Young Alumnae Events

St. Kate's Young Alumnae

Young Alumnae Events

Several educational and social events geared toward young alumnae are planned throughout the year. All alumnae are invited and welcome to participate in these events, regardless of age or class year. Please join us!

Katie Smarts: A Young Alumnae Series

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8 a.m.–noon
Rauenhorst Ballroom at Coeur de Catherine. Campus map »
Cost: $5, coffee and light breakfast provided

Katie Smarts is an educational and social gathering geared toward young alumnae. Subject experts, who also happen to be St. Kate's graduates or staff, will lead each session. Participants will choose which sessions to attend, it's not necessary to attend all. Current students are welcome to attend (registration is free for current students with ID). 

Katie Smarts Schedule

8–8:50 a.m.
Coffee & Katies – Coffee, networking and resume review

9–9:50 a.m.
Financial Smarts - Saving for your goals

10–10:50 a.m.
Housing Smarts – First time home buyers seminar
Career Smarts – Leveraging social media, strategic networking and wage negotiation

11–11:45 a.m.
Renting smarts – Apartment searching, renters rights and questions to ask
Organizational Smarts – Tools to keep your life and home organized and clutter free

Register now!

Questions? Contact Alumnae Relations at or 651-690-6666.


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Katiefest 2016 will be on Saturday, September 17 at The O'Shaughnessy

Hops and spice and everything nice! Katiefest includes live music, Oktoberfest themed food, sampling of local beers and a photo booth. The first Katiefest took place in 2012, and it has become a favorite annual event for alumnae and their friends and family. 

Have a favorite Minnesota brewery that you'd like to see at Katiefest 2016? Let us know by emailing

Participating breweries at Katiefest 2015 included:
Bad Weather Brewing (St. Paul, Minn.)
Indeed Brewing (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Prohibition Kombucha (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Tin Whiskers (St. Paul, Minn.)
Urban Growler (St. Paul, Minn.) – voted the favorite brewery at Katiefest in 2014 & 2015!

Your vote counts! Everyone who attends is able to vote for their favorite beer, with the winning brewery earning the opportunity to sell its product at The O'Shaughnessy. 

Ticket pricing:
$10 (designated driver rate - food and non-alcoholic beverages only)
$10 (St. Kate's students - must show student ID at check in)
$15 (early bird rate - register by Monday, September 7)
$20 (after September 7)

Please note: this is a 21+ event, please be prepared to show valid ID. Current St. Kate's students are welcome to attend, if they are 21+.

Visit the Katiefest Facebook page.

Find campus maps and parking info for The O'Shaughnessy.

​View Katiefest 2015 photos

View Katiefest 2014 photos

View Katiefest 2013 photos


For more information on how to get connected with other young alumnae or involved with the Young Alumnae Committee, email or call 651-690-6666.