After Commencement

Congratulations on graduating from the University of St. Thomas!

In order to prepare for this transition out of the university, it is important to take some time to make arrangements so your transition to this next stage in your life can be as smooth as possible.

Account Expiration

Student accounts expire 365 days after their last active term or graduation based on university policy. 

You will receive several warning messages in your inbox beginning 90 days, 30 days, seven days, and one day prior to the expiration date. 

You will have lifetime access to Murphy Online to access your unofficial transcript and tax information. If you forget your username as an alumni, simply go to our Password page to get back into your Murphy Online account. However, once expired, you will lose all access to other university services that require a username and password (i.e. email, Blackboard, Canvas, library databases, Office365, use of the computer labs, etc.). All files, e-mail messages and contacts stored on the server will be permanently deleted.

Transition Checklist

Use the checklist below to ensure you are prepared for making the transition out of St. Thomas.

You won't be logging into your account as frequently as an alumni, but you will need to access it for Murphy Online to view your unofficial transcript and access any tax forms.

Setup security questions now so that if you need to reset your password you will be back into your account in no time.

You can setup security questions here:

After your account expires, you will not longer be able to access your email. It is important that if your St. Thomas account is connected to any other service such as social media, Amazon Prime, Spotify, or services you may have received an educational discount from that you disconnect these services and update those accounts with a personal email. This is important because you won't be able to reset your password on those other accounts once your St. Thomas email is no longer active.

You can access your un-official transcript and request your official transcript within Murphy Online.

Unofficial Academic transcripts

  1. Login to Murphy Online
  2. Go to "Student Services"
  3. Click on "Student Records"
  4. Click on "Academic Transcript"
  5. Select the transcript level (Graduate or Undergraduate) and select transcript type (Web Unofficial) then click Submit
  6. You'll then be able to see your unofficial transcript

Official Academic Transcript
You can request a printed copy of your official transcript within Murphy Online. For any discrepencies, please contact the University Registrar.

  1. Login to Murphy Online
  2. Go to "Student Services"
  3. Click on "Student Records"
  4. Click on "Request Printed/Official Transcript"
  5. Select a delivery option (Home, Pick-Up, or sent to another College/University) and follow any additional prompts
  6. Select number of copies
  7. Submit Request

You are responsible for forwarding any important email messages from your St. Thomas account to a personal secondary email address. If there are any contacts you wish to save from correspondances done through your university email, it is important that you save these as well.

Before you lose access, login to Blackboard and Canvas to download any assignments or resources from your courses that you wish to keep for your portfolio or for reference.

St. Thomas offers students the option of storing files in OneDrive. These files will be deleted and cannot be retrieved after the account is deleted. It is important that you save these before you lose access.

You will no longer have access to your email 365 days after your last active term. You can set up features that will help both you and others trying to reach you be successful once you leave.

  • Creating an automatic reply through Office 365 Mail to let others know your new email address to be reached at after graduation.
  • Create a forwarding rule that will send any messages received in your inbox directly to a secondary personal email until the date of deletion.

When your account is deleted, you won't be able to use the computers on campus anymore. Now is the time to start thinking about where you will use computers. If you are considering purchasing a new computer, you can look at student discounts offered through various software and hardware vendors on our Tech Store.

You never lose access to Murphy Online as this contains your unofficial transcript, ebill system, and student employment information. Before you leave, you will want to verify that the Business Office has not placed any holds on your account due to end of the year charges. Login to Murphy Online to access the eBill & ePay System to take care of any outstanding payments.

While some resources become limited, you can still access library resources as alumni while on campus. UST also offers a variety of services and use of campus facilities, discount tickets, continuing education discounts, career services and more through the Alumni Association.

If you used the Tk20 system during your time at St. Thomas, you will need to login to Tk20 to download any assignments and resources that you wish to keep. Students will lose access to this system 365 days after their last active term.