How to Print

St. Thomas uses the PaperCut print tracking system which emphasizes cost reduction and sustainability.

PaperCut will show information about the cost of printing prior to the final print command, so users will be aware of the resources consumed by each print job. 

Add a Printer to your Computer

ITS offers faculty and staff the ability to set up printers for their personal and St. Thomas computers.   Before getting started, you must be connected to the University internet via either a wired or wireless connection.

  1. Connect to any of the Wi-Fi networks
  2. Verify PaperCut is running
  3. Go to your Start Menu
  4. Select "Run" 
  5. In the "Open:" field type in the following:
    St. Paul printers use:  \\ust-pm2p\
    Minneapolis printers use: \\ust-pm3p\
    For FollowMe printing use: \\ust-pm2p\FollowMeBlack
    For FollowMe color prints: \\ust-pm2p\FollowMeColor
  6. If a dialogue window appears asking you to login, make sure to login including UST\ before your username (eg. UST\user1234) and your associated password
  7. A new window with the list of available public printers will appear organized by Building and Room location
  8. Double click on the printer in the list that you wish to map
  9. You will see a progress bar and it may take a few minutes to complete
  10. You will get a message that you have successfully added the printer, click Finish
  11. The next window asks if this printer should be the default printer, and if you wish to print a test page. Answer and click Finish
  12. If you go back to the Devices and Printers window from under the Start Menu, you will see the new printer shown

Remove a Printer

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Click on “Devices and Printers”
  3. Select the icon of the printer you wish to delete
  4. Under File,  choose “Remove Device”
  5. Restart your computer

To Change your Default Printer

  1. Click on the start button
  2. Click on “Devices and Printers”
  3. Select the icon of the printer you wish to make the default
  4. Under File, choose “Set as default printer”.
  1. Connect to any of our Wi-Fi networks
  2. Click on the apple icon in the upper left hand corner
  3. Choose System Preferences
  4. Click on Print & Scan
  5. Click the + button to add a printer
    On the new window that appears click on the Advanced tab
    If the Advanced tab is not listed in your toolbar, follow the instructions below:
    1. While holding down the Control key, click in any blank area of the icon toolbar
    2. Choose "Customize Toolbar"
    3. Drag the "Advanced" (gear icon) up to the toolbar
    4. Click Done
    5. Click on the Advanced tab that was just added to the toolbar.
  6. Under "Type" change this to: either Windows or Windows printer via spoolss
    1. Look up a St. Paul campus printer
    2. Look up a Minneapolis campus printer
    3. FollowMe Black & White:
    4. FollowMe Color:
  7. In the Name field, label it by the printer number
  8. In the location field, type the building and room number
  9. Click on the dropdown menu for "Print Using"
  10. Select "Generic Post Script Printer" from the dropdown menu
  11. Click Add
  12. Click Continue

NOTE: At the time you print, you will be prompted to authenticate. Be sure to enter your full username, including "".

How to remove a UST printer

  1. Click on the apple icon in the upper left hand corner
  2. Choose System Preferences
  3. Click on Print & Scan
  4. Click the - button to remove a printer
  5. Click on "Delete Printer"
  6. Restart the computer


Additional Ways to Print

Off or across campus and want to pick-up your print when you arrive at your destination? Use the following options below to print to a Multi-Function Printer (MFP). 

Print from an MFP

If you used FollowMe or WebPrint, you can retrieve your print at any Multi-Functioning Printer (MFP) using the instructions below:

  1. Use your ID card to swipe into an MFP
  2. Press the Print Release button from the touch screen panel
  3. Select the document to be printed
  4. Press the green Print icon at the top of the screen
  5. When scan is complete, click the Home icon
  6. Sign Out

MFP Locations

Multi-Functioning Printers (MFPs) are available in public areas of the University are listed below:

  • OSF Library
  • Ireland Library
  • Keffer Library
  • Minneapolis School of Law Library
  • Anderson Student Center, near Tommie Central
  • McNeely Hall, room 226
  • Owens Science Hall – first floor lobby