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Student Life

Making College Your Own

Discover your Passions. Create your Future.

Learning and living happen together for Tommies. We offer an incredibly diverse variety of classroom experiences and extracurricular activities, as well proximity to one of the most progressive metropolitan areas in the U.S.

You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with faculty, staff and mentors. You’ll make connections and experience St. Thomas through student clubs, research labs, intramural and club sports, residence hall events, and on-campus jobs.

When you’re ready to explore further, come see the Twin Cities. Enjoy a legendary fine arts community, fantastic choices in cuisine, a vibrant nightlife and music scene, great shopping, the beautiful outdoors, and much more.

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Living on Campus

When you're starting out, campus living is the best way to become part of the St. Thomas community. It's easy to get to know people when they live right down the hall. And you can always find a partner for concerts, games, activities and meals.

When you live here, we help you make it feel like home.

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Get Involved

Learning is at the heart of your college education, but there is a lot more to life at St. Thomas. One hundred forty student clubs are waiting for you to join them. There’s a walkable neighborhood lined with cafes and shops, all waiting to be explored.
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Inclusion and Diversity

We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming university to all people at the university. There are great ways to get involved and explore unique new experiences.
Learn more about Inclusion and Diversity
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Support and Well-Being

We have a conviction to personal attention. Our Center for Well-Being has a full array of physical and mental health resources to help you create a healthy and productive lifestyle.
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Campus Ministry

St. Thomas is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes students of all faiths. We encourage students to explore and grow in their faith and honor their diverse religious traditions.
Learn more about Campus Ministry
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Creating a healthier Earth for generations to come is a top priority for the University and the Office of Sustainability which integrates community sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses.
Learn more about Sustainability at St. Thomas
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Career Services

As you move forward on your career pathway, we are here to help. We provide individualized career development services and resources to help you with internships, mentoring, job leads, resumes and interviews.
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About the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis double your options, with two vibrant downtowns and the best parks of any cities in America. If you’re looking for an urban experience with entertainment, dining, shopping and arts venues, we’ve got it. If you love nature and the outdoors, we’ve got that, too. Our St. Paul campus borders the Mississippi River and miles of trails connect you to Minneapolis’ famous chain of lakes. In addition, with multiple Fortune 500 companies headquartered here, you’ll have access to ample internship and job opportunities.

About Our Campuses

St. Thomas offers unique opportunities and experiences at our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy. Each campus has a different vibe, but overall, as a Tommie you get the classic college campus experience.

Living and studying in an urban environment such as downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul allows you to build professional connections and gain potential job opportunities at large corporations and local businesses. You also get to indulge in each city's art, food and entertainment scenes.