Freshman Symposium

Freshman Symposium is offered in a student’s first fall semester at the University of St. Thomas.  The course is one-credit hour and introduces the student to the UST mission, with an emphasis on how the Basilian Fathers’ core values of goodness, discipline, and knowledge provide the foundation of a Catholic, liberal arts education.

Freshman Symposium features a Common Read program, which provides a shared intellectual experience for incoming freshmen, and a class-wide service-learning project that serves our local community.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jo Meier Marquis, Director of Freshman Symposium at