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Orientation Your transition into the University of St. Thomas begins at Orientation!

During Orientation, you and your family get to know the St. Thomas campus community, our programs, other students and their families.

Most importantly, at Orientation, you become a Celt.

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Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation begins bright and early on Wednesday, August 17th when all students who will be living on campus can move in starting as early as 8:00 am. If you are not living on campus, you can show up later (2:00 pm). All students need to attend each day of Orientation, no exceptions. This is your chance to meet your professors, make new friends, and get involved in clubs on campus. You will go to your first class during Orientation, so you do not want to miss a single minute.

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Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer students have different needs than Freshman, and we try our best to adapt based on the incoming students and offer a few options to meet different students where they are at. The first option for Transfer Student Orientation will be Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and the second option is Thursday, August 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For those who attend the second session, you will have the chance to attend Freshman Club Fair and start registering for clubs on campus.

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Graduate Student Orientation

Each graduate program serves a wide range of needs for their graduate students, so each school handled their own orientation session. Talk directly to your school to find out when your orientation will be and what to expect.

Parent Orientation

Our students are successful because they have strong support systems. By attending this Orientation, you will know what UST offers to enhance your student’s experience, while keeping them safe and healthy. You will meet our Dean of Students, Police Chief, Vice President of Student Affairs, and many more professionals. Parent Orientation takes place concurrently with the first day of Freshman Orientation (August 17th, 2016 from 1:00 - 6:00 PM), and is only open to the parents of freshman students. 

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Have additional questions? Email us at orientation@stthom.edu.

*Note that the School of Education and Cameron School of Business handle their own orientations, so students in those programs should contact those offices directly.

Be on the lookout for more information in your mailbox about this year’s Orientation!