Italian Festival Meatballs
Maureen Hackett, Photo by Alexanderís Fine Portrait Design
Pope Francis with Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Students with Freshman Symposium banner
Rome Summer Course Stirs Studentsí Perspectives
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

Rome Summer Course Stirs Studentsí Perspectives

Ecumenism is to Catholicism what dialogue is to the Church. To be Catholic is to be ecumenical. That was the message students received during the three-week intensive course... Read more.

Balancing Faith & Reason
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!
  • Ning-chih Hsu, UST Orchestra directorJoin the UST Orchestra

    The University of St. Thomas Orchestra invites new and returning members to participate in 2014. 

  • Emily McCauslin Guinan ScholarFull-Tuition Guinan Scholars Exemplify UST Mission

    Every year, accomplished freshmen are chosen to receive the Father Vincent J. Guinan full-tuition scholarship. In doing so, the University of St. Thomas stands by its commitment to provide an affordable and accessible private, liberal arts education to students. This year’s Guinan Scholars are Emily McCauslin, Isabel Sutter, Luke Malone and Joshua Chen.

  • UST Welcomes New Faculty

    The University of St. Thomas welcomes 17 new faculty members to the School of Nursing, School of Theology, School of Education, Cameron School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Strive for Excellence at UST with the help of free workshops

    The Celts Striving for Excellence workshops are a great way for students to supplement the Cameron School of Business’s classroom training with valuable on-the-job skills.

  • UST Named Among Best Colleges in America

    For the 21st consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas was named to the top tier of the U.S. News

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