Traditionally, Convocation is the official welcome to the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University for the first-year class. With speakers and a procession similar to a graduation ceremony, the CSB/SJU faculty and staff officially commence the academic year and wish all students success in their studies and ventures.

While gathering together for a large ceremony is not possible this year, the spirit of Convocation lives on.

Welcome to Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s, class of 2024!

Welcome back Bennies and Johnnies!

Please enjoy these messages of welcome from campus leaders as we look forward to an academic year focused on thinking deeply, serving graciously, engaging globally, living courageously and embracing difference.