The University of St. Thomas has several athletic facilities open to staff and faculty.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend university athletic events. The University of St. Thomas ID card is needed for admittance for the event. Employees and their families will generally be admitted to university sporting events at no cost.
St. Paul Campus
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Lower Level (outside of the Bookstore)
Koch Commons (acress from Information Desk)
Terrence Murphy Hall, 2nd Floor (outside of the Business Office)
Instant cash machines are available while the buildings are open.
Relationship banking is available to employees using direct deposit of their payroll check. Relationship banking offers special arrangements for checking accounts and discounts on check orders, safe deposit boxes, traveler’s checks and other special services.
A mortgage program, designed to make mortgage and refinance processes easier for employees, is also offered.
Additional information about these banking relationships is available by contacting the Benefits department of Human Resources.
St Paul Campus
Aquinas Hall, Room 116
Terrence Murphy Hall, Room 201
Check cashing is available at the business office for faculty and staff who present a personal check written for cash to the university. There is a $100.00 limit per day.
|Check cashing||Check cashing|
|9:00am – 3:30pm||12:00pm – 3:00pm|
St. Paul Campus
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Lower Level
Terrence Murphy Hall, Room 105
Bookstore hours are extended during the first two weeks of class. The following items and services are available at the Bookstore: new and used textbooks, trade books (a selection of works of fiction and non-fiction), stationery and school supplies, gifts, clothing, cards, computer software, and special ordering services for books and software.
Employees are eligible for a 10% discount on purchases over $1 with the exception of items on sale. A University of St. Thomas ID card must be presented at the time of purchase. Department and personal charges are handled at the service desk. Textbooks for classes and other merchandise can also be ordered online at www.stthomas.edu/bookstore
|8:30am-6pm, Monday-Thursday||9am-6pm, Monday-Thursday|
|8:30am-4pm, Friday||9am-4:30pm, Friday|
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Room 110
Discount tickets are available for a number of places and events in the Twin Cities including Valley Fair, Camp Snoopy and Underwater Adventures at the Mall of America, the Children’s Museum, the St. Paul Science Museum, the Guthrie Theater, some Broadway shows and discounted movie tickets to AMC, Mann and Regal Entertainment theatres. The University Express Account card can be used to purchase tickets.
There is also a wide array of camping equipment and sporting equipment available for minimal rental fees.
Available tickets and listings of rental equipment available can be found at the Box Office website at www.stthomas.edu/boxoffice.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday
11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend university-sponsored events. The university I.D. card is needed for admittance to the event. Employees and their families will generally be admitted to university sporting events at no cost.
Employees will be admitted to student musical performances, student plays, and to some professional performances at no cost. The university does reserve the right to charge a nominal fee for some professional performances.
Lectures by speakers who have been invited to speak on campus throughout the year are also available at no cost.
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Lower Level
General Postal Business Ext. 2-6350
Shipping and Receiving Ext. 2-6355
Campus mail services include:
The return address on all correspondence should read “Mail # xxxx” rather than the “P.O. Box xxxx” designation. The United States Postal Service uses automatic scanners for sorting and your mail could be misrouted if “P.O. Box xxxx” or “Box xxxx” is used.
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday
Parcel pickup Saturdays 9:30-12:00pm
Christ Child Hall, Room 156
The University of St. Thomas operates a Child Development Center to provide high-quality, innovative programming to serve the children and families of St. Thomas students, faculty and staff as well as the greater university. The Center focuses on the development of the whole child in a clean, healthy, stimulating and fun environment that is part of the University of St. Thomas’ educational and Catholic mission. Care is provided for infants from 6 weeks of age, toddlers, and preschoolers.
The Center also provides research, training and internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and a challenging and supportive work environment for early childhood educators.
For more information about the Center, contact the Director of the Center at 651.962.5040.
Self-service photocopy machines are available in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library at a cost of 10 cents/page. Express cards may be used in the copy machines at a cost of 7 cents/page.
Loras Hall, Room 209
Membership in the St. Thomas Employee Federal Credit Union (CU) is a benefit offered to all employees of the University of St. Thomas and their immediate family members. A $5 share must be purchased to become a member of the CU. The Credit Union offers a regular Share account, a Christmas Club account, an A.A.U.P. dues account, and other specialty share accounts. Savings are federally insured up to $100,000 per account holder.
The Credit Union also offers various loans at competitive rates. Loan limits and rates are reviewed at least quarterly by the CU Board. Specials are offered periodically. Contact the CU for loan rates and terms. Notary public services are available. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
noon – 3:00 pm Monday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Closed on Wednesday
The University has a number of food service operations in various locations on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses to meet a variety of dining needs from a hot cup of coffee or hot breakfast, to sandwiches or pizza, to full service cafeteria and sit-down dining.
For full information on each location’s atmosphere, hours of operation and menus, check their website at www.stthomas.edu/foodservice.
Catering services are also available for event planning on the main and south campus in St. Paul and the Minneapolis campus. Catering menus and instructions for requesting catering services can also be accessed on the university food service website or by calling the Food Service Office at extension 2-6060.
