Guidance for Current Students and Families

The below information provides details on resources available to our students (both on and off campus) as they navigate this unprecedented situation. Please note that some of these resources live on St. Thomas’ internal intranet site and can only be accessed by users with email addresses.

Spring Classes Online
All classes will be taught online for the remainder of the spring semester, and a small number of students who were granted exemptions have been allowed to remain living on campus. 

  • Find resources on OneStThomas to help with remote learning.
  • Although our library facilities will be physically closed until further notice, students can access library resources online.

Summer Classes Online
All summer classes will be offered in an online environment.  Summer 2020 undergraduate classes at St. Thomas are 50% off the regular cost of tuition.  For more information about summer classes, please see the Summer Session website.  For summer, all instruction will return to traditional grading.  Anyone can take summer undergraduate classes at St. Thomas for 50% off the regular cost of tuition.

Academic Resources
The University of St. Thomas cares about student success and is committed to providing support to students.  With the shift to online classes for the remainder of the semester, we want to ensure that students are aware of the vast online resources that are available to them during this time.  The Center for Student Achievement staff are available to support undergraduate students and faculty members via Zoom, by phone or through email.

  • Center for Student Achievement Virtual Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
  • To learn more about how to access the Center for Student Achievement resources, click on: Accessing Academic Resources Remotely
  • Tutoring: If students are looking for tutoring, please visit our tutoring page which will link to many departmental tutors that are available for Zoom tutoring session. Hours vary by department. 

Refunds for Room and Board
As communicated previously, the university is providing refunds and credits for room and board. All refunds are expected to be credited directly to student accounts by April 10. If you have any questions about housing refunds, contact; questions about meal plan refunds should be directed to

Students Remaining on Campus
The students who were granted exemptions to stay on campus must follow social distancing principles and avoid physical gatherings with other individuals. The Minnesota Stay-at-Home executive order allows those resident students to continue to live on campus, and leave their room only to pick up essential items, such as food from dining services, groceries and prescriptions. It also permits outdoor activities, such as walking, running, biking and hiking so long as you practice safe social distancing.

Dining Services
T’s and Summit Marketplace are currently serving students and employees who remain on campus. Please see the Dining Services web page for specific hours.

Center for Well-Being Services
Health Services, and Counseling & Psychological Services remains open to serve all students, faculty and staff. Appointments must be made over the phone, no walk-ins. Please refer to the information on the Center for Well-Being’s website to make an appointment. Health Promotion, Resilience, and Violence Prevention is offering virtual programming.

Student Emergency Fund
Students in need can apply for funds, which are available on a case-by-case basis for a number of eligible expenses including but not limited to: rent payments; medical expenses; essential transportation; groceries; and utilities, including internet. Read more about how to apply for the Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program.

Tommie Shelf Foodmobile
The Tommie Shelf Foodmobile provides up to 25 pounds of groceries a month to students and community members in need. To learn more about how to receive groceries from Tommie Shelf or to make a monetary donation, visit the Tommie Shelf website.

Student Workers
We know that many of our student workers depend on their student work assignments to help pay for their education, and we want to support them. Through May 15, 2020, student workers will continue to receive a bi-weekly payment equivalent to the number of hours for which the student would normally be scheduled to work. Learn more about student worker payments on OneStThomas