Tommie Traditions

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.
Miami bound hitchhikers

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.

Tommie Traditions: Tree and Creche Lighting

The tradition dates back to 1948 when the Christophori Club, a Catholic organization on campus at the time, and the Tommie Tennants, a campus residents' club, saw to the construction of a crèche.