Explore Fair returns to lower quad St. Thomas Newsroom September 16, 2009 The Explore Fair returns to the lower quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Each fall the University of St. Thomas holds an Explore Fair at which local businesses show their products and services, and the internships they can offer to students. In addition to the information available from the businesses, look for free giveaways. In case of rain, the fair will move to Campus Square in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Explore Fair is sponsored by the Department of Campus Life.