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Fly-in Program

We welcome you to visit St. Thomas using our fly-in program – where we'll cover a portion of your travel costs when you come to campus for a personalized admissions visit or admitted student event. Please review the information below for eligibility requirements, travel considerations and our COVID-19 policy.

The program will reimburse half the cost of your airline ticket. If you require transportation to and from campus, we will also reimburse your cab fare. Total reimbursement cannot exceed $400.

Fly-In Program Details

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Reimbursement Details
  • Community-Based Organization (CBO) Participation
  • COVID-19 Visit Policy
  • Schedule Your Fly-In Visit
  • Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for our Fly-In Program, you must:

    • Be a prospective first-year or transfer student 
    • Have a completed admissions application on file
    • Be eligible for admissions as a regular, full-time, degree-seeking student

    Prior to your fly-in visit you must have received a confirmed visit itinerary. Fly-in reimbursement will be distributed after your visit to campus.

    Reimbursement Details

    The Fly-In Program will reimburse half the cost of your airline ticket. If you require transportation to and from campus, we will also reimburse your rideshare cost or cab fare. Total reimbursement cannot exceed $400.

    If using frequent-flyer miles, only the actual cash paid listed on the flight itinerary will be considered for reimbursement. Luggage, flight upgrades, additional flights or hotel accommodations will not be reimbursed. Please note that we are only able to reimburse economy flights.

    While we invite family members to accompany students on visits to campus, this offer only applies to students admitted to the university and not to their parents/guardians or other family members. Parent/guardians or other family members will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

    Community-Based Organization (CBO) Participation

    If you are a student who has participated in a recognized leadership development/college access program with a Community Based Organization (CBO) that serves economically disadvantaged students – like Chicago Scholars, College Possible or AVID – St. Thomas may reimburse the full cost of your airline ticket and cab fare.

    COVID-19 Visit Policy

    Due to COVID-19, in-person visit offerings are subject to change and cancellation based on Minnesota Department of Health recommendations or adjustments to University policy. If the status of your visit changes, we will notify you using the email that was provided during registration. Please review CDC guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic before making a decision to travel to campus.

    The University of St. Thomas is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its guests and visitors to campus. We have adjusted capacity and room set-up, and have implemented a mask-wearing requirement to align with government and CDC guidelines. We can only accommodate the prospective student plus two additional guests.

    As a guest, you have an important role to play in safeguarding the health of our community members. Any guest who is sick is expected to stay home and not come to campus. Guests will be required to wear masks while on campus, use hand sanitizers/wash hands, and answer the following questions before coming to campus.

    Please review the questions below, answering them for yourself the morning of your visit. If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, we ask that you not come to campus, and instead contact our Visit Office to reschedule your visit.

    1. Is your temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher today?
    2. Have you had or felt like you have had a fever in the last 24 hours?
    3. Do you have a new or worsening cough?
    4. Are you having trouble breathing that cannot be explained by an existing condition, like asthma?
    5. Do you have new or worsening body aches?
    6. Do you have a sore throat, different from your seasonal allergies?
    7. Are you experiencing loss of taste or smell?
    8. Are you experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea?
    9. Have you had close contact with anyone suspected of having or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    We are here to help. Please contact our Visit Office at 651-962-6154 or admvisit@stthomas.edu with any questions.

    Schedule Your Fly-In Visit

    Ready to fly in? Schedule your visit online and make sure to submit your fly-in waiver and all receipts by the day of your arrival.

    Please contact our Visit Office at 651-962-6154 or admvisit@stthomas.edu with any questions.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for our Fly-In Program, you must:

    • Be a prospective first-year or transfer student 
    • Have a completed admissions application on file
    • Be eligible for admissions as a regular, full-time, degree-seeking student

    Prior to your fly-in visit you must have received a confirmed visit itinerary. Fly-in reimbursement will be distributed after your visit to campus.

    Reimbursement Details

    Reimbursement Details

    The Fly-In Program will reimburse half the cost of your airline ticket. If you require transportation to and from campus, we will also reimburse your rideshare cost or cab fare. Total reimbursement cannot exceed $400.

    If using frequent-flyer miles, only the actual cash paid listed on the flight itinerary will be considered for reimbursement. Luggage, flight upgrades, additional flights or hotel accommodations will not be reimbursed. Please note that we are only able to reimburse economy flights.

    While we invite family members to accompany students on visits to campus, this offer only applies to students admitted to the university and not to their parents/guardians or other family members. Parent/guardians or other family members will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

    Community-Based Organization (CBO) Participation

    Community-Based Organization (CBO) Participation

    If you are a student who has participated in a recognized leadership development/college access program with a Community Based Organization (CBO) that serves economically disadvantaged students – like Chicago Scholars, College Possible or AVID – St. Thomas may reimburse the full cost of your airline ticket and cab fare.

    COVID-19 Visit Policy

    COVID-19 Visit Policy

    Due to COVID-19, in-person visit offerings are subject to change and cancellation based on Minnesota Department of Health recommendations or adjustments to University policy. If the status of your visit changes, we will notify you using the email that was provided during registration. Please review CDC guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic before making a decision to travel to campus.

    The University of St. Thomas is committed to ensuring a safe environment for its guests and visitors to campus. We have adjusted capacity and room set-up, and have implemented a mask-wearing requirement to align with government and CDC guidelines. We can only accommodate the prospective student plus two additional guests.

    As a guest, you have an important role to play in safeguarding the health of our community members. Any guest who is sick is expected to stay home and not come to campus. Guests will be required to wear masks while on campus, use hand sanitizers/wash hands, and answer the following questions before coming to campus.

    Please review the questions below, answering them for yourself the morning of your visit. If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, we ask that you not come to campus, and instead contact our Visit Office to reschedule your visit.

    1. Is your temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher today?
    2. Have you had or felt like you have had a fever in the last 24 hours?
    3. Do you have a new or worsening cough?
    4. Are you having trouble breathing that cannot be explained by an existing condition, like asthma?
    5. Do you have new or worsening body aches?
    6. Do you have a sore throat, different from your seasonal allergies?
    7. Are you experiencing loss of taste or smell?
    8. Are you experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea?
    9. Have you had close contact with anyone suspected of having or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
    We are here to help. Please contact our Visit Office at 651-962-6154 or admvisit@stthomas.edu with any questions.

    Schedule Your Fly-In Visit

    Schedule Your Fly-In Visit

    Ready to fly in? Schedule your visit online and make sure to submit your fly-in waiver and all receipts by the day of your arrival.

    Please contact our Visit Office at 651-962-6154 or admvisit@stthomas.edu with any questions.