Visit the Seminary

High school sophomores through college-age men (16–24) are invited to take a closer look at seminary life. Visitors hear testimonies from current seminarians, attend spiritual conferences with SJV priests, pray with the community, and attend a class at the University of St. Thomas. Visitors also have the option to meet individually with priests on staff.

Vianney Visit Dates 2019-2020

November 14 - 16, 2019

February 14 - 16, 2020



Registration begins on Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Vianney Visit weekends conclude on Saturday 11:00 a.m.

There is no charge for the event. All meals are provided.


Click here to register online or call: (651) 358-3368.

Please contact your Diocesan Vocation Director to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit weekend.

What to Bring

Please note: During normal food preparation at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, cooking utensils, equipment, and preparation areas are shared. As a result, SJV cannot guarantee that any food item is completely free of allergens (egg, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat). If you have an extreme food allergy, we recommend you bring your own food to eat during your Vianney Visit weekend. Limited gluten free food options are available at each meal.  Some meals are eaten at the University of St. Thomas. Please visit their Dining Services page for more information.

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