On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the University of St. Thomas class of 2018 was welcomed by the campus community at the 14th March Through the Arches. 1,414 new students gathered on Summit Avenue, passed through the Arches and were met with applause from administrators, faculty, staff and upperclassmen as they made their way to Schoenecker Arena for the interfaith blessing for the new school year.
March Through the Arches is a Tommie Tradition that began in 2000.
Daniel Meyer, vice president for enrollment management, speaks before incoming first-year and transfer students march through The Arches. (Photo by Mark Brown)
President Julie Sullivan spoke as well. (Photo by Mark Brown)
Students processed under The Arches and across the lower quad. (Photo by Mark Brown)
To end the procession, international students carry flags representing their countries of origin. (Photo by Mark Brown)
Welcome Tommies. (Photo by Mike Ekern ’02)