Your transition into the University of St. Thomas begins at Orientation!
During New Student 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.
Spring Student Orientation
Date: Thursday, January 12th Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Anderson Hall
RSVP Link: Email will be sent out on behalf of the Orientation Team
Additional Information: Follow us on the Student Activities Instagram for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
During Freshman Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes as well learn about resources, make your first UST friends, and have the opportunity to join clubs and organizations. We require you to attend this two-day Orientation, but we make your time on campus fun and engaging.
Fall 2023 students should register for one of our upcoming Freshman Orientations*:
Session I: To be determined
Session II: To be determined
In order to receive the RSVP link you must pay your enrollment deposit.
If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor or the Office of Admissions at 713-525-3500.
*Please note this is a two-day program where you will stay the night in the residence hall and all meals will be included free of charge. Families will be invited to join a portion of day two of orientation. More information will be provided.
Transfer Student Registration & Orientation
Every student is required to meet with an advisor before enrolling in classes.
Fall 2022 students should register for one of our upcoming Transfer Registration Days:
Tuesday, June 7
Tuesday, June 21
Tuesday, July 12
Tuesday, August 9
Students will be assigned to a morning or afternoon appointment dependent on major. Appointments will last approximately 2.5 hours and during this time you will meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, get your UST student ID card and much more.
If you have any questions please contact your admissions counselor or Karen Bautista at email@example.com or 713-525-3506.
After the completion of registration, you will be REQUIRED to attend Transfer Orientation.
Save the Date: Tuesday, August 16th 12:30pm-4:30pm
Parents and Families - Welcome to the Celt Family! We are so excited to introduce you to the University of St. Thomas. We know the vital role you have played and will continue to play in your student’s life, and we are grateful for the opportunity to connect with you during your student’s time here.
Families have the option to attend one of our Family Orientation with their incoming student throughout the summer. During Family Orientation, you will learn about the resources available to your student outside of the classroom to help them reach graduation. Family Orientation begins at 5:30 on Thursdays of Freshman Orientation.
Not only is our goal to help your student succeed, we also want you to be a key figure in this success. This journey continues at the Family Welcome! At this social event, you will be able to connect with other parents, as well as faculty and staff who are here to help your student succeed. Additionally, we will have current students and alumni there to give you a taste of what the Celt Experience is all about.
Through communication such as our Parent & Family Newsletter, we hope to welcome you into our Family and give you and your student tools to succeed. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, please sign up below.
Interested in more family events or in joining a Family Association? Email Anna Haydon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Orientation
Each graduate program hosts their own orientation session to tailor information to their programs. If you are an incoming graduate student and have questions, reach out to your program to ask questions directly.
Welcome to the Celt Family! This event is a three hour program including a keynote speaker, a Q&A Panel with representatives across campus, and a social hour intended for you to meet a variety of faculty, staff, alumni, and current students. The families of new students are invited to attend with a maximum of 2 attendees per student. While we love your students as you do, we ask for parents and relatives only at this event.