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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.