Welcome Days Large Coupon

August 31 - September 4, 2018

Welcome Days is a required comprehensive educational and social program designed to prepare incoming first-year students to succeed at St. Thomas. 


Welcome Days Schedule

Get Excited for Welcome Days!

Great Tommie Get-Together

Open the year with this fun, get-to-know-you event. This is a fast-paced event where the entire first-year class gets to know each other in a hilariously fun environment.

- Center List - Great Tommie Get-Together

Community Engagement Day

Community Engagement Day is about living out our mission of advancing the common good. We will learn about our uniqe campus culture here at St. Thomas, the resources available in our Tommies Together Volunteer Center, and finally, meet with your choice of two community partners. Our community partners are a mix of non-profits, social innovators, and student organizations. Each offers numerous volunteer opportunities through the academic year and play a huge role in advancing the common good.

Students engaged in service - Center List - Community Engagement
Shaun Boothe

Live Your Legacy with Shaun Boothe

Shaun Boothe is an energetic and engaging performer and speaker who will be offering unique perspectives on stepping outside our comfort zones, being part of a welcoming and inclusive campus environment, and being invested in the wellbeing and success of one another.

Shaun Boothe - Center List - Shaun Boothe
Headphone Disco

Headphone Disco

Grab your imaginary microphone and dust off your dancing shoes for Headphone Disco! Participants listen to two different soundtracks only they can hear via wireless headphones. Dance, sing, or simply watch with amusement as others jam out to their respective songs in this lively event! 

headphone disco - Center List - Headphone Disco
Navigating Critical Conversations

Navigating Critical Conversations

College conversations can be tough, and that's okay. In this interactive session, you'll learn practical techniques for engaging in conversations in which the starting point is disagreement -- conversations in which you can have your say, be heard and learn about the people with whom you disagree. You'll have a chance to try out this new way of listening and talking during the session and then take what you learn into your St. Thomas experience -- both inside and outside the classroom.

Critical Conversations - Center List - Navigating Critical Conversations

March Through the Arches

Be a part of the time-honored tradition that welcomes you into the St. Thomas community! March Through the Arches is followed by a welcome assembly, interfaith blessing, and a picnic on the J. P. Monahan Plaza.

- Center List - March Through the Arches