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Let the Good Times ROAR: Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

Join us to celebrate all things St. Thomas for our annual Homecoming-Family Weekend, October 6-8, 2017.

Residence Life Welcomes New Students

The school year is off to an exciting start as students get comfortable in their rooms, meet new friends, and settle into a routine. Over the course of this month, staff in Residence Life and our colleagues in Student Affairs will be encouraging them to get involved on campus.

Proud to be First

If your student is the first in your family to attend college or if his/her parents did not complete a college degree, then we encourage your student to attend the First Gen Fuel Up!

Out of State Welcome Reception

St. Thomas welcomed the newest out of state and International students at the Out of State Welcome Reception helping our out of state students feel @home@stthomas!

The First Eight Weeks: Tommie Advantage

Encourage your student to participate in these programs designed to enhance their classroom experience.

Academic Counseling & Support September Update

Academic Counseling & Support lists important upcoming academic dates and deadlines for students, details useful study skills, and offers information on scheduling four-year-plans.

How the Financial Aid Office Communicates with your Student

With classes in session, the Financial Aid Office communicates exclusively with students by email. Learn more about how we communicate and how your student can designate you as a proxy in their account.

Office of Study Abroad Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Learn more about upcoming events and deadlines in the Office of Study Abroad. Students should look for more information on the Fall Study Abroad Fair, application deadlines and information sessions for London Business Semester and Shanghai Business Semester programs.

Student Diversity and Inclusion Services offers Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Join the Student Diversity and Inclusion Services office in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Events will take place throughout the month of September and October and we encourage you and your students to attend.

Career Corner

Upcoming Events in the Career Development Center.

Flu Clinics

Health Services offers upcoming Flu Clinics for students, faculty, and staff.

Homecoming and Family Weekend Annual Wellness 5K Run/Walk

Celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend with the Annual Wellness 5K Run/Walk! Looking for participants and volunteers!

Immunization Requirement

Health Services shares information about Minnesota's immunization requirements.

Center for Campus Ministry Blog

This is the first in a series of weekly blogs and podcasts that will go to our students. It describes the mission of the Center for Campus Ministry within the University of St. Thomas and biographical notes about its director, Father Larry Blake.

Seasonal Nature of Student Struggles

Students, no matter their age or year in college, experience varying levels of stress as they continue to grow and develop into the person they are becoming. Whether your student is new to the residence halls, living in off-campus housing for the first time, experiencing your family in a new way, or studying abroad in a new culture, there are changes to be negotiated and dealt with. These transitions usually follow a seasonal cycle.

Weekly Meditation Opportunities

The Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, the Office of Spirituality and the Wellness Center has multiple opportunities for students, faculty, the public and staff to engage in the practice of meditation. All sessions are free of charge and no previous experience is required. We encourage all to join, whether you currently practice or if you just need a break from the stress of everyday life.

Student Employment in Dining Services

This article lets parents know what a job in Dining Services can provide for their student.

Student Dining Board Plans and the Optional Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

Information on how the optional TRP coverage is applicable to refunds for board plans (in addition to tuition, fees, and on-campus housing).

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