Welcome, Students!

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Welcome,

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 hello.

Sincerely,

Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D.