What to Expect - Fall 2021

For prospective, new and returning students in Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science:

In response to COVID-19, the University of St. Thomas has made prudent decisions to act on the advice of state and medical professionals. 

The format for fall 2021 will be in-person, hybrid or live online, with faculty ready to pivot to have all classes fully online if needed. The classes are still being held during their normal time on weeknights and Saturdays. 

At this time, the format for spring 2022 is to be determined.

Mask Policy Effective as of August 23, 2021:

  • Effective immediately, the university will require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status to wear face coverings in indoor, public areas when others are present. This is in response to the rapid spread of the Delta variant. We hope to remove this requirement as conditions improve.

  • See more information on St. Thomas' Covid-19 response: https://www.stthomas.edu/covid19/index.html

You can expect to receive an email from your instructor(s) a week prior to the first evening of classes with instructions on how you will meet.  Students should be sure to check their Canvas announcements for details one week before their class is scheduled to start. Questions can be directed to your individual instructor.

How can students order textbooks online (what is the link)? 
Students should use the following link to find out what textbooks they need:

Where can students pick up or how can students get their textbooks delivered to them?
Students can pick up in store, curbside pick up, or they can have books FED EX to them. They will receive an email when their order is ready with details on how the pick ups will work. 

If you have more questions, please contact the Bookstore directly at http://tommiebooks.stthomas.edu/tommiebooks1/contact

All current and newly admitted students should login to their Canvas sites and download any required technology/software a week prior to the start of class. If you need assistance or require support from the School of Engineering Technical Support Team please contact them at soetech@groups.stthomas.edu . Note: For Tech Support you must send any emails from your St. Thomas account.

If you are a new student please read through the orientation materials so you understand how to login to the Canvas site. 

If you are an international student and have questions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at oiss@stthomas.edu.