The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Announcements and General Information

Announcements and General Information

ANNOUNCEMENTS and GENERAL INFORMATION!

  • New Student applications for Fall Semester 2010 should be received by July 1, 2010 for priority processing; applications received after July 1, 2010 will be processed on a case by case basis.  Since registration begins in April, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.
  • NEW STUDENTS:  Attendance at the New Student Orientation scheduled for August 31, 2010 is encouraged; you will learn about the School of Engineering, library services, parking, and more. Details regarding New Student Orientation will be sent out via email this spring.
  • Graduation/Commencement:  Fall commencement ceremony has been discontinued; Summer and Fall graduates are eligible to participate in the Spring 2011 commencement ceremony.  Please submit the Application to Graduate form by October 1, 2010 to Joyce Taylor at jataylor1@stthomas.edu.
  • Students registered for ETLS 550 (all sections), Leveraging Leadership for Lifetime I, will be assessed a fee for testing materials; the fee is approximately $350.00. 
  • Moved?  Changed Email address?  Please send an email with updated information to jataylor1@stthomas.edu.
  • Use your UST email account!  Instructors as well as the Business Office frequently send email which always go to the UST email account.  It is easy to forward your UST email account to a personal/business email. Go to http://www.stthomas.edu/IRT/support/email/default.html and follow the instructions for email forwarding.
  • Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor the first semester they take classes in order to complete a degree plan.
  • Has your application for admission been formally accepted?  Any student who has not been formally admitted to a degree program and has taken two or more courses must complete admission requirements to continue to take courses; you will have a hold on your record preventing registration.  Contact Joyce Taylor at 651-962-5756 or jataylor1@stthomas.edu to complete your application for admission.
  • The deadline for registration is the day before classes begin.  You must be registered for a class to attend the class.  Questions?  Contact Joyce Taylor at 651-962-5756 or jataylor1@stthomas.edu.
  • Bad weather?  Check the UST Snow Emergency Hotline to see if classes are canceled due to bad weather.  Number is 651-962-7669.
  • An escort service is available on the St. Paul campus when classes are in session.  Call 2-5100 from any university telephone if you would like to be escorted to or from class.  Escorts will arrive within five minutes and will be able to escort you anywhere in a six-block radius of the St. Paul campus.
  • In case of an emergency and your family needs to reach you while you are in class, it is important to give the UST Public Safety and Parking Services Department as much information as possible; they can be reached at (651) 962-5100.  They will need to know the name, number and section of the course you are taking and, if possible, the building and room number in to reach you quickly.
  • Directory Disclosure:  Directory information is released to the public unless you specifically request the information not be released.  Categories include your name, address, telephone number, class, current schedule of classes, dates of attendance, degree and awards and other schools attended.  To withhold information, notify Joyce Taylor at 651-962-5756 no later than the first week of the semester.  The order for withholding will remain in effect until the student rescinds it in writing.  (See FERPA information)
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act affords students these rights with respect to their education records:
    1. The right to inspect and review education records within 445 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
    2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
    3. The right to consent of disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorized disclosure without consent.
    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of St. Thomas to comply with the requirements of FERPA