2019-2020 First-Year Student Information

Welcome class of 2023!

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to St. Thomas! Housing is not required for first-year students, but over 92% of first-year students live on campus. To reserve your place in the class and apply for on-campus housing, submitting your confirming and housing deposits through your student portal.

Starting in April, you may complete your housing preferences through the housing portal in Murphy Online.  Information and directions will be sent via postal mail.  Step-by-Step directions with screen shots of the preferences form can be found here.

Housing is not guaranteed at the University of St. Thomas and the earlier you place your housing deposit, the more likely you will be offered housing.  Generally, deposits received in April are very late in our process so we recommend placing your housing deposit prior to then.

The Move-In date for 2019-2020 First-Year students is Friday, August 30, 2019.  Some students will be likely moving in starting August 26 or sooner based on various activities, programs, living learning communites and athletics.  More information will be sent in early August.  Please plan accordingly! 


Application Process

Application Process for Prospective Students

Housing applications are provided to newly accepted students by the Admissions office. Speak to your Admissions Counselor for further information. A $200 deposit is required to request housing space and is also handled by your Admissions Counselor. Housing is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed by the university.  Any deposits for housing are fully refundable until May 1. Note: This is not a deadline to submit a deposit as most deposits are received before March 15 and those with earlier deposit dates are more likely to get their first choice in housing. Preference information is collected in April for the following fall and students are notified of their housing assignment at the end of June.

By placing your $200 deposit, you are agreeing to the terms of the Student Residence Agreement, which is an agreement for the entire academic year.  This $200 deposit is credited to your first tuition statement in August.

Single Rooms

There are single rooms are available to new resident students.  Priority to single rooms are given to those with documented disability or medical needs.  Any additional singles beyond those with priority are then available for new students.

Priority status is based on the original date of application and other preference choices. Most of the single rooms on campus are smaller in size and a different room charge. Single rooms are available in Ireland, Dowling, Brady, Cretin, Grace Halls.

Microfridge Rental and Futon Purchase Information

Microfridges may be rented from www.bedloft.com and must be completed by August 12 for in-room delivery.  Also you may purchase a futon for delivery through this company that will be delivered to the room.  Please check out their website for more information and pricing.

Residence Hall Linen Program

University of St. Thomas has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1999. Students at University of St. Thomas require specially-sized sheets, blankets and comforters to fit the campus's extra long mattresses. These extra-long beds (longer than 76 inches) are intended to maximize the comfort levels of every student. Our goal each year is to make sure students and parents have the right size residence hall bedding for move-in. XL sheets are more difficult to find, so we provide a variety of custom-sized linens sure to fit and guaranteed to last until graduation. We also have a large selection of extra-long comforters, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long thermal blankets, pillows, storage solutions and anything else you might need for your new room.

Guarantee Your First Choice Today! Our best selection of college bedding and a guarantee of your first choice is available for parents and students who respond early. All our residence hall room bedding and accessories come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee right up to graduation. You may return your linens for a full refund if you are not satisfied for any reason. Visit www.rhl.org/ust to view our full selection of colors and patterns and to place your order.