Whether you are a student or a visitor you will find Benedictine
hospitality alive and well here at Saint Martin’s. We are guided by
our central Benedictine tenets of faith, reason, service and
community. Hospitality is fundamental to all four of these tenets and we
welcome each of you with that understanding.
Here at Saint Martin's students learn to make a positive difference
in their lives and in the lives of others. They are empowered to pursue
a lifetime of learning and accomplishment. Graduates of Saint Martin's
enter promising careers and/or prestigious graduate programs. When you
next meet one of our students or a graduate, ask them about their Saint
Martin's experience. You will quickly learn of our excellent faculty,
strong academic programs, and robust campus life.
If you have not recently visited campus, you will be in for a treat.
You will find a thriving, growing campus with many new buildings and
other campus improvements. There are many new services and programs,
too. These changes are dedicated solely to you and are specifically
focused on providing you the very best education experience.
We opened and dedicated our new engineering hall this past spring.
Cebula Hall, a 26,000 sq. ft. lab and office building, complements our
strong engineering program. We recently received notice that we have
achieved a Platinum Leed rating on Cebula Hall, in fact it is the highest
LEED non-commercial building in North America. The Leed aspects of the
building are a teaching tool for engineering students and the greater
community; many of its unusual features are exposed for viewing.
As part of this project a new academic quadrangle, Cronk Plaza, has
been created in the heart of campus; anchored by Cebula Hall, Old Main,
Harned Hall, O’Grady Library and Kreielsheimer Hall. Cronk Plaza
provides a dramatic view of the forest beyond. We also opened a new
courtyard, Father Alfred J. Hulscher, O.S.B. Courtyard behind Old Main.
It incorporates a pedestrian plaza with new plantings, lighting, seating,
and a large fountain. This completes a two-year project of improving
Abbey Way with a new road surface, parking lots, new sidewalks, trails,
lighting and landscaping. The new courtyard is at the end of Abbey Way.
We know you will enjoy this new entrance to Saint Martin's and Old Main.
We, the faculty, staff, and administration at Saint Martin’s, pledge
to provide you nothing short of the very best education. For over 1,500
years Benedictines have been actively engaged in education. Saint
Martin’s University is in its 118th year of operations, founded in 1895.
We are the only Catholic, Benedictine university west of the Rockies and
proud of it.
When you visit campus, make certain you stop by my office and say
Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D.