On August 1, 2017 (Tuesday), the University of Santo Tomas will open Academic Year 2017-2018, with the traditional Opening Mass (Misa de Apertura) and Opening Discourse (Discurso de Apertura), at the SantĂ­simo Rosario Parish Church.

To serve as Main Celebrant and Homilist is Most Rev. Roberto C. Mallari, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija. Bishop Mallari is the Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’s Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education.

Meanwhile, the traditional Discurso de Apertura will be delivered by Assoc. Prof. Pilar I. Romero, PhD, Principal of the Senior High School, as the new unit welcomes the first batch of Thomasian Grade 12 students.