ALL new students starting THIS FALL are required to meet with International Student Services upon their arrival here at St. Thomas. To schedule this check-in please fill out the online form.


Filling out the online form will ensure you have an appointment scheduled with ISS during a time that works with your schedule. Appointments will fill up fast, so please fill out the form as early as possible. You will not be able to register for courses until you meet with ISS.


See below for more information regarding your arrival and orientation. If you have any questions regarding the below information please contact ISS at or by phone at 651-962-6650.


Orientation is about learning your way around campus, meeting new students, and introducing you to the wide variety of academic resources and student activities on campus. Fall Orientation will take place from August 31- September 4, 2015.

See here for your schedule and to meet your student leaders!

Preparing for Travel

Read this section to make sure that you are well prepared for your travel to the United States.
Travel Checklist

Airport Assistance

If you would like to have an Airport Greeter, you must notify us at least one week prior to your arrival. The date of Airport Assistance for Fall 2015 is:

Monday August 31, 2015

Click HERE for more information.

First steps at UST

Your first year at UST will be both exciting and challenging. This section offers you guidelines on the steps you need to take in order to be well prepared for the transition.

First Steps at UST

Life at UST

Find out everything you need to know about life in the US and at UST. This section provides information on cultural norms, dating, smoking and drinking, managing your money, off campus housing and transportation. View the Life at UST section

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all F-1 and J-1 international students. When you register for classes you will automatically be enrolled in our UST Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.
More Information on Health Insurance


Living on campus provides you the opportunity to become part of a dynamic community. This community includes students of all backgrounds, lifestyles, interests and dreams.
More information on Housing