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National Fly-in Weekend Program

The National Fly-in Weekend program is designed specifically for accepted students from outside of Minnesota. We will pay for, at least, half of your travel costs through our National Travel Assistance Program. We also arrange a three-day, customized campus experience for you. While we will assist you in visiting us anytime, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to see our campuses and get to know future classmates from across the country! For more information, please contact your admission representative

Examples of what your fly-in weekend could include:

Register for a fly-in weekend:

  • Tour both campuses
  • Spend two nights in our residence halls
  • Sit in on a class
  • Learn about our exciting study abroad opportunities
  • Eat in one of our four dining facilities
  • Attend a sporting event or a school musical
  • Meet with a coach
  • Workout in one of our two athletic complexes
  • Hike to the chapel
  • Canoe on our lakes
  • Attend a student mass

*Trustees' Scholarship



My Fly-in Experience


Camry Martinez
Draper, Utah

It is because of my experience on a Fly-in that I came to school at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s. I thought CSB/SJU was a great school before my trip, as it had many qualities that I was interested in, but after my weekend on campus I knew this for sure. While I was on campus I experienced one of Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s best qualities: the community. I went on many college tours during my college search, but each one seemed to lack something. I couldn’t explain what I was looking for until I arrived in Central Minnesota.

During my visit I stayed with an incredible host in her dorm, and got to live the life of a Saint Ben’s student for a few days. I went to events on campus like the Chinese New Year talent show, walked across the frozen Lake Sagatagan, ate in the dining halls, and had my questions answered by my host and her friends. It was a “normal weekend,” which allowed me to absorb the true essence of the schools.

I still remember my Fly-in weekend as one of my favorite weekends at CSB/SJU. I got to try out being a student, and was able to see what the atmosphere was like, how the students acted, and experience classes and professors. After I witnessed how welcoming Bennies and Johnnies are, which has still proven to be true now that I’m a student, it became clear that this place met the desires I had for a school. After my visit I knew that Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s could really be my home, which made making my college decision exciting and fulfilling.  

Booking your ticket...

For best flight and cost options, a three-week advance notice is requested. Requests made within three weeks of an event will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

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