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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.

Freshman Orientation

At UST’s Orientation you will make your first UST friends, meet your professors, join clubs, and serve the Houston community. We require you to attend Orientation, but we make your time on campus fun and engaging. Find out more below!

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Transfer Orientation - CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather, both sessions of transfer orientation on Wednesday, January 17 have been canceled.

Please check your UST email for additional updates and information.

For further questions, please contact Shundeez Faridifar at

Parent Orientation

Parents and legal guardians play a vital role in the success of their students. At our Parent Orientation, you will learn about the resources available to your student outside of the classroom to help them reach graduation. This orientation is designed for parents and legal guardians only and we do not have space to accommodate any extra guests. Please register accordingly.

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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.

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