Looking forward, the university is anticipating significant changes coming in fall 2020. The opening of the new residence halls and the Iversen Center for Faith, the adoption of the campus-wide sustainability plan, and a focus on emergency preparedness all create new opportunities for Auxiliary Services to assess current operations and adjust where warranted.
President Julie Sullivan has announced all classes will temporarily move online starting Monday, March 16. No in-person classes will be held until Tuesday, April 14 (students’ first day back from the Easter holiday), at the earliest.
As you know, St. Thomas is closely monitoring the global situation regarding COVID-19 infections caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, and we will continue to share frequent updates to help you stay informed of the university’s response.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor developments related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, the safety and well-being of our community remains our top priority.
After careful deliberation, and out of an abundance of caution, the university has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Saint John Vianney/Catholic Studies Rome Semester and to close our Bernardi Campus.
Dr. Yohuru Williams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), was recently named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and affiliated faculty in the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights at St. John’s University New York. Williams will step down from St. Thomas at the end of the academic year and will begin his new post on July 1, 2020.
President Julie Sullivan today announced a new strategic planning process that will engage our community in developing our university priorities for the next five years. Community conversations around “St. Thomas 2025” will begin in January, and your voice is needed to help create the road map for our shared goals.
Today, an individual was arrested by federal law enforcement for making the three hoax bomb threats against the University of St. Thomas. The suspect, Ray Persaud, age 20, will now be subject to the criminal process in federal court. The press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office is available here.
This morning St. Thomas evacuated four buildings on the St. Paul campus in response to a bomb threat that was received. Public Safety searched the buildings and found no suspicious objects. All normal university operations were scheduled to continue after the all clear was given.
The University of St. Thomas today announced Dr. MayKao Y. Hang has been appointed vice president and founding dean of its College of Health – officially launching the new college that reimagines how future professionals can solve systemic health care problems.