Upcoming events

Jun
14
Fri
All School Reunion 2019 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Save the Date! June 14-16, 2019

It’s time to make plans to return to Saint John’s Prep for our All School Reunion 2019. We’re excited to welcome back our alumni/ae and families for this weekend of friendship and fun. Plan to join us June 14-16 in Collegeville.

There are several events listed below and others will be added as we get closer to the event. Please RSVP for meals by June 7. This is very important for our catering partners as we plan our event. Click here to see a list of alumni who are coming to reunion!

CONSTRUCTION DETOUR
I-94 Bridge at Hwy 159 – Collegeville Exit (June 3 – late August)
Plan a few extra minutes of drive time for your visit to Collegeville. MnDOT has closed the bridge over I-94 at Stearns County Rd 159 (St. John’s Rd/135th Ave) in Collegeville, near Avon. Motorists should follow detour signs along I-94 and local roads between Avon and Collegeville. Click here to see a detour map.
Register for Reunion

Friday, June 14
Individual Class Events (let us know your plans and we’ll share them!)

  • 3:00 pm Class of 1969 cemetery tour and Liturgical Press visit. Click here for details.
  • 5:30 pm Twin Towers Dinner and Social
    SJU Quad 170
    *This will include the induction ceremony for the Class of 1969. Twin Towers members and their guests are welcome to attend this event. After dinner, the room is reserved for the Class of 1969 for an evening of remembrances and celebrations.
    The Twin Towers Club is for all alumni who graduated 50 years ago or longer. If you graduated before 1969 and have not been a part of the ceremony and received your hat, please contact us! 
  • 5:00 pm Class of 2009 Reunion at Milk and Honey Ciders
    Contact Megan Murphy or Esther (Burgeson) Fratto Farrel for details.
  • 6:00 pm Class of 1974 Reunion at the Red Carpet’s Martini Bar in downtown St. Cloud
    Contact Frank Brown for details.
  • 6:00 pm Class of 1979 Reunion Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph
  • 5:00 pm Class of 1989 at Bello Cucina in St. Joseph
Class of 1969 50th Reunion Webpage

Please register for meals online by June 4. It is very important to register online so our catering partners can best serve you!

 

Saturday, June 15
ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS
These plans are still in the works, let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to do!

  • 9:00 am Nature Walk on Campus
    Meet in School Lobby
  • 10:00 am Coffee Talk
    Weber Center
  • 10:30 am Saint John’s Prep History Lesson with Peggy Landwehr Roske St. Benedict’s High School ’73
    SJP Library
  • 11:30 pm BBQ Lunch
    Weber Center and SJP Lawn
  • 1:00 pm Class photos on the front lawn
  • Free time, campus tours including classroom building and Saint Michael Hall
  • 2:00 pm Saint John’s Bible Gallery Tour
    Alcuin Library, Lower Level
  • 4:00 pm Mass with Abbot John Klassen, OSB
    The lower Chapel of the Saint John’s Abbey Church
  • 5:00 pm Champagne Toast and social
    Weber Center
  • 5:45 pm Dinner
    Weber Center
  • 6:00 pm Party and Entertainment
    Weber Center
    Please register for meals online by June 7. It is very important to register online so our catering partners can best serve you!

 

Sunday, June 16
ALL SCHOOL REUNION EVENTS

  • 10:30 am Mass in the Abbey Church
  • Breakfast is available from 7:00-8:30am in the Refectory. Lunch is available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Payment can be made with cash or credit card at the door.

 

Planning Support
We are happy to support individual classes as they plan their own events. Space on campus is limited, but we can direct you to great locations in St. Cloud and Central Minnesota. We’ll also help you spread the word about your event. Please contact Jill Pauly if you are planning a gathering for your class.

Housing
We’re proud to offer three recommendations for housing for reunion weekend. A very limited number of rooms are available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House, located next to the main Prep building. Call 320-363-2573 for availability.

Saint John’s University Dining and Events has several options available in the SJU residence halls, located on the Collegeville campus. Click here to see rates and room descriptions.

Saint John’s Prep has a room block at the new Residence Inn in Waite Park, MN. This hotel is located near the St. Joseph city limits. Click here to see rates and availability, or call 320-640-0200, make sure to mention you are with the Saint John’s Prep Reunion. The rooms in the room block need to be reserved by May 20, 2019.

Jul
15
Mon
Art and Nature Camp @ Saint John's Prep
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

Art and Nature Day Camp
Co-Ed, Ages 9-15

July 15- 19, 2019  

This camp is FULL!!

 

The spectacular Art and Nature Camp is a week-long day camp that takes your child outdoors into the natural beauty of the
Saint John’s Prep campus.

Join us for this great camp for young people. This is a very popular camp, register soon! It will fill up!

Our grounds will serve as inspiration for creating scenic and fun projects. Campers will explore the world of art while exploring some of the 2,700 acres of Saint John’s picturesque woods and lakes. Daily art activities include watercolor painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, photography, plaster casting and more!

Besides art projects, other adventures include swimming, canoeing and hiking. This is an action-packed camp filled with fun! Lunch each day at the SJU Refectory is included in the price of this camp.

This camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:00p.m. each day.

Camp Director:  Patrick Dwyer, Saint John’s Prep Art Teacher.
Click here to learn more about Mr. Dwyer. 

Aug
9
Fri
Prep at the Park @ CHS Park
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Prep at the Park
August 9, 2019
Saint Paul Saints vs. Gary Southshore Railcats

Join us on August 9, 2019 for a fun night at the Saint Paul Saints game! Our new Head of School, Jon McGee, will be part of the fun. This is your opportunity to meet Jon and get to know him as he prepares to start the new school year. Alumni/ae, parents and friends of Saint John’s Prep are all invited to join us for a fun night at CHS field.

Burgers, Brews and Brats
Before the game, John Sipe ’61 will host a fun cookout that includes burgers, brews and brats. He’s hosting a pregame social and bbq at his building and courtyard next door to CHS Stadium in downtown Saint Paul. The grilling team will be made up of members of the Class of 1961, aka The Legends of ’61!

Can’t make it to the pre-game social and bbq? Join us for the game!
All tickets will be available at Will Call.

Prep at the Park Timeline of Events
• 5:00pm Social and BBQ at the loft home of John Sipe ’61, across from the park
• 6:40pm walk 1 block to the CHS Stadium
• 7:05pm Saint Paul Saints vs.Sioux Falls Canaries game
• Tickets available at Will Call

Parking and Details
John Sipe’s loft home is in the building next door to the Saints CHS Field. Parking is available at the park. Feel free to park at CHS Park and stroll across the street to the bbq!

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