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UST Parish Partners
UST Parish PartnersUST Parish Partners is a partnership initiative between the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the University of St. Thomas.  As the only Catholic university in the Archdiocese, UST invites all individuals and parishes to experience our vibrant campus life.  UST also partners with the parishes to provide resources that will enhance Catholic life in their communities.

The University of St. Thomas’ relationship with the Archdiocese dates back to 1944, seen in this signed agreement between Christopher E. Byrne, Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston and Rev. Edmund J. McCorkell, Basilian Superior General.

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Archdiocese Essay Contest (Youth)
The annual writing contest for students in grades 3-12 enrolled in Archdiocesan schools. Scholarships to UST are awarded to high school winners, and all finalists attend a Mass and luncheon at the Co-Cathedral with His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.

Contact: Elsie Biron, 713-525-3171,

Campus Tours
Visit us 24/7 at, or experience UST in person on a field trip. Our beautiful campus in the Museum District will delight and excite you with world-renowned architecture, nationally recognized historical buildings, recreational facilities, and local popular eateries.

Contact: Emily Stickle, 713-525-3504,

Dual Credit programs (High School Juniors and Seniors)
You can begin college early at UST while still in high school. UST will prepare you for the real world while giving you a 75 percent discount on tuition. 

Contact: Admissions, 713-525-3500,

Doherty Library resources
Doherty Library access to over 250,000 books and access to 58,000 periodical titles, and subscriptions to over 150 databases, including the John O. Whitney Readex Archive of Americana Collection, one of the world’s largest electronic collections of primary documents covering American history. 

Contact: Jim Piccininni, 713-525-2192,

Graduate degree programs
Choose from more than over 10 graduate degrees including Schools of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business, School of Education, School of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and the acclaimed Master of Liberal Arts degree.

Contact: Robert Stephens, 713-942-3403,

Summer camps & courses
Visit  and for the schedule of academic, art and athletic camps and courses for children and youth.

Contact: Dr. Ravi Srinivas, 713-525-3804,

Undergraduate degree programs
Choose from 35 undergraduate degrees in the School of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business, School of Education and School of Nursing. The School of Arts & Sciences contains our pre-professional programs for careers in
dentistry, law, medicine and the Cooperative Engineering Program.

Contact: Emily Stickle, 713-525-3504,


Event Reservations 
Let UST host your next event or gathering on our beautiful campus.

Contact: Facilities Operations,

Game & Performance tickets
Cheer the Celts to victory as they continue their quest for more championships in basketball, golf, soccer and volleyball or experience our students showcasing their gifts and talents in drama, fine arts and music at a performance on campus or in the Theatre District.

Contact: See and check “Athletics” or “Performing Arts”; for registering groups larger than 10 people, contact

Italian Festival (October)
Come celebrate the art, the food, and the music of Italy day or night from Friday to Sunday at UST.


Seekers & Sages (Senior adults)
Seekers & Sages (Senior adults): Learn something new and meet new friends as you explore UST, Houston and beyond at special lectures or a day-long field trip.

Contact: Office of Advancement, 713-942-5082,

St. Patrick’s Day (March)
The nationally ranked William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as it is celebrated in Ireland.

Contact: William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, 713-525-3592,


Campus Ministry
​Entrust UST to enhance your spiritual development through retreats, studies and volunteer opportunities.

Contact: Campus Ministry, 713-525-3589,

Center for Faith & Culture
Come seek and understand the Catholic voice in the ongoing conversation about the meaning of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness we hold in common as Americans.

Contact: Center for Faith and Culture, 713-942-5066,

Chapel of St. Basil
Celebrate Mass with us in English, French, Latin, and Spanish at the Chapel of St. Basil, designed by Phillip Johnson.

For Mass Schedule contact: Campus Ministry, 713-525-3589,


Archdiocese Second Collection (2nd Sunday of September)
Archdiocese Second Collection (2nd Sunday of September): Each year, you can be a part of making an education from Houston’s only Catholic University accessible for our city’s students.

Contact: Office of Advancement, 713-525-3100,

Individual Giving
Support UST today through annual and capital gifts, and support UST for the future through bequests and planned gifts.

Contact: Office of Advancement, 713-525-3100,

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
We welcome you to our annual tradition of celebrating the coming of Lent with style and taste as we support student scholarships in the Mardi Gras Gala.

Contact: Office of Advancement, 713-525-3100,

Parish Scholarship Program
If you’re coming to UST, your parish may participate in this program to award a scholarship for you.

Contact: Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, 713-525-2170,

Catholic Schools Tuition Waiver Program
This program provides tuition waivers to full-time employees of the University of St. Thomas and those of participating Catholic elementary or high schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Contact: Catholic Outreach, 713-525-3171,

Additional Activities

Campus Parking & Security
Contact: 713-525-3888,

Presidential Appearances
Contact: Office of the President, 713-525-2160,

Recruitment for Parish internships or career opportunities
Contact: Career Services, 713-525-3160,

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