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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 2020
  • 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 2016 The St. Thomas Experience Agenda

Friday, August 19, 2016

The STU Experience/New & Transfer Student Welcome

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM New & Transfer Student Residence Halls Move-In – Cascia Hall
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM BBQ Lunch – Student Center Pavilion
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Student Info Session – Convocation Hall
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Focus Student Leadership Training Ignition Program – Student Center
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parent/New Student Reception – Student Center, Lakefront
Parent Orientation
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Welcome: Monsignor Franklyn Casale, President
Dr. Irma Becerra, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Monsignor Terence Hogan, Vice President for Mission

Parent Information Fair – Convocation Hall

Parent Information Fair Presenters:

Student Success Center ♦ Financial Aid Office ♦ Business Office ♦ Center for Community Engagement Career Services ♦ Student Health Services/Insurance ♦ STU Bookstore ♦ Intramurals ♦ Campus Ministry ♦ Parent Program ♦ Public Safety ♦ Risk Management & Title IX ♦ Alumni Association ♦ Campus Activity Board ♦ Student Affairs ♦Student Ambassador Program ♦ Student Athletes ♦Toastmasters Program ♦ Libre Initiatives

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bobcats Serve Day*:

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration – Convocation Hall (Mandatory)
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • The STU Experience Community Engagement Day -
    Meet your new classmates and make a difference in the community
  • Parents & Families Campus Tours – Departs from Plaza Kelly (Optional)
    Limited space available. Sign-up at Parent Info Fair on Friday, 8/19

*Coordinated by the STU Center for Community Engagement

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The STU Experience & Kick-Off Mass:

7:00 PM Sunday Mass – Chapel of Saint Anthony
Immediately Following Sunday Ice Cream Social

*Please note that The STU Experience Orientation Day and Bobcats Serve Day are mandatory for all new Freshmen and Transfer Students.