Rowing team members on the Mississippi river

Get Involved

Make Your Impact on Campus

Learning may be the heart of your college education, but there’s more to your four years here than that. There are hundreds of ways to expand your world through campus life activities, clubs, sports, ensembles, volunteer organizations and student government.

Get creative and build your community inside and outside the classroom. Join CRU, Women in Business, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, HOLA, Computer Science Club or Sustainability Club. To stay active, register for futbol or try out for rowing or lacrosse.

Did You Know?

student clubs and organizations
hours of impact and volunteering
Students march through the arches

Tommie Traditions

These events bring undergraduates, graduate students and alumni together as one, to celebrate our school spirit.
Birdseye view of club activities fair on plaza

Student Clubs and Organizations

Dive deeper into your current interests or explore new ones. Choose from 130+ clubs and organizations, from aviation to changemakers. Or start a new club and create something to fit your interests.

Places to Know

Discover the most popular campus spaces and the places where something is always happening.
Crew club practice on Mississippi River

Club Sports and Intramurals

Compete in a club sport like rowing, lacrosse or join an intramural league to play volleyball, basketball, touch football and more.

Compete in a league or get a group together to play volleyball, basketball, touch football or whatever, just for the fun of it.

Club Sports and Intramurals
Wind ensemble member during performance

Music Ensembles

Ensembles are open to all students. No matter what instrument you play, no matter the genre, it’s likely St. Thomas has an ensemble waiting for your talent.
Music Ensembles
Members of Student Government ride in Homecoming Parade

Undergraduate Student Government

Shape our culture by running for one of 40 student government positions. You can start by simply participating in meetings.
Undergraduate Student Government
Students dancing at headphone disco at night

Activities and Recreation

St. Thomas Activities and Recreation (STAR) provides a variety of student events including live music, movies, bingo, DIY crafts and more.

Learn more about STAR
The DAB Club at the spring activities fair

Diversity Activities Board

Plan events, cultural celebrations and more as a member of this student board, focused on diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about DAB
RCT activities page on handheld device

Residential Connection Team

The Residential Connection Team (RCT) is composed of students who provide opportunities for on-campus residents to connect through social programs and events.
Residence Hall Association
Student tour passes The View dining hall sign

Anderson Student Center

ASC is our main gathering spot. It has multiple eateries, a coffee shop, even a bowling alley. It’s also home to Tommie Central, your resource for everything from transportation, to meeting rooms, to camping equipment.
Anderson Student Center
Students and their family members work on DIY craft project


Our unique create[space] is filled with tools that inspire and enable your creativity, with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, sewing machines, Legos and more. It’s located in Anderson Student Center.

Center for the Common Good

Community Engagement and Volunteering

Students fill bags with food

Engage in meeting today’s societal challenges by joining others in working toward innovative, inclusive solutions.

Volunteer and make a difference in local and global communities at the Center for the Common Good.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry celebrates the diversity of faith traditions represented in our university community by meeting the pastoral and spiritual growth needs of all.

We work to deepen our community’s commitment to spiritual growth and social justice through a variety of prayers, service and educational opportunities.

Scholarly Activities

Research Opportunities

Students in any major can partner with faculty mentors to pursue independent research in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Prepare to excel in graduate school in the Excel! Research Scholars Program.

Learning Communities

As a first-year student, you will be a part of either a Living Learning Community (LLC) or a Theme-Based Learning Community (TBLC). 
LLC’s are specialized living environments that help connect students in and out of the classroom. Each LLC is unique, but all are centered on an academic area of interest or academic program.

The goal of a Theme-Based Learning Community (TBLC) is to provide students with an experience centered on a mission-based theme.

Study Abroad

St. Thomas opens a world of opportunity when you study abroad. Choose from more than 100+ different programs in 50 countries for an experience that will last a lifetime, build career potential and give you a unique perspective on the world.
St. Thomas football player catching touchdown pass

Attend an Athletics Event

Tommie Sports

As a student, you will have access to plenty of Division I sports teams, and we’ll need you to bring the noise and help us create new traditions. Our Tommies will be competing for opportunities to ball, puck, swim and succeed on the national stage and show people what our university is all about.

Athletics events and pre-and post-game traditions are shared with all Tommies as a great way to meet new friends and unite across campus.