New Student Resources

If you are new to St. Thomas or to the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, we want you to have a fulfilling and welcoming experience.

Below you'll find a list of resources that may be helpful to you as you begin your program at St. Thomas and continue on your academic journey with us.

Books / Bookstore

Bookstore

  • The bookstore is located on the first floor of Terrence Murphy Hall.
  • Visit our online bookstore.
  • They also carry St. Thomas clothing, gifts and a number of other conveniences like ibuprofen, sodas, etc. 

Campus Resources

Campus Maps

  • Whether in St. Paul or Minneapolis, you can find your way on our campus map site.

Minneapolis Campus Resources

  • You’ll find several dining options, including our cafeteria, Food for Thought, on the second floor of Terrence Murphy Hall. Hours vary by term.
  • Keffer Library is in Opus Hall - the entrance is on the second floor.
  • The chapel is located in the Law School.

St. Paul

  • Membership to the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex (AARC) is free to all students. They have a significant exercise facility, classes, an indoor pool, running track and basketball courts.
  • Find parking at the Anderson Parking Ramp, or look for the big parking ramp on the corner of Grand and Cretin – both ramps take credit cards. 

Financial Aid

Graduate Writing Center / Writing Resources

Graduate Writing Center

  • The Graduate Writing Center is available to you as a resource. Visit the GWC website to make an appointment.

APA Writing Style Guidelines

Technology and Online Resources

Information Technology Services

Online Resources

Transportation / Getting to Campus

Driving and Parking

  • Visit here for information.
  • Metered street parking is credit card only.
  • The closest parking lot is on LaSalle Ave. between 9th and 10th street.
  • The closest underground parking is on Hennepin between 10th and 11th.

St. Paul/Minneapolis UST Shuttle

  • The UST shuttle runs between the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. The shuttle is free – just show your student ID upon boarding.

Busses/Light Rail

  • Busses and light rail are run by Metro Transit.
  • Visit www.metrotransit.org for trip planners, apps, etc.

Car sharing/Hourcar

  • There are two Hourcars on campus. Visit HourCar.org for more information.

Biking/Nice Ride

  • Find bike route maps for both Minneapolis and St. Paul by visiting www.bikeverywhere.com.
  • There are a number of bike racks on campus available for student use. Many are near the entrances and exits to buildings and convenient for where you want to go on campus.
  • Find information about bike racks for the public bike sharing system Nice Ride at www.niceridemn.org.

Minneapolis Skyway