The University of St. Thomas identification (ID) card is called the “Express Card.” The information on the card is linked to an account in the system computer. All university students, faculty and staff must have an ID to access the library, athletic facilities and the Learning Center. The card is also needed to purchase a parking permit, ride the intercampus shuttle and cash checks. In addition, the Express Card can be used to purchase goods and services at the Bookstore, Public Safety, Hairworks (the barber shop), Print Inc., the library copy center, all food service locations, the parking ramp and some vending machines.
Express accounts are debit spending accounts that may be set up on your Express Card. Express accounts are available to staff and faculty. To open an account, stop by the Card Office (Room 259 Murray-Herrick Campus Center in St. Paul or the Public Safety and Security desk in Minneapolis) and fill out an Express account agreement form.
Loss or theft of your ID card should be reported immediately to the card office at extension 2-6069 or to Public Safety and Parking Services, extension 2-5100, so the card can be invalidated.
Murray-Herrick Campus Center, Lower Level
Hairstyling for men and women. Hair products available. Walk-ins welcome; appointments preferred. Employees receive a 10% discount.
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Brady Residence Hall, Ground Level
Appointments may be made with a physician or nurse practitioner. While students are given priority, faculty and staff may also use Health Services facilities. Many same-day appointments are available.
There is a charge for laboratory tests, prescription drugs, and immunizations. Visit the Health Services website at www.stthomas.edu/studenthealth.
September – May
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday – Friday
Public Safety and Parking Services
Morrison Hall, first floor
Opus Hall, second floor
The Public Safety office at the St. Paul campus operates a “Lost and Found” service. Inquiries regarding lost or found items should be directed to the Public Safety office. Central Administration holds “Lost and Found” at the Minneapolis campus.
O'Shaughnessy, Room 103
The Luann Dummer Center for Women was established in 1993 by a special bequest from Dr. Luann Dummer's estate. Dr. Dummer came to the University of St. Thomas in 1971 and influenced the lives of hundreds of students and faculty during her 21 years as a professor. A respected member of the English Department, she was named Professor of the Year in 1989.
In keeping with her vision, the center addresses the needs and aspirations of women and serves as a meeting place for women where they can share their expertise and experience. In collaboration with the Women’s Studies Program and the University Committee on Women, the center and its resources strengthen and focus interest in women’s programs and issues at the university. The center sponsors a variety of programs that help women develop their intellectual ability and achieve their potential. Each March, during Women’s History Month, the Center sponsors the Luann Dummer Lecture Series that features distinguished women speakers.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
The Human Resources department should be notified in the event of the death of any employee, or the immediate relative of any employee. In the event of the death of an employee or an immediate family member of an employee (spouse, child, step-child, mother, father, step-mother or step-father), the Human Resources department will make arrangements for flowers or a charitable donation. Flowers may be sent for the funeral or memorial service or; if the family prefers, a memorial donation will be made by the university to a fund designated by the family.
Employees who choose not to drive to campus and who do not purchase a parking contract or permit are eligible for reduced price Metro Transit Bus Passes. A 31-day pass at the $2.00 fare level will cost $10.00 per month or $120.00 for 12 months. This pass is used for express non-rush-hour and local rush-hour buses. A 31-day pass at the $2.50 fare level will cost $15.00 per month or $180 for 12 months. This pass is used for express rush-hour buses. The passes allow riders unlimited rides for 31 days from the first time the pass is used. More information on bus fares and routes is available at www.metrotransit.com.
Eligible employees will only be able to purchase one 31-day pass per month. The reduced-rate passes will only be available at the St. Thomas Public Safety offices. A valid UST ID is necessary to purchase a reduced-rate pass.
With more than half our students, faculty and staff commuting to campus, the University has ongoing concerns with parking. Policies and procedures have been established to provide fair and equitable parking on our more than 20 surface parking lots. All new employees are provided with a brochure from the Public Safety Office that outlines parking policies and regulations. Parking permits are required for parking in any of the UST parking lots and may be obtained from the Public Safety and Parking Services Office. Permit holders are responsible for understanding and complying with parking regulations.
The university provides a free intercampus shuttle bus between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. This is available to students, faculty and staff who show a valid University of St. Thomas ID card when boarding the bus. Service begins at 6 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. at night, Monday through Friday. (Friday service converts to every half hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Shuttles depart each campus on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour, and 40 minutes past the hour. Hours of the shuttle service may vary during the summer and January term. Shuttle bus stops:
Bus leaves from Summit Avenue arches
Bus leaves from Harmon Place bus stop
Due to an ongoing concern with parking at the University of St. Thomas, alternative methods of transportation are encouraged to ease parking. Employees of the St. Paul campus have the option to participate in the Rideshare Permit program. Premium parking spaces are set aside for participants in this program in parking lots G and H. Two or more people (limit of 8) with a valid university parking permit may apply for the free Rideshare permit. Contact the Public Safety and Parking Services department for more information.
Minnesota Rideshare information is available in Murray-Herrick and in the Public Safety Department. Employees may call 612.349.RIDE to connect with other riders interested in this program.
Bike racks are located throughout campus for those who bike to campus.