Resources

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Career Development Center

The Center for Writing

Disability Resources

Emergency Notifications and Alerts

Health Insurance

IRT

Libraries

Off-Campus Housing

University ID Cards


Career Development Center   

The Career Development Center staff facilitates the process of career growth for St. Thomas students. Services include cover letter and resumé building workshops, on-campus recruiting, internship services, testing, and a variety of other career management assistance. All services are confidential, and most are free. The center is located on the first floor of Murray-Herrick Campus Center. For more information, call (651) 962-6761, or visit the Career Development Center website.

The Center for Writing   

The Center for Writing provides assistance in writing, reading, and critical thinking to graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. At the graduate level, the Center provides intensive one-on-one conferences at any stage of the writing process. Students may seek assistance early in their work as they are becoming accustomed to writing in their field at the graduate level. Graduate writers may also want to conference with consultants as they develop or revise their final papers for their course, and as they write their proposals and final M.A. Essays. Two graduate students are available for consultations throughout the academic year, as well as the director of the Center, Dr. Susan Callaway. Online resources and consulting are also available through the Center for Writing website. For more information, please contact Dr. Susan J. Callaway, Director and Associate Professor of English.

Disability Resources   

Disability Resources provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with qualified physical disabilities. Eligibility for these services requires documentation from a licensed professional that identifies the nature of the disability and the kinds of accommodations that are recommended. For more information, call (651) 962-6315, or visit the Disability Resources website.

Emergency Notifications and Alerts   

UST students, faculty, and staff are able to register their cell phone numbers with the UST Emergency Notification system. This system will only be used by the University's Department of Public Safety and only in the most extreme cases involving the safety of the University community, including class cancellations. To register your cell phone, follow the instructions at https://www.stthomas.edu/irt/emergencynotificationsystem/. More information about the Emergency Notification System can be found on the UST Cares website.

Health Insurance   

UST requires all degree-seeking graduate students taking  9 or more credits to demonstrate health insurance coverage by completing the health insurance verification process in Murphy Online.  Students can either enter their existing health insurance coverage information or purchase our UST sponsored student health insurance plan. Also, Minnesota state law requires that all students demonstrate immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tetanus-diphtheria (TD).  More information and forms for both health insurance and immunization records can be found at http://www.stthomas.edu/healthservices/insurance.  A health insurance verification process will take place each fall you are enrolled at UST; a reminder message to your UST email account will be sent prior to the deadline.

Please note that all records and conversations with Health Service staff are strictly confidential.  Information will only be released with your written permission in accordance with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  

IRT   

Information Resources and Technologies (IRT) is the central division that supports enterprise-wide computing on campus. Technical support is available for email, passwords, desktops, laptops and mobile devices, printing and copying, UST Usernames, Murphy Online, emergency notifications and alerts, and more. Call (651) 962-6230 or visit http://www.stthomas.edu/irt/ for more information.

Libraries   

The University of St. Thomas has three libraries containing more than 320,000 books and 2,100 periodicals. The collections are continuously developed and updated to support coursework and research.

The O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center on the main St. Paul campus is the largest of the university's libraries. In addition to the reference and circulating collections, it houses the university's archives and other special collections. St. Thomas's libraries also provide students and faculty with access to hundreds of electronic resources, most of which are searchable from outside the library. Included in these resources are many full-text databases that provide users with the entire texts of articles and books. The MLA Bibliography is an electronic resource of particular importance for literary studies. Users can access library databases from the main St. Thomas web site.

St. Thomas participates in the Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), a group of academic libraries in the Twin Cities that maintains a joint electronic catalog (CLICnet) of holdings and facilitates the exchange of materials among member libraries. These libraries are also members of MINITEX, the regional network that provides interlibrary loan services among St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota and others throughout the nation. For more information about library services, call the reference desk, (651) 962-5001, or visit the UST Libraries web site.

Off-Campus Housing   

Students searching for off-campus housing can find vacancy listings through the St. Thomas Off-Campus Student Services website.

University ID Cards   

Photo ID cards are available in the Card Office, located on the first floor of the Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The ID card enables students to use the libraries and other campus facilities and can also serve as a debit card (known as the Express Card). Students should carry the card with them at all times and notify the card office if it is lost or stolen. There is a charge for replacement.