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March 2021

COVID-19 Spring Break Reminders

With the new COVID variants, health experts are asking college students to reconsider travel plans. Here are some dos and don’ts for Spring Break to share and discuss with your student(s).  

stoplight. - Center for Well Being

EmpowerU – Resilience Training

Is your student feeling overwhelmed? EmpowerU is an online course to help find balance, cope with daily challenges, and regain motivation and resilience.  Learn more about this program and available support.

EmpowerU logo. - Empower U

Academic Counseling Updates

We will soon reach the one-year milestone of virtual and (safe) in-person learning. Thank you to all parents and family for your added support this past year. Read updates about midterm exams, summer & fall registration, and tutoring to share with your student(s). 

word art of academic learning words. - Academic Counseling

Dining Hours Over Spring Break

Encourage your student to plan ahead for meals during spring and Easter break. Dining Services will have modified hours beginning Friday, March 26 through Monday, April 5. Your student can get more information on the dining services page on the website. 

plate of food. - Dining Services

Study Tips for Midterms

With midterms fast approaching, read about 5 great study tips to share with your student(s).

sign that reads, Keep Calm and Study for Exams. - Center for Student Achievement

Financial Aid COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources are available to help student loan borrowers and families navigate the options available during the COVID-19 national emergency.

sign that reads Student Loans! - Financial Aid

2021 Graduation and Commencement

Details regarding commencement 2021 ceremonies are not yet available. As soon as we have the guidance and data to determine how to safely celebrate our graduates, ceremony details will be posted on the Commencement 2021 website.

Tommie mascot dressed in graduation cap and gown. - 2021 Graduation and Commencement

Residence Life Updates

Learn more about the on-campus housing self-selection process, preparing residence hall rooms for spring break, and summer housing options.

resident hall with students. - Residence Life Updates

STEP into the Neighborhood

The Student-Tenant Education Program (STEP) helps students learn hard and soft skills for living in the neighborhoods around campus. This class is designed to provide students with fundamental resources and knowledge about living off campus.

Aerial view of St. Thomas- St. Paul campus - Neighborhood Relations

Study Abroad 2022 Program Updates

Learn about London Business Semester information sessions and important J-Term 2022 study abroad dates to share with your student(s).

London tower bridge. - Office of Study Abroad

Doing Good with CCG: Tommie’s Closet

Morgan Ronsen, Ashoka U Changemaking Fellow and co-founder of Tommie’s Closet, shares how students are leading the way on campus with their innovative sustainability efforts and how your student can get involved.

donated clothing hanging on a rack. - Center for the Common Good

Career News

Highlights of upcoming career workshops, career fairs and alumni panel events are shared to help your student(s) learn, discern, and move ahead in their career planning.

Career Development logo. - Career Development

St. Thomas is a First-Gen Forward Institute

The University of St. Thomas has been recognized as an institution of higher education that demonstrates a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. If your student is a First-Generation college student, encourage them to explore programming available to them.



Logo of First Gen Forward. - First Gen