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Homecoming 2020: Trivia

Test Your St. Thomas Knowledge! (Answers at bottom of page)

Four categories for your enjoyment - good luck!


  • Which college did I.A O'Shaughnessy attend before completing his studies at the College of St. Thomas?
  • Which St. Thomas building housed the first campus library?
  • What was the name of the body of water on what is now the St. Paul north campus that was drained in the early 1900s?
  • Which popular St. Thomas campus figure was known as "Scooter?"
  • Which former St. Thomas campus building housed a gymnasium, bowling alley and swimming pool?


  • What was the name of the school on Summit Ave. that once stood where McNeely Hall is now?
  • Which former downtown Minneapolis department store did St. Thomas move into in 1987?
  • What was the previous name of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts?
  • What is the official one-word title of the giant "plumb bob" artwork outside the science halls on St. Paul south campus?
  • In which UST campus building will you find the "Steve Fritz Court?"


  •  What are the names of the two new residence halls on St. Paul north campus?
  • In which NCAA Division I sports league will most St.Thomas teams (not Football) compete starting in 2021-22?
  • What is the name of the two-year UST college program located on the UST Minneapolis campus?
  • UST graduate Michelle Curran recently became the fifth female demonstration pilot for which elite United States military squadron?



  • In which NCAA Division I Football league will St. Thomas begin play in the 2021-22 season?
  • In which stadium did St. Thomas defeat St. John's 20-17 in front of 37,355 fans to set the all-time NCAA Division III Football attendance record?
  • Which St. Thomas graduate caught five touchdowns for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986-1989?
  • An early 1960's St. Thomas football player had a father who was a legendary hall-of-fame football coach - what is the name of this famous Dad?
  • In which 1949 New Year's Day Bowl Game (Tampa, Florida) did St. Thomas play?



  • Newer:  Tommie East & Tommie North, Summit League, Dougherty Family College, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Older: St. John's, Aquinas Hall, Lake Mennith, Msgr. James Lavin, O'Shaughnessy Hall
  • Football:  Pioneer League, Target Field, Jim Gustafson, Vince Lombardi, Cigar Bowl
  • Campus: Christ Child School for Exceptional Children, Powers, Albertus Magnus Hall, Plunge, Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex