The St. Scholastica Alumni Association supports all graduates and provides ways to stay connected with your classmates, professors and the College.
You have many opportunities to stay involved with your alma mater! The St. Scholastica Alumni Association provides leadership opportunities, alumni services and social opportunities.
As a St. Scholastica alum, your Alumni Association membership is FREE! We welcome you to come back and take advantage of the perks of being a St. Scholastica alum!
Digitized Scriptorium and Cable Student Newspapers
Search the College Archives to view the Scriptorium from 1932 to 1969 and the Cable student newspaper from 1977 to 2001. Please review system requirements carefully before entering the database, as there is certain computer software and hardware to run the database properly.
Duluth Campus Reunion room rental
All St. Scholastica Alumni and their families are welcome to return for Reunion Weekend and stay on campus for a special reunion rate. Availability in the suites and apartments is limited. Check the Reunion Housing Information for more info!
The College of St. Scholastica Alumni Email Accounts
Alumni — defined as individuals who have had at least one degree conferred by The College of St. Scholastica — can maintain an email account provided by the College as long as they abide by our College’s Email Policy.
The College’s Email Policy requires users to update their password at least once every six months by signing into email.css.edu with a web browser. Please note that simply remaining logged into an email account via a mobile application does not constitute a fresh authentication session.
In accordance with our email policy, accounts not logged into for six months will be deactivated. Alumni wishing to access a locked account can contact Alumni Engagement to confirm their identity. Once approved, the Alumni Engagement Office will work with Information Technologies to unlock the account.
All deactivated accounts will be permanently deleted after an additional six months of inactivity and cannot be restored. If an alum re-enrolls in any program, a new, empty account will be automatically created for them.
Ex-employee Alumni Accounts
All ex-employee alumni accounts must abide by the alumni email access policy, email policy, and password policy. Ex-employees who are also alumni of the College can request a new, empty, alumni email account and must follow the alumni email access policies listed above.
Manage Your Google Drive Storage
All recent graduates of the College may retain their Drive access for one year after their graduation date.
You can keep data stored in your Google Drive (documents, Forms, spreadsheets, video, media, photos, etc.) for one year after your graduation date. After that time, you will no longer have access to this data. It is essential that you migrate your data if you would like to keep it; after deletion, no recovery options will be available. You will not be notified prior to the deletion. Please note that this applies to Google Drive content only; alumni may retain access to their CSS email account as defined in the “The College of St. Scholastica Alumni Email Accounts” section of this policy.
If you need assistance with migration, contact the IT Department at 218-723-7007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Scholastica Library Access
Alums can use items in-house at the College Library and check out up to five St. Scholastica Library book items at a time with no annual fee. Please bring a photo ID to the Library to help with the check out process.
Alumni cannot continue to use our online databases after graduation; our license agreements do not permit this kind of access. Minnesota residents can access some of the databases we use through the Electronic Library of Minnesota. Many other states have similar programs.
Mango Language Learning Software
Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language — and it’s available to alumni free-of-charge!
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you’ll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you’ll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!
Learn how alumni can access the Mango software on the library website.
Outdoor Equipment Rental
The College of St. Scholastica is located in one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring parts of the world, and now you can rent equipment that will help you get out and explore it! As alumni, you can take advantage of equipment rental through the Outdoor Pursuit program.
All types of outdoor equipment is available for rent including tents, sleeping bags, packs, canoes, cook sets, rain gear, skis and snowshoes. Be sure to bring a photo ID to the OP! Rental Office (Wellness Center, Office 104). For policies, price list and equipment available visit the OP Equipment Rental page.
Outdoor Pursuit Programming
As alumni, you can take participate in Outdoor Pursuit! programming (as space allows) or work with the OP Coordinator, Shawn Olesewski, to design your own day trips for 6 or more people. Contact Shawn at email@example.com or 218-723-6196.
Saints Shop Discount
Alumni receive free shipping within the Continental U.S. on online Saints Shop purchases. Simply visit shop.css.edu and use the coupon code “SAINTS4LIFE” when checking out!
