Family Weekend

Join us to celebrate all things St. Thomas for our annual Homecoming-Family Weekend, October 6-8, 2017. Let the good times ROAR with family-friendly events throughout the weekend! We can't wait to welcome you back on campus. Click the tab above to review the entire weekend schedule, don't forget to register!

A little mist (we won't call it rain) is not spoiling our fun. 5K, Parade, Purple on the Plaza all happening outside! See you there Tommies. (Free UST rain Ponchos will be given away during parade, get there early!)


Cupcakes & Conversation with President Sullivan

Open Homecoming-Family Weekend with President Sullivan! Everyone is welcome for cupcakes, refreshments, and conversation.

- Cupcakes & Conversation with Sullivan

Change Making in The View

Change making is coming alive in Dining Services. Come hear and taste our creative, globally-inspired vegan menu! Taste and learn some of the secrets of St. Thomas' award-winning dining program. A chef will be on hand to excite your taste buds with a plant-based sample tasting and answer questions.


- Vegan Menu

Rooftop Tommies Under the Stars!

Join us at the University of St. Thomas Observatory on the upper deck of the Anderson Parking Facility for an evening of Astronomy.  This event will begin with a short presentation on an exciting astronomy topic followed by a tour of our state of the art observatory.  Special viewing through our fleet of small telescopes. Enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate with staff and students. If the sky is cloudy but not rainy, we'll still meet at the Observatory (Top Floor of the Anderson Parking Facility). If it is raining, please go to the 3M auditorium in Owens Science Hall - Room 150.

- RoofTopTommies


Create a postcard that will be sent to your student at a later date. Of course your student is happy to see you now, but in a few weeks - when the crush of finals looms large - your Tommie will be so grateful to receive a reminder of your visit. Materials will be provided and cards will be mailed to students' campus mailbox for you.



Homecoming-Family Weekend Speaker

J.R. Martinez - actor, motivational speaker, and former U.S. Army soldier. Starting in 2008, he played the role of Brot Monroe on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. He is the winner of Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Martinez served as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Rose Parade. He is currently costarring on the syndicated action series SAF3.

- Speaker


Time to get energized with Purple on the Plaza, located on John P. Monahan Plaza outside the student center. Come experience a great showcase of St. Thomas student clubs and organizations, campus initiatives and community pride.

- Purple On The Plaza

Tommies Together Volunteer Event

St. Thomas' commitment to the common good inspires many students, faculty, staff and alumni to volunteer in their local communities. In fact, each year St. Thomas students volunteer nearly 80,000 hours! The Center for the Common Good would like to provide your whole family the opportunity to do a service project putting together laundry packets. People Serving People, located in downtown Minneapolis, is a comprehensive family focused homeless shelter that helps families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for long-term success.

- PeopleServingPeople

Family Weekend Take Over

Join us for an amazing performance by Nelly's Echo, caricatures, dessert extravaganza, and family activities.  You do not want to miss this takeover, let the good times ROAR!


- Family Weekend Take Over the Anderson