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The DFC and St. Thomas Community

The Best of Both Worlds

You have so many ways to be involved when you become a student at Dougherty Family College. Not only can you take advantage of special programs, events and offerings as part of the DFC community, but you also have access to an amazing variety of options available from the broader St. Thomas community as well.

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At DFC, You Are a Tommie

You become a Tommie the first day you start class at the Dougherty Family College.

In addition to DFC's Minneapolis campus location, you will have access to the St. Paul campus at St. Thomas as well, including the student center, athletics center, libraries, Center for Well-Being and much more. When you need a break from studying, join clubs, attend on- and off-campus events, or work at an on-campus job. Be a part of it all with free shuttles between the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

You’ve got a Community at DFC

DFC Student Life

Whether you’re looking to connect with your friends, find fun events or get some work done in the SRC, the DFC Student Commons is the place to visit.

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Leadership Opportunities

Gain leadership experience through our Student Advisory Board, as a Summer Enrichment Program student leader, as a DFC ambassador and more.

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Professional & Peer Mentoring

Connect with professionals and peers eager to share knowledge and networks through our Professional Mentor Program and Peer Mentor Program.

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Events & Activities

With fun campus events and activities like trivia, games and our vibrant downtown Minneapolis location, there is always something to do.

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Explore New Possibilities

Learn about all the newest programs and opportunities available from campus and community partners frequently visiting the Student Commons.

Varsity Sports Policy

Due to NCAA regulations, Dougherty Family College students may not participate in varsity sports. However, you can join clubs and organizations, participate in intramural sports, attend on-campus events and take advantage of other opportunities available to all St. Thomas students!