Wellness Center Membership
All 2020 and spring 2021 graduates will be allowed free access to the BWC beginning May 17, 2021 through May 16, 2022. After that time, those graduates will become eligible to purchase an Alumni membership to the facility. However, due to COVID there currently are no paid memberships to the BWC. The hold on memberships may be adjusted in the future but hasn’t been finalized. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Anna Tester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a job? Looking for a better job? Three years after graduation, you can continue to connect with and take advantage the many services offered through Career Services. After three years, you will have access to three consultation appointments to assist with career changes, graduate school application or career based resources including:
- Résumé and cover letter writing tips and examples
- Interviewing skills and technology
- Graduate school information
- Career exploration sites and resources
- LinkedIn profile development
- Access to job postings on Handshake
- Pre-recorded career videos on YouTube
Hire A Saint
Post internships or positions for all students/alumni to view at no charge
The College of St. Scholastica has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide confirmation of enrollment and conferred degrees for our students and alumni. If you are a student or alumni, please refer your lender or organization requesting your enrollment or degree verification (information) to the National Student Clearinghouse website. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Blvd. Suite 300
Herndon, Virginia 20171
If you have any questions, contact the Registrar’s office.
Alumni Travel Program
Taking a trip can be so much more rewarding when the trip offers an in-depth opportunity to discover the places, people and culture you visit. Our inclusive travel packages take the worry out of travel. They include hassle free trips that encourage a deeper exploration into local customs, art, history and landmarks, while still providing opportunities to explore scenic beauty. Our next fully-escorted tour departs soon – check the Alumni Travel Program section on this page or call Alumni Engagement for more details at 218-723-6071 or email@example.com.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
There is something for every one of our Saints alums looking for ongoing learning opportunities. Offerings include Emeritus College for all those interested in scholarly courses, The Alworth Center for Peace and Justice which provides programming designed to bridge social and political barriers, productions from the St. Scholastica Theatre, and offerings at the Mitchell Auditorium.
Faculty Emeriti, Dr. Anthony Barrett, from the Stender School of Leadership, Business and Professional Studies provides a monthly economics update.
Scholarships and Discounts
CSS Legacy Scholarship
Application: Application is part of admissions app. Contact your admissions counselor for further assistance.
Amount: 5% of tuition
- Student must have graduated from St. Scholastica (or)
- Student must have a spouse, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, child, stepchild who graduated from The College of St. Scholastica
- Student will be a domestic, full-time student in any of our undergraduate or graduate programs, online or at our extended sites.
Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the College.
*Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Physician’s Assistant programs are exempt from this award.
Please note: this scholarship cannot be combined with the Alumni Referral Scholarship, the College retains the right to change this policy and rate at any time.
Graduate Alumni Discount
The College of St. Scholastica offers a Graduate Alumni Discount for MS/MA Graduates who come back and enroll in additional graduate coursework towards a masters or graduate certificate. You may receive 33% off tuition for one course per semester by completing the Graduate Alumni Discount Form prior to each semester. Access the Graduate Alumni Discount form here.
Alumni Referral Scholarship
Alumni of The College of St. Scholastica are encouraged to recommend the college to friends and family who may benefit from a St. Scholastica education. There is a limit of one Alumni Referral Scholarship per alum. The Alumni Referral Scholarship may not be used in addition to any other College referral or discount. This scholarship is for first time undergraduate Extended Studies or Online students only, International students and second degree seeking students are not eligible. Full time students may receive up to $300/academic year. Part-time students enrolled 6+ credits will receive a pro-rated award. Final determination of eligibility will be made by Admissions and Financial Aid office. The Alumni Referral Form must be completed prior to the start of classes in the student’s first semester at St. Scholastica.
About the Alumni Association
To advance the College of St. Scholastica by connecting alumni to one another and the College through meaningful events, benefits and communication.
Our vision is to involve the greatest possible number of alumni by offering opportunities to connect and remain engaged with the College and each other. We are committed to serving the needs of alumni through recognizing and responding to the diversity of individuals, generations, interests and geographic locations. Our offerings are rooted in the Benedictine values of Respect, Hospitality, Stewardship, Community and Love of Learning. The College’s Benedictine tradition, rich friendships, and strong academic preparation inspire this vision.
The College of St. Scholastica Alumni Board is an advisory board that represents the voice of St. Scholastica’s 31,360+ alumni.
