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: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Response Updates

In this note, we'll cover several updates regarding:

  • Fall return
  • Spring break protocols
  • Next mass testing events
  • Vaccine distribution
  • Event attendance
See the full note from March 12

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.

CARES Act Fund Reporting: Reports on the use of the funds St. Thomas has received from the CARES Act for student aid.