St. Paul's Newman Center project in Fargo to break ground in Spring 2019

by St. Paul's Newman Center

St. Paul's Catholic Newman Center, located across from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus in Fargo, will break ground on its new chapel and student center project this spring. The new facility will be located at the Newman Center's current location at 12th Avenue North and North University Drive.

The $21.5 million facility will feature a 450 seat basilica style chapel, a student commons area that will include a library, classroom, coffee shop, a two-story ministry center which will include an administration space, and facilities for the students. It will also include a music room, a grand ballroom that can seat 350, and an 88 bed faith¬ based student housing complex that will include a discernment hall.

Benefactors from across North Dakota and the United States have so far contributed $18,044,078.54, as the fundraising continues toward the $21.5 million goal. The bisonCatholic capital campaign went public on October 22, 2016.

The St. Paul's Newman Center has served the spiritual and formative needs of NDSU since 1928 as part of a collaborative effort to build a broad-based value in NDSU, increase the quality and caliber of university life, and form future leaders for the life of the Church and state. The Newman Center has served that mission in its current facility for 61 years, but with progress and an increasing student population at NDSU, the successful mission of the Newman Center has outgrown the space. The new facility is scheduled to be completed within a two year build cycle.

The St. Paul's Newman Center wishes to thank so many who have made tremendous sacrifices to bring this facility and nationally recognized faith based programming to the service of the students, faculty, and administration of NDSU.

For those who would like to find out more about the project, the design and site plan, program offerings, or contribute to the campaign, please contact one of the Newman Center's development team by visiting