Hey Future STUdent!
I’m Jack, and I’m from Moncton, New Brunswick. I’m sharing my experience as a first-year student because I know how you’re feeling—reading this letter wondering if what I’m going to say will make you choose this fantastic university. I believe you should choose St. Thomas University (STU) because this university is a place where you’ll meet great people, learn about subjects that are important to you, and make incredible memories.

Making the decision
In high school, I applied for only one university: STU. The first time I walked on campus during Open House, I instantly fell in love—the atmosphere made me feel like I was at home and already a part of the STU family. Knowing Fredericton is a safe city, filled with lots of things to do, was also a key part of my decision.

My first weeks
Walking into Welcome Week, I was nervous. I didn’t know anyone in my residence and this was my first time moving away from home. Welcome Week quickly turned into the best week I’ve ever had; it was jam-packed with fun events, and I met my best friends on the third day I was here. The Residence Advisors and staff were very helpful, and always had a smile on their faces.

What classes are like
The maximum class size at STU is 60 students. Having these small classes is very helpful—all of my professors know my name. The learning environment is open and welcoming, and I’m not afraid to raise my hand and ask a question in the classroom. STU has given me the opportunity to try new things and take classes that interest me.

These are some of the reasons why STU is my new home, and I hope in the future it will be your new home, too!

Best of luck with your upcoming adventures!
Jack Gaudet

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