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October 2020

Flu Shot Clinic

Remind your student that getting their flu shot this year is more important than ever. It takes only minutes to protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu. 

Flu Shot Clinic reminder. - Flu Shot Clinic

2021-2022 FAFSA Now Available

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available for students to complete. While you can complete the application now, student awards will not be determined until April.

hands pointing to computer screen. - 2021-2022 FAFSA Now Available

Tutoring, Midterms, and More!

Learn about how you can support your student in preparing for their midterm exams, tutoring options, and upcoming academic dates and deadlines.

decorative Midterm sign. - Tutoring, Midterms, and More!

Residence Life Updates

October can be a time in which roommates may need to revisit their roommate agreement. Students are encouraged to engage in dialogue around the issues they are facing as roommates. This is also the time when students start thinking about housing for the 2021-22 academic year. We anticipate terrific on-campus housing options for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

two students holding up tee shirts - Residence Life Updates

Safety Precautions Off Campus

The neighborhoods around our St. Paul campus are relatively safe, but students can’t be too careful. With days getting shorter, streets are darker earlier at night. Review these safety precautions with your student.

bike and walking path along the Mississippi River. - Safety Precautions Off Campus

Depression Screening Available

Is your student feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? They don’t have to.

depression screening poster. - Depression Screening Available

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Office of Study Abroad will be hosting virtual information sessions for Business majors/minors and students interested in the Fall 2021 Rome Empower Program. Encourage your students to join us!

two students walking across a bridge in Rome. - Study Abroad

Research Opportunities

October is a great time for students to start on the path to an independent research experience. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) hosts several signature virtual events this month to connect new and experienced student researchers and faculty mentors. All students are invited to get to know and join the St. Thomas research community.

four student researchers. - UROP

Career Corner

This issue highlights upcoming special-topic career workshops, employer events, and the upcoming Government & Nonprofit Career Fair.  It’s all virtual! 

the Career Development Center logo. - CAREER CORNER

Doing Good with CCG: Time to Vote!

Find support and resources so you and your student can be prepared and informed voters.

hands raised in the air. - CCG

Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Programs

As our academic year continues throughout the fall, one of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Services (SDIS) key programming months is our celebration of Pride Month and focusing on the civil rights history of the LGBTQ+ community.

a Pride Flag. - Student Diversity and Inclusion Services

Fowler Business Concept Challenge

The St. Thomas Fowler Business Concept Challenge is awarding up to $87,000 in scholarships this year. All your student needs is to come up with a business or service idea that solves a problem, and submit a five page paper about it and they could be well on their way to one of many scholarships!

scholarship winner with scholarship donor and the president of St. Thomas. - Fowler Business Concept Challenge

Celebrate Your Student

The Campus Store has care packages available for you to order for your student.  Remind your student you care about them with a "Thinking of You Care Package" or send them a special treat on their birthday.  Gift Cards to the Campus Store are also available for purchase online.

birthday care package. - Campus Stores