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Campus Visit Programs

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invite you to experience our community and discover what being a Bennie or Johnnie is all about! We welcome you to join us for any of the following events. While we also encourage you to arrange an individual visit during your college search, the below campus visit options are great opportunities to explore the many advantages of a CSB/SJU education. We look forward to having you on campus!

National Fly-in Weekend Program

Open to accepted, out of state students. Not only will we pay up to half of your travel costs, we also arrange a three-day, customized campus experience for you. To learn more, please see the National Fly-in Program page.


Campus Visit Days

Our campus visit days provide you and your family an overview of what life is like as a CSB/SJU student. The agenda for the day you choose will provide specifics, but you can expect your visit to include an admission and financial aid overview, and a tour of both campuses.

Minnesota Private College Week

Find out what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer! These introductory campus tours and informational meetings can serve as a first step to help you discover just what you’re looking for in a college — especially if you are early in your search. Sessions are held twice daily on our 17 campuses across the state. 

Summer Campus Visit Days

CSB/SJU are the best places to enjoy summer in Minnesota. You, your family, and your friends are invited to visit the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John's University (SJU) during one of our Friday Summer Campus Visit Days. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to explore our campuses and learn more about the benefits of a CSB/SJU education on a beautiful sunny day! Two general overview sessions will be held each day, at 9 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. 

Alum Campus Visit Day

Our annual Alum Campus Visit Day is the perfect opportunity for CSB/SJU alums to introduce relatives, friends, and neighbors to our community. Join us for a fun and informative day including a tour of the campuses, a student panel, lunch and (of course) lots of great memories. 

Saturdays at CSB/SJU

There is no place like CSB/SJU on a Saturday in the fall. All of our 3,000 acres of woods are alive with fall colors, and our students gather to cheer on our sports teams, the Blazers and Johnnies. "Saturdays at CSB/SJU" are an excellent opportunity to visit our beautiful campuses in the morning and stick around afterwards to attend an afternoon event. 

Fall Campus Visit Days

The air is cooler, the leaves are changing color, and classes are back in session for the year. This is the perfect time to explore the advantages of a CSB/SJU education! We will offer two visit programs each day on October 19-20. 

Science Exploration Day

Learn why the CSB/SJU science program is one of the top undergraduate programs in the nation. This day includes special opportunities to tour our science facilities and meet with science faculty members and students. 

Music Exploration Day

High school students with a passion for music are invited to attend Music Exploration Day. This day includes breakout sessions for voice/choral, piano, brass, composition, orchestra, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, liturgical music/organ, opera and music theater, woodwinds, strings, and music education. It also showcases CSB/SJU ensembles and our music scholarships. Registration will be available by September 1. 

Theater Exploration Day

Students with a passion for theater will have an opportunity to meet with the faculty and current theater majors, tour our facilities, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Next to Normal. Students and parents can ask questions about our program, the admissions process, and theater scholarships. Guests receive complimentary tickets to Next to Normal. Registration will be available by September 1. 

Winter Campus Visit Days

CSB/SJU students enjoy all four seasons! Warm up your college search with this winter opportunity to tour our campuses, meet our students, and explore everything that a CSB/SJU education can offer.  Registration will be available by October 1.

  • Monday, January 15 – Winter Campus Visit Day
  • Monday, February 19 – Winter Campus Visit Day

Spring Campus Visit Days

Visit CSB/SJU when campus is in full bloom! Spring Campus Visit Days will be held on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, April 22. The April 24 program includes an optional mass before the program. Registration will be available by February 1.

  • Saturday, March 24 – Spring Campus Visit Day
  • Sunday, April 22 – Spring Campus Visit Day