Timeline of Minneapolis Campus History

Through its iterations as a school of nursing, junior college, and St. Kate's campus, the Minneapolis site was a landmark of building student access and welcoming the dear neighbor. Its legacy continues in all that faculty, staff, Sisters of St. Joseph, students, alumni, and community partners have accomplished together.




The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet assume administration of a hospital started by the Sisters of Mercy. The hospital site would become St. Mary’s Hospital.


St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing opens, admitting three students.


The first class of nursing students graduates: Mattie Krinbring, Mary Kelly, and Anna Goslin.


The College of St. Catherine Department of Nursing assumes direction of both St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Hospital programs.


The St. Mary's School of Nursing incorporates as an independent, three-year diploma program.


St. Mary's Junior College develops from the independent St. Mary's School of Nursing.


St. Mary’s Hospital merges with Fairview Health Services.
St. Mary’s Junior College merges with St. Kate's and is renamed the St. Mary's Campus of the College of St. Catherine.


In accordance with the terms of the merger, the St. Mary’s Hospital name changes to Fairview Riverside.


The College of St. Catherine becomes St. Catherine University.


The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet gift the physical Minneapolis Campus to St. Catherine University. The land and buildings had been owned by the Sisters for 130 years.


With the support of the CSJs, St. Catherine University announces campus integration strategy "One University," relocating its Minneapolis-based coursework and resources to available space on the St. Paul campus.


St. Catherine University and Fairview Healthcare Services announce they have signed a purchase agreement for the Minneapolis campus.


Integration of Minneapolis campus programs and services to the St. Paul campus is complete.