The Minnesota State Fair is nearly here 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 of the 12 days of the fair. Program staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday, Aug. 27: Study Abroad
Friday, Aug. 28: School of Engineering, St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan will visit the booth from 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, Aug. 29: Alumni Association
Sunday, Aug. 30: The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, a life-sized cutout of Pope Francis and “pope on a stick” will be available
Monday, Aug. 31: Music Department
Tuesday, Sept. 1: School of Social Work
Wednesday, Sept. 2: School of Law
Thursday, Sept. 3: The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years
Friday, Sept. 4: Opus College of Business
Saturday, Sept. 5: Art History Department
Sunday, Sept. 6: English Department
Monday, Sept. 7: 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 hashtag #GoTommies.

And as always, one of the state fair’s most popular giveaway items will be available at the St. Thomas booth. For the eleventh year, volunteers will hand out 20,000 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.

For more information, follow St. Thomas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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