Traditions

As one of the top Midwest universities, St. Thomas is very rich in tradition. Wouldn't you be, if you were more than 125 years old?

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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Purple University of St. Thomas bags have long been a Minnesota State Fair staple, and this year they're getting a new twist.
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Jamie Bernard '17   author
For decades, the St. Thomas community had a unique way of celebrating winter.
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Jamie Bernard '17   author
Each year during July, over a thousand incoming St. Thomas freshmen attend first-year orientation to learn what it means to be a Tommie.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The Saint John Vianney's annual Wiffle Ball World Series is a marquee event on the "God Quad" of St. Thomas' north campus, complete with national anthem, root beer floats and a championship trophy.
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Kate Metzger   author
For a second year in a row, the community will come together for a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack with a goal of packing more than 100,000 meals for starving children around the world.
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Lauren Schaffran '17   author
The St. Thomas swimming and diving teams hit the pool again this year for the Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research.
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Alyssa Adkins   author
For the past seven years, St. Thomas Libraries have rallied students to donate to local food shelves.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
Through nearly four decades January Term has been a tradition at St. Thomas – and also carries the tradition of consistently being debated.
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Alyssa Adkins   author
Over the years, St. Thomas students have raised more than $500,000 during Up 'til Dawn to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
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Alyssa Adkins   author
Originally started for the St. Thomas football team by Father William Baer, former rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, Last Chance Mass is a Sunday evening service that welcomes students from across campus.
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