New Student Orientation and Registration

New Undergraduate Students

Upon receiving admission to St. Thomas University, new students are required to submit a $200 tuition deposit in order to secure their seat for the upcoming semester. Upon submission of the tuition deposit, you must RSVP for one of the orientation dates below. You will meet your faculty advisor at orientation and they will provide you with information regarding your academic program and assist you in creating an academic plan that will set you on track to graduate as soon as possible.

Fall 2021 Students

Congratulations on becoming a Bobcat! To confirm your enrollment, please RSVP for an Orientation date below. 

Online Orientation is a fun, informative event that lasts about 90 minutes. You have from 8:00 am to 5pm the following day to complete.

Fall 2021 Orientation dates (please choose one date):

** New traditional on ground students are required to submit a $200 tuition deposit in order to secure their seat for the upcoming semester and register for classes.

Exempt from the Orientation Event

  • Current STU students
  • Dual Enrollment students
  • Graduate students
  • Online Students

Pre-Orientation Checklist:

  1. Submit Deposit.
  2. Submit Housing Application (Online Housing Application).
  3. Submit your housing verification form if you do NOT plan to live on campus. You can obtain the verification form here if you have not already submitted it.
  4. Submit STU Health and Vaccination Disclosure Form and copies of immunization records (Health Insurance and Immunization Forms).

What do I need to know before Orientation Day?

  • You must submit your one-time $200 Tuition Deposit (this is not an additional fee, it goes toward your tuition). Link:
  • The morning of your orientation at 8am! We will send you a link to log in to your Orientation CANVAS account. You will need to complete each module.
  • You will learn how to navigate through Canvas, MyBobcat, View Financial Aid Documents, Receive your Class Schedule, and more!
  • In the very last module, you must complete the Registration Acknowledgement.
  • Once you have completed all modules you are now officially a Bobcat!
  • An Admissions Counselor or Coach will follow up with you the following Monday to see if you have any additional questions.
  • Please Check your Email for instructions on picking up your photo ID and Parking Pass

On Orientation Day You Will Need to Bring:

  1. A photo ID. A driver’s license, state-issued ID, or student ID card from another college will work. This will allow us to create your STU student ID card.
  2. Your STU Health and Vaccination Disclosure form and copies of your immunization records and insurance waiver (Submit Online Only). You can find the health forms here.

** New traditional on ground students are required to submit a $200 tuition deposit in order to secure their seat for the upcoming semester and register for classes.

Orientation Event

Before the start of the new semester, St. Thomas University will host an Orientation Event to acclimate new students to the campus environment. Representatives from the various academic clubs and sports programs will be on-site to answer your questions. In addition, members from Financial Aid, the Business Office, the Student Success Center, and Admissions will be available to assist you in completing any tasks required before the start of classes. These tasks may include:

  • Student ID Card
  • Financial Aid Verification
  • Admissions Holds
  • Tuition Payment Options

!!!Important Reminders!!!!

Make sure you have submitted all required documents to financial aid. You can check by logging into your MyBobcat Self Service

Make sure you send your final official transcripts to STU after graduation or your final college term.


Insurance Waiver: If you plan to waive coverage you have until September 9, 2021

First Payment Plan is Due: July 15, 2021. Sign-up for your plan via your MyBobcat account. DO NOT WAIT to get this done, the sooner you enroll, the better.

During your Orientation, you can look forward to:

  • Obtaining your Student ID card and parking pass
  • Getting your class schedule
  • Meeting with Admissions and Financial Aid

For further information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (call or text) 305-928-2865.