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Browse some of the frequently asked questions about visiting the University of St. Thomas.

How do I schedule a visit to UST?

You can schedule a campus visit three different ways.

Event dates and additional information can be found on our visit page. If possible, please make arrangements at least one week in advance. Events typically do fill up. Event spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. You are encouraged to plan to attend our events early!

What can I do on a visit to UST?

There are several things to do while visiting UST:

  1. Take a campus tour: Tours of our main St. Paul campus take approximately one hour and include academic buildings, the student center, chapel and library. During the academic year, campus tours include seeing one dorm room. During spring semester we also offer tours that focus on seeing all of the men’s or women’s  dorms. 
  2. Meet with an admissions and/or financial aid counselor. During the admissions appointment, you will meet your personal admissions counselor.  You will learn about our academic requirements, campus life and the application process.  General financial aid and scholarship information will also be presented.

    During the financial aid appointment, you will meet your personal financial aid counselor.  Detailed information about scholarship searches, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and other forms of aid will be addressed.  Typically, these appointments last 45 minutes and are available before or after a campus tour.

  3. Attend a class: During the fall and spring semesters, prospective students are welcome to accompany a current UST student to his/her class.
  4. Meet with a faculty member or coach: The best way to find out about a program at UST is to get to know a member of the department.
  5. Stay overnight: Overnight visits are available for accepted students. You will stay with a Tommie Ambassador in his/her dorm room and participate in the above activities throughout the day. All options are subject to availability. These are our most popular events and fill quickly. If you are interested in an overnight visit, we suggest that you schedule it as soon as possible.

All options are subject to availability. We suggest contacting the visit office at least one week before a desired visit date.

When is the best time to visit campus?

We suggest visiting St. Thomas when class is in session and our current students are on campus.  Fall semester starts the Wednesday after Labor Day and runs through the middle of December.  Spring semester starts the first week of February and runs through the middle of May. 

Visitors are also welcome during January-term and throughout the summer.

How far in advance do I need to schedule my visit to UST?

It is recommended to make arrangements at least one week in advance.

Do you offer overnight visits?

Yes, but this special opportunity is only available to high school seniors who have been accepted to the university. Each semester, accepted students have the opportunity to spend the night on campus with a current student in a dorm, attend a class, participate in some activities on campus, take a tour, meet with an admissions counselor, a professor or coach. There are only a few overnight visit dates each semester and space is limited. Dates and reservation information are listed on our events page.

When are the Visit Office and Office of Admissions open?

Our regular office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.  We are closed on select federal and religious holidays.  During the academic year, we are open various Saturday mornings for appointments.  The current academic calendar can be found here.

What is the programmable GPS address for the Admissions Office?

N Cleveland Ave and Ashland Ave, St. Paul MN

Will St. Thomas pay for my flight, gas, hotel or other travel expenses?

No.  We do not reimburse students for their travel expenses.