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The St. Thomas Experience

The St. Thomas Experience is hosted by the Department of Student Affairs. The goal is to provide students and parents the foundation for a holistic approach on transitioning to college life from high school or from another college or university to STU. New and transfer students along with their parents will attend this event for information about academic programs, social and personal growth, health and wellness, intramurals, and university resources. Administrators, faculty, staff and students are brought together to demonstrate how the St. Thomas family begins the process of developing “Leaders for Life."

The St. Thomas Experience offers you the opportunity to:

  • Meet the Class of 2021
  • Meet key administrators
  • Meet the Student Government Association (SGA) & student leaders
  • Learn how to become a leader for life through student leadership and involvement

For questions regarding the St. Thomas Experience, please contact stuexperience@stu.edu.


Fall 2017 STU Experience & Week of Welcome (WOW)

First Year and Transfer Students

Thursday, August 17, 2017


  • Residence Halls Move-in Day
    12:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, August 18, 2017


  • Parents & Families Campus Tours
    9:30am – 10:45am, Meet at Plaza Kelly (Optional)
  • STU Experience & Kick-Off Mass
    11:00 AM – 12:00pm, Chapel of Saint Anthony
  • Lunch
    12:00 noon—1:00pm, Convocation Hall
  • Parent Information Fair
    1:00pm—3:00pm, Convocation Hall
    Fair Participants ♦ Student Success Center ♦ Financial Aid Office ♦ Business Office and Financial Aid ♦ Career Services ♦ Center for Community Engagement ♦ Student Health Center/Insurance ♦ STU Bookstore ♦ Campus Ministry ♦ Student Athletics / Intramurals ♦ Risk Management & Title IX ♦ Alumni Association ♦ Campus Activity Board ♦ Metz Culinary Management ♦ Student Ambassador Program ♦ Public Safety ♦ Student Affairs
  • Bobcat Ignite (students only)
    1:00pm—4:00pm, FFC lobby
  • Parent and New/Transfer Student Reception
    4:30pm – 6:00pm, Main Library Atrium
  • Soccer Game
    STU vs. University of Virgin Islands
    (Women - 5:00pm; Men – 7:00pm)

Saturday, Saturday 19, 2017


  • Bobcat Serve (Required)
    8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017


  • Off-campus Shopping Trip
    10:00am – 3:00pm
  • College mass and Ice-cream social
    7:00pm, Chapel of Saint Anthony

Monday, August 21, 2017


  • Movie Night

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


  • Bonfire

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


  • Common Hour Kick-Off
    12:00pm – 1:30pm, Plaza Kelly
  • International Students Orientation
    2:00pm – 4:00pm @ Bobcat Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 24, 2017


  • Welcome Back Dance

Friday, August 25, 2017


  • TBA

Saturday, August 26, 2017


  • Picnic at Oleta River State Park
    3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
  • Sand Volley Ball Tournament