It’s that time of year! The Minnesota State Fair is here and, once again, St. Thomas will be stationed under its signature Arches in its new location in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street. Volunteers will greet visitors and share information about the university’s academic programs.
New this year, 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. 22: Opus College of Business
Friday, Aug. 23: St. Thomas President Dr. Julie Sullivan will visit the booth
Saturday, Aug. 24: Alumni Association
Sunday, Aug. 25: The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
Monday, Aug. 26: School of Social Work
Tuesday, Aug. 27: College of Education, Leadership and Counseling
Wednesday, Aug. 28: Undergraduate Admissions
Thursday, Aug. 29: The Selim Center for Learning in Later Years
Friday, Aug. 30: School of Law; The Show’d Up Band, featuring several St. Thomas faculty and staff members, will perform on stage outside the Education Building at 10 a.m. and noon.
Monday, Sept. 2: Departments of English and Catholic Studies
In addition to the program-themed days, another new initiative will take place on the university’s social media channels. 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 #TommiesAtTheFair. The Newsroom will collect all the photos and feature them in this story that will be updated daily.
And as always, one of the state fair’s most popular giveaway items will be available at the St. Thomas booth. Volunteers will hand out 2,500 purple UST tote bags each day. 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.