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January 2022

COVID Preparation for Spring Semester

We are taking key steps to keep our campus safe this spring – share these steps with your student to help keep everyone healthy.

Center for Well Being Covid Toolbox ideas: wear a mask, get tested, keep a 6-foot distance, avoid crowds, vaccine & booster, wash hands. - COVID Preparation for Spring Semester

Student Engagement Opportunities

Encourage your student to explore campus activities by attending the Spring Activities Fair and/or connecting with a Tommie Engagement Consultant.

students on campus. - Student Engagement Opportunities

First Week Back Events

Students are encouraged to join the events scheduled for the First Week Back.

the First Week Back sign. - First Week Back Events

Crisis Services

Sometimes students need additional support to get through a particularly stressful event or time. Learn about services available to your student through Counseling and Psychological Services.

crisis phone line for 24/7 Crisis Phone Counseling 651-962-6750, Option 4. - Crisis Services

Study Abroad Fair

Remind your student to attend the Study Abroad Fair on February 10. Program representatives and St. Thomas staff will be available to discuss the many possibilities for Tommies to learn and travel!

students in a foreign country. - Study Abroad Fair

Career News

Read about upcoming career fairs, how to acquire professional attire, and more!

the Career Development Center logo. - Career News

Residence Life Updates

Learn more about the housing re-application and selection process for 2022-23 which is underway and tips as your student(s) prepare for returning to life on campus for the spring semester.

students gathered around a table in a community space on campus. - Residence Life Updates

Black History Month

Read about the events offered on campus honoring the heritage of the nation’s African-Americans and celebrating their impact on our past and present.

Black History Month sign. - Black History Month

STEP Into the Neighborhood

Is your on-campus Tommie planning to move off campus next year? The Student-Tenant Education Program (STEP) will help them navigate this change – a bigger one than many students realize!

areal view of St. Thomas and the surrounding area. - STEP Into the Neighborhood

COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Federal Student Loans Extended

The U.S. Department of Education announced an additional extension of the federal student loan payment pause. Learn how this impacts student loan borrowers.

a tree growing in a pot filled with coins. - COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Federal Student Loans Extended

Selim Center for Life-Long Learners

Check out programming for those 50 and older. Virtual offerings can keep you engaged in learning and safe at home this winter. In-person programming resumes in the spring.

adult learners listening to a presentation. - Selim Center for Life-Long Learners