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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.