additional guests may join for $10 each.

All-School Picnic