Annual Department Events

Every year, the Economics Department hosts multiple social events for current econ majors and minors, professors, and emeriti. Chili Fest occurs during the Fall Semester while Senior Send Off takes place during the Spring.

Chili Fest

The Annual Chili Fest is an event hosted by the St. Thomas Economics Professors. Students are welcome to taste a variety of different chilies made by the St. Thomas Economics Professors, and vote for their favorite. The Chili Fest is a great opportunity for students and faculty to connect beyond the classroom. The event is held in the Hearth Room on the third floor of the student center towards the end of fall semester.  

Senior Send Off

All econ faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the graduation of our economics majors and minors.  The celebration is hosted in the UST bowling alley near the end of the spring semester.