Alumni Board Members
Jennifer Alaspa ’00 CLS (MBA ’15)
Nick (Lambrecht) Bates ’14 BIO
Brandi (Bierbrauer) Durkin ’13 HIM
St. Louis Park, MN
Rayan Fagan ’21 ORL
Emily Foyt ’12 SDM (MS ’14)
Scott Greening ’11 MGT/MKT
Rachel Hagel ’13 HIM
New Prague, MN
Sarah Hentges ’13 SWK
Correne Jenson ’84 BIO
Anthony Klar ’13 MGT (MSW ’15)
Lloyd Munjanja ’11 CHM
Jeff Phillipich ’03 HUM
Thaddaeus Picott ’13 MGT/MKT
Hannah (Barr) Puryear ’10 ENG
Mequon, WI 53092
Christina (Wallner) Snaza ’07 HIM (MS ’17)
Emily (Morley) Yu ’12 HIM
Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Create meaningful, lifelong affinity and kinship with each other and to remain involved with and support of the College through the work of the Board
- Foster the spirit of the College in ways that increase alumni engagement
- Identify new ways and strengthen existing ways to give alumni a strong connection to one another and to the College
- Promote greater access to College resources, including educational opportunities, career counseling and participation in key events
- Build networks that will equip alumni to serve as brand ambassadors for the College
Roles and Responsibilities
- Membership to the Alumni Board is for a three-year term with a maximum of two consecutive terms
- Board members are expected to participate in ad hoc committees
- Board members are expected to attend three meetings a year, located either in the Twin Cities or in Duluth. Meetings are held on Saturdays
- Serve as a brand ambassador for the College, including helping increase engagement and positively promoting the College
- Participate in alumni gatherings as well as either Homecoming and/or Reunion
- Contribute financially — as the member’s means allow — to the College’s annual fundraising campaign, which runs from July 1 to June 30 each year
If you’d like to be considered for the Alumni Board of Directors, please fill out the application form and return it to Alumni Engagement by March 1.
Saints Alumni Live All Over the World
Click the map above to find out where Saints alumni are living in the United States.
Stay in touch with your alma mater and your classmates!
This page can help you to locate fellow alums and allow us to track down Saints alums we have lost contact with.
Online Alumni Directory: where Saints alumni have their contact information available for other alums to contact them. Not all of our alums are listed in the directory, as it is an opt-in directory.
Are you having trouble finding someone? Give us a call and we will help you reconnect with friends from Scholastica. We will not give out their contact information, but we will let them know you are trying to get in touch and pass along your information.
- Did you know over 16,000 Saints alumni are connected on LinkedIn? Find classmates from your graduation year, search by industry; you can even find alums by geographic territory!
The College of St. Scholastica shows their spirit in many ways, including the School Song, our fight song, cheer and Storm, our school mascot. Show your College spirit by visiting the Saints Shop to obtain your Saints gear.
Storm was originally introduced in the early 1980s as the College’s athletics program mascot. Storm was re-introduced in 2001 with a new look.
School Song: Vivat St. Scholastica
Vivat! Vivat, St. Scholastica
Melody (adapted) from Reynaldo Hahn
Lyrics by Sister Loretta Sheehan
Vivat! Vivat, St. Scholastica.
To thy fame a tribute raise.
Fount of learning, forge of friendship
home of happy college days.
Pledge we our faith to alma mater,
Pledge to her our heart and hand.
Where e’er we bide she’ll be our guide.
We will praise her throughout the land,
Lakes and hills and spreading campus,
All thy nat’ral charms we love.
And we glory in thy greatness
bless’d with favors from above.
When, in faith and knowledge grounded,
Enter we the world of strife;
May thy counsels, strong and holy,
aid us in our course thru life.
* You need RealPlayer installed to hear the song. Download a free copy from real.com.
Fight Song: Go St. Scholastica
Go, St. Scholastica, to you we will be true.
Raise up the banner for the gold and the blue.
Go, St. Scholastica, honor to your name.
Onward to vic’t’ry Saints, let’s win this game!
– Words and Music by Mary Lou Donovan
CSS, CSS, BLUE and GOLD,
CSS, CSS, BIG and BOLD!
– Cheer by Stacy Deadrick
The Minnesota State Grant program helps students afford the colleges that best meet their needs.
There were 714 State Grant recipients at St. Scholastica last academic year — that is 27% of all undergraduates. The average State Grant award at the College was $5,422 per student per year. In total, nearly $3.9 million in State Grant Awards were made to St. Scholastica students.
