Transfer Student Timeline

This timeline will give you more information about the steps you should be taking before and after Transfer Student Orientation.


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, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. All new students will be asked to participate in Fall Welcome activities on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day) and Tuesday, September 2. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 3.  Watch for emails from your Transfer Transition Mentor.  They will keep you up-to-date regarding 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.  Invite parents and/or family to attend Family Weekend events.
October Attend Homecoming events. Study for mid-terms and consider taking advantage of resources from Academic Counseling and Support.
November Register for spring semester classes. All students will meet with an academic counselor to discuss potential majors and careers. Meeting with your academic counselor is required in order 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.
March If you are an on-campus student, complete roommate selection for the upcoming school year.  Complete FAFSA materials for the upcoming school year.  Prepare for fall semester registration.