Moving In

How do I request a roommate?
Roommates can be requested on your housing applications. Both residents must note this on your applications for the placement to be made. If the request is not made on your applications, it may be done by both residents in writing via email to Residential Life.

When will I receive my housing placement?
Housing placement notification and roommate contact information will be mailed to you in mid-July.

What items should I bring to campus?
Click here to view a list of suggested items.

What size are the mattresses?
The mattresses are standard twin size, not extra long.  We have a limited number of long beds.  Long beds have standard long mattresses. 

When are buildings open?
Every year, the buildings open the Saturday before Labor Day. They remain open until Semester Break, when they close and lock at 5:00 p.m. on the last day of finals. Students wishing to stay on campus during semester break must have a home address at least 50 miles from campus. Students with a home address under 50 miles from St. Scholastica may fill out a waiver requesting to stay on campus for school or work-related purposes over break. Buildings reopen at 10:00 a.m. the day before classes resume. At the end of Spring Semester, you are required to have moved out of your housing by 24 hours after your last final. Graduating Seniors are required to have moved by 10:00 a.m. the day after commencement ceremonies.

What is the check-in procedure?
Residents of Somers Hall and Somers Suites can pick up keys and a parking permit at Somers Front Desk.  Your Resident Advisor (RA) will greet you on your wing as you move in your personal belongings.

Residents of the apartments: see info on the homepage. Click here for RA contact information.
Your RA will ask you to sign a room condition report recognizing the state of the room upon your arrival and consenting that you have received your keys. These reports are very important, as the condition noted is referred to as you move out and damage assessments are made. Please look over the room condition report before signing.

Where should I park when moving?
Somers Hall: Residents of the third floor may park in the lot outside Tower Hall, using the Third West entrance to Somers Hall to avoid carrying items up stairs. Residents of the second floor may also elect this entrance, or park in the lot between Somers Hall and the Science Center. Residents of First South may also park in the lot between Somers Hall and the Science Center. Residents of First North and Ground Floor North may park in the lot between Somers Hall and Somers Suites. Somers Hall residents requiring use of the elevator may also park in the lot between Somers Hall and Somers Suites. The elevator is located in the center of the building.
Somers Suites: Residents may park in the lot between Somers Hall and Somers Suites and use the North stairs in the suites or the elevator in the center of the building.
Apartments: Residents may temporarily park in the fire lane to unload items.
Click here to view a campus map with parking lots.

Are moving carts available?
Yes. Moving carts can be checked out at the campus operator desk in the Somers Hall main entrance.

Do I follow the same procedures if I am moving in with a summer resident?
Yes. You still must contact your RA for your keys and sign the room condition report. Residential Life will send cleaners to prepare the residence for your arrival, unless the summer resident elects to clean the apartment on his or her own.

Can I arrive on campus early?
Yes. If you are part of a Fall sports team, are participating in Community Service Orientation, Outdoor Orientation, or any other program that requires you to be on campus before the official move-in day, you are allowed to move into your housing for no additional charge. If you are not part of any of these groups, you are allowed to move into your housing for a charge of $25/night. 

Email Residential Life or call at (218)723-6391 if you want to move on campus early.