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Parent Programs/Services

Parent Relations

(320) 363-2737
Quadrangle Room 167
Tonya Miller, Coordinator



The SJU Dean of Studuents serves as the committee moderator.   SJU Dean of Students reports to the Vice Presiden tof Student Development.



Committee members typically serve for the duration of their student's enrollment at SJU.



The full committee meets three times a year:  late summer (Move-In Day), fall (Family Weekend), and spring (April, same Saturday as Mother/Son Dance).  Meetings are held on campus.  

How are parent interests/concerns represented?

Saint John’s parents are represented by the Parent Committee, comprised of four or five parent representatives from each class.  Its mission is to facilitate the partnership between parents and University faculty and administration to enhance the educational experience of students. The committee is kept informed about, and involved in, student learning and development.

 What type of communication may we expect?

The primary communication links between the University and parents include the following:


Whom do I call if I don’t know where to get assistance?

Call the Student Development Office at 320:363-2737 for general information.


How can parents and families be involved?

Parent volunteer programs and activities include: 

  • Move In Day/Orientation
  • Family Weekend
  • Parent Committee (a four year commitment)
  • Parents and family members are also invited to join SJU and CSB alums and friends at a variety of off-campus chapter events.


Career Services

The Career Services Program is continuously looking for internship opportunities for SJU students. Parents whose businesses may be able to provide internship, mentoring, or shadowing opportunities for students are invited to provide that information to the Career Resource Center. 

Are the SJU facilities and services open to outside groups for meetings, conferences, retreats, etc.?

Yes. The Special Events staff is available to assist you in planning a special visit (business and/or pleasure) for your family, friends, company or organization. In addition to the wide variety of meeting space available during the school year, we also offer sleeping accommodations for 10-1,000 people during the summer. The Special Events Office can assist with lodging, food, meeting facilities, equipment needs, leisure, and other on-campus needs.

The University and Prep School sponsor many on-campus summer programs. These include sports camps, Leadership Camp, language, and other academic camps, Elderhostel and a variety of special conferences and workshops.

For more information, please contact SJU Events and Conferences.