St. Scholastica's August Adventures are opportunities for like-minded students to gather before the start of the school year and have an adventure together. Meet some new friends, have a great time and get ready for the start of your college experience. Plus, you get to move in early!
Benedictine Values in Action
Service is one of the Benedictine values at the heart of an education at The College of St. Scholastica. Community Service Orientation (CSO) is an excellent introduction to that spirit of service. The Benedictine value of Community teaches us that great good comes from helping others in need. CSO is the perfect opportunity to serve the local community, learn about various social issues, build community, develop new friends, and also HAVE FUN! Participants move in about a week before classes start and spend time getting to know each other and the community through service and social justice activities.
Phone: (218) 723-6160
SOAR into college at St. Scholastica. You will travel to world-class outdoor venues while learning about college life and your new home. These trips are only offered to new CSS students, and the mission is to foster relationships and assist with the transition to becoming independent college students. Outdoor experience is not required to be part of these adventures. A positive attitude and willingness to push yourself out of your comfort zone will allow our guides to lead you through these awesome experiences.
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is one of the most amazing sea kayaking opportunities in the United States. Enjoy the fun, challenge and tradition of a single kayak or the stability of a tandem. Explore shipwrecks, sea caves, lighthouses and four different islands. Trip Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate
Explore the Northshore while base camping. During the trip, your group will have the opportunity to go rock climbing, hiking, paddling, slacklining, and more! Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
This collaboration between Outdoor Pursuit and Campus Ministry is a multi-sport adventure as well a spiritual exploration of the connection between faith and nature. Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Explore the most famous wilderness canoe location in the WORLD! Located just a hop, skip and a jump away, learn paddling and camping skills while fishing and exploring the Canadian Shield country. Two canoe trip/difficulty options: Moderate or Moderate/Difficult
Hike along part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The trail hugs the shoreline of Lake Superior, providing hikers with amazing views of sandstone cliffs, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes and forest. Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail! On this trip, you will hike along a section of the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail. This footpath follows the ridgeline along the Northshore of Lake Superior. Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Climb to new heights and be amazed by the awesome views from the top during this rock climbing adventure. Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Can't SOAR with us later in August? Join us for an early kayak or canoe trip at the beginning of August instead.
Maybe you can't decide between 2 SOAR trips, do them both! Sign up for an early SOAR trip and another at the end of August!
$225 (covers meals, transportation, instruction, group equipment, meals and souvenir)
Do you have a passion for social justice?
Our Multicultural Leadership Orientation (MLO) provides the opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, explore and expand your understanding of numerous social justice topics and build lifelong relationships ... all while having tons of fun on campus and all around Duluth!
For more information, contact Chris Davila at firstname.lastname@example.org, (218) 723-7013
"MLO changed my entire college experience. It helped open my mind to a variety of social justice issues and taught me how to be an ally and a leader. MLO kicked off my first year of college in an amazing way. I made so many new friendships and created memories that will last a lifetime."
— Kayla McClintock, '18
This orientation program is designed to assist new international students upon their arrival to the United States and in their transition to college. The agenda includes information about immigration regulations, cultural adjustment and awareness, vital services on campus and participating in fun events around Duluth.
At St. Scholastica, an international student is defined as a person who wishes to pursue an academic program or degree while on an F-1 or J-1 visa; these students are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents or refugees. Due to legally required aspects of the program, international student orientation is required for the students defined above, and is an invitation-only program.
$75 (charged to the student's account). This event is by invitation only.
For more information, contact Alison Champeaux at email@example.com or (218) 723-7016