The University of St. Thomas monument sign at the corner of Summit and Cleveland after a late winter snowfall on the St. Paul campus on March 17, 2021.
Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas

Life at St. Thomas: 2021 Photos of the Year – Part 1

The past year was filled with so many positive events and happenings on campus, in spite of the continuing pandemic. McCarthy Gymnasium became a community vaccination site, and the university celebrated this year's and last year's graduates with in-person commencement ceremonies. Masks and distancing remained, but faculty and staff worked hard to make campus a safe and healthy place while continuing to offer virtual learning opportunities. St. Thomas officially became a Division I school, and coaches and student-athletes rose to the occasion.

St. Thomas photographer Mark Brown selected some of his favorite images from this calendar year.