Events and Programming

Powwow 101: An Introduction to the History, Culture, and Etiquette of Powwows

Tuesday, Oct. 31st 4:30 – 5:30pm in Multicultural Center

CSB+SJU will be hosting the annual St. Cloud Area Powwow on Nov. 4. Join this session to learn about the history, culture, and etiquette of Powwows from Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University.

Festival of Cultures (FOC)

Saturday, November 4th – November 12th

Festival of Cultures (FOC) celebrates and recognizes the diversity of CSB and SJU through student performances, speakers, and a fashion show. Full schedule can be found here:

National First-Generation College Student Day

Wednesday, November 8th: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gorecki 204, CSB

Happy National First-Generation College Celebration Day! Join First Generation Organization as we celebrate the experiences, accomplishments, and identities of our First-Generation Bennies and Johnnies! This event will feature Saint John’s University alumnus Edwin Torres DeSantiago ‘17, Vice President of  Public Affairs at NewPublica, LLC and Board Memeber on the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. During this event, we will be giving out FirstGen t-shirts, prizes, and have a photo booth!  #CelebrateFirstGen! Held each year on November 8th to commemorate the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the National First-Generation College Celebration encourages colleges and universities across the country to celebrate the successes of the institution's first-generation students.

26th Annual Festival of Cultures Student Showcase: Multicultural Student Services and the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (SLE)

Saturday, November 11th: 6-7:30 p.m. Gorecki 204, CSB

The annual student showcase celebrates and recognizes diversity through student performances and a cultural fashion show. The Student Showcase will be on Saturday, November 11th, in CSB Gorecki 204.  starting at 6 PM. Students are encouraged to perform dance routines, spoken word poetry, sing their hearts, and showcase their talents during the 26th Annual Student Showcase. All students with traditional or culturally significant clothing from their country or heritage are invited to volunteer as models for the Fashion Show portion of the FOC Student Showcase. Those interested in participating can sign up here:

International Student Day: International Student Services and the Center for Global Education (CGE)

Friday, November 17th: 4-6 p.m., Gorecki Fireside, CSB

On International Student Day, International Student ServicesStudent Mentors will be tabling in Gorecki Fireside to recognize and celebrate international students’ existence and experience at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. We will be handing out various goodies including treats from the home countries of current International students. The first observance took place in 1941 at the International Students’ Council in London. It was there that students decided to introduce International Students’ Day, to be observed every November 17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance(TDOR): QPLUS

Monday, November 20th

“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”– Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith


Events will be posted throughout the year on the Master Calendar.

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