Saint John's Outdoor University

Saint John's Outdoor University

The Program (Outdoor U) and The Place (Abbey Arboretum)

Lake Sagatagan Beach Closure Notice

Due to construction of the Chapel Trailhead on Wed-Thur, July 1-2, the SJU beach will be closed to the public. The beach will also be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Contact Cory Bemis with beach-related questions.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 14
MN Natural History Lectures
  • Nature, Culture, and Two Friends Talking
Mon-Fri, July 13-17
MN Master Naturalist Class - Prairies & Potholes
 Friday, Aug 7
Tap Takeover @ Thirdstreet Brewhouse
  • Tap proceeds benefit Outdoor U programs!
Fri-Sun, Sept 18-20
Nature for the Nation: A Walking Play
in the Abbey Arboretum
  • Outdoor U members get 20% off Regular and Senior ticket prices!
See it now!
Patrick Dougherty Artist-in-Residence
Buy a seat on the bus

Outdoor U Blog

  • Updates about maple syrup season, ski trails, deer hunt, volunteering and more. We plan to gradually add more content to the blog so tell us what you want to hear.
  • Subscribe to receive all Outdoor U Blog updates by email, or subscribe to individual blog categories that meet your interest (subscription instructions), or just visit the blog online.
  • Check it out and let us know if you have questions.

Saint John's Abbey Arboretum Land Use Requests

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Contact Us

Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Main Office:
104 New Science Center

(320) 363-3163
Fax (320) 363-3202

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