February Parent & Family Newsletter

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February 2021

COVID-19 Campus Guidelines Update

Sunday, Feb. 14, marked the end of our two-week “quiet period” to start the semester, and we accordingly began to loosen some restrictions. Stay up to date on the latest communications on COVID-19.

campus in the winter. - COVID-19 Campus Guidelines Update

Staying Safe and Slowing the Spread

While we are anxiously awaiting our turn for the COVID vaccine we must not let our guard down on COVID prevention. Share these reminders with your student to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our community.

sign reminding students to cover up. - COVID-19 mitigation

Academic Counseling News & Notes

We have good reminders for your student(s) as they dive into spring semester. Encourage them to use the resources available to them.

a student studying. - Academic Counseling

Center for Student Achievement is a Resource

The Center for Student Achievement (CSA) website on One St. Thomas has a wealth of information for your student.  Encourage your student to check out the new Chat feature to get their questions answered quickly!

Center for Student Achievement new chat feature. - Center for Student Achievement is a Resource

Housing Applications 2021-22

Housing applications are due on March 7 by 11:59pm. Only students who complete the free application will be able to participate in the housing self-selection process. Additional benefits for returning students are included in this month's update.

Student moving into a residence hall. - Residence Life Updates

Center for Well-Being Health Services

Has your student deferred important primary care appointments? It’s time to make an appointment at the Center for Well-Being. We offer telehealth and in-person primary care appointments.    

Center for Well-Being we're open sign. - Health Services

STEP into the Neighborhood

The Student-Tenant Education Program (STEP) helps students learn to live in the urban, family-oriented neighborhoods around campus. Parents welcome, too!

aerial view of the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus. - STEP into the Neighborhood

Campus Life Activities for Students

This spring there will be a variety of both virtual and in-person events as permitted. Please continue to encourage your student to explore Tommie Link to explore activities and clubs.

Campus Life Activities Fair advertisement. - Campus Life Activities for Students

Study Abroad Program Announcements

Learn about new study abroad and global online program offerings for your Tommie.

students on a tour abroad. - Study Abroad Program Announcements

Career Development Center News

The Career Development Center has many ways for students to connect with employers to learn about internship & career opportunities. Many recruiting events are happening this spring.

the Career Development office logo. - Career Development

Tutor-Mentor: A St. Thomas Family Tradition

Katrina Riba, Student Co-Director of the Tutor-Mentor Program, profiles longtime Tutor-Mentor Amy Lippman.  Read further to learn more about the program and how your student might get involved!

of tutor-mentor Amy Lippman. - Center for the Common Good

Free Tax Preparation Help Available for Students & Families

Many services offer free preparation and tax advice for those filing returns for 2020. Sites are available across Minnesota and the country now.

tax forms. - Tax Help