Tommie Traditions

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Sights and Sounds – Graduate Commencement

The annual March Through the Arches, undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies bring the St. Thomas community together to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2018. Sights and Sounds highlight...
Graduating seniors smile and laugh during the 2018 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on May 18, 2018 in St. Paul.

Sights and Sounds – Undergraduate Commencement

More than 1,300 undergraduate students officially became part of the St. Thomas alumni community on Saturday as the Class of 2018 received their degrees. O'Shaughnessy Stadium was filled with thousands more family, friends, faculty and staff as the university celebrated the accomplishments of so many Tommies.
Wiffle Ball World Series

Tommie Traditions: World Series of Wiffle Ball

The Saint John Vianney's annual Wiffle Ball World Series is a marquee event on the "God Quad" of St. Thomas' north campus, complete with national anthem, root beer floats and a championship trophy.

Tommie Traditions: January Term

Through nearly four decades January Term has been a tradition at St. Thomas – and also carries the tradition of consistently being debated.

Tommie Traditions: Up ’til Dawn

Over the years, St. Thomas students have raised more than $500,000 during Up 'til Dawn to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Last Chance Mass

Tommie Traditions: Last Chance Mass

Originally started for the St. Thomas football team by Father William Baer, former rector of St. John Vianney Seminary, Last Chance Mass is a Sunday evening service that welcomes students from across campus.

Tommie Traditions: School Spirit

What is a college campus without school spirit? Here are four ways the St. Thomas community supports its athletic teams: Caruso's Crew, Tailgating, Purple on the Plaza and Fanamaniac.
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Tommie Traditions: The Laugh Club

The club promoted pranks, laughter and, oddly enough, cross-country hitchhiking races as club members good-timed their way through college in the years following WW II. They also had a serious, studious side that would serve them well later in the professional world.