During Your First Few Weeks at UST You Should…

  • Get your textbooks.
  • Continue to check your UST email account regularly for messages from your Transfer Transition Mentor. They will send you updates on activities and on-campus events, and helpful information for new students. You may also receive messages from professors regarding your courses as well.
  • If you didn’t get your UST ID card at orientation, stop by the Card Office in Murray-Herrick Center 101. The card office can also answer any questions you have about meal plans, lex dollars or eXpress dollars.
  • Get involved! 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 at jobs.stthomas.edu, 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.
  • Verify your address and enter health insurance information in Murphy Online.
  • Review the online conduct codes to familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities.
  • Like UST Student Affairs on Facebook and Follow @USTStdntAffairs on Twitter.
  • 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.
  • Get a parking permit if you plan to commute to campus.
  • Make a budget for your first semester.
  • Transfer students should make sure to have completed transferring of credit procedures correctly. Ask your Academic Counselor about any questions or concerns.