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St. Thomas University Experience

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)

August 17 - August 26, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017


  • Residence Halls Move-in Day for First Year and Transfer Students
    12:00pm  8:00pm
  • Residence Halls Meeting
    9:00pm

Friday, August 18, 2017


  • Parents & Families Campus Tours
    8:30am – 9:30am, Breakfast, Bobcat Cafe
  • 9:30am 10:45am, Tours start in front of the Chapel of Saint Anthony
  • The St. Thomas Experience Opening Mass
    11:00 AM – 12:00pm, Chapel of Saint Anthony
  • Luncheon
    12:00pm  1:00pm, Bobcat Cafe
  • Parent Information Fair
    1:00pm – 3:00pm, Convocation Hall
  • Bobcat Ignite (students)
    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)
  • Walmart Run
    9:00pm

Saturday, Saturday 19, 2017


  • Bobcats Serve
    8:00am – 2:00pm: Service day with STU’s partners at Carol City Middle School.
  • Meet at Convocation Hall at 8am (Breakfast, Lunch and T-Shirt included for those registered for STU Experience Week)

Sunday, August 20, 2017


  • Off-campus Shopping Trip
    10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Kick-Off Sunday Mass and Ice-cream Social
    7:00pm, Chapel of Saint Anthony

Monday, August 21, 2017


  • Movie Night

August 21 - 25, 2017

Quick-Morning Prayer, Coffee & Donuts 
Monday – Friday, 9:15am 
Campus Ministry Lounge (MDH 111)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


  • Bonfire - Confirm Event

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
  • IGNITE the Year!
    7:00pm, Chapel of Saint Anthony; Upper Room Mass FOLLOWED by fellowship! Light dinner and refreshments will be served

Thursday, August 24, 2017


  • Welcome Back Neon Party

Friday, August 25, 2017


  • Picnic at Oleta River State Park

Saturday, August 26, 2017


  • Sand Volleyball Tournament