Welcome new students to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 4

The Academic Counseling staff and the Student Orientation and Registration Team invite you to welcome first-year students to St. Thomas at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, on the St. Paul campus quadrangle.

The new students will begin their career at St. Thomas with a ceremonial procession through the arches – a tradition begun last year. All students, faculty and staff are invited line the walkway from the arches to Schoenecker Arena to applaud the new students.  Come as you are or wear your favorite UST gear.

First-year students will meet their orientation team leaders outside the arches right around 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin shortly afterwards with an introduction and fanfare. The admissions staff will lead the first-year students through the arches to Schoenecker Arena for the Deans’ Address, which begins at 10 a.m. Opening remarks will be given by the Rev. Jeff Huard, followed by Marla Friederichs, associate vice president for enrollment services; Dr. Thomas Connery, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Karen Lange, interim dean of student life.

All are welcome to join the new students for the Deans’ Address.

Questions? Contact Lange, (651) 962-6053; Dr. John Krebsbach, (651) 962-6300; or the Student Orientation and Registration office, (651) 962-6047.