2020 Fall Semester

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Returning students can register for classes on-line by clicking on the links below. New students contact the Registrar for Application information prior to registration.


Fall 2020 Semester

Fall 2020 Online Registration is closed.

Booklists for the Spring Courses will be available through each student’s Populi profiles around December 1. No booklists will be posted here.

Please see the “Academics” menu for General Academic Policies.

Please see Payments page for Tuition cost and Financial Policies, including Refunds


General Information for Non-Resident Students

Building and Security Guidelines

Because of the quasi-residential nature of the building within the Center for Pastoral Leadership, the following guidelines have been established in an effort to protect the rightfully expected privacy of the CPL residents and to allow for the greatest possible use of the seminary facilities by the Master of Arts Students.

In general, all corridors where resident student rooms are located are restricted areas and are open to use by resident students only. Therefore, Master of Arts Students should confine their activities and movements within the building to the public areas (e.g. classrooms, the administrative corridors, Chapel, the Student Dining Room, the Bishop Lyke Lounge and the Library.

Entering the Property and Parking

To enter the Center for Pastoral Leadership campus, please use the main entrance facing Euclid Avenue. Parking is available in lots A, B, C and, if necessary, D. Although areas A, B and C are set aside for outside students and guests, space availability is on a first-come basis. Access to the building by non-resident students is through the main entrance. Please refer to the building hours posted in the lobby.

Archbishop Lyke Lounge

The Archbishop Lyke Lounge is for non-resident student use. It located in the classroom corridor on the East Side of the Center. The lounge is across from Liturgy Planning Room and has a coat rack, tables and chairs, sofa for studying or relaxing between classes.

Times on Campus

Master of Arts Students are welcome in the Center for Pastoral Leadership facility from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. After 10:00 P.M. it is expected that non-resident tudents will have exited the building for the night.


Students are always to be conscious of the security needs of the facility. All doors should be closed securely when entering and leaving the building. Ground floor windows should be locked when rooms are vacated. Any criminal action or emergency situation must be reported immediately to available administrative staff or faculty personnel by contacting the receptionist at the front desk. All students and staff should make themselves aware of emergency assistance procedures and be able to quickly contact police, fire, or medical emergency help when the need arises. The local police and fire departments of the City of Wickliffe have immediate access to the campus. The facility is in compliance with fire and safety codes and the campus is regularly inspected for safety.

Meals in the Student Dining Room

Non-resident students are welcome to take meals in the Student Dining Room. To indicate the meals desired, students are asked to sign the sign-in book located in the Student Dining Room if they plan to eat a meal on a regular basis. Otherwise, for lunch, please call the receptionist before 9:00 A.M. the same day (Lunch is at 12:30 P.M.). Dinner is served at 6:00 P.M. Meal tickets may be purchased at the front desk. Students may also help themselves to beverages and coffee from the kitchen annex. Please use appropriate lids on the provided containers for transporting beverages to the lounge or classrooms.

Bulletin Board

The Bulletin Board for Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology is located outside the Student Dining Room. This Bulletin Board provides the essential communication for St. Mary students at the CPL. Class schedules, classroom assignments, registration announcements, exam schedules, weekly liturgy schedules, recreational information, etc. are all posted on this Bulletin Board. Students should check the Bulletin Board for important announcements each visit to the seminary. Persons wishing to post an announcement should contact the Academic Dean.

Texts for class

Saint Mary Seminary issues a book list on line at www.stmarysem.edu. Students should contact the individual professors if they have difficulty obtaining a certain textbook. At times, you may need to order directly from the publisher (i.e. NCCB, NCEA, Liturgical Press, etc.). Saint Mary Seminary also cooperates with Henninger’s, Inc. Students registered for courses may contact Henninger’s preceding the beginning of the session to ascertain book accessibility. Students are expected to have the necessary texts and materials for the first class. All accounts, returns, or exchanges will be handled through Henninger’s and according to the store policy.

Professional Appearance and Attire

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology prepares men and women for formal ministry in the Church.  Therefore personal appearance and attire should reflect ministry standards.  Commuter students are expected to dress modestly and respectfully and be well groomed for class and while on campus. Seminarians follow the house dress code and guidelines in the Handbook. The administration and faculty reserve the right to determine whether a student’s appearance is acceptable.


Cell phones should be turned off or switched to vibrate when carried into the building. Please do not disrupt a class lecture or discussion by taking a phone call. If it is an emergency call, please quietly leave the classroom.

Cancellation of classes

An individual professor due to weather, illness, or special circumstances may cancel a class. Students are called at their preferred contact number once the Dean’s office has been notified. If classes are cancelled due to weather, then information is available at the main switchboard (440-943-7600). If a student is unable to attend class due to weather conditions, he/she should notify his/her professor directly. The student will not be penalized due to a bad weather absence, but he/she is responsible for making up the work and obtaining notes for the class.

Leave of Absence

A student may request a leave of absence from the program for one year. The student needs to speak with the Academic Dean to obtain permission. The student must put the request in writing so that it can be placed in their academic file. During the leave the student is considered enrolled in the program but will not be charged tuition or fees. Library privileges are not revoked and communication is encouraged with the program director, mentor and colleagues. After the one-year leave, the student must register in the proximate semester or may be asked to withdraw from the program. Any outstanding fees or tuition payments will need to be paid in full.

Seminary Activities and Events

Non-resident Students are welcome to participate in the various activities and events of St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, as designated throughout the year. Community building events such as the Mullen Lecture, Jewish-Catholic dialogue; as well as other events are listed on the academic calendar.

Thank You for Not Smoking

The Center for Pastoral Leadership is a non-smoking facility. There is to be NO smoking within 50 feet of any CPL building. Smoking is not permitted in any courtyard.