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November 2021

Advent Morning of Recollection

Join us for a morning of reflection and renewal on December 11.

candles glowing. - Advent Morning of Recollection
Upcoming Events

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 available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

the Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus. - Parent & Family Handbook

Dining Services Thanksgiving Break Hours

If your student is staying on campus over the Thanksgiving break remind them of reduced dining service hours.

a cooked turkey on a serving platter. - Dining Services Thanksgiving Break Hours

Increase Sleep and Increase Grades

Successfully preparing for final exams is a process that starts weeks before the first exam begins and attending to mental and emotional health is vital for absorbing and remembering new material. 

a person sleeping. - Increase Sleep and Increase Grades

Breaks & Vacations

Are you planning a trip or wondering when your student is done for the semester? The Academic Calendar provides helpful information for families.

of a calendar page. - Breaks & Vacations

Grubhub Deliveries Using eXpress Account

When your student links their Grubhub and Tommie eXpress accounts, they will get free Grubhub+ until they graduate, which includes unlimited free deliveries.

Grubhub logo. - Card Office

Academic Counseling Updates

Tips to help your student finish the semester strong.

eyeglasses set on an open book. - Academic Counseling

Residence Life Updates

Whether your student is staying on campus or returning home during the Thanksgiving break learn what your student needs to do to prepare for the break. Thanksgiving break is a great time to start the discussion about housing for the 2022-23 academic year.

Students at a corn maze. - Residence Life Updates

Ready for Neighborhood Life?

Is your Tommie a current second- or third-year student who is considering living off campus next academic year?  Promote “Renter 101”!

students raking a yard. - OCSL

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment

It was one year ago that the Land Acknowledgment Committee completed and submitted the University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment.

campus in the fall. - SDIS

National Native American Heritage Month

Read how your student can get involved in activities in support of National Native American Heritage Month.

logo for National Native American Heritage Month. - National Native American Heritage Month

Study Abroad Upcoming Events & Deadlines

The priority deadline for our Fall 2022 Rome Empower program is December 1. Students interested in studying abroad can meet with an Office of Study Abroad Peer Advisor to explore opportunities.

two students walking in Europe. - Study Abroad Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Doing Good with CCG: Academic Community Engagement

Is your student interested in engaging with community work? Suggest that they register for an Academic Community Engagement (ACE) course so they can advance the common good in the community. 

students on a tour. - Doing Good with CCG: Academic Community Engagement

Career News

Check out career-related events and encourage your student to attend.

Career Development Center logo. - Career News

Athletic Events

St. Thomas Athletics has games and events on campus and away. Take in a game with your student to cheer on the Tommies! Tickets and schedules are found online.

rugby team players. - Athletic Events