Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement (R.I.S.E.)

The Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement is committed to providing quality programs for our undergraduate students. In light of COVID-19, most programming will happen virtually or in accord with current guidelines.

Latest R.I.S.E. News

The non-academic, self-structured aspects of student life can prove invaluable in personal growth and development and in the enhancement of the experience and knowledge base you will gain at Saint Mary’s.

The Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement (R.I.S.E.) provides opportunities for students to connect with others with similar views, aspirations and concerns, providing framework for those students to work together for a common goal. The university directly and indirectly encourages and provides for a wide variety of such programs. A number of student organizations, clubs, and fraternities provide students with many avenues for personal, vocational, and social growth.

The Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement

  • Promotes student engagement through experimental education
  • Provides opportunities for students to learn and utilize leadership skills
  • Fosters an environment that connects students and builds community
  • Facilitates a comprehensive series of intellectual, multicultural, recreational, social, and campus governance programs
  • Helps students realize their individual and collective potential
  • Helps to promote whole student wellness

R.I.S.E. is staffed by professionals who are ready and willing to serve as resources for you during your time at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Questions? Make sure to stop by the R.I.S.E. Office in Vlazny 106 or  email

In-Home Workout Resource Guide

Helping You Stay Active

During this time of uncertainty, you’re going through a lot of change. And change can be stressful. It’s important to do small things every day to stay active and healthy.

Daily exercise is one of the most effective ways to keep stress levels down. Building it into your daily routine can be very beneficial.

Use this guide to help you continue to lead a healthy life and de-stress. We’ll update this guide on a regular basis with new workouts and tips.

Variety is important! If there is a type of workout you’re particularly interested in or would like to try, email We’ll find free workouts you can do at home and add them to this guide.

Planet Fitness- Free Daily Facebook Live Workouts
Looking for live group fitness classes with a trainer? Every day at 6 PM Central Time Planet Fitness is hosting free daily live streamed in-home workouts as part of their United We Move program.
Live workouts can be found on the Planet Fitness Facebook Page
Miss a workout? All the Planet Fitness workouts are archived on their YouTube Channel
Free Yoga Videos
Interested in yoga? Follow the link below to get access to over 50 free yoga classes on YouTube!