WINONA, Minn. — The public is invited to the ribbon cutting and dedication of Saint Mary’s University’s new Science and Learning Center on Friday, May 12.

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., and tours and refreshments will follow.

Everyone is invited to join the university as it ushers in a new vision for science education excellence. The cost of the project—Saint Mary’s most ambitious building project to date— is $19.7 million. Through the generosity of benefactors, Saint Mary’s has already raised more than $17 million for this state-of-the-art facility.

Highlights of the 50,000-square-foot building include:

  • State-of-the-art classrooms and labs that will serve as optimal learning environments and provide a platform for increased research opportunities.
  • A layout specially designed to promote hands-on learning opportunities.
  • An interior atrium that will visually connect all three floors and welcome sunlight from the building’s skylights, creating ideal spaces for study and student interactions outside of the classroom.
  • A 120-seat tiered lecture hall that will accommodate multi-purpose events for the campus and community.

Wight & Company of Chicago is serving as the architect and general contractor. RSVP online at

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