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The College of St. Scholastica

Living at St. Scholastica

Life on campus can be best described with one word – community. On campus, you’re always part of a dynamic living and learning environment. Get involved with clubs and organizations (or create your own). Get to know others with the conveniences of living on campus. Connect with people from many cultures, faith backgrounds and personal experiences.

Living in the residence halls, too, can be anything you make it. Study time, downtime – you name it, it’s all here waiting for you. One thing is for sure, you’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime.

St. Scholastica offers a variety of living options – all with 24-hour security to ensure student safety. Plus, you’re only minutes away from Duluth’s downtown waterfront and world-class outdoor recreation.

First-year Housing

Upper-class Housing

cedar apartment available for rental


Residency Requirements

Living on campus is important to a student’s success. St. Scholastica has a two-year residency requirement (based on high school graduation date) for all students unless they are approved to be commuter students after applying for an exemption.

Students must meet at least one of the following criteria and receive permission from the Director of Residential Life via one of the request forms below in order to be released from the two year residency requirement.

Housing exemption criteria

  • Discontinuing or withdrawing from St. Scholastica
  • Studying abroad
  • Documented medical reasons. Contact the Center for Equal Access to begin this process.
  • Graduation
  • Internship or student teaching
  • Marriage
  • Transitioning to completely online coursework
  • Living at the permanent residence of a parent or legal guardian within 25 miles of the Duluth — Main Campus
  • Concerns related to COVID-19. Select the “other” option on the “Reason for withdrawing” question on the Commuter or Cancellation request forms.

Off-campus exemptions

Under specific circumstances, students may be eligible to be exempt from the two-year live on-campus requirement or break their existing on-campus housing contract. Cancellation fees may be applied for breaking academic year contracts.

Housing cancellation application

For new incoming students fill out the Commuter Request Form (located in the “Housing Information” section) Or if you’re a student with a current housing assignment you need to complete the Cancellation Request Form (also located in the “Housing Information” section).

Housing exemption notification

Next you will receive approval or denial from the Director of Residential Life via your CSS email. You’ll also be notified if any cancellation fees apply

Things to Know Before Moving in

Residential Life Handbook

The residential life handbook exists to make your experience living at St. Scholastica a great one. It has answers to questions that may come up throughout the year as well as resources and policies specific to residential life.

Important Residential Life Dates

Check these dates for information on deadlines for housing. Contracts and forms are available on the OneStop in my.CSS.



  • April 5-8, 2021: Attend your RA’s building close information meeting
  • April 15-30, 2021: Move-out inspection with RA


  • May 3, 2021: Stay late on campus requests deadline
  • May 14, 2021: Residence halls close at 5 p.m. for all non-graduating students
  • May 17, 2021: Residence halls close at noon for graduating students



  • Mid-July, 2021: First-year housing placement, roommate and early arrival information shared to your college email account
  • July 16-Start of Fall Term, 2021: $300 housing cancelation charge will be applied


  • Sept. 3, 2021: First-year move-in day, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Sept. 4-6, 2021: Upper-class move-in weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 4
  • Meal change requests are due during the first week of each semester
  • Sept. 7, 2021: Tuition and room/board due
  • After Sept. 7, 2021: If a contract is broken, there is a $500 cancellation fee and/or the student may be responsible for paying the remainder of the contract in full

Move-Out Procedures

Moving out requires the following steps to be completed before you leave campus.

  1. Move-out inspection with RA in mid- to late-April
  2. Complete the check-out portion of the Room Condition Report (RCR) with your RA
  3. Empty and clean your room/apartment
  4. Complete official check-out at the Residential Life front desk in Somers Hall and turn in your room keys (Suites only). All students must go to the Residential Life front desk and fill out a check-out form.
  5. Make sure all move-out steps are completed to avoid an improper check-out fee

Off-Campus Resources

The College of St. Scholastica does not endorse or support any of these landlords, rentals or programs but merely offers these resources.

Information relating to off-campus housing options is provided only to assist students in their housing search. The College assumes no responsibility for contracts and/or leases between individuals, nor does the College have responsibility for any consequences of off-campus housing arrangements. The College does not endorse or sponsor any of the off­ campus housing agencies, services, advertisements, properties or landlords included on this website. Neither off-campus housing facilities nor advertisements relating to such facilities are inspected or verified by the College.