Planning Your Arrival
After you have been accepted by the Admissions Office, there are many things you need to think about and arrange at St. Thomas. The following is a list of things for you to arrange and take care of on your own.
2. Housing and Meals
: On-campus housing fills up very quickly at St. Thomas. If you wish to live on-campus, please complete the housing forms as early as possible.
Travel to Miami
The City of Miami, known as the “Magic City,” is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, Miami has grown tremendously and become one of the world’s most renowned cities for people to work, live, and play all while enjoying a high quality of life.
Miami International Airport is conveniently located within close proximity of Miami’s major expressways. Below is a list of some of the different transportation options offered to and from Miami International Airport. Many of these modes of transportation are also available to the public throughout the city.
Miami’s Metro-bus provides scheduled services to all areas of Miami-Dade County. The bus station at MIA is located on Level 1 of Concourse E, directly across from Customs.
Miami’s Metrorail is a fixed-rail system providing direct, local transportation to areas throughout Miami-Dade County.
The Metromover is another fixed-rail system providing transportation to popular locations including Downtown Miami and Brickell.
The Tri-Rail train runs along Interstate 95 and provides commuter service to the airport from Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Airport Station is immediately east of the airport, across Le Jeune Road (42 Avenue) on NW 21st Street. Bus connections to the Tri-Rail Airport Station are available from the bus station. The Metrobus also provides free shuttle bus service to the airport terminal for passengers with a valid Tri-Rail ticket. For additional information call 1-800-TRI-RAIL from anywhere in the State of Florida.
Taxicabs are available only on the ARRIVAL (ground) level at Miami International Airport located outside of the baggage claim area.
SuperShuttle service allows you to get to and from the airport from home, school, or the office. This is a very cost-efficient and easy mode of transportation as you are able to schedule your pick-up times and place in advance.
Students arriving via FLL should visit the Ft. Lauderdale Airport’s Ground Transportation
webpage for information on transportation options offered to and from FLL.
If you have a problem when you arrive in Miami and need to contact someone immediately, please call the St. Thomas Security Office at 305.628.6500