StThomasPARENT Newsletter

Winter break is a great time to talk about study abroad

The Office of Study Abroad encourages parents to talk with their son or daughter about plans to study abroad. Early planning can ensure that they will fulfill major, minor or core credits all while staying on track to graduation.

Tommies Unplugged

The Wellness Center, in collaboration with the Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, is introducing Tommies Unplugged to the St. Thomas campus this Spring. This initiative strives to teach students how to use technology more mindfully; increasing productivity, individuality, communication, and other skills necessary for growth and creativity both during school and after graduation. Speakers, events, and a technology-free challenge will keep the St. Thomas community aware of technology usage.

Helping the Next Generation Understand Wealth

 As a family business, whether or not you have significant wealth, people often assume you do. This can be challenging for all family members to deal with.

Tommies Give Day Returns

Tommie Give Day 2015 was a call to action for the entire St. Thomas community – alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff members, and friends. With no expectations of how the day would evolve, Tommie Give Day raised more than $400,000 from over 1,300 donors.

Application deadline approaching for Rome CORE and London Business Semester programs

 The Office of Study Abroad reminds students to apply by the December 2, 2016, deadline for priority application to both the Rome CORE Semester and London Business Semester programs for Fall 2017.

Health Services

Flu shots are still available! Travel Clinic appointments available for students traveling abroad.

The View

Did you know there are more than eight food stations in The View?

Career Corner

Registration for the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair opens in November! Plus, time to register for J-Term and Spring classes & choose majors!

Is your student thinking about living off campus next year? Mark your calendar!

Off-Campus Student Services offers Renter 101 and Student Tenant Education Programs.

Tommie Give Day

 It is our 2nd annual Tommie Give Day today – it is a campus-wide and total St. Thomas community event with parents, students, alumni and friends joining in. Join us! We are striving to exceed last year’s event which raised more than $400,000 from over 1,300 donors.

November is National Scholarship Month

Most college scholarships have deadlines that fall between December and May. To help you prepare, the Financial Aid Office has put together some tips that may help your student with the scholarship search and application process.

Thanksgiving Program and Error Correction

The Thanksgiving program through OISS still needs volunteers. If you have signed up and did not receive a confirmation please sign up again, there was a small error in the survey.

Tommies + SALT=Finanacially Educated

At the University of St. Thomas, we believe in giving your child a well-rounded education in and out of the classroom—and your help is critical to achieving this.   We’ve teamed up with American Student Assistance® (ASA) to offer Salt®, a comprehensive financial education program that helps students build financial skills for life.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Join Student Diversity & Inclusion Services and the Diversity Activities Board in celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

2016 Wellness Center Sleep Challenge

The Wellness Center Sleep Health Promotion Team Members put on a 20-day sleep challenge during October 2016. Through surveys distributed before and after the challenge, a great deal of data regarding sleep habits on-campus was collected. The results of the data and additional information about the challenge are included in this article.

Student Affairs Events

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