Tommie Traditions

President Sullivan hands out diplomas during the 9am commencement ceremony in O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul on May 22, 2021.

Sights and Sounds: 2021 Undergraduate Commencement and March Out of the Arches

Thanks to in-depth planning by university administration, faculty and key student representatives, in-person commencement ceremonies and March Out of the Arches returned this year.
President Julie Sullivan - State of the University
The St. Thomas 2025 logo.

St. Thomas 2025: New Priorities to Elevate Prominence

With the demographics of college-age students set to undergo radical shifts in the coming years, St. Thomas unveiled this week a bold five-year plan designed to propel the university into the country’s top echelon of Catholic higher ed institutions.
The sun shines through windows in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.

Photos of the Year – Mark Brown

It’s sometimes hard to remember that this year started out with a semblance of normalcy. Some students took J-Term study trips and sports teams were still competing into March as COVID-19 slowly began to domina...
A tassel on a mortar board (cap) is shown during the graduate commencement ceremony May 21, 2016 in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex field house.

Celebrating Past, Looking to Future Themes of 2020 State of the University Address

News of a $20 million scholarship gift, and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy both drew applause at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium Thursday as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.