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The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is proud to welcome the newest generation of Saints into its Benedictine community during Welcome Weekend from Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4. The Class of 2027 will participate in weekend festivities designed to help familiarize themselves with their new home away from home and to begin building community with fellow classmates.

Kaitie Selleck, director of Student Activities, shares that Welcome Weekend is the perfect introduction to St. Scholastica for new students. “We teach students who we are at St. Scholastica — our history, mission and values — and how these core values are the heart of the CSS experience,” explained Selleck. “Welcome Weekend is all about providing students with opportunities to make connections and establish relationships.”

What happens during Welcome Weekend?

Friday, Sept. 1

Welcome Weekend kicks off with Somers Hall move-in on Friday morning, followed by a free community lunch for new students and their families. Participants will then say goodbye to their loved ones before joining their Delta Groups, small groups led by an upper-class student leader, for further community-building into the evening.

Saturday, Sept. 2

The weekend continues into the next day with breakfast and additional opportunities to engage within Delta Groups. There are a variety of required sessions, including health and safety in college and finding ways to get involved in the community, before an evening of social activities.

Sunday, Sept. 3

On Sunday, participants will further explore campus, finding their classroom locations and familiarizing themselves with student support services in order to be academically successful. New students will also participate in their first Dignitas class session.

Monday, Sept. 4

With classes starting the next day, Monday marks the end of Welcome Weekend. Students participate in their final Delta Group meeting and are then invited to explore the greater Duluth community with several planned outings to Canal Park, Target and Chester Bowl.

A sense of belonging

Welcome Weekend ultimately helps students discover how to experience the College’s Benedictine values in action, leaving them prepared for the year ahead. “St. Scholastica is such a special place and Welcome Weekend is an especially exciting time,” shared Selleck. “Our hope is that every student who participates in our program is able to develop a sense of belonging at St. Scholastica, where so many students before them have found a home.”

For more information on Welcome Weekend, including the full schedule of events, visit

Welcome home sign in front of Tower hall