Traditions at CSB/SJU

Pines

CSB/SJU host an annual, all-day music festival called "Pines." Mat Kearney, a recent performer, was so inspired by our community that he wrote a song for us titled "Bennie and Johnnie."

 

Pines

CSB/SJU host an annual, all-day music festival called "Pines." Mat Kearney, a recent performer, was so inspired by our community that he wrote a song for us titled "Bennie and Johnnie."

 

Athletics

CSB/SJU students win on and off the field. We have 23 varsity teams with a strong history of winning conference titles and competing for national championships.

 

Athletics

CSB/SJU students win on and off the field. We have 23 varsity teams with a strong history of winning conference titles and competing for national championships.

 

Athletics

CSB/SJU students win on and off the field. We have 23 varsity teams with a strong history of winning conference titles and competing for national championships.

 

Benedictine Friends

BINGO, mass, and cookie decorating are just a few of the many ways Bennies and the Benedictine sisters on campus enjoy each other's company through our "Benedictine Friends" program.

 

Benedictine Friends

BINGO, mass, and cookie decorating are just a few of the many ways Bennies and the Benedictine sisters on campus enjoy each other's company through our "Benedictine Friends" program.

 

Candle Lighting Ceremony

CSB's Candle Lighting Ceremonies mark the first and last meal that Bennies share together as a class. The ceremonies represent Bennies sharing their light with the world.

 

Candle Lighting Ceremony

CSB's Candle Lighting Ceremonies mark the first and last meal that Bennies share together as a class. The ceremonies represent Bennies sharing their light with the world.

 

Parade of Fish

The return of the Koi to the Fish Pond is an annual Earth Day tradition for the CSB campus. Activities include a parade across campus and returning the fish to their summer home.

 

Parade of Fish

The return of the Koi to the Fish Pond is an annual Earth Day tradition for the CSB campus. Activities include a parade across campus and returning the fish to their summer home.

 

Fruit at the Finish Triathlon

The name says it all. Participate in the triathlon and enjoy fruit at the finish. "Give it all you apricot" and "berry the competition" are a few fruity themes from recent years.

 

Fruit at the Finish Triathlon

The name says it all. Participate in the triathlon and enjoy fruit at the finish. "Give it all you apricot" and "berry the competition" are a few fruity themes from recent years.

 

Fruit at the Finish Triathlon


The name says it all. Participate in the triathlon and enjoy fruit at the finish. "Give it all you apricot" and "berry the competition" are a few fruity themes from recent years.

 

Hot Bread Night

Let the aroma of freshly baked Johnnie Bread lure you to Hot Bread Night. Johnnies can enjoy a study break with their floor mates while deciding which tasty toppings to spread on their bread.

 

Hot Bread Night

Let the aroma of freshly baked Johnnie Bread lure you to Hot Bread Night. Johnnies can enjoy a study break with their floor mates while deciding which tasty toppings to spread on their bread.

 

Hot Bread Night

Let the aroma of freshly baked Johnnie Bread lure you to Hot Bread Night. Johnnies can enjoy a study break with their floor mates while deciding which tasty toppings to spread on their bread.

 

Johnnie Football

SJU's Clemens Stadium was included in the Sports Illustrated top 10 "Dream Destinations" for all of college football. Previous Head Coach, John Gagliardi, is College Football's All-Time Wins Leader. 

 

Johnnie Football

SJU's Clemens Stadium was included in the Sports Illustrated top 10 "Dream Destinations" for all of college football. Previous Head Coach, John Gagliardi, is College Football's All-Time Wins Leader. 

 

Johnnie Football

SJU's Clemens Stadium was included in the Sports Illustrated top 10 "Dream Destinations" for all of college football. Previous Head Coach, John Gagliardi, is College Football's All-Time Wins Leader. 

 

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple syruping has been a tradition at Saint John's since the 1940s. The end of the syrup tapping season is marked by a festival, which includes horse-drawn rides, syrup sundaes, and local music.

 

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple syruping has been a tradition at Saint John's since the 1940s. The end of the syrup tapping season is marked by a festival, which includes horse-drawn rides, syrup sundaes, and local music.

 

Outdoor Activities

Multiple lakes, fifteen miles of trails, 3,300 acres of woods and countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Students fish, canoe, snowshoe, cross-country ski, rollerblade, run and swim right on campus.

 

Outdoor Activities

Multiple lakes, fifteen miles of trails, 3,300 acres of woods and countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Students fish, canoe, snowshoe, cross-country ski, rollerblade, run and swim right on campus.

 

Parent Dances

We're not sure who has more fun! One of the last weekends before graduation, students and their parents enjoy dinner together and dance into the wee hours of the evening.

 

Parent Dances

We're not sure who has more fun! One of the last weekends before graduation, students and their parents enjoy dinner together and dance into the wee hours of the evening.

 

Parent Dances

We're not sure who has more fun! One of the last weekends before graduation, students and their parents enjoy dinner together and dance into the wee hours of the evening.

 

Parent Dances

We're not sure who has more fun! One of the last weekends before graduation, students and their parents enjoy dinner together and dance into the wee hours of the evening.

 

Polar Bear Plunge

Jump into the almost-freezing waters of Lake Sagatagan with fellow Bennies and Johnnies. Bragging rights, a bonfire, and hot chocolate to follow.

 

Polar Bear Plunge

Jump into the almost-freezing waters of Lake Sagatagan with fellow Bennies and Johnnies. Bragging rights, a bonfire, and hot chocolate to follow.

 

Polar Bear Plunge


Jump into the almost-freezing waters of Lake Sagatagan with fellow Bennies and Johnnies. Bragging rights, a bonfire, and hot chocolate to follow.

 

Holiday Dinners

A few days before students leave for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, CSB/SJU hosts their own Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The meals are complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, rolls and pumpkin pie.

 

Holiday Dinners

A few days before students leave for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, CSB/SJU hosts their own Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The meals are complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, rolls and pumpkin pie.

 

Holiday Dinners

A few days before students leave for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, CSB/SJU hosts their own Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The meals are complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, rolls and pumpkin pie.