Returning Students | FAQs

What is the cost of housing?
Housing costs vary for each building and change each year.  Please check online for current costs.

What are the meal plan options?
View the meal plan information.

When are the buildings open?
Every year, the buildings open the Monday 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 are the room dimensions?
View the room dimensions by building.

Are extra long beds available? How do I order one?
A limited number of extra long beds are available on a first-come first-serve basis for taller residents. Unless two are ordered for the same room, extra long beds cannot be bunked. Update: all of the long beds for 2015-16 have been reserved.

How much is laundry and where are facilities located?
There is no charge for the use of the laundry facilities at The College of St. Scholastica. Locations of laundry facilities for each building can be found on their respective web pages: Somers Hall/Somers Suites, Pine/Maple/Willow/Birch, and Cedar/Scanlon/Kerst Apartments.

Can I rent a refrigerator or bring my own?
Each apartment has a fridge in it.  We do rentals only for Somers Hall right now.

Can I bring a microwave to campus?
One microwave is allowed in each room. Microwaves are not provided in any of the campus residences.  Information on fridge rentals (with freezer and microwave) will be coming soon as a new option starting Fall 2015 but is only available for Somers residents!

How can I get computer assistance?
The computer help desk can be reached at extension 5911. View the help desk hours and information.

Is basic cable television provided in every residence?
Yes. Charter Communications provides cable access in each room. If you have problems with your cable, please contact Residential Life. If the TV your brought with you to campus is not digital compatible, there are some things you can try in order connect it with the campus digital service. The bottom line is your TV must have a QAM Tuner to work with the college's cable service.  Please refer to your TV's owner's manual.

Digital TV Connection in Your Residence Hall Room

Make sure your TV is plugged in to a working electric outlet. Locate the TV outlet in your room and connect one end of the coaxial cable to it and the other end to the "CATV" or "VHF IN" on your television. Do not connect to the "UHF IN" on your television.

Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school's cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. .

An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school's cable system.

Here is an informal compatibility reference for newer devices. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

Coby - Model TFTV3229 32" has a compatible QAM tuner
Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
DX-32L151A11 is NOT compatible
Element - NOT compatible
Insignia - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Olevia - Model 226-T11 has a compatible QAM tuner
Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner (fifth digit of model number must be B or higher)
Sansui - Model HDLCD3212C has a compatible QAM tuner
Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Vizio - Model VOJ320F1A has a compatible QAM tuner
Westinghouse - Some models do have a QAM tuner. Try activation code 14159
DWM32H1G1 is NOT compatible
DWM42F2G1 is NOT compatible

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