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 19th 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 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 19, 2017

Open Book Store
9:00am- 4pm | More Store & Book Store Open

Move In
8:30am - 12:00pm | Residence Halls
Residents will receive their individual move in times in the mail.

Check In & Welcome Picnic
12:00pm - 1:30pm | Administrative Building
Family & Students join us for a delicious picnic lunch.


Parent Track

Guest Speaker: Tish Norman
1:30pm | Connor Convocation Center
Listen to acclaimed Tish Norman speak on the First Year Family Experience.

Sample Classes
2:45pm | Various Classrooms
Learn what a day as a student would be like from faculty and TMC students.

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: Tish Norman
2:45pm | Connor Convocation Center
Hooray! Learn tips & tricks to a successful first year of college.


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

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

Hugs & Kisses Goodbye
7pm | Lawn outside Connor Convocation Center
Our Parent & Family program concludes.

Student Community Dinner & Activities
7:15 pm | Seiler Commons
Join current students for dinner and fun evening activities.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Brunch
10 am – 1 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 pm - 3 pm | Saints Center
Have the Ambassadors show you where your classrooms are before classes begin! Tours begin in the Saints Center every 30 minutes with the last leaving at 2:30pm.

Veteran’s Meet & Greet
1 pm - 3 pm | Veteran’s Lounge 2100 Hallway
Meet with faculty and learn about resources available to our veterans.

First Mass
8 pm | Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Arguably one of the most exciting services of the year, celebrate with your new classmates!

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 21, 2017

Solar Eclpise
1 pm - 4 pm | Observatory
Solar Eclipse Viewing

Book Pick Up
12 pm - 4 pm | More Store
Pick up all your books for Monday’s classes.

Thomas S’MOREs
7 pm - 10 pm | Behind Saints Center
SAB is going to host a bonfire with s’mores, music, and volleyball by the lake.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Thomas More Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Steigerwald
Dress in your best Thomas More Blue. Also, stuff your Mico-fridge! Join SAB for Grocery Bingo!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Student Employee Fair
12 pm - 2 pm | Steigerwald
On-campus supervisors will advertise their open work study positions. This is the best way for students to find a job!

FC Cincinnati
12 pm - 4 pm | Nippert Stadium
Cheer on the local FC Cincinnati with Student Activities Board. Tickets are $5.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Cincinnati Reds
7 pm | Great American Ball Park
Get your Thomas More Reds Hat and cheer on the Reds!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saints Serve
8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Kingsgate Marriott at University of Cincinnati
Join the National service organization Alpha Phi Omega for a morning service project.

Dance Team
6 pm | Florence Freedom
Support our Thomas More Dance Team as they host a fundraiser.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Rosary Rally
9 pm | Griffin Plaza
Rosary Rally Sponsored by Athletics & Campus Ministry

Monday, August 28, 2017

Movie Night
9 pm | Saints Center Lawn
SAB will show a fantastic flick, free pop & popcorn!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Activities Fair
11 am - 1:30 pm | Outside Admin Building
student clubs, local business, and local non-profits. Get involved on and off campus!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Taste & See
7 pm - 9 pm | Steigerwald
Campus Ministry will be serving late night snacks to welcome students & inform them about their programs: Agape Latte, Service, Retreats, Pro-Life Club, etc.

About the 2017 Guest Speaker

Tish Norman

Tish Norman is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company, specializing in college and career readiness and the African American experience. With over 15 years of speaking experience, Tish has become a favorite among universities, associations and leadership conferences.

Hooray! Building a Community out of Classmates

What is the #1 factor that indicates whether a new student will come back for their sophomore year? Meaningful Relationships.

Jumpstart your first year with this talk! Take the new incoming class of 2017… Add music, balloons and hula hoops to their energy and imaginations… Then watch in amazement as strangers are transformed from INDIVIDUAL classmates into a caring COMMUNITY!

Hooray! takes the elements of TEAM BUILDING and combines it with the ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY of the participants to create a highly enjoyable experience that creates a community out of strangers.

The College Search is over... Now what?

From the application to move in, the college admission process can be stressful…and guess what? You did it!!

In an effort to unify and align the practice of inclusion and compassion with the academic, social, and personal resources available for students, Tish delivers a relaxed, inspiring and informative presentation for parents that will outline core principles that will teach your teen how to better manage basic life skills to make their transition to college easier and to create cohesion among Professors, Parents and Students.

The O-Team

thomas more college orientation team

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

Sophomores

  • Emma Reno
  • Wesley Smith
  • Rebecca St. John
  • Aaron Keller
  • Teresa Urban
  • Brennan Kamer

Juniors

  • Kaylee Achor
  • Emily Bakes
  • Jordan Wilt
  • Mary Beth Odom
  • Sarah Schuler
  • Jash Patel
  • Brittany Gibson
  • Gillian Casey

Seniors

  • Danielle Piening
  • Cameron Lane
  • Emmalie Hankinson
  • Shanna Doumont
  • Madison Stewart