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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
700 Terrace Heights
Winona , Minnesota 55987-1399

Disability Resource Office

Access Services on the Minneapolis campus
2500 Park Ave.
700 College Drive
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
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About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a prestigious institution located in the serene town of Winona, Minnesota. Established with a vision to provide a comprehensive education in a supportive and inclusive environment, this private not-for-profit university has been a beacon of knowledge and growth for more than a century. With a commitment to academic excellence and holistic development, Saint Mary’s University has become a favored choice for students seeking a transformative higher education experience.

Founded in 1912, the university has a rich history, firmly rooted in its Lasallian Catholic heritage. A strong sense of community and shared values permeate every aspect of campus life, creating an environment where students are nurtured intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Guided by the Lasallian principles of education, Saint Mary’s University strives to empower individuals to lead purposeful lives and make positive contributions to society.

Academic programs at Saint Mary’s University are diverse and comprehensive, spanning a wide range of disciplines including business, health sciences, education, social sciences, arts, and humanities. With a commitment to ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences necessary to succeed in their chosen fields, the university offers a rigorous curriculum that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty members allow for personalized attention and meaningful interactions within the classroom.

In addition to its strong curriculum, Saint Mary’s University offers numerous experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Internships, research projects, and community engagement programs provide students with valuable hands-on experiences that complement their academic studies. These opportunities foster personal growth, career exploration, and the development of essential professional skills.

Nestled in the picturesque town of Winona, Saint Mary’s University boasts a stunning campus that exemplifies the beauty of the Midwest. Surrounded by rolling bluffs and the tranquil Mississippi River, the university offers a peaceful and idyllic atmosphere that enhances the learning experience. Winona itself is a close-knit community with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant arts scene. Students have access to numerous recreational activities, including hiking, biking, and boating, making it an ideal location for those who appreciate the outdoors.

Furthermore, Saint Mary’s University is dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community and engagement among its students. With a wide range of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities, students have ample opportunities to pursue their passions and connect with like-minded individuals. The university also prides itself on its strong commitment to service and social justice, encouraging students to become active and engaged citizens who make a difference in the world around them.

In conclusion, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an exceptional institution that offers a transformative educational experience within a supportive and inclusive community. With a rich history, comprehensive academic programs, and a commitment to holistic development, it empowers students to reach their full potential. Situated in the picturesque town of Winona, students not only benefit from the beauty of the surrounding area but also engage with a vibrant community. Saint Mary’s University is a place where students can grow intellectually, spiritually, and personally while preparing for success in their chosen fields and making a positive impact on the world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)
  • Scribe Services

Services Provided

  • Priority Enrollment
  • Residence Hall Accommodations
  • Reduced courseload
  • Medical leave
  • Degree Curriculum Substitutions

Campus Accessibility

Accessible Level

  • Student Health Services
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • The library(ies)
  • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
  • Entertainment and Event Facilities
  • Institution Online Platforms
  • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
  • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
  • On-Campus Transit
  • Close Off-Campus Transit
  • Student Housing
  • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

    Services Provided

    • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations
    • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
    • Service and Emotional Support Animals
    • Study Abroad Program Accommodations