The Department of Public Safety is the primary resource for information regarding the safety of the University of St. Thomas community. You can access all campus alerts, advisories and bulletins directly on the Public Safety website. Newsroom coverage of recent campus Public Safety notices can be found below.
Gov. Tim Walz today announced a statewide “stay-at-home” executive order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Because of the measures we have already taken, we anticipate any additional impact of this order to our university is minimal.
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.
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.
At 9:37 a.m., the University of St. Thomas switchboard received a bomb threat directed at the John Roach Center (JRC) classroom building on the corner of Summit and Cleveland. No suspicious objects were found, and Public Safety issued an all-clear notification at 10:45 a.m.
At 9:37 a.m. today, our campus switchboard received a call from someone claiming to have placed a bomb on campus. There was no information about location. The Saint Paul Police, Minneapolis Police and the FBI w...
President Julie Sullivan’s brown-bag session on March 13 addressed personal safety on campus and featured Karen Lange, vice president for student affairs, and Dan Meuwissen, public safety director, giving an introductory training to developing a personal safety plan, as well as outlining the many campus resources.