Fly-in Weekend Program Testimonials

Students from around the country consistently tell us their fly-in weekend was an important factor in their decision to attend CSB/SJU.


Meet NicholasNICHOLAS MERICKEL
Phoenix, Arizona
Economics Major/Psychology and History Minors

What did you do during your Fly-in Weekend? We did tons of stuff over our fly-in weekend. We did leadership games with PRP, listened to current students talk about their experience at CSB/SJU, went on a scavenger hunt around both campuses, met with professors in our respective fields of interest, and met with other prospective students around the United States. I loved the scavenger hunt the most since it truly helped me to see why I loved Saint John’s. The campus is so beautiful and truly in an awesome location.

How did your Fly-in Weekend help you decide CSB/SJU were the schools for you? I loved the people that I met, the food at the Reef, all the different buildings on campus, the Abbey, the cross country team, and just the environment that I felt everywhere I went. Right when I stepped off the bus from the airport, I felt like I belonged. Everyone in Collegeville was so welcoming and glad that I was there with them. I’ve never felt so included in an unknown place before.

What was it like staying with a current student? My host was James Berg from Rogers, Minn. I had so much fun staying with him and I’m still super good friends with him to this day. We watched the Super Bowl together and went bowling Saturday night. That weekend was probably one of the best I have ever had with the cross country boys. It truly opened my eyes to how close-knit the team was and I knew I wanted to be apart of that brotherly culture.


Meet BelenBELEN DOMINGUEZ
Cicero, Illinois
Political Science and Hispanic Studies Majors, Communication Minor

What did you do during your Fly-in Weekend? I went on a scavenger hunt, attended the Archipelago gala, and used the gym.

How did your Fly-in Weekend help you decide CSB/SJU were the schools for you? I walked around campus a little on my own in the evening and felt comfortable by myself. That made me realize I would be ok on my own there. It felt right!

What was it like staying with a current student? My host took us to a gala on Saturday night. It was the first time I had ever been exposed to the Bahamian culture, and it was super interesting. I really enjoyed the experience and it definitely helped me feel more comfortable by seeing how happy students were on campus.