The main campus, built on a farm site once considered "far removed from town," is located where St. Paul's stately Summit Avenue meets the Mississippi River.
The site was farmed by ex-Fort Snelling soldier William Finn, who received the property as a pension settlement after he accidentally shot himself in the hand while on guard duty. The beautifully landscaped campus has been used as a setting for two motion pictures.
The St. Paul south campus, situated west of Cretin Avenue and south of Summit Avenue, is the site of two residence halls, the Frey Science and Engineering Center, Brady Educational Center, Anderson Parking Facility, McCarthy Gymnasium, the Facilities and Design Center and the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. The western edge of the south campus borders the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park.
The university is committed to the development of the student through a liberal arts education. Off-Campus Student Services fosters this commitment by providing hospitality, information, programs, resources and services to all students with an emphasis on commuters, non-traditional students, and students who live in the immediate neighborhood.
Our services develop community, success in academic and personal development and opportunities for cultural awareness and leadership development. We believe hospitality, support and information are important in order for undergraduate and graduate students to have a full campus experience.