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Visit tips

Arrive early

Allow extra time to locate the campus and to park. If you are running late, please contact us at (800) 249-6412 or (218) 723-6046.

Wear comfortable shoes

A visit to CSS will involve a walking tour of our campus, so wear comfortable walking shoes. Some of the tour will be outdoors, so be sure to dress in layers. We also suggest bringing a camera.

Notify us of special accomodations

We are happy to make arrangements for any additional needs, such as an interpreter or a meeting with The Center for Equal Access. Please let us know of any special accommodations one week in advance of your visit.

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Visit Campus

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We're glad you're thinking about visiting The College of St. Scholastica. There's no better way to make your decision on where to attend college than to get a feel for life on campus, meet with faculty and students, and take a tour. You'll be glad you did.


Visit Us

The College of St. Scholastica invites you to experience our community and discover what being a Saint is all about! We recognize students are at many different phases in the college search process, so we offer a variety of visit options.

A few of the many opportunities you will have during a personal visit to The College of St. Scholastica include:

  • Touring our campus
  • Meeting with an admission representative and/or a coach
  • Visiting with a professor (weekdays only)
  • Learning about the financial aid process, including scholarships and grants that could be available to you

To arrange a visit, complete our online registration form. If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412 or email us at

*Please note: There are no individual visits listed for MEA (October 19 & 20).  Please see Open House section for options to visit during these two days.

Overnight visits are not available on the following day(s) for Spring 2018: February 18, February 26-27, March 10-19, and March 27 - April 3.  All other spring semester dates are subject to availability.

To get an idea of what campus life is really like - High school seniors are invited to spend a night in our residence hall during the academic year. You may incorporate this with a personal visit, special event, or the shadow program.

  • Please schedule your overnight visit at least two weeks in advance.
  • You will be staying with some of our current students in their dorm rooms. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towels, etc.
  • Overnight visits are limited to one evening and are offered Sunday through Thursday only. Up to three meals in the College's Dining Hall will be provided for each prospective student.
  • We are unable to accommodate all housing requests.

To arrange a visit, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412 or email us at

Shadow visits are not available on the following day(s) for Spring 2018: February 19, February 27-28, March 10-20, and March 27 - April 3.  All other spring semester dates are subject to availability.

High school seniors, come and experience a "day in the life" of a St. Scholastica student during the academic year! We will match you up with a current CSS student. Your day will include:

  • attending classes
  • meeting professors
  • meeting students
  • having lunch in our Dining Hall
  • taking an inside look at college life
  • having fun!

If there is a specific date on which you would like to shadow, please let us know at least two weeks in advance. Please know your academic and extracurricular interest so that we can match you accordingly with a CSS student.

To arrange a visit, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412, or email us at

If you are a high school counselor, college readiness coach, or teacher who would like to arrange a group visit (AVID, TRiO, school groups, etc.) to St. Scholastica, please fill out the visit request form.

  • Please note that:  We are available for group visits Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM. No exceptions will be made.
  • Group visits take approximately 2 hours and consist of a campus tour, admissions presentation, and a student panel. Please take this into consideration when scheduling your visit.  
  • Please plan your visit at least two weeks ahead of your preferred date.
  • We prefer that groups be at or under 50 people, and juniors and seniors in high school. 
  • We require one chaperone per 10 students. 
  • If you are running late, we reserve the right to alter your schedule as we see fit.

*Please note that we do not have the funds to cover meals or housing.

To arrange a group visit, please complete this online visit request form and an admissions representative will contact you directly.



During the Open House (which is first-year student focused), participants will:

  • Explore our beautiful campus
  • Meet our admissions staff, faculty and students
  • Learn about financial aid options
  • Experience campus life
  • Have the option to do an overnight stay in student housing (not available in September and October)

Open Houses Dates 2017-2018

April 15, 2018

Register | April 15, 2018

If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at (218) 723-6046 or (800) 249-6412 or email us at

Accepted students and their families are invited to attend one or more of our Accepted Student Days.  They will be held the following days in 2018.

June 25-29, 2018 

Start exploring! Find out what the Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer. Sessions will be held twice daily on 17 campuses statewide (including The College of St. Scholastica)!

Register for MN Private College Week (Registration available April 1, 2018)

2018 dates coming soon!

Discover Duluth is a FREE three-day/two-night summer program to give Twin Cities-area high school students in various college preparedness programs a chance to experience The College of St. Scholastica and the city of Duluth in a unique way.  It's a full three days!

If you have questions, contact Bryan Karl or Patrick Donaway.


Explore Duluth

Duluth has a variety of overnight accommodations for you to choose from. Here's a comprehensive list. The following hotels offer a CSS campus visitor discount:

Ship in Canal Park, Duluth

There's no end of things to do and places to go in the Duluth area. During your visit consider checking out some local events and activities:

Duluth hosts several events throughout the year. Check out out all the latest information on upcoming events.

From great burgers, to locally smoked fish, to massive burritos, there's amazing food everywhere you turn in Duluth. Here's a list with all the options.

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