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!

Accepted Student Receptions

Accepted seniors and their families are  invited to attend a special reception for prospective Bennies and Johnnies in their area. We will bring community members from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to these events to help celebrate area acceptances! Please RSVP online. We hope to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the dangerously cold weather forecast, our Central Minnesota Accepted Student Reception for the St. Cloud area has been moved from January 30 to Monday, February 18. Register online for the new event.

  • Dallas, Texas – Saturday, December 15
  • Chicago, Illinois – Sunday, January 6
  • Brainerd, Minnesota – Sunday, January 6
  • Omaha, Nebraska – Wednesday, January 9
  • Alexandria, Minnesota – Wednesday, January 9
  • Denver, Colorado – Sunday, January 20
  • Rochester, Minnesota* – Wednesday, February 13
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota – Wednesday, February 13
  • St. Cloud, Minnesta – Wednesday, February 18

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.

Group Overnight Visit Program

We will provide accepted students with a two-day, customized campus experience with other prospective students. Take advantage of one of these overnight opportunities to see our campuses, meet future classmates and experience life as a Bennie or Johnnie! To learn more, please see our Group Overnight Visit 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.

Winter Campus Visit Days

Warm up your college search with a winter visit to CSB/SJU! These days include a tour of both campuses, an admission and financial aid overview, and the chance to hear from current students about the CSB/SJU experience. 

Spring Campus Visit Days

The snow is melting, the grass popping up – Spring is the perfect time to start your college search! These days include a tour of both campuses, an admission and financial aid overview, lunch/brunch, and the chance to hear from current students about the CSB/SJU experience. The April 28 program includes an optional mass.

Music Exploration Day

High school students with a passion for music are invited to attend Music Exploration Day on Friday, March 29. The 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. The program showcases CSB/SJU ensembles.