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Your Promising Future Begins Now

You’ve submitted your deposit, so you’re an official Thomas College Terrier — and we couldn’t be more excited to have you joining our community!

What’s next?

We’re Here to Help

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If you have questions about Matriculation that are not answered on this page, contact Debbie Cunningham, Senior VP of Student Success, at [email protected] or 207-859-1297.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to join ZeeMee, the go-to social app to get a head start on your college journey. You can connect with future classmates and learn even more about Thomas College from your peers.

Financial Aid

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Domestic students may be eligible for a need-based grant as well as state and federal need-based funding. If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible.

  • The form is available at
  • Be sure to include Thomas College as a recipient of your financial aid information (our Title IV School Code is #002052).

Onboarding Checklist

Official matriculation begins with the Onboarding Checklist. Once you access your checklist, you begin the process of matriculating to Thomas College.

  • For students entering in the fall semester, the checklist will become available in March.
  • For students entering in the spring semester, the checklist will become available in October.


If you have logged into myThomas before:

  • Open myThomas to access the Onboarding Menu.
  • Enter your ID number and PIN.
  • Follow the steps on the screen to access your checklist.

If you have not logged into myThomas before:

  • Open myThomas to get an ID number and PIN.
  • Follow the instructions on the page to receive your ID Number Pin.
  • Write down that information.
  • Open myThomas to access the Onboarding Menu.
  • Enter your ID number and PIN.
  • Answer any prompts as appropriate to continue to the checklist.

After you have set up your checklist, you can return to it at any time.

Housing Information

If you’re planning to live on campus, the Office of Residential Life wants you to know–and share–some key information.

Housing Agreements will be available in the Onboarding Checklist. You will need to read and sign this document electronically.

Once you have been accepted into Thomas College and have paid the Housing Deposit to Student Financial Services, your residential status will be activated. Placement of new students will begin immediately following the summer pre-registration day in June and letters will be emailed to your Thomas and Personal email address on file with your placement and roommate information. Your date of the Housing Deposit is an important factor considered when filling housing requests.

Once you have access to the Onboarding Checklist, please fill out the Lifestyle Questionnaire as soon as possible so that we can work to match you with a roommate and a residential area that best meets your needs. If you know of another student you would like to live with, you’ll have the option to enter the person’s name on the questionnaire. We do our best to accommodate requests; however, all requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that in order for us to match you with a requested roommate, both students need to request each other on the questionnaire. All placements are final, and we make every attempt to minimize changes after information is sent to students. If there are changes that need to be made, you will be notified via e-mail or phone.

First-year students are placed in either Grant, Parks, Heath (GPH) or Hinman Residence Halls. Students who are transferring with 30 or more credits will be placed in upper-class residences (Bartlett, Village, Townhouse or GPH Residences) as space is available.

Residence Halls

After being accepted to Thomas, pay your Housing Deposit with the Student Financial Aid Office.

Complete your Housing Agreement (once it is available in the Onboarding Checklist).

Fill out the online Lifestyle Questionnaire (once it is available in the Onboarding Checklist) as soon as possible.

Start reviewing the list of items to bring and to leave at home. (Please note refrigerators up to 3.1 cubic feet are permitted in the residences. Please do not pack any refrigerators larger than this size.)

Contact your new roommate by giving them a call or sending them an email. Don’t rely on Facebook or other social media sites to meet your new roommate. This person may just be your new friend for life!

Get ready for Orientation and check in with the Residential Life staff as needed.

Start packing — your first semester at Thomas will be here before you know it!

Information for Residents

For more information about Residential Life and Housing, contact Jim Delorie, Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement & Residential Life at [email protected] or 207-859-1183.

Health Information

As part of the matriculation process, you will need to share certain information with Thomas College so we can prioritize your health and safety, as well the health and safety of our community. The Onboarding Checklist will ask you to complete the following forms, listed here so you can get a head start on them and make any necessary appointments.

All health records need to be submitted before a student’s arrival unless other arrangements have been made with the Health Center. For more information about the Health Center, you can visit our Health Services page.