Campus Ministry

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Campus Ministry is a Catholic-based ministry that serves students of all faiths. We provide a welcoming community atmosphere, peer support, and education of spirituality, social justice, and religion. 

Campus ministry encourages lay leadership, faith ownership and social justice outreach. Spiritual growth in college is pivotal, and an enthusiastic and vibrant community for students to share and develop in faith together will help create a great foundation for that growth. 

All that we do begins with a belief in something, and it is faith that unites us in community. As a community, we nourish each other and that love will pour out to those around us in the form of social justice.  

SMWC’s campus ministry program is a balance between tradition and progress. We draw from the rich history of The Woods, but we don’t dwell on it. We use it to propel us forward and continue looking for new and exciting opportunities for students.

To learn how we are accomplishing this with God’s grace, please follow SMWC Campus Ministry on Facebook or @SMWCCampusMin on Twitter!

Andrea Beyke, the campus minister, can be reached at ext. 5244 or by email at  The Campus Ministry Office is located on the main floor of Le Fer Hall, room 149A. 

Alt Spring Break Trip
Appalachia Alternative Fall Break - Download Application

Our volunteer work will be through Nazareth Farm in Salem, West Virginia.  We will be devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service addressing substandard housing by providing home repair.

The cost will be $300. Applications are due Tuesday, September 6th.

Appalachia Alternative Fall Break - Download Application

We will take time to volunteer through the St. Bernard Project assisting the estimated 6,000 families who owned homes before Hurricane Katrina but still do not have the funds or resources necessary to rebuild.

The cost will be $300 to cover transportation, lodging, volunteer materials, and food. Applications are due Tuesday, September 27th.

Applications can be emailed to Andrea Beyke at or dropped off at 138 Le Fer Hall.