Saint Mary’s reopens walking trails, disc golf course to public


Access to campus buildings and facilities remains closed


As part of its fall opening plan, and in keeping with local and state COVID-19 safety guidelines, Saint Mary’s University is reopening its walking trails and The Woods Disc Golf Course to the general public, beginning on Saturday, August 1. The public is asked to maintain social distance with other users and wear a mask when social distancing may not be possible.

As part of Saint Mary’s overall precautionary measures, indoor facilities are only usable at a limited capacity, and student need is the university’s top priority. Until further notice, all Winona campus buildings and facilities remain closed to the public including:


•    The Jul Gernes Pool

•    The indoor track, weight room, and workout facilities in Gostomski Fieldhouse

•    The ice arena

•    The gymnasium

•    The Fitzgerald Library

•    Saint Thomas More Chapel

•    Alverna Center

•    The outdoor track


Additionally, Saint Mary’s facilities are not available for rental until further notice, with the exception of Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels.

Page Series offerings are also unfortunately suspended until January, and most major external events are canceled, postponed, or offered virtually through January. 

Saint Mary’s i.t.a. Clinic will also switch to virtual this fall, and Saint Mary’s will be in touch with families learning the reading program.

Saint Mary’s appreciates your patience and understanding at this time and looks forward to welcoming the Winona community back to its trails and disc golf course on August 1.


About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,600 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at


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