Saturday, September 28

Where to park:  You are invited to park in any of the surface parking lots, particularly Lot O on the South Campus.  Additional parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility at Grand and Cretin Avenues for a modest fee.

7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Hospitality/Registration Center open
Dean of Students Office, Room 241, Anderson Student Center


8:00 - 9:00 a.m - Morning Walk for Wellness
1st Floor Lounge, Murray-Herrick Campus Center

Start your day off with a light breakfast and morning walk.  Join staff members from Health Services and the Wellness Center for a walk around campus and along the Mississippi River including viewing some of the City of St. Paul sidewalk poetry.

Sponsored by Health Services  and the Wellness Center.


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - A Tradition of Academic Excellence: Lectures from Faculty 
Second Floor Classrooms, Murray-Herrick Campus Center

Faculty members have designed lectures for you to underscore the tradition of academic excellence at St. Thomas (choose one). 

The Relevance of the Core Curriculum: Global Warming as a Case Study  - MHC 204
Dr. Michael Jordan, Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies

By considering how the academic disciplines that form the core curriculum illuminate the multiple dimensions of global warning (selected as one among many topics that could be examined for this purpose), we will observe the ways in which the core curriculum displays both its inner coherence and its contemporary significance. Dr. Jordan will show how each course that students take to complete the core curriculum provides a particular kind of knowledge that is needed to understand this and other important issues of contemporary concern. In addition, the presentation will also show that the fullest understanding of such issues is available by being able to integrate theological, ethical, scientific, and other academic perspectives that enable us to seek appropriate resolutions that serve the common good.

Teaching Business at St. Thomas – MHC 205
Dr. Stephanie Grimm, Assistant Professor of Accounting

St. Thomas business majors learn to be proficient in professional areas such as accounting, finance, or marketing. In addition to developing professional knowledge, the St. Thomas business curriculum is designed to help students live up to the mission of the university to be “morally responsible leaders, who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good”.  Dr. Grimm will present how business is taught at St. Thomas in a manner that supports the mission of the university.


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  Tommie Shop open
First Floor, Anderson Student Center. 

Enjoy a 15% discount on UST apparel.


10:15 – 11:00 a.m. - Supporting Your Student's Success
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, 1st Floor Lounge

Join Dr. Jane Canney, Vice President for Student Affairs, and staff members from Financial Aid, Student Employment, Academic Counseling and Support, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career Development Center, Campus Ministry and the Dean of Students Office will be available in a forum setting to answer your questions about for successfully supporting your student at the University of St. Thomas.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Annual Brat and Chili Fest sponsored by the Parent Network
John P. Monahan Plaza
Rain Site: Scooter's, First Floor, Anderson Student Center

Join Dr. Julie Sullivan, UST President; Dr. Susan Huber, Executive Vice President and Provost, and members of the Parent Network for a Family Weekend tradition. Meet our mascot, Tommie and enjoy the festive atmosphere, good company, and great food. Food and beverage are purchased on site and prices are as follows:

Burger / chips / soda $6.00
Veggie burger / chips / soda $6.00
Brat / chips / soda $6.00
Chili / fixings / soda $6.00
Hot dog / chips / soda $5.00


11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Loft (ASC Third Floor) will feature Izzy’s Ice Cream, Starbucks espresso and coffee drinks, and fresh fruit smoothies.


1:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. St. Mary's
South Campus Soccer Field

No tickets required


1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Campus Art Walking Tour:  Architecture of St. Thomas
Meet outside the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

No tickets required


1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Paws for Learning Pet Therapy
John P. Monahan Plaza

Back by poplular demand!  If you miss your four-legged friend from home, come meet some lovable dog friends!  The dogs look forward to your hugs and attention.  Stop by and say hello.  Four-legged visitors from Paws for Learning are sponsored by the Wellness Center and Counseling and Psychological Services


2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Campus Art Walking Tour:  Outdoor Sculpture of St. Thomas
Meet on the southwest corner of Cretin and Summit Avenues

No tickets required


4:45 - 5:15 p.m.  -  Tour the Artwork within the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

Explore the artwork in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.  The chapel artwork not only expresses the meaning of the Christian faith and worship, it is also stamped by the history of the university.


5:30 p.m. - Mass
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Campus Way Family Reception
Campus Way, Second Floor, Anderson Student Center

Please join staff and students from Off-Campus Student Services, the Dean of Students Office, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, International Student Services, Campus Ministry and the American Museum of Asmat Art  for a reception prior to the Tonic Sol-fa concert.


7:30 p.m. -  13th Annual Rectors’ Bowl Flag Football Game
O'Shaughnessy Stadium, Palmer Athletic Field
No Tickets Required

The undergraduate and graduate seminaries compete at this annual event. Saint John Vianney JAXX vs. Saint Paul Seminary Sons of Thunder. 


8:00 p.m. - Tonic Sol-fa Concert
James B. Woulfe Alumni Center, Third Floor, Anderson Student Center
No tickets required

Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-fa has spent the past several years on the road carving its niche as the Midwest’s top vocal group. The New York Times described Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “a vocal kaleidoscope-unique to the human voice.” Part spontaneous interaction and part inventive production, a Tonic Sol-fa performance usually includes impromptu performances from audience members and it always showcases an all vocal sound. Sponsored by the Dean of Students.


9:00 p.m. –  Big Band Karaoke Night
Scooter's, First Floor, Anderson Student Center

Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a rock band?  If so, here is your chance!  Pick one of hundreds of songs to sing in front a band and live out those rock star dreams.

Sponsored by St. Thomas Activities & Recreation (STAR).

 

Weekend Schedule: Saturday

Contact Us

Phone
651-962-6460

Fax
651-962-6465

Email
USTFamilyWeekend@stthomas.edu