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Read a welcome from Interim President Vischer as we start the academic year and learn how St. Thomas supports your students.
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 Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Phone counseling is available to students in need 24/7 for no charge. Included in this service is consultation for parents and guardians.
The Center for Well-Being reminds you to send your student back to college with a first aid kit. Learn about items to pack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the benefits of your student having an on-campus job in dining services.
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.
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.
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