Note: All Saint Mary Seminary Graduate School classes will be held either in the St. Anthony Center on the east side of the campus or in the main CPL Building. Watch for further information on your Populi Course profile for location of classes.
Book lists for the Spring Courses will be available through each student’s Populi profiles. No book lists will be posted here.
Classroom assignments in the St. Anthony Center or Main Building will be posted on the course profile after in early January. Health precautions currently in place, including masks and social distancing, continue into the Spring semester unless state protocols change.
Please see the “Academics” menu for General Academic Policies.
Please see Financial Policies page for Tuition cost and Financial Policies, including Refunds
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 seminarians and faculty only. Therefore, commuter students should confine their activities and movements within the main building to the Library and to the classrooms in the St. Anthony Center.
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.
Times on Campus
Master of Arts Students are welcome in the Center for Pastoral Leadership and St. Anthony Center facility from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. After 10:00 P.M. it is expected that non-resident students will have exited the building for the night.
Please consult the Library link in the main navigation for times and other information.
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.
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 notified by text of e-mail. 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.
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.