Campus Safety

The Office of Campus Safety makes every effort to ensure and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for everyone associated with all Saint Mary’s campuses. Campus Safety personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist in emergencies, provide campus escorts, and enforce regulations. They also patrol all administrative and residence halls to maintain security at all times.

Safety Alerts

Timely safety alerts will be issued when it has been determined that a situation may pose a serious or ongoing threat to a campus community.

Winona has a low crime rate. However, as Saint Mary’s only residential campus, the Winona Campus has additional safety practices in place.

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Locked Residence Halls

Main entrances to all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week with access controlled by a key or a computerized card access system.

Emergency Call Boxes

Emergency call boxes located on campus offer a direct link to Campus Safety to report an emergency, such as a suspicious person or circumstance, a medical emergency, or to request a safety escort.


Students may purchase parking passes for the Winona Campus at the Office of Campus Safety for $30 per semester or $60 per academic year. Parking lots are conveniently located less than five minutes walking distance from residence halls.

Severe Weather

Saint Mary's uses an automated communication service to deliver information on school closures due to weather. Information will be delivered via four different ways of communication, including: voice messages delivered to home phones, work phones, and cell phones; emails to email addresses; text messages to cell phones and other text-based devices; and TTY/TDD receiving devices for the hearing impaired.

Voice messages and emails are not optional and will be delivered to the contact information you provide. You may opt-out of the text messages to your cell phone at any time by replying "STOP stmarys" or "QUIT stmarys" to 23177. To ensure Saint Mary's has the most up-to-date contact information, please verify and update your emergency contact information in the Student Portal

Find us in Winona

Toner Student Center, Room 115
Winona Campus
This office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Office of Campus Safety
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1399
800-635-5987, Ext. 1703

Winona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)›
Parking Citation Appeal (Winona) ›

Twin Cities campus

At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, we value your safety. Saint Mary’s contracts its security services with Whelan Security, but some circumstances may be more appropriately dealt with by the city of Minneapolis. Please read our Twin Cities Campus Pocket Emergency Guide for further details.

Safe Ride Shuttle

The Whelan Security staff is available to provide non-emergency escorts from one building to another or to vehicles.


Parking on the Twin Cities Campus is free and available in clearly marked campus parking lots as well as on the public streets near campus.

Severe Weather

Weather alerts are posted to the Saint Mary's website home page. Students attending classes on the Twin Cities Campus may also dial the general number, 612-728-5100, to hear the answering system broadcast message that is updated to communicate weather-related cancellation information after an official decision has been made. Class cancellations are also broadcast on WCCO-AM 830 or KSTP-AM 1500.


Find us in the Twin Cities

La Salle Hall
Twin Cities Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office of Campus Security
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2500 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403

Twin Cities Pocket Emergency Guide (PDF) ›
Twin Cities Annual Security Report (PDF) ›


Parking on the Rochester Campus is free and available in the upper and lower adjacent parking lot. There is plenty of accessible parking near the entrance.

Emergency Numbers
Rochester Police/Fire/Medical Emergency: 911
Rochester Non-emergency/police/information or service: 507-328-6800


Weather-related information such as campus closings can be found on:


Saint Mary’s University has evening staff to supervise the facility, assist students and faculty members, help with parking, emergency needs, and escort services to vehicles on evenings when classes are in session.

Rochester  Evening Supervisor
Ext. 8697 from Saint Mary’s telephone system