New Student Timeline

This timeline will give you more information about the steps related to orientation & registration you should be taking throughout the year.

August Use this time to prepare for your transition to St. Thomas. Connect with family and friends and make plans for how you will stay in touch.  At the end of the month, watch for your first E-bill. Make sure you also provide information about your health insurance so as not to be enrolled in the UST plan. And, check out the "course materials" section of the St. Thomas Bookstore in order to review textbooks required for your fall courses.
September Students living on campus will participate in move-in weekend activities on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. All first-year students will be asked to participate in Fall Welcome activities on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) and Tuesday, September 4. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 5.  Watch for emails from your Orientation Leader.  They will keep you up-to-date about activities and events on campus. Take a peek at this checklist for more things you should take care of in your first few weeks at UST.  
October Invite parents and/or family to attend Family Weekend events. Attend Homecoming-reunion weekend. Study for mid-terms and consider taking advantage of resources from the Academic Support Center.
November Register for spring semester classes. All freshmen will meet with an academic counselor or academic advisor to think about and discuss potential majors and careers. Meeting with your academic advisor is required in order for you to register for spring semester courses. Enjoy Thanksgiving break!
December You have completed your first semester at UST!  Reflect on what went well and your achievements from this semester, set goals for the spring.  Watch for information on spring activities and applying for student leadership positions. 
January J-Term. Enjoy a break, take a class or go on a VISION trip!
February Classes begin for spring semester. Participate in welcome back activities. Orientation Leader selection takes place.
March Complete roommate selection for the upcoming school year.  Complete FAFSA materials for the upcoming school year.  Prepare for fall semester registration.