Alumna Joins Catholic Media in Canada, Eh?
Italian Festival Meatballs
Maureen Hackett, Photo by Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design
Pope Francis with Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Students with Freshman Symposium banner
Alumna Joins Catholic Media in Canada, Eh?

Vivian Cabrera’s dream job is working as a public relations officer for the Vatican. With a new job working with Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, she is one step closer to achieving it. Read more.

Houston Gets a Helping of Culture at Italian Festival

The 36th Italian Festival brings the Italian culture to Houston, Oct. 9-12. The Festival will offer several new features in addition to the traditional highlights of the four-day event. Read more 

Hackett Foundation Gives $500K to Science Center

The University of St. Thomas is one step closer to breaking ground on its new Center for Science and Health Professions, thanks to a generous gift of $500,000 from the Hackett Family Foundation. Read more.

Hittinger Examines Beatitudes, Meets Pope Again

Dr. John Hittinger met Pope Francis for the second time in June during a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Beatitudes in Rome. Read more

Small Teams, Big Impact at Freshman Symposium

In the first class for new students, Freshman Symposium packs Jones Hall auditorium and sets the foundation for the mission of the University with a community of freshmen and mentors. Read more

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The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, liberal arts university that educates leaders in faith and character. We have 35 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. St. Thomas continues the legacy of the Basilian Fathers, the order of priests who founded the University in 1947. Take a virtual tour today!
  • Celebrate Fall with UST at Family & Alumni Weekend

    To bring the community together, the University of St. Thomas invites students, their families and alumni to join on-campus activities during Family & Alumni Weekend, Oct. 16 - 19.

  • KKoby GriffinUST Welcomes New Emergency Preparedness Staff Member

    KKoby Griffin is the University of St. Thomas’s new emergency preparedness and Clery compliance coordinator. Griffin is responsible for the overall management of the University’s emergency management and preparedness functions.

  • Critical Care Boot Camp ClassroomNursing Boot Camps Prepare Students for Critical Care, Statistics

    In emergency situations, nurses have to evaluate critically ill patients quickly and move fast. In treating all patients, nurses have to calculate medication dosage to provide the right amount based on weight or age. To help prepare nursing students for difficult courses in critical care and mathematics, the Nursing Success Center hosted two boot camps this summer.

  • Safety FirstEmergency Preparedness Events Promote Safety

    In honor of National Preparedness Month and to make sure the campus community is prepared for emergency situations, the University of St. Thomas will host a series of events on Sept. 22-24, organized by the Office of Student Affairs. Students, faculty and staff can learn more about staying safe during a natural disaster, man-made incident or other potentially hazardous situations.

  • Dr. Mirela Oliva in RomePhilosophy Faculty Take Thomistic Studies Abroad

    The Department of Philosophy’s faculty members and graduate students were busy recently attending conferences around the world. They presented papers or attended conferences in Chile, Germany, England, Rome, France and Mexico.

  • Career Services @ the Seal - Professional Dress

    What will you be wearing to the Business Job & Internship Fair?

  • Prepare for the Fair Workshop

    Learn how to get the most from any career fair or networking event.

  • Zumba PictureZumba Glow Party

    Get a Zumba workout in the Jerabeck Gym with the lights out, glow sticks on and no class size limit.

  • UST Community Vegetable GardenUST Community Vegetable Garden

    The UST Community needs to look no further than the University of St. Thomas campus for fresh, healthy snacks.

  • Transfer Thursday

    Learn more about the transfer admissions process and your scholarship and financial aid options. Campus tours are available. Morning Session: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Afternoon Session: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Business Job & Internship Fair

    This is your opportunity to network with employers seeking students and alumni for full-time and internship positions.

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