International Student Housing Guide

Finding a Place to Call Home

We are so excited to have you on-campus! It is important that you, as an international student, make proper arrangements for housing before you arrive in the Twin Cities. That’s why we created a housing guide just for you.

Arriving on campus without a place to live can be stressful for you and your family. It can also be costly, as the price of a hotel can get expensive if your search for housing takes longer than expected.

St. Thomas is here to provide resources to help with the transition to campus. Below are some helpful tips to start the search for housing and resources available to you.

On-Campus Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Requirement
  • Benefits of Living on Campus
  • Types of On-Campus Housing
  • On-Campus Housing Requirement

    The University of St. Thomas requires full-time, undergraduate, first and second-year students to live on campus at St. Thomas.

    We believe that living on campus in a student's first and second years provides learning opportunities that are holistic and transformative.

    As a student living on campus, you will be called to live, learn, and work inclusively in our shared commitment to advance the Common Good.

    Benefits of Living on Campus

    Living on campus allows you the opportunity to connect with other students and build friendships.

    Each residence hall has a professional staff member living in the hall along with student leaders who provide a safe environment for students.

    All on-campus housing comes furnished and we can provide linens if needed. Laundry machines are also provided at no extra cost.

    Types of On-Campus Housing

    There are a variety of different types of housing on-campus from shared rooms to more apartment style housing.

    Most first-year American students live in what are called “traditional residence halls” where each student lives with a roommate in one room with shared bathrooms and kitchens on the floor. If you are looking for a supportive first year American University experience, we suggest you apply to live in one of the traditional halls.

    If you are more interested in apartment style housing that is also available, but you will need to apply early and indicate that on your housing application.

    On-Campus Housing Requirement

    On-Campus Housing Requirement

    The University of St. Thomas requires full-time, undergraduate, first and second-year students to live on campus at St. Thomas.

    We believe that living on campus in a student's first and second years provides learning opportunities that are holistic and transformative.

    As a student living on campus, you will be called to live, learn, and work inclusively in our shared commitment to advance the Common Good.

    Benefits of Living on Campus

    Benefits of Living on Campus

    Living on campus allows you the opportunity to connect with other students and build friendships.

    Each residence hall has a professional staff member living in the hall along with student leaders who provide a safe environment for students.

    All on-campus housing comes furnished and we can provide linens if needed. Laundry machines are also provided at no extra cost.

    Types of On-Campus Housing

    Types of On-Campus Housing

    There are a variety of different types of housing on-campus from shared rooms to more apartment style housing.

    Most first-year American students live in what are called “traditional residence halls” where each student lives with a roommate in one room with shared bathrooms and kitchens on the floor. If you are looking for a supportive first year American University experience, we suggest you apply to live in one of the traditional halls.

    If you are more interested in apartment style housing that is also available, but you will need to apply early and indicate that on your housing application.

    Off-Campus Student Life

    Off-Campus housing is available to St. Thomas transfer students or students who are in their 3rd or 4th year of their degree.

    Off-Campus Student Life

    Short-Term Accommodations

    Looking for a place to stay for a little while? Check out our short-term accommodation options.

    Accommodations