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August 2022

Interim President Vischer's Welcome

Read a welcome from Interim President Vischer as we start the academic year and learn how St. Thomas supports your students.

Interim President Rob Vischer. - Interim President Vischer's Welcome

Parent & Family Handbook

The Parent and Family Handbook contains helpful information for families including conversation starters, support services offered by St. Thomas, and topics such as mental health, alcohol, relationships, and college culture. The handbook is also available in HmongSomali, and Spanish.

a laptop. - Parent & Family Handbook

Tuition Insurance Plan

Families may wish to consider an optional Tuition Insurance Plan that provides coverage options for tuition, academic fees, housing, and board when a student must withdraw due to a covered medical condition. Coverage must be obtained prior to the end of the 14th calendar day of the term.

students working on a laptop. - Tuition Insurance Plan

Campus Life Opportunities

Learn about the many ways your student can get engaged in campus activities at the start and throughout the year. There is something for every student!

students on the lower quad. - Campus Life Opportunities

Welcome Days 2022

Our newest Tommies will engage in Welcome Days, our required new student engagement program from August 31 – September 6. This comprehensive educational and social program is designed to welcome and prepare our newest Tommies for success at St. Thomas. 

logo for Welcome Days 2022. - Welcome Days 2022

Residence Life Updates

Move-In 2022 is quickly approaching! Learn where to find information about move-in, the required Welcome Days for incoming first-year students, a volunteer opportunity for returning students, and how to connect with Residence Life on social media.

students pushing carts with their belongings as they move into their residence hall. - Residence Life Updates

24/7 Phone Counseling Service

Phone counseling is available to students in need 24/7 for no charge. Included in this service is consultation for parents and guardians. 

a person talking on a mobile phone. - 24/7 Phone Counseling Service

Back-to-Campus First Aid Kit

The Center for Well-Being reminds you to send your student back to college with a first aid kit. Learn about items to pack.

a first aid kit. - Back-to-Campus First Aid Kit

New Families Orientation

Parents and guardians of new students who missed the in-person orientation sessions (or would like to review a session!) are invited to view the Families of New Students webpage. Recordings of the sessions can be found in the Family Orientations section. 

students engaged at the new student information fair during orientation. - New Families Orientation

Campus Ministry Welcome

Read about how Campus Ministry supports your student to connect, encounter, and live. Learn about retreat offerings for your student and how personal attention is a primary goal of the team. 

a person sitting on a rock at sunset viewing a lake. - Campus Ministry Welcome

Study Abroad Upcoming Events & Deadlines

It is never too early for your student to start planning for studying abroad. Learn more about upcoming events, deadlines, and resources for students to start planning their study abroad experience.

a student standing on an overlook with a coastal town and ocean in the background. - Study Abroad

Student eBills & Fall Aid Disbursement

Learn more about student eBill and how as a parent or guardian to gain access to your student's bill and the timeline of the fall financial aid disbursement.

coins in a glass jar. - Student eBills & Fall Aid Disbursement

Family Weekend

This year's Family Weekend will be held October 7-9. Save the date to attend exciting events with your student. The Family Weekend website will be updated soon with information and the schedule of events. 

a family eating lunch on the quad during family weekend. - Family Weekend

Student Diversity & Inclusion Services Fall Programing

Check out the opportunities for your student to get involved on campus to support diversity, build inclusion, and promote social justice awareness, starting with an Ice Cream Social.

ice cream treats. - Student Diversity & Inclusion Services Fall Programing

Dining Services Job Opportunities

Learn about the benefits of your student having an on-campus job in dining services.

food being served at dining services. - Dining Services Job Opportunities

Career Resources & Events

Fall semester is a busy time for events and programs for students at all points in their career development. Resources offered through the Career Development Center can make things easier for students to navigate their search for internships and full-time positions.

the Career Development Center logo. - Career Resources & Events

Selim Center for Lifelong Learners

The Selim Center provides lifelong learning and intergenerational programming for people 40 and older. Check out the fall schedule. Parents and guardians of current students receive a 50% discount by using the code "Parent2022". This code expires on June 3, 2023.

adult learners attending an event on campus. - Selim Center for Lifelong Learners

St. Thomas Newsroom

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings at St. Thomas by subscribing to the Newsroom.  From Schools and Colleges to people and publications, the Newsroom will keep you in the know. 

the lower quad on campus with the fountain, American Flag, and library in the background. - St. Thomas Newsroom