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Policies & Resources

Students who live on campus are a part of a community who are expected to live by the Resident Student Handbook and University Student Policies. These are important expectations to understand as they help provide a community where all students can live, learn and flourish. If you decide that on-campus housing is no longer for you, please familiarize yourself with our cancellation process.

  • Maintenance or facilities concern in your room? Check out the process on how to submit a maintenance request.
  • If you do not find information that you are looking for in the chart below or on our other pages, please contact us.

Residence Life Policies and Resources

Cancellation Process

Information about the cancellation policy for on-campus housing, as well as the relevant refund rates, cancellation fees, and cancellation process​

View the Cancellation Process

Housing & Meal Plan Rates​

This complete listing of rates covers all on-campus housing (Traditional, Apartment, and Suite style) categorized by Academic year rate or Semester rate. Details and rates for Resident Meal Plans are also included. Each plan is listed by cost per semester and its features.​

View the 2021-2022 Housing and Meal Plan Rates (PDF)

Maintenance Requests​

Students living on campus should submit their own maintenance requests for any concerns with their residence hall rooms using the online Student Housing Portal in Murphy Online. ​

If a student is having an immediate emergency regarding something in their room (water leak, unable to lock door) they should call Residence Life during business hours or after hours call Public Safety's non emergency line at 651-962-5100.

How to Submit a Maintenance Request (PDF)

Medical/Disability Accommodation Requests​

Various styles of housing options are provided for medical and/or disability accommodation requests. Accommodations include rooms, restrooms and shower areas designed to accommodate students.​

Learn how to make an Accommodation Request for On-Campus Housing

Move In​

As you begin preparing for move in, we will have some information to help you prepare for your on-campus living and learning experience. New students will likely find this most helpful, but the information is applicable to our returning students as well.

Information will be updated when the time comes (usually around August)

Residency Requirement

Beginning in the fall of 2021, all first-year students will be living on campus in their first and second years, providing opportunity to extend the experience of living and learning in community.

Read the full details of the Residency Requirement
Resident Student Handbook​

Students living on-campus are responsible for reading both the Resident Student Handbook and the University Student Policies as part of the conditions of their stay in campus housing.​

View the 2021-2022 Residence Life Handbook (PDF)​

Room Switches​

After moving in, if you decide that you would like to switch rooms, please work with your Hall/Community Director to discussion options.

Find your Hall/Community Director on the Residence Life Contact page

StepUP: Students in Recovery​

We have established a partnership with the StepUp Program at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. StepUP is an innovative residential collegiate recovery community. The program at Augsburg is the largest residential Collegiate Recovery community in the nation. St. Thomas undergraduate students may participate in Augsburg’s StepUP Program.​

Learn more about the StepUP program

Student Residence Agreement​

This Student Residence Agreement pertains to all resident students in housing managed by the Department of Residence Life.​

View the 2020-2021 Residence Student Agreement (PDF)​

Sustainable Living Sustainability is core to the mission of St. Thomas and Residence Life demonstrates its commitment to sustainability practices through various efforts. We recommend residents practice sustainability efforts in various ways as they are able to assist in achieving the University's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035. Learn more about sustainability efforts