Parent Update

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Public Safety Alert from St. Catherine University

To Parents and Family Members,

A St. Catherine University student has reported to Public Safety that she was sexually assaulted on Sunday, April 10, at approximately 6 p.m. The incident occurred on River Road, south of the Ford Plant and approximately 1.5 miles south of the St. Paul campus.

The student is receiving support from the University’s Counseling Center, Department of Public Safety and other appropriate staff.

The Public Safety Alert was posted on "Daily Update" (the University’s e-newsletter on its internal website) and on the Department of Public Safety’s website. (You may view the complete Public Safety Alert by clicking here.)

The same information is being shared with the St. Paul Police Department and other ACTC colleges. Information about personal safety, including what to do if one encounters suspicious activity, is also available online on the Department of Public Safety’s internal website.

The safety and well-being of our students is of great importance to us, as we know it is for you. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of these University offices:

Student Affairs
(651) 690-6778

Public Safety
(651) 690-8888

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Residence Halls Close on May 20

The residence halls (including Alberta and Georgia Apartments) officially close May 20 at at 6 p.m. For a hassle-free and fine-free move out, encourage your student to review the Closing Information page on the Residence Life website in Kateway (available May 1).

The Closing Information page will contain information about:
  • Avoiding closing fines
  • Returning refrigerators
  • Cleaning lists
  • and more to-do items
Check Out Times
Students must check out of the residence halls by the time listed below:
  • Students assisting with commencement activities – 8 p.m., May 22.
  • Graduating students – 10 a.m., May 23.
  • All other students – 6 p.m., May 20.
Summer Housing
Students living on campus this summer will remain in their current room until May 26, when they will move to their summer space.

Questions? Contact Residence Life 651.690.6617

Tuition, Room and Board Rates Announced for 2011-12

St. Catherine University has set tuition, room, board and student fee rates for the 2011–12 academic year.

The University continues to monitor the economy with an eye toward continuous improvement to the excellent quality of the St. Kate’s educational experience while ensuring our education remains affordable. Success with new and continuing student enrollment has helped keep annual increases minimal.

We’ve raised tuition and fees only to the point of what’s necessary to maintain the high-quality learning experience students have come to expect from St. Kate’s.

Read more about the tuition changes »

If you have questions about the tuition increases, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at or call 651.690.6778.

Supporting the Career Development Needs of Your Student

by Kimberly Betz, Director of Career Development

Wondering about what your student will do after graduation? Not sure what major your student will choose? Want to help with career concerns, but are unsure how to assist her?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many parents and families tell us that they are concerned about their student starting college, about what she will do after graduation, and how she can best prepare.

When your student enters college, she is beginning a life-changing experience that will expose her to new ideas, lessons and opportunities. This may be challenging for her, and for you in your support role.

Resources for You
Career Development's Resources for Parents and Families web page offers advice on how to support your student's career development.

Internship Program
The Internship Program at St. Kate's is one component of an extensive career planning process available to students through the Career Development office. Students are highly encouraged to pursue an internship (or two) to compliment their classroom learning.

Students should discuss their interests with academic advisors as well as with the internship director in the Career Development office.

Read more about the Internship Program »

Career Development Office
An impressive array of comprehensive services and programs are available to all students through the Career Development office. It is located in Coeur de Catherine, suite 460. Please encourage your daughter to visit the professional career counseling staff at anytime during her years at St. Kate's. The office is also open throughout the summer months.

Honors and Awards: Celebrating Student Achievement

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
4 p.m., Coeur de Catherine, Rauenhorst Hall

Each year St. Catherine University hosts the Honors and Awards Ceremony, one of the University’s major year-end celebrations, to honor student achievement in academics and leadership.

The event begins with a reception that includes displays highlighting the accomplishments of student award winners. This is followed by a formal program, which allows individual departments and the University as a whole to present awards recognizing student achievement.

Among the many honors bestowed at the ceremony, the University recognizes students through the All-College Awards. These awards recognize the contributions of students to the co-curricular and academic life at St. Kate’s, their growth in leadership roles, and their involvement in campus life.

Parents and family members of student recipients are encouraged to attend this event.