students outside of the connor convocation center

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Welcome to Thomas More College! We have all sorts of things planned to introduce you to a Saint’s Life! You will make cherished memories and friends that will last a lifetime. We are excited you have joined our community.

Our Weeks of Welcome (WOW) start off August 18th with Welcome Weekend and extend until September 1st!

Through these events you will meet your new classmates, current TMC students, staff, and faculty. We are all here to help welcome you and start you on the road to being a successful Thomas More College Saint!

Welcome Weekend

All the new students and their families are invited to join us for the first day of our Welcome Weekend! We have a lot of great things for everyone to do. We even insist guests stay to see Convocation, which is one of our favorite ceremonies where we officially welcome students to Thomas More College. Our family program concludes at 7pm Saturday. Students, Saturday evening and Sunday are all about you- getting you set for classes and meeting your peers and upperclassmen!

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Students will move in

Residence Hall Move-in - First Year Students
8:30am - 12:00pm | Residence Halls
Residence will receive their move in time in the mail.

Open Book Store
9:00am - 4:00pm | More Store & Book Store Open
Students can purchase TMC spirit wear or pick up their books at this time.

Welcome Weekend Check-in & Welcome Picnic
11:30am - 1:30pm | Administrative Building
Students and their families are welcome to a complimentary picnic lunch.

Parent / Guest Track

Guest Speaker Casey J. Cornelius
1:30pm | Connor Convocation Center

Sample Classes
2:45pm | Various Classrooms

Student Track

FYS Class Meetings
1:30pm | Various Classrooms
Get a head start, meet your First Year Seminar advisor and classmates.

Class Photo
2:30pm | Connor Convocation Center

Guest Speaker Casey J. Cornelius
2:45pm | Connor Convocation Center

4:00pm | Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Celebrate the Eucharist with the Thomas More college community.

5:45pm | Connor Convocation Center
Students and their families, join us for the traditional Convocation Ceremony officially welcoming the new students to Thomas More College.

Hugs & Kisses Goodbye
7:00pm | Lawn outside Connor Convocation Center
Give hugs and kisses to your families as our parent and family program concludes.

Student Community Dinner & Activities
7:15 pm | Seiler Commons
Dinner provided to all students.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Residence Hall Move-in – Returning Students
8:00am - 12:00pm | Residence Halls
Residence will receive their move in time in the mail

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Seiler Commons
Enjoy the first weekend brunch of the year; our regular meal plan is in effect.

Book Pick Up
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | More Store
Pick up all your books for Monday's classes.

Campus Tours
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Saints Center
Have members of the Orientation Team show you where your classrooms are before you begin! Tour beginning in the Saints Center every 30 minutes with the last tour leaving at 2:30pm

Ice-cream Social / Dodgeball***
3:00pm - 4:00pm | Outside Administrative Building / Basketball court outside of CCC
Join SAB for an ice cream social or a game of dodgeball outside of the CCC.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

First Mass
8:00 pm | Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel

RA Floor Meetings
9:30 pm | Residence Halls
Meet your Resident Advisors, get to know more about the ins and outs of living on campus.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Book Pick Up
9:00am - 7:00pm | More Store

Thomas S’MOREs
7:00pm - 10:00pm | Behind Saints Center
Our Student Activities Board invites you to a bonfire with music, s’mores, and volleyball!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

First Generation Club Social
3:00-4:30pm | Steigerwald
Are you a first generation college student? Would you like to know more about the resources offered on campus? Come join the First Generation Club as they host a social with faculty and staff members.

Thomas More Tuesday

Thomas More Tuesday
Dress in your Thomas More blue!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Student Employee Fair
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Steigerwald
On-campus supervisors will advertise their open work study positions

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mix and Mingle
TBD | Five Seasons
Enjoy a complimentary smoothie and relax by the pool at Five Seasons! Come get a raffle ticket for a chance to win Kings Island tickets!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Soul Palette Painting and Silent Disco
6:00pm – Soul Palette Paining Begins | Saints Center Lobby
7:00-9:00pm – Silent Disco | Steigerwald

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kings Island
10:00am-10:00pm | Kings Island
Grab your friends and go to Kings Island for the day! Tickets for only $20/student!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Rosary Rally
8:00pm | Griffin Plaza
The 4th Annual TMC Rosary Rally to be held at Griffin Field, joins hundreds from the greater TMC Community, off-campus and on-campus, to prayer as the diocesan Catholic college of Covington, in solidarity with our Chancellor, Bishop Roger J. Foys and Pope Francis.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Student Activities Fair

Student Activities Fair
11:00am-1:00pm | Outside Administration Building
Student clubs, local businesses, and local non-profits. Get involved on and off campus

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thomas More Tuesday
Dress in your Thomas More blue!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Taste & See
7:00pm-9:00pm | Steigerwald
Campus Ministry will be serving late night snacks to welcome students and showcase their programming.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Florence Freedom Game – College Night
6:15pm | Florence Freedom Stadium
Come enjoy College Night at the Florence Freedom baseball stadium! Tickets are $5!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

FCC Cincinnati Game
7:00pm | Nippert Stadium
Discounted tickets for TMC Students. Tickets will be $5

About the 2018 Guest Speaker

Casey J Cornelius

CEO of ForCollegeForLife, Casey J. Cornelius has emerged as a leading national voice on the topics of personal development and healthy masculinity. A proud fraternity man and a recent inductee into his chapter’s Hall of Fame, Casey travels the country helping organizations and individuals maximize their greatest potential. Born in Cincinnati, he holds a Bachelor’s, two Master’s degrees, and a 4.0 in his doctoral studies, despite once being advised, “College isn’t for everyone.” Casey resides in Michigan with his wife and daughter, and in his spare time, he is a dedicated practitioner in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The Freshman 15 (That Really Matter)

How does a student once told "college isn't for everyone" will themselves to undergraduate and graduate success? In this humorous and insightful program, Casey shares how he went from a high school student rejected by every college he applied to academic mastery through a series of meaningful, replicable steps. He shares how he was able to develop short- and long-term goals, effective habits, and daily strategies which enabled him to earn multiple graduate degrees and attain a 4.0 doctoral GPA. This program will deliver 15 tangible strategies, both memorable and actionable, for students in their first year and beyond.

thomas more college orientation team

The O-Team

thomas more college orientation team

These are our upperclassmen students who welcome you onto campus at Orientation and during WOW!


  • Kieran Casey
  • McKenna Clark
  • Ruby Ford
  • Braxton Hurley
  • Ethan Kohl
  • Abby Link
  • Andrew Raque
  • Ben Wehrle


  • Brennan Kamer
  • Aaron Keller
  • Kelly McCord
  • Emma Reno


  • Gillian Casey
  • Jash Patel
  • Taylor Walz