Family at Parents Weekend

Saint Mary's Parents Association Welcomes You

Connecting fellow parents and guardians to the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota community, serving as a resource for family members of Saint Mary's students, and serving as advocates for parents and the University. 

Important Updates

COVID-19

Saint Mary’s University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and is following recommendations from national, state, and local public health authorities. The university has developed a website dedicated to this topic, called "Steadfast and Resilient," to help communicate our policies and changes as they arise. The site will be updated regularly and serve as information tool for all members of the Saint Mary’s community.

Welcome Saint Mary's Parent or Guardian

On behalf of the Saint Mary’s Parents Council, welcome to the Saint Mary’s Parents Association. As the parent or guardian of a current Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota student, you are automatically a member, and get access to information and events that will be useful to you and your child on your journey with Saint Mary’s and connect you further to the school and the Winona, Minn. community.

Your student has chosen a remarkable university. Rooted in the Catholic faith and guided by the principles of Saint John Baptiste de La Salle, Saint Mary’s offers more than just a college education; it advances the principled transformation of hearts and minds. Saint Mary’s has an excellent academic reputation, state-of-the-art education facilities, and a size that means our students have direct access to world-class educators. The University’s mission to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to live ethical lives of service and leadership means that our sons and daughters will not only be prepared to succeed, but also empowered to help change the world for the better.

As parents of current Saint Mary’s students ourselves, we know that you now hold a new place in their life, and this can be a challenging transition. The Saint Mary’s Parents Association was formed as both an informational resource, as well as network for parents, during your tenure with Saint Mary’s. We are here to help you obtain answers to any questions, address concerns, and above all, to make sure that your student has an exceptional experience at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

We encourage you to not only take a look around this site, but to take advantage of the resources available here. We also encourage you to consider volunteering or joining the Saint Mary’s Parents’ Council, the governing body of the Saint Mary’s Parents’ Association.

We hope you and your student enjoy your time here, and take advantage of all the university has to offer. We are delighted to have you as part of the Saint Mary’s family, and look forward to getting to know you and your student throughout your time here.

Welcome and Blessings,
Saint Mary’s Parents Council