Alumni, parents and friends of the College can join in the State Grant advocacy efforts by registering with the MN Private College Council (MPCC) to become an advocate. Please take a moment and complete the form below so our students will continue to receive aid that will help them reach their goals.
During our time together at St. Scholastica, we all had experiences that made our time at the College amazing and those experiences were made great because of the people involved with them! Student groups, Spring Break Trips, Classmates, Athletics, and beyond! We now want you to be able to continue and relive those experiences to AFFINITY AND BEYOND by joining or creating an Alumni Affinity Group!
What is an Affinity Group?
An Affinity Group is a group of individuals who come together because they have a common interest or have had common experiences. An example of an Alumni Affinity Group at St. Scholastica would be people who were Education Majors or who participated in Student Senate or were part of an athletics team while they attended the College.
Benefits to the College of having affinity groups
- Build/strengthen relationships
- Identify donors and/or trustees
- Identify mentors for current students
How do I join an Affinity Group?
Benefits to the alum of being part of an affinity group
- Having fun
- Promoting your business
What if I want to start an Affinity Group? And what would I need to do if I were to lead one?
Maintaining affinity groups
- Event planning
- Consistent communication
- Monitoring postings
Each year the Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni and staff or faculty for their commitment and contributions to their community, their profession, the College, and the Benedictine values that continue to guide the work of the Saints Community. Recognizing alumni is the most prestigious honor the College bestows.
Please consider nominating an outstanding Saint for one of our five Alumni Awards.
The Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award
This award honors alumni, who like Sister Ann Edward Scanlon, demonstrate dedication to improving their communities, and through this dedication or in addition to it, show exceptional commitment to the College.
Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)
The Sister Alice Lamb Award
This award honors alumni who are well established in their careers, contribute significantly to their professions, and maintain enduring commitment to the College.
Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)
The Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award
This award honors alumni who credit the College by way of their professional achievements, and exemplify the Benedictine Values of Respect, Hospitality, Stewardship, Love of Learning, and Community.
Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)
The Scholastica Inspiration Award
This award honors faculty or staff whose interest and concern for students have positively influenced the student community.
Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)
The Young Alumni Achievement Award
This award honors alumni under age 40 who support the College with their time and/or talent and/or treasure, exhibit high achievement levels early in their careers, and live out the Benedictine values through service to others.
Nomination deadline: Aug. 8 (presented during Homecoming)
First-Gen Alumni Award
This award honors a first-generation alumna/us whose strengths, resiliency and lived experiences positively contributed to the St. Scholastica community.
Nomination deadline: Oct. 22 (presented during the Tri-Alpha Induction Ceremony in November)
European Coastal Civilizations
April 23-May 3, 2023
From the old-world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic verve of Spain’s Basque country to the Celtic heritage of northwestern France and the regal majesty of London, a riveting canvas of influential seaports awaits you along Europe’s Atlantic coastline. Neoclassical palaces, medieval castles and Romanesque cathedrals illuminate the enduring cultural legacies of European Coastal Civilizations that have played a pivotal role in world history. This exclusive, five-star, small ship itinerary includes an excursion to the solemn shores of Normandy to honor and remember the historic D-Day invasion. Accompanying us to the Normandy beaches is special guest speaker David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower — Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II.
Opening Convocation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Members of our Saints Heritage Club were honored and the freshman class was welcomed into the Saints Community. It continues to be a special tradition.
St. Scholastica alumni give back in many ways. If you’re interested in being a class speaker, representative, champ or would like to become a mentor, contact Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-723-6071 or 800-447-5444 for more information.
Saints Alumni Volunteer Program
The St. Scholastica Alumni network is over 30,000 strong! Saints alumni embody the Benedictine values and qualities that represent St. Scholastica, and we are pleased to provide our alumni with a wide range of opportunities to stay connected and benefit from being a Saint.
Alumni are the “living endowment” of any college. Without the passion, pride and care that alumni have for The College of St. Scholastica, and the skills, experiences and talents that volunteers bring, the campus would not continue to thrive for future generations of students. Caring, engaged alumni are vital to the strength and prominence of The College of St. Scholastica.
Volunteering is a great way to give back, or pay it forward and make a lasting impact.
- Affinity Groups
- Legislative Advocates
- Admissions Ambassadors
- Events Support
- Alumni Volunteer Fundraiser
- Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Ambassador
- Student Support
- Social Media Ambassadors
- Alumni-Student Mentor Program
- Academic School Advisory Board