On behalf of the Office for Mission, I would like to thank everyone involved in the fantastic start to our school year and the events of Welcome Week. We had wonderful participation from students, faculty and staff from the March Through the Arches, Interfaith Blessing, Opening Masses and picnic through the Minneapolis luncheon. The planning and preparations taken by many, many folks in our community – including the Opening Celebrations committee members listed below – were critical to the success of these events. Your work is appreciated. 

Mark Neuzil
Interim Vice President, Office for Mission
Minneapolis Committee:
Rosemary Barreto
Aaron Brown
Jess Durrant
Angela Dzik
Lynne Grams
Anne Hammel
LuAnn Hudson
Mavis Rubsam
Pat Sirek
Margaret Zawasky
St. Paul Committee:
Susan M. Anderson
Aaron Brown
Jim Brummer
Margaret Cahill
Bill Carter
Sarah Churchill
Angela Dzik
Todd Empanger
Jessica Gjerde
Bob Guggisberg
Rachel Harris
Rick Hendrickson
Josh Hengemuhle
Dave Lepp
Xander Moser
Miho Patani
Liz Pojar
Vanessa Ryan
Pat Sirek
Jerry Sweeney


Opening Celebrations at the University of St. Thomas consist of a number of different events during the first week of the 2014 academic year.   Events on the St. Paul campus are open to all students, faculty and staff, and preregistration is not required.  For a schedule of St. Paul events, click the appropriate link.

In Minneapolis, President Julie Sullivan will host a luncheon for Minneapolis faculty and staff.  For more information on this Minneapolis celebration, click the appropriate link.