Eclectic & Notable

Available to all University Club members and Executive Members of the Saint Paul Athletic Club

The University Club runs diverse programs throughout the year, and we are always adding to the calendar. Read below for more information about some of our Eclectic & Notable program series, and check out our Club Events Calendar, which always houses the most-up-to-date information about what's happening at the Club.



Our newest Club within the Club is the Garden Club. The Garden Club will meet between April and September to make plans for the beautification of the green spaces in the Club's backyard. This Club is open to all levels of gardeners!

Cass Gilbert Society

With interested parties including the Minnesota Historical Society, the Capital Area Architectural and Planning Board, the Cass Gilbert Society was formed in 1998. The society's mission is to preserve and enhance the nation's cultural heritage through advancing scholarship and appreciation of Cass Gilbert's contribution to American architecture. Gilbert is considered to be among the best of American architects and is also referred to as the father of the modern skyscraper. He designed many public buildings throughout America, including the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. In Minnesota, he is known for designing the State Capitol building and many private homes in the Historic Cathedral Hill District of Saint Paul.

Club Entrepreneur

Club Entrepreneur (St. Paul) is a community of business professionals who meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the University Club for networking, idea sharing and presentations from some of the Twin Cities' most respected innovators, catalysts and thought leaders.  During each lunch hour session, guests will have the chance to enjoy a meal, chat with peers and strengthen their network of personal and professional relationships.  The purpose behind each session is to provide attendees with the encouragement to go back to their offices more inspired, savvy and energized.

John Adams Society

The John Adams Society (JAS) holds various discussions and debates at the University Club of St. Paul throughout the year. This group exists to provide a forum for conservative political and philosophical debate, but it is not a political organization. At the present moment, the JAS has about 100 Members representing a broad spectrum of professions and varieties of conservative philosophies, even spanning political parties. Its membership includes lawyers, businessmen and women, MN legislators, students, scientists, and political activists, among others. Past guests at society debates have included members of the state legislature and candidates for high political office. The political philosophies represented in the Membership include traditionalists, libertarians, religious conservatives, free marketeers, and a great many other varieties of conservative thought which are difficult to cubbyhole. Debate topics are chosen so that a conservative could reasonably fall on either side of the issue. The John Adams Society tries to obtain a balance between political, issue-oriented topics, and those with a more philosophical bent.

Knitting Club

Knitting Club meets on the first Monday of each month. Knitters of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Ladies Night Out

One of our most popular nights of the year! Ladies Night presents an opportunity to shop and mingle at the University Club. Handcrafted items for home and holiday giving are for sale by local vendors, and a raffle supporting Hope Chest for Breast Cancer will take place during the evening. Ladies Night Out takes place in November.

Reach In Reach Out

Reach In-Reach Out explores wellness, fitness, mindfulness, and develops and implements volunteer activities for the University Club and Saint Paul Athletic Club members.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, the University Club organizes volunteer activities for our members to take part in.  We are always open to suggestions!