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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

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Rentals

Things to Know

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
  • Incoming transfer students are exempt from the 2 year live-on requirement
  • Concerns related to COVID-19. Select the “other” option on the “Reason for withdrawing” question on the Commuter or Cancellation request forms.

Commuter Request

For new incoming students, to access the Commuter Request form you must first fill out the Housing Application. Both forms are located in the Residential Life section of your my.CSS page. Next you will receive approval or denial from the Director of Residential Life via your CSS email.

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 in the Residential Life section in my.CSS.

December

  • Dec. 1, 2021: Housing applications go live for new and returning students
  • Dec. 22, 2021: Halls close for winter break — students needing break housing should speak to their Resident Advisor.

January

  • Jan. 16, 2022: Halls open for the spring 2022 semester

February

  • Feb. 1, 2022: Housing applications due for upper-class students
  • Feb. 8, 2022: Housing selection lottery numbers emailed to students who have submitted housing applications for the apartments
  • Feb. 15, 2022: Housing selection takes place

March

  • March 11, 2022: Halls close for spring break — students needing break housing should speak to their Resident Advisor

April

May

June

July

  • Mid-July, 2022: First-year housing placement, roommate and early arrival information shared to your CSS email account
  • July 16, 2022: Start of Fall Term — $300 housing cancellation charge will be applied

September

  • Sept. 2, 2022: First-year move-in day, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Sept. 3-5, 2022: Upper-class move-in weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept. 3

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.