First-Year Student Checklist
We're happy you've chosen the University of St. Thomas for your education! To help you with your transition into UST, we've provided a list of things we hope you'll accomplish in your first weeks at UST:
The first day of class is Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Instructors have the option to drop you from the class if you do not attend on the first day, so be sure to contact them if you are unable to make it.
The following information should be entered in Murphy Online:
- Health Insurance Verification: All undergraduate degree seeking students taking 12 or more credits must demonstrate health insurance coverage. If you do not provide information about your existing insurance coverage by the tenth day of classes, you will be billed for St. Thomas' health insurance.
- Immunization Records: Your immunization information should be entered before the 45th day of classes. Failure to enter this information by the deadline will result in a hold on your registration.
Getting involved on campus broadens knowledge of the university, develops leadership skills, adds to a resume and helps connect to the campus community. Check out our over 140 student clubs and organizations or think about paid Student Leadership opportunities for your future.
Working on campus is another fantastic way to connect with the community (and even make a little money while doing it!). If you plan on working during your first-year, find on-campus jobs through Human Resources or the St. Thomas Job Opportunities website, or off-campus jobs through the Career Development Center.
Full-time residential students receive a campus mailbox (off-campus students can request a mailbox). If you don't remember your mailbox number or combination, stop by the post office in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center (MHC) to get this information.
Some may not have attendance requirements, but it is still important to attend! Don’t forget to get to know your professors during their office hours.