The University of St. Thomas

Alumni Day - May 3, 2014

Registration is closed.  You are welcome to join us without a registration tomorrow at the Hospitality Center on the main floor of Anderson Student Center.

A day full of unique events is planned for alumni and their families on the second annual Alumni Day. Come for one or all of the events or just explore campus on your own. All events are free and open to alumni and their guests. Registration is appreciated.

Hospitality Center
Anderson Student Center on the first floor, near T’s
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Check in at the Hospitality Center for information, schedule updates and a complimentary Tommie4Life gift.

Tour of UST Observatory
Anderson Parking Facility on the fourth floor
9-10:30 a.m.
Take a guided tour of the astronomical observatory, featuring a Planewave CDK-17 telescope, located on the top level of the Anderson Parking Facility.

Anderson Student Center on the lower level
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Thomas’ own bowling alley will be available for guests to play a game or just to roll a few balls down the lane. Shoes and balls will be available. No experience necessary.  (Bumpers are included!)

Tommie Shop
Anderson Student Center
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All guests will receive a 10-percent discount on UST logo items. The Tommie Shop accepts cash and credit cards.

O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library: Scavenger Hunt
O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library in the main lobby
10-11:30 a.m.
Drop in and experience the collegiate library of the 21st century while completing a scavenger hunt!

Alumni Center Open House
Alumni Center
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Have you visited the Alumni Center? Check out alumni memorabilia. All alumni receive a free item.

Lunch With Professors
Anderson Student Center at T's
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Some of your favorite professors will host lunch at T’s. Try one of the specials at the grill or sandwich bar.

Ice Cream!
Anderson Student Center near T's or on Monahan Plaza weather permitting
Noon-1 p.m.
Top off your lunch with a sweet treat, compliments of the Alumni Association.

"Biology of Dogs"
Room 201, Murray-Herrick Campus Center 
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Tim Lewis, Chair, Biology Department
No matter what activity you do with your dog, knowledge of dog biology can enhance play and optimize athletic performance. In this seminar, we will examine the science behind dog activities and teach you to use that information in productive ways. Can you really teach an old dog new tricks?
Campus Tours
1-3 p.m.
Meet at the Hospitality Center for student-hosted tours.

Artwork of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
12:30-1 p.m.
Learn about the art in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, from stained glass to the altar to the crucifix. Presented by Dr. Michelle Nordtorp-Madson, Art History Department.

Choral Concert: Mozart's Mass in C "Coronation Mass"
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
2 p.m.
Performed by the Concert Choir and Liturgical Choir.
Dr. Angela Broeker and Aaron Brown, directors. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and Campus Ministry as a part of the Sacred Arts Festival.

Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
5 p.m.
End the day with Mass in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, celebrated by Father Erich Rutten ’05 M.Div., director of Campus Ministry.

Spring Junior Visit Day
8:30-noon – Registration required.
If you are a high school junior, this event will give you the opportunity to explore St. Thomas. It will address topics such as what colleges look for in a prospective student and how to finance your college education. You will also have the opportunity to hear from current St. Thomas students about life in the classroom and how to get involved on campus. A campus tour will complete the event.

Old Guard Grand Gala
Binz Refectory, south campus 
6 p.m.
Registration required by clicking the button above. The Old Guard (alumni from the class of 1964 and before) will gather for its annual celebration.  Special recognition will be given to the classes of 1963 and 1964 in honor of their 50th anniversaries. 

Art Exhibit: Botanical Art In All Its Wonder
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
Throughout the day
This exhibition, curated by the Art History Department, looks at the variety of styles and media that can be employed to render the fine detail of the natural world of flora.

Contact Information

Alumni Association
(651) 962-6430

Date & Location

Date: 5/3/2014
Location: St. Paul Campus
Click here for a campus map or for information on parking, please click here.