April/May Newsletter

Academic Counseling Updates

Registration for fall 2024 began on April 16. Students must meet with their assigned advisors before registration to have their advising hold released so they can register for fall classes. Students can find their registration time-ticket in Murphy Online.

Study Abroad Commencement Stoles

Did your student(s) already journey beyond the arches? Study Abroad Commencement Stoles are now available for purchase for 2024 grads.

Finals Week

The last day of Spring 2024 classes is May 17, and final exams are May 21-24. Encourage your student to plan wisely for May 20, Study Day. Here are some tips on how to prepare for study day and final exam week.


Congratulations to the Class of 2024! We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of your student(s) on May 25-26. Commencement details can be found online.

Commencement Mass

Graduates and their families are invited to attend the Commencement Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m. This Mass of Thanksgiving is a time for our community to reflect and thank God for the many gifts and blessings bestowed upon our graduates.

Grad Fest

Encourage your graduating Tommie(s) to register for Grad Fest on TommieLink. Students will have the opportunity to pick up their caps, gowns, and tassels, as well as their Tommie Forever t-shirts. Various other activities are planned, and campus offices will share information. This event is May 3, from 12 to 6 p.m.

March Out of the Arches

Encourage your graduating Tommie(s) to kick off commencement weekend with March Out of the Arches on Friday, May 24, at 4 p.m. Graduates are encouraged to wear their TOMMIES FOREVER t-shirts and join their classmates. Family, friends, and St. Thomas community members are encouraged to gather on the Summit Avenue side of the Arches to cheer on the graduates. Students can register on TommieLink.

Proud To Be First Pinning Ceremony

First-generation undergraduate students will be honored for their achievement of baccalaureate degree completion at the Proud To Be First Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the lower level of Iversen Center for Faith. Encourage your student(s) to register on TommieLink. Friends and family are welcome to attend, and this ceremony will conclude before the March Out of the Arches.

Family Weekend

Save the date for Family Weekend, October 4-6. Join your student for a fun weekend on campus. View the Family Weekend page to see what is planned; more events will be added over the next few months.

J-Term Study Abroad Updates

Applications for J-Term 2025 study abroad are now available! Encourage your student(s) to register on TommieLink to attend a J-Term Group Advising session to learn important information regarding the application process, academics, finances, and more.

Heritage Month Events

Student Diversity and Inclusion Services invites you to encourage your student(s) to participate in our events throughout April and May to celebrate Diversity, Arab American and Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Months. Students can view and register for events on TommieLink.

Pray It Forward

Pray It Forward is an opportunity to join us for 15 minutes on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. to pause, gather online, and pray. The format includes the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday, a brief reflection, and an offering of intentions. Register to receive the link to join the sessions.

Sound Bath Meditation Experience

On May 15, the Claritas Initiative and the Center for Well-Being offer an immersive experience that “bathes” you in the beauty of sound. Waves of soft tones, shifting textures, and gentle rhythms connect you to sound and create a sense of peace, well-being, and connectedness to the world. All are warmly invited to attend this special event.

ADHD Assessments

Counseling and Psychological Services at the Center for Well-Being now offers ADHD Assessments for students. If your student(s) struggle(s) with paying attention, maintaining focus, executive functioning, or impulsive behaviors, they may benefit from seeing a trained psychologist for an evaluation. After an initial evaluation, they may be recommended for an ADHD assessment to determine what may be contributing to their challenges.

Residence Hall Move-Out

It's not too early to start thinking about move-out! Encourage your student(s) to review the email they received from Residence Life, which contains information to help them plan ahead.

Summer Housing

Encourage your student(s) staying in the area over the summer to consider living on campus. Information about summer housing is posted on our summer housing webpage.

Textbook Rental Return & Buyback

If your student(s) rented textbooks, remind them to return their books by May 24. The textbook buyback period is May 15-24. Information about rental return and buybacks is available through the Campus Store.