Transfer Student Checklist
We're happy you've chosen the University of St. Thomas for your education! To help you with your transition, we've provided a list of things we hope you'll accomplish in your first weeks at the University of St. Thomas:
The first day of class is Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Instructors have the option to drop you from the class if you do not attend on the first day, so be sure to contact them if you are unable to make it.
Information on the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) was mailed to students in early July. Carefully review this plan and make a decision on whether or not to purchase prior to the start of the fall 2018 term. St. Thomas strongly encourages students to consider the TRP as a way for families to protect themselves from financial loss in the event of a medical withdrawal.
The following information should be entered in Murphy Online:
- Health Insurance Verification:
All undergraduate degree seeking students are required by federal law to carry health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance coverage, resource information can be found on the University of St. Thomas Health Services website.
All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to purchase the University of St. Thomas-sponsored international student health insurance plan. Additional information can be found on the international student insurance website.
- Immunization Records: Your immunization information should be entered before the 45th day of classes. Failure to enter this information by the deadline will result in a hold on your registration.
Attend campus-wide events to become more familiar with campus and meet new and continuing students. Also, join us for our activities fair on September 18th from 12-1pm out at the Plaza! Here you can sign up for organizations and clubs to get more involved on campus in your first semester! Connect with Campus Life for more information.
Meet with your financial aid counselor to make sure everything is in order for the 2018-2019 academic year. Visit Financial Aid for more information.
Also, sign up for Salt: Salt® is a free online resource to help you make more informed decisions about financing your education, managing your student loans, and building financial skills for life.
Involvement on campus broadens knowledge of the university, develops leadership skills, adds to a resume and helps connect to the campus community. If you plan on working during your first-year, find on-campus jobs through Human Resources or the Jobs at St. Thomas website, or off-campus jobs through the Career Development Center.
Full-time residential students receive a campus mailbox (off-campus students can request a mailbox). If you don't remember your mailbox number or combination, stop by the post office in the lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center (MHC) to get this information.
Go to class. Some classes may not have attendance requirements, but it is still important to attend! And don’t forget to get to know your professors during their office hours.
Make a budget for your first semester.