The University of St. Thomas

“I always attend First Friday…it’s a great networking event” - Bryan Ethridge

The First Friday Speaker Series brings together hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and staff members, and friends for thoughtful presentations by community members of interest from the Twin Cities area. Each luncheon begins at noon and is followed by a presentation, along with questions and answers.

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $25. To register, click on the links located on the right-hand column of this page. No tickets will be sent and no refunds will be made. Seating is open, so please allow enough time if you are meeting someone at the luncheon.

Did you know you can be a volunteer Table Captain?
Did you know that you do not need to pay for an entire table to be a First Friday table captain? To volunteer as a table captain, simply tell potential guests to register online at and mention (in the notes section) that they are sitting at your table. First Friday is a great opportunity for you and your guests to hear an engaging speaker, enjoy a first-class lunch, relax and reconnect with fellow alumni, friends and family members, and network with 300 fellow Tommies. Click here to request more information.

Thank You for a Wonderful Year!

The 2015-2016 season will mark the 25th anniversary of the First Friday Speaker Series. Keep an eye out later this summer for a line-up of next season's distinguished speakers. If you have any questions please contact the Alumni Association. Thank you!