Student Center and Activities

To provide a rich student experience, SCA creates abundant opportunities for student involvement and engagement.

Student Center and Activities (SCA) contributes to our vibrant campus life by igniting and encouraging opportunities for student engagement; empowering students to create and connect to the St. Kate’s community.

Together with our programming, advising, and services, SCA facilitates students in their recognition and development of their leadership capacity, social and civic responsibility, and personal evolution.

We aim to create a “living room” for our campus by providing relevant and key resources that enhance the student experience while ensuring that students are always at the heart of the Coeur de Catherine.

our services

If you need paperwork for a club or organization, if you're looking for club reimbursements, if you're interested in getting more involved on campus, or simply crave a sweet —this is where you want to be.

We can help with:

  • CdC Locker Rental
  • Club and Organization Reimbursement
  • Club and Organization Information
  • ID Card Encoding for Staff
  • CdC Publicity
    • While creating your publicity, please make an effort to support and promote St. Kate's reputation by following the University's branding standards.

events and activities

In addition to planning orientation events for new students and commencement ceremonies for graduating students, we provide a wide array of opportunities for students to get involved throughout the year.

The fair, held each fall, is a great opportunity to learn more about chartered clubs and organizations, upcoming events and campus activities.

Catherine's Monologues is a student initiated, written and acted event. Students submit original monologues, music, poetry, etc about their personal life experiences to show the breadth of our student's background.

A semi-formal social event held each December to raise money for Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women. Sarah's, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, provides a welcoming space for women looking for housing, community and safety on a temporary basis.

The annual end-of-the-year celebration for the St. Kate's community is held on the last day of classes in May. The Dew Drop Bop encompasses a carnival-type feel with wonderful food, music, entertainment, and fantastic prizes.

Students can share St. Kate's with their family and friends October 7–9. Register now, and check out this year's schedule for a full list of activities and events.

Friday, October 7

Bookstore Hours
9 a.m.–6 p.m., Coeur de Catherine

Check-in Begins!
4 p.m., Information Center, Coeur de Catherine
Welcome families and friends! Pick up information packets that include the weekend's events, maps and tickets.

Welcome Reception
6–7 p.m., President's Dining Room, 3rd floor Coeur de Catherine
Following check-in, please come to a welcome reception to meet other Katies and their family and friends! Enjoy some light refreshments before heading to The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium.

Caroline Smith Performance
7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. performance begins, The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Minneapolis’ own, Caroline Smith, joins us for a night of music. Merging ‘90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie-rock roots, Caroline Smith’s new music has settled comfortably; it’s about going back to the roots of ‘feel-good’ music.

Saturday, October 8

Parent and Family Association Continental Breakfast
9–9:45 a.m., Coeur de Catherine 401
Grab a bite to eat before the Saturday Salon, meet members of the Parent and Family Association and get any questions about being a St. Kate's parent answered!

Saturday Salon—Liberal Arts and Career Paths
10 a.m.–noon, Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Ballroom
Come hear from a panel of recent alumnae about the benefit of their St. Kate's liberal arts education and how it prepared them for the workforce. There will also be a panel discussion with some of St. Kate's distinguished liberal arts faculty on the importance of teaching the liberal arts and how it prepares our Katies for their futures in any field.

Bookstore Hours
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Coeur de Catherine

St. Kate's Cross Country Invite
11 a.m., St. Kate's Cross Country Trail
Cheer on our Wildcat runners!

Food and Fun!
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., south lawn, Coeur de Catherine (rain location CdC Dining Room)
Enjoy music, crafts, door prize drawings, and of course, lunch! Lunch specials will be offered in the dining room specifically for this special weekend. Stop in to check out the specials, and pay as you go through the lunch line.

Family Photos Brought to You by Alumnae Relations
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., south lawn, Coeur de Catherine
In need of an updated family photo? Stop by our fall backdrop near the food and fun to get a complimentary photo taken by our campus photographer. Perfect for any mantel or greeting card!

Tour of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
1–1:45 p.m., Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, Visual Arts Building
Join Nicole Watson, director of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, for a brief introduction to the gallery psace and a tour of the current exhibitions on view. Nicole will discuss the gallery's unique role in the education of St. Kate's students and its mission to support and celebrate women's perspectives through art.

St. Kate's Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf
1 p.m., St. Kate's Soccer Field
Cheer on our Wildcat soccer team!

Residence Hall Association Scavenger Hunt
1:30 p.m., Campus wide (start at CdC patio or rain location of CdC 1st floor entrance)
All families welcome! Learn mor eabout the campus where your student is spending her time. The first five finishing teams receive a prize!

