Transfer 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:

First Day of Class

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.


Many students purchase their books at the campus Bookstore located on the lower level of Murray–Herrick Campus Center in St. Paul and the first floor of Terrence Murphy Hall in Minneapolis.


To set up your email account, visit the "Accepted" webpage.  Email is St. Thomas' official form of communication, so check yours regularly by visiting If you have questions about email or any other technology needs, contact Information Resources & Technology.

Tuition Refund Plan

Information on the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) was mailed to students in early July.  Carefully review this plan and make a decision on whether or not to purchase prior to the start of the fall 2016 term.  St. Thomas strongly encourages students to consider the TRP as a way for families to protect themselves from financial loss in the event of a medical withdrawal. 

Health Requirements

The following information should be entered in Murphy Online:

  • Health Insurance Verification:

    All undergraduate degree seeking students are required by federal law to carry health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance coverage, resource information can be found on the University of St. Thomas Health Services website.

    All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to purchase the University of St. Thomas-sponsored international student health insurance plan. Additional information can be found on the international student insurance website.

  • 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.

Welcome Events & Activities Fair

Attend campus-wide events to become more familiar with campus and meet new and continuing students. Connect with Campus Life for more information.

Student Policy Book

Students are expected to be familiar with university policies.

Address Updates

It is important that you let us know whenever you move. You can update your address anytime in Murphy Online.  Students are required to verify their address annually.


Make sure you submit all of your official transcripts to the Admissions Office. If you have concerns or questions about how your transfer credits were evaluated, connect with Academic Counseling & Support in Murray-Herrick Campus Center 110.

Financial Aid

Meet with your financial aid counselor to make sure everything is in order for the 2016-2017 academic year. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Parking Permit

Visit Parking Services for more information about parking permits and alternative modes of transportation.

Meal Plans

Whether you live on or off campus, you have the option of purchasing a meal plan. Meal plans, flex dollars and eXpress dollars are all great ways of saving money if you will be eating on campus. For information, visit the Card Office.

Declaring a Major

Once you have earned 48+ credits, you should complete a major field declaration form. Forms are available through Academic Counseling & Support.

Off-Campus Housing

If you currently live off-campus or plan to in the future, you will find excellent resources at Off-Campus Student Services.

On-Campus Housing

For more information here about living on campus, please visit Residence Life.

During your first few weeks at St. Thomas, you should:

Check Email

Continue to check your St. Thomas email account regularly for messages from your Transfer Orientation Leader. They will send you updates on exciting activities and on-campus events. You may also receive messages from professors regarding your course as well.

Card Office

If you didn’t get your UST ID card at orientation, stop by the Card Office on the 1st floor of the Murray Herrick Center.

Involvement on campus

Involvement on campus broadens knowledge of the university, develops leadership skills, adds to a resume and helps connect to the campus community. If you plan on working during your first-year, find on-campus jobs through Human Resources or the Jobs at St. Thomas website, or off-campus jobs through the Career Development Center.

Campus mailbox

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.

Go to class !

Go to class. Some classes may not have attendance requirements, but it is still important to attend! And don’t forget to get to know your professors during their office hours.


Make a budget for your first semester.

Transferring Credits

Ensure completion of transferring of credit procedures correctly. Ask your Academic Counselor about any questions or concerns.