62 Commencement & March Out the Arches//
Each year, the incoming class of first-year students marches in through the iconic University of St. Thomas
Arches as a way of commemorating the beginning of their college experience. The Arches remain a symbol
of their entry into the St. Thomas community, where they join the ranks of St. Thomas student history.
For the first time, a recessional March Out the Arches took place the Friday of graduation weekend, to celebrate the years spent working, studying, and building relationships at St. Thomas. Students met on the
lower quad the afternoon of May 19 to walk together through the arches. This event continued on the John
P. Monahan Plaza with cookies lemonade, and the opportunity to take photos with President Julie Sullivan
and Tommie Mascot.
MARCH OUT THE ARCHES