Resources on campus
The staff in the Academic Counseling office is available to discuss course load and academic/graduation plan with students who are pregnant. If necessary, they can assist students with schedule changes, leave of absences, medical withdrawals, etc. on a case-by-case basis.
Campus Ministry seeks to provide compassionate support for students who are pregnant (mothers and fathers) - especially those who may be experiencing what seems to be a crisis pregnancy. Campus Ministry can provide spiritual support, prayers, and companionship. When needed, they will also attempt to provide linkages to other forms of support (including financial) in the broader community.
Located on the St. Paul campus, the UST Child Development Center offers high quality early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, as well as extensive parent support and education to families enrolled in the center. Though there are waiting lists, the Child Development Center gives enrollment priority to the children of current UST students (undergraduate and graduate) and offers a sliding fee subsidy to make the program more accessible to student families.
Personal Counseling provides a safe, confidential space in which students can explore thoughts and feelings as they adjust to the emotional and psychological life changes inherent with pregnancy.
The Dean of Students Office and Off-Campus Student Services offer assistance to students through an emergency loan and food program, referrals to Bridging, Inc., and a website dedicated to the needs of students who are parents. In addition, staff members in the Dean of Students Office are committed to assisting students understand university policies and systems through this transition.
Health Service offers a free pregnancy consultation appointment. During an appointment with a provider, students will receive support, health information, referral to resources on and off campus, and answers to their questions.
Students who are pregnant are welcome to stay in on-campus housing. However, Residence Life does not provide family housing for students and their children.