The Minnesota State Fair begins Aug. 25 and St. Thomas will be stationed under its signature Arches in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street. Volunteers will greet visitors and share information about the university’s academic programs.

Specific programs and offices will be highlighted each day. Program staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, Aug. 25: College of Arts and Sciences
Friday, Aug. 26: Alumni Association with President Julie Sullivan, who will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, Aug. 27: Athletics
Sunday, Aug. 28: St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, a life-sized cutout of Pope Francis and “pope on a stick” will be available
Monday, Aug. 29: The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years
Tuesday, Aug. 30: School of Social Work
Wednesday, Aug. 31: School of Law
Thursday, Sept. 1: Opus College of Business
Friday, Sept. 2: Center for Global & Local Engagement
Monday, Sept. 5: College of Education, Leadership and Counseling

In addition to visiting the booth, fair goers can share their St. Thomas state fair experience with their friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by snapping photos of themselves with Tommie and sharing them using the hashtags #GoTommies and #OurCommonGood.

And as always, one of the state fair’s most popular giveaway items will be available at the St. Thomas booth. For the twelfth year, volunteers will hand out 18,000 purple St. Thomas tote bags. Giveaways will begin at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the booth early for a chance at getting a tote bag.

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