St. Kate's Women's Volleyball vs. College of St. Benedict
3 p.m., St. Kate's Butler Center Gymnasium
Cheer on our Wildcat volleyball team!

Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival
4–8 p.m., Meet in front of St. Mary's Hall
join us as we venture into Shakopee, MN to experience the Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival. Work your way through the creative corn maze, listen to live music, jump on the gigantic jumping pillow, fly on the zip lines, watch the wildlife shows, play in the corn pit, enjoy a gourd walk and more!

We will leave campus at 4 p.m. in front of St. Mary's Hall and return to campus at 8 p.m. Children under the age of 3 are free. Attendees age 4+ cost $10 per person. Price includes transportation.

Learn more about the corn maze and festival.

Sunday, October 9

10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Victory Chapel
All faith traditions are welcome.

This event allows students, staff and faculty alike the opportunity to show off their talents and sell their pieces as holiday gifts!

2016 vender registration is full. Thank you for your interest.

Each May, St. Catherine University hosts the Honors and Awards Ceremony to honor student achievement in academics and leadership. The event begins with a reception that includes displays highlighting student award winners' accomplishments. This is followed by a formal program, which allows individual departments and the University as a whole to present awards recognizing student achievement.

Among the many honors bestowed at the ceremony, the University recognizes students through the All-University Student Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students' contributions to co-curricular and academic life at St. Kate's, their growth in leadership roles, and their involvement in campus life.

The All-University Student Leadership Awards include:

Mary E. McCahill Memorial Award
The University's highest award, presented to a senior who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic excellence, loyalty and service to the University throughout their years at St. Catherine.
Award: Engraved medal and monetary award

Dean of Students Award
Presented to a senior who has made an outstanding contribution toward the accomplishment of the University's mission throughout their years at St. Catherine.
Award: Engraved medal and monetary award

Thomas More Awards
Presented to 10–15 students in any program or class who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty and service to the University, integrity and have promoted campus community spirit. These students may have made a major contribution to a particular organization, department, program or issue or may have consistently contributed to a broad range of activities.
Award: Certificate

Mary Alice Muellerleile Student Leadership Award
Presented to an Evening|Weekend|Online Program undergraduate student in any class who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to their peers and St. Catherine University and who has been an advocate of the strengths and development of women of all ages.
Award: Certificate and monetary award

Michael J. Baynes Reflective Life Award
Established by the family and friends of Michael J. Baynes, Associate Director of Student Life on the Minneapolis Campus from 1998 until his tragic death in 2012, this award honors his memory and life accomplishments. In addition to serving as Associate Director of Student Life, Michael had a profound impact on hundreds of students through his teaching of “The Reflective Woman” and “The Reflective Life” courses.

Throughout his career and in his daily work with students, Michael exemplified the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph, lived out the Mission Statement of St. Catherine University, and through his example taught others how to be effective, ethical leaders. Michael embodied the St. Catherine University Leadership Statement.

This award is given to a student in the Associate Degree program who, through leadership roles, service to peers and community, and adherence to high personal and academic standards, meets Mike’s daily challenge to himself and others to “Bring Good!”

Kappa Gamma Pi
Kappa Gamma Pi is an honor society devoted to Faith and Service. Graduating seniors earning with latin honors and devoted to faith in any religion and service to community, can be nominated by students, faculty and staff.

clubs and organizations

The Student Center and Activities Office encourages participation in clubs and organizations as an excellent way to experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students, and have some fun outside of the classroom.

With more than sixty clubs and organizations chartered at St. Kate's, you’re sure to find a group that’s right for you.

Coeur de Catherine

Information Center

The Information Center is open 7am–midnight, 7 days a week during the academic year. The student staff here can help you with:

  • Lost and Found
  • Directory information (phone numbers, emails, etc.)
  • Sending Faxes
  • Providing Directions
  • Event information and sign up
  • Metro Transit Information and passes
  • Craft Supplies checkout
  • ID cards
  • Game Checkout

The Pulse

The Pulse serves as a venue for programs and offers a great space to get together with friends, work on class projects using the data ports in the booths, watch TV, and just have fun! Dining Services also offers a selection of food during the day and throughout the evening. Connected to The Pulse is the Game Room. The Game Room offers a variety of games and activities for students and their guests. All supplies can be checked out from the Information Center with a valid Student ID.

contact us

St. Paul Campus
CdC | Room 270
2004 Randolph Avenue
Mailbox# 4261
St. Paul, MN 55105

Minneapolis Campus
Old Main | Room 227
601 25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Regular Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM–4:30 PM