As summer came to an end, students, faculty and staff geared up for a new semester at St. Thomas. Every
fall, staff, faculty and upperclass students have the opportunity to join “Sully’s Crew” to welcome new students and help them move in. They enjoyed a variety of events helping them become familiar with campus
and life as a Tommie. The Great Tommie Get-Together on Sept. 3, was a fast-paced event which helped
students become acquainted with one another in a fun environment. Following this icebreaker came Headphone Disco, a favorite event for students where to dance and have fun on the plaza.
New this year was Community Engagement Day on Sept. 4, which provided new students the opportunity
to explore service opportunities in the Twin Cities. That evening included exciting events – the annual Target
Run and Nacho Bingo. Breaking Ice Theatre explored components and solutions for interpersonal and social
issues. Students also participated in Campusquest, a mobile scavenger hunt. On Sept. 5, Duelly Noted and
Mission Improvable provided entertainment for the entire St. Thomas community.
The class of 2020 enjoyed the Welcome Assembly and Interfaith Blessing on Sept. 6th following the traditional March Through the Arches. Although postponed initially due to rain, clear skies on Sept. 8th gave the
newest class its chance to March Through the Arches, signaling the start of its St. Thomas journey.
First-year student Kayla Hubers said, “My favorite part of Welcome Week was Community Engagement Day
because it allowed me to get a jump-start on learning about the volunteering opportunities at St. Thomas
and getting involved with other students who have the same interests.”
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“COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY HELPED ME GET A JUMP-START
LEARnßING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. THOMAS.”
- KAYLA HUBERS ‘ 20
IN THE CLASS OF 2020