Saturday Tours

Solar Tours

Guide: John O'Reilly Asst. Director of Environmental Education, St. John's Arboretum

Group Touring Solar Field

The solar array at Saint John's is the first highly visible step in achieving carbon neutrality. It demonstrates our commitment to the American College and Universities President's Climate Commitment and to the Benedictine value of stewardship. Saint John's hopes this large scale project will pave the way for clean energy in Minnesota. John O'Reilly will guide you through the energy fields while giving background on the Saint John's project and provide some information on the use of solar power today.

Times: 10:35 a.m. session and 11:10 a.m. session
Tours are free but space is limited. Registration is available online.

Location: Before tour please meet outside the St. John's Great Hall (near the Abbey), SJU. Transportation is provided. Find out more about renewable energy.


CSB Monastic Tours


Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB

OSB TOUR I: Sacred Spaces of Saint Benedict's Monastery
Guide: Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict
Time: 4:30 p.m. 

OSB TOUR II: Art and Heritage Campus Tour
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Gathering Place in front of the Sacred Heart Chapel; both CSB monastic tours.
No registration required for either tour.
To find out more about the sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict visit their website at 




CSB/SJU Campus Tours

Guide: Current CSB/SJU students tour guides will show you various spots on campus and give you some interesting tidbits along the way. Great opportunity for families of first-year students.

CSB Campus








SJU campus

CSB Tour
: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Meet in front of Gorecki Dining Center 

SJU Tour
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Meet in front of Simons

Campus tours are free, but space is limited. Registration is available online.