Welcome Days is a required comprehensive educational and social program designed to prepare incoming first-year students to succeed at St. Thomas. Below are the highlights of Welcome Days 2017.
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.
Community Engagement Day
Welcome to the Tommie family! 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.
Healthy Relationships with Dr. Carol Bruess
Dr. Carol Bruess, a nationally-recognized expert on creating healthy relationships by making careful and mindful choices, will engage the minds and imaginations of students as she answers their most pressing questions about healthy, honest intimacy. In her high-energy, high-passion style, Bruess will keep students on the edge of their seats while arming them with relationship tools they'll use over the next four years and beyond.
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.