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COVID-19 and Campus Readiness

Remaining Guided by Our Mission

Amid a global pandemic, St. Thomas’ mission to serve the common good has never been more important. We are pleased to offer students the chance to safely attend in-person classes, as well as virtual options. This website provides important information on our processes and protocols to protect our community’s health and safety.

We remind our community that we cannot let our fears cause us to assign blame for COVID-19 to anyone based on their skin color, race, ethnicity or country of origin. If you feel you have been the target of discrimination, please report it using our online reporting system.

Featured Communication: June 2, 2021

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the city-wide mask mandates ending in St. Paul and Minneapolis, continued decreases in COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and data that shows we’ve reached a 68% overall vaccination rate on campus, St. Thomas will continue its plan to ease COVID-19 protocols. The new protocols for summer are:
See the full note from June 2

Most Recent Communications

Recent communications from St. Thomas regarding the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

For more stories showing how St. Thomas’ community is responding in the wake of COVID-19, please visit our Newsroom.

See All Previous COVID-related Communications

Campus Preparedness Plan

The Campus Preparedness Plan was created to outline the changes to campus driven by COVID-19, along with the behavior expectations for all members of the St. Thomas community. The goal of this plan is to protect the health and safety of the university community while conducting the essential work of educating students.

Read the full PDF of the Preparedness Plan.

Center for Well-Being Services

The Center for Well-Being remains open to offer a range of physical health, mental health, and health promotion services to St.Thomas students, faculty and staff.

Funding Information

Apply to the Student Emergency Fund: Students in need can apply for funds via the Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program. (Link to OneStThomas intranet.)

Give to COVID-19 Student Need: Our students continue to face immediate and pressing financial needs, especially for Hardship Scholarship support. Your gift (at any level) will directly help students.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting: Reports on the use of the funds St. Thomas has received from the HEERF (including CARES Act, CRRSAA and ARP Act) for student grants and institutional support.