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May 2021

COVID-19 Campus Updates

Stay up to date on the most recent communications surrounding COVID-19 that impact the St. Thomas community.  Read about mask requirements, vaccinations, and university-sponsored travel.

the lower quad on the St. Paul campus. - COVID-19 Campus Updates

Sleeves Up, Tommies! COVID Vaccine on Campus

Widespread vaccinations are essential to putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and the best path toward returning to a more normal way of living, learning, and working on campus.


a COVID-19 promotion that says the best tools to Stop the Pandemic are Cover, Distance, and Vaccinate. - COVID Vaccine on Campus

Residence Life Updates

As your student’s move-out date approaches, please remind them that Residence Life and Facilities Management value sustainability. We encourage sustainable living practices by providing donation bins in each residence hall for donations.

students posing in front of balloons that spell out spring. - Residence Life Updates

Off-Campus Green Move-Out Initiative

Students in the neighborhood will have the opportunity to dispose of or donate items on campus as they move out. It’s all about sustainability!

sustainable move-out options. - Off-Campus Green Move-Out

Academic Counseling Student Resources

Final exams are right around the corner.  Your student(s) might be feeling stress or panic; you can remind them of the resources St. Thomas offers to help them succeed. Read about important dates and deadlines for Spring and Summer terms.

a student writing in a notebook. - Academic Counseling

Summer Learn to Live Extended Resources

Is taking control of emotional well-being a priority for your student, but your student isn’t sure where to start? Learn to Live, a cognitive behavioral therapy program, offers free and fast assessments so your student can learn their mental health numbers.

a sign that says How are you feeling? - Learn to Live Extended Resources for the Summer

Commencement 2021

St. Thomas is excited for the return of in-person commencement ceremonies to celebrate the class of 2021! Stay up to date on Commencement 2021 details. 

St. Thomas mascot, Tommie the Tomcat, in graduation regalia. - Commencement 2021

Commencement Mass

Campus Ministry is happy to offer a Commencement Mass for all our graduating students.

the interior of the St. Paul Cathedral. - Commencement Mass

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

a person's hands typing on a laptop. - Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

SNAP Benefit Changes

Congress has recently expanded SNAP benefits (food stamps) for college students. More students may be eligible based on 2020-21 or 2021-22 FAFSA results.

a color plate of vegetables. - SNAP Benefit Changes

Career Development News

Read about tips to help your student get organized and prepared for interviews, internships, and job searches.

the Career Development Center logo. - Career Development

J-Term 2022 Study Abroad

The regular application period for J-Term 2022 study abroad is now open

a group of students in Rome. - Study Abroad

Doing Good with CCG

Our Tommies Together Volunteer Center Intern, Katrina Riba, is back with a recap of The BIG Event, which provided over 100 Tommies with the opportunity to volunteer across the Twin Cities.

students preparing to volunteer at the BIG Event. - Doing Good with CCG