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August 2020

Student eBills and Financial Aid Disbursement

Student eBills will be sent August 24. Some financial aid funds may disburse after this date. Read more to learn how this can affect your student's bill.

calculator and paper - Student eBills and Financial Aid Disbursement

Tuition Insurance

The cost of an undergraduate education is a significant investment. Students that are hurt or become seriously ill and must withdraw due to medical reasons stand to lose thousands of dollars. Learn about an optional insurance plan that provides coverage options for tuition, academic fees, housing, and board when a student must withdraw due to a covered medical condition. 

the Arches at St. Thomas - Tuition Insurance

Family Handbook

This new resource contains helpful information for parents, family members, and loved ones on topics such as mental health, alcohol, relationships, and college culture.

a family with Tommie mascot - Family Handbook

Center for Well-Being

The Center for Well-Being reminds you to send your student back to college with a medical preparedness kit. 

first aid kit - Center for Well-Being

Fall 2020 Family Weekend Update

Join us for fun virtual events to celebrate Family Weekend, October 9-11, 2020.

Family Weekend 2020 Logo - Fall 2020 Family Weekend Update

Residence Life

As we prepare for the upcoming year, we know things will look a little different and Residence Life has been preparing with specialized move-in instructions for these times. Continue reading for more information on preparing for move-in, hall preparedness for COVID-19, and connecting with on-campus resources.

students moving into residence halls - Residence Life

Off-Campus Student Life

Neighborhood students have a special responsibility to help keep the campus community and the surrounding area COVID-free. Help us ensure we can reach your off-campus Tommie for safety reminders and other important news.
students on campus - Off-Campus Student Life

Campus Ministry Updates

The Iversen Center for Faith is now open. Students and the St. Thomas community can find the Campus Ministry offices, a room for prayer and meditation, meeting rooms, and a sacred art gallery within this beautiful new space.

the new Iverson Center for Faith - Campus Ministry Updates

Campus Stores

We are excited to show you what we have been up to for your safety and shopping convenience.

stack of textbooks - Campus Stores

Doing Good with CCG

The Center for the Common Good has been working hard since the advent of the pandemic to help students who want to engage in community work do so in a safe way. Learn more about how your student can get involved.

two girls painting an outside wall - Center for the Common Good

Career Corner

Updates on career services, possible employer activities, and a new virtual career fair for Minnesota private college students!

Career Development Center contact information - Career Corner

Freshman Innovation Immersion

Encourage your first-year student to join us at the annual Freshman Innovation Immersion! In this interactive, virtual event, incoming first-year students will learn methods of human-centered design in order to become a better creative thinker and collaborator. These are valuable skills that apply to any field of study and major, and they are a fun way to get to know new classmates.

post-its with ideas written on them arranged on a table - Freshman Innovation Immersion

Student Diversity & Inclusion Services

From the Making the Connection series to preparing for the fall activities, Student Diversity & Inclusion Services (SDIS) is moving forward to welcome new and returning students. Though we will be practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe this coming fall, we will be available to assist students as they engage in their studies.

students standing back to back and smiling at camera - Student Diversity & Inclusion Services

Study Abroad Planning 2021

Explore study abroad resources for incoming first-year students and learn more about upcoming study abroad deadlines. Students interested in the Rome Empower Program and London Business Semester can attend information sessions during Fall semester.

students in an international location - Study Abroad Planning 2021

Family Business Center

The St. Thomas Family Business Center brings family businesses from around our region together to learn, engage, and hold important conversations about being a family business. Join this unique learning community that’s free for families with a student at St. Thomas.

multi-generational family - Family Business Center