Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my contact at the University of St. Thomas?
Who is eligible for intern housing at the University of St. Thomas?
Any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student from another college/university, who is 18 years old or older, who has a summer internship or summer research project is eligible for our Intern Housing. Proof of internship and university enrollment is required to book intern housing.
Will I have a roommate?
We are only offering single occupancy in our sleeping rooms in Flynn Residence Hall and Frey Residence Hall. However, you may share your bathroom and living space with 1-3 other interns in our suite-style and apartment-style housing.
If the other interns in your apartment/suite/house permit their information to be shared, we will share their contact information with you along with your room assignment prior to your arrival.
How do I register for intern housing at the University of St. Thomas?
Once you submit the information form (below), a notification will be sent to us. If we have availability for the dates you wish and the option you prefer, we will send you a license agreement for summer housing. If not, we will respond with information on what, if anything, is still available.
If I register, when I will I have to pay?
At the time of registration, you will need to pay $425 toward your license agreement. $400 of this amount will be refunded to you after check-out if there are no problems with your rental. The other $25 is a non-refundable registration fee. Should you cancel prior to arriving, the $400 fee is forfeited. The first 30 days of your license agreement are due prior to your arrival with succeeding payment due on the 31st day of your stay. Payments can be made by check or credit card.
What if I cancel my application for housing or decide at the last minute not to sty at St. Thomas? Will I get the $400 deposit back?
The $400 deposit is non-refundable if you decide to cancel your license agreement. At the conclusion of your stay, it may be refunded to you if the terms of the license agreement have been satisfied.
What if I need special accommodations?
The University’s facilities comply with all applicable laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, which require reasonable accommodation of persons with disabilities. You are responsible for notifying the University of any requests for reasonable accommodation that would require modification of University facilities. Such notification must be made at least six (6) weeks in advance of check-in so that the University can consider the request, determine whether the requested modification constitutes a reasonable accommodation or creates an undue hardship, and can enter a dialogue regarding the requested accommodation, if necessary. Not all campus facilities are equipped to accommodate individuals with special needs. The University reserves the right to assign persons needing special accommodations to appropriate facilities that may be separate from other interns. If notice is not provided by the deadline, the University may not be able to accommodate requests for special accommodations. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed in residence hall rooms or apartments nor anywhere in the residence halls. The University of St. Thomas permits service animals and approved assistance/therapy animals in campus housing in compliance with both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Individuals with assistance/therapy animals must contact the Disability Resources Office to seek approval for their animal and provide required documentation. Individuals with service animals are encouraged to notify Disability Resources, which can assist in notifying other campus offices that need to know about the service animal’s presence. For example, in an emergency event requiring evacuation, it is helpful for Public Safety to know about service and assistance/therapy animals in the residence halls.
What kitchen supplies will be provided for the intern summer housing?
Please bring your own pots, pans, and utensils. Basic appliances such as stove, refrigerator, oven, and microwave will be provided in the apartment units. In the suites, common-area kitchens can be utilized.
Are there dining options on campus?
Yes! Over the summer, The View, our through-line cafeteria, is open for lunch weekdays and at other times depending on our conference guests. In addition, T’s is a grab-and-go eatery located in the Anderson Student Center. Our convenience store, Summit Marketplace, is open Monday through Friday. All locations accept cash and credit card payment. Visit our Dining Services website for hours and additional information.
What is the bed size?
All beds located at the University of St. Thomas have a mattress size of XL twin.
How do I get my mail and packages?
Mail and personal packages can be sent to you using the following address:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
ATTN: Twin Cities for the Summer (or TCFTS)
Mail service does not deliver on Saturdays or Sundays.
Where can I do laundry?
Washing machines and clothes dryers are available in each of our residence halls and are complimentary. Detergent is not provided, but is available for purchase in the Summit Marketplace convenience store.
Can I bring a vehicle to campus? What is the cost for parking?
Yes, personal cars are permitted on campus and we are happy to provide this at no additional cost to you during the summer months of June through August. You may be required to register your vehicle with our Department of Public Safety in order to contact you throughout your stay. All vehicles must be parked in campus parking areas designated by the University. The University is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to vehicles or their contents.
What about alcohol/smoking/marijuana?
Only interns who are 21 years of age and older are permitted to consume alcoholic beverages, and they may only do so in private bedrooms of residences. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in lounge areas of residence halls or anywhere else outside the residence halls on campus.
The University of St. Thomas is a non-smoking campus. The use or sale of Tobacco Products is prohibited on and within all the University of St. Thomas property. “Tobacco Products” includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes, and any other smoking devices that use tobacco (e.g., hookahs), and nicotine delivery devices that simulate the use of tobacco (e.g., electronic cigarettes, vaping).
The illegal use, possession and trafficking of marijuana/cannabis or drugs in any form is prohibited everywhere on the University of St. Thomas property.
Is it possible for me to extend my stay?
We cannot extend your stay beyond the check-in or check-out date listed on your license agreement. Summer intern housing is only available through the first week of August as we need to prepare residence halls for the arrival of University of St. Thomas students.
What is the guest policy?
Only the individuals listed on the license agreement can live in the unit.
What other amenities are available?
The St. Thomas campus shuttle connects the St. Paul campus with downtown Minneapolis. This service is available to interns at no additional charge. See the shuttle schedule on our Parking & Transportation website.
The Anderson Recreation Center (ARC) is located a short walk from campus residences and includes indoor courts, fitness equipment, and an indoor pool. For an additional fee of $10 per use, interns can access these amenities. The ARC is only available to persons 18 years and older, and users must complete and submit a waiver before they are allowed access.
Complimentary high-speed internet is provided throughout campus at no additional charge. Guest access is found on the UST Open network. No log-in or password credentials are necessary.
If interns bring a TV and coaxial cable, they can access complimentary cable TV in their private sleeping room. Televisions in shared common spaces also offer complimentary cable TV.
I represent a company or organization that would like to provide housing for our interns. Can I reserve space for our interns?
Absolutely! Please fill out the inquiry form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What do I need to bring?
Here are some suggestions of what to pack for your stay. Items with a * are available to buy on campus, either at our convenience store or our bookstore. There are also two Target stores and several drug stores within two miles of campus for any supplies you may need during your time on campus.
- Mobile phone
- Medications and first aid supplies (*over-the-counter medication is available at our convenience store)
- Pots, dishes, cups, silverware
- Ice trays
- Kitchen towels
- Dish soap *
- Hand soap *
- Paper towels *
- Toiletries *
- Trash bags *
- Laundry bag or basket
- Folding drying rack
- Laundry detergent *
- Clothes hangers
- Iron and ironing board
- Umbrella or raincoat
- Desk lamp or floor lamp
- TV and coaxial cable (if you'd like TV in your private sleeping room)
- Power outlet strip *
- Headphones *
- Sewing kit *
- Office supplies *