St. Thomas, Fall Looks Good On You – Tommie Blogs
Kate '18

St. Thomas, Fall Looks Good On You

Once you get to college, the community of new people around you starts to become your family. St. Thomas is my home away from home, and while studying abroad is fantastic is so many ways, I really miss my Tommie family!!! Fall is also such a special time at St. Thomas- the school year is already in full swing, and just as the Tommies settle into their routines, fall begins to creep up, renewing a burst of beauty and enthusiasm.

5 Things I Miss about St. Thomas:

1.) TOJO

Tommie Johnnie is one of the longest standing traditions at St. Thomas. Our students have pretty much turned TOJO into the biggest holiday of the year, and I truly miss the sea of purple and all of the Tommie pride!

UST students cheer on the Tommies during the annual Tommie Johnnie football game at Clemens Stadium at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, on September 26, 2015. St. Thomas won the game by a final score of 35-14.

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2.) Summit Avenue

Nothing says fall like the leaves turning colors on Summit Avenue. Fall in St. Paul is gorgeous and is such a becoming season on our stunning campus.

Students walk along the lower quad through trees covered in brilliant autumn color October 3, 2011. The statue of John Ireland is at right.

3.) The Annual Health and Wellness 5K

The annual Tommie 5K is put on by the Health and Wellness center and always is a great way to kick off homecoming weekend. The race is lead by none other than our very own president, Dr. Julie Sullivan.

Students pose for a photo with UST President Dr. Julie Sullivan before participating in the annual Wellness 5K on Summit Avenue in St. Paul on October 17, 2015, in St. Paul.

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4.) The Binz!!

Not going to lie, the food in London is pretty mediocre and I really miss food from the States. Bacon is just not the same here! A Binz burger sounds incredible right now, not to mention the ice cream bar- YUM!

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5.) Walks to the Mississippi River

In London you could walk to the River Thames, but it just doesn’t even compare to the Mississippi. Just a short walk from campus, the Mississippi River is the perfect escape from reality and a chance to take in all the fresh air and embrace nature at its finest.

Taken from the Marshall-Lake bridge over the Mississippi River to the southeast.
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