Homecoming and Family Weekend
Oct. 9-11, 2020
We are excited to re-imagine Homecoming and Family Weekend with you as we go virtual, bringing a fun and unique lineup of events. Tommies everywhere are welcome to take part!
These virtual opportunities include spirit contests, opportunities to hear from leading faculty and staff, our virtual 5k, DIY Craft Contest, Family Bingo, and more. So, mark your calendar and plan to celebrate Homecoming from your home and Family Weekend as a family, no matter where you are.
We also encourage you to visit the Family Weekend and student Homecoming websites for more virtual fun!!
Virtual Purple on the Plaza
DIY Craft Campus Scene
Build your favorite place on campus at home! Alumni will have a week to create campus scenes using items found in their home. Please email a photo of your campus scene to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, October 9. The following day, on Homecoming, we will post the photos on Facebook and have people vote for their favorite. The three submissions with the most votes will win a Tommie swag kit.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 9
3-4 p.m. – Zoom
Join the Campus Ministry Team this Family Weekend as we share our work with students and our brand new home, the Iversen Center for Faith!
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Zoom
Begin your Family Weekend activities with the staff and students of Student Diversity & Inclusion Services (SDIS) and the Diversity Activities (DAB). We will be discussing our programs and how your family can connect to our offerings this academic year.
7-8 p.m. – Zoom
Join Dr. Yohuru Williams our Family Weekend Speaker: Rethinking career pathways in an Age of Uncertainty. Welcome by President Sullivan at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10
Together we race from our campus and communities. Participating in the Well-Being 5k Virtual Run/Walk allows you to pick your own route and run or walk at your own pace. Together we are still connected and can share and spread the Tommie Spirit.
- Students, staff, and faculty register using the RSVP button on TommieLink
- Alumni and community members please use this registration form: Well-Being 5K Virtual Run/Walk
On the morning of October 10th wear purple and walk or run 3.1 miles.
- Take a picture with your race bib number and/or a Tommie Spirit sign! You will be emailed a printable race bib and sign on October 7th.
- Tag your picture @stthomas_wellbeing on Instagram.
- All entries must be posted on October 7th by 11:30am Central Time
At 12:00 we will randomly select winners from Instagram for the following categories:
- Community Member
- Best Tommie Spirit
All winners will receive a $25 Tommie Shop Gift Card
We are excited to invite our alumni to grab painting supplies for a Guided Canvas Paint event on Zoom with our students and their families – sponsored by the create[space]. You will need 2-3 paintbrushes (round small, round medium, flat medium), acrylic paint (red, yellow, raw umber, blue, green, white, black, brown and orange) and a 8x10 canvas.
To register, please complete this form and the create[space] will be in contact with the Zoom link.
4-5:30 p.m. – Zoom
Join us for Boom Boom Bingo! This is no ordinary game of bingo...it will be hosted by a live DJ! There will be multiple chances to win and of course a whole lot of BINGO Fun.
Re-connect with classmates from wherever you are this year. Whether you're looking to make a personal or professional connection, access the Alumni Directory, St. Thomas Connect, or one of our alumni groups to find alumni year-round.