Your Email Account 

Email accounts are automatically created for all students.  It is important that you familiarize yourself with email before school starts.

You log into your email account with your username (the part of your email address before "") and a password.

To access your email for the first time:

  • Create your own unique password at 
    • You will need to know your UST ID (a 9-digit number) and will be prompted for some other information about yourself, such as your last name, your date of birth, and your "Social Security Number."
    • If you do not have an American "Social Security Number," you will need a 4-digit code to identify yourself with instead.
      • If you will need one, you should have been provided your 4-digit number some time after you were admitted to St. Thomas.  You also should have been provided your 9-digit St. Thomas ID at the same time

        If you do not have either of these numbers anymore, contact International Admissions if you are a new undergraduate student and your graduate program if you are a new graduate student.  You will not need your special 4-digit number again after creating your email account, but you should learn your 9-digit UST ID.


Your username and your email password are very important.
You can use them to log into any computer on campus, and most password-protected UST web sites.

One particularly important UST web site is Murphy Online, our self-service system for students.

Murphy allows you to access course placement exams, grades, and more.  It is important that you familiarize yourself with Murphy before school starts.  You can log in to Murphy here


Problems Claiming Your Email Account?

Email the the IRT Tech Desk and ask for help.  Follow all instructions carefully.

  • IRT staff may ask you for your Social Security Number to verify your identity.  If you do not have an American "Social Security Number" yet, explain to them that you are a new international student and do not have one.  Ask for a chance to identify yourself in an alternative manner.