Welcome Freshman from Bulldog Catholic on Vimeo.

So you made it. After a long senior year filled with filling out college applications, you are finally here on campus.

“Welcome Week for Freshman” August 26-30, 2015

Look for FOCUS Missionaries integrate with the whole Welcome Week for Freshman

  • August 26, 2015 Wednesday – Freshmen Arrive on Campus, 5PM Mass
  • August 27, 2015 Thursday – 5PM Mass
  • August 30, 2015 Sunday – 9:30 AM Freshman Mass in the Kirby Rafters, 5 PM Free Food at Newman

Fall Classes Begin

  • August 31, 2015 Monday – First Day of Class for Everyone
  • September 04, 2015 Friday – Bonfire for Everyone at Newman. 6:30 PM – Midnight
  • September 06, 2015 Sunday – First All Student Mass  (Note: 10:30 AM and 8:00 PM…Confessions 45 minutes before Mass)
2015 Fall Events

“Students at Newman want to help each other grow and have fun doing it.”

Adam Althoff UMD, Class of 2015 Civil Engineer

I have found a lot of things at Newman, friends, family, a home etc but the most important person I found at Newman was Jesus Christ. I knew Him before coming to college, but the Newman community helped me to move up my relationship with Jesus to a whole new level.

Benedicth Ukhueduan | UMD Newman

“One thing that brought me to Newman was that the people who reached out to me weren’t trying to boost numbers in the organization, but boost my relationship with Christ, and that speaks louder than any numbers could.”

Madalyn Meyer @The_Red_Hazee UMD Class of 2017

“It’s not at all about being perfect Christians here, but helping each other out as we all face our imperfections and strive together to be better than yesterday.”

Elizabeth Hafstad UMD, Class of 2015
Why Newman?


Bailey FOCUS Missionary from Greenbush, MN

Mosquitoes are my kryptonite. I resist technology because I don’t learn it easily. I like to joke around. Meet Bailey


Ben FOCUS Missionary from Cuba City, WI

Adventure, banana cake, Jesus Christ and His Church that is what I am all about. Meet Ben


Rosalin FOCUS Missionary from Edgeley, ND

My favorite place at UMD besides Newman is the coffee shop (when you can find a table.) Meet Rosalin


Joe FOCUS Missionary from La Crosse, WI

I like boxing, indie music, kayaking, hiking, and running. Meet Joe

Fr. Mike

Fr. Mike Chaplain at UMD Newman

I love being in Duluth and I love being a priest. Coffee is good too. Meet Fr. Mike