Residential Life

You should expect to have a rewarding, enjoyable educational experience living on campus. You will be meeting, living, and learning with a wide diversity of people, people from many cultures, faith backgrounds and personal experiences. Our efforts and programs are designed to provide students opportunities to further explore important questions that shape their general education experience:

  1. Who are we as a College community?two women giving smiles of welcome
  2. Who am I?  Who am I becoming?
  3. How am I in community with my neighbors?

Our Mission

In keeping with the mission of the College and the Benedictine tradition, the Residential Life Team of the College of St. Scholastica is committed to providing a growth-oriented living situation for students choosing campus housing. Additionally, the Residential Life Team seeks to facilitate students' transitions to interdependent living away from home through the encouragement of owned, responsible decision-making while also functioning as a support network and as a resource base.   

Residency Requirement

We have a two year live on requirement based off your high school graduation date. For the 2020-2021 academic year, any student with a high school graduation date of 2019 or 2020 is required to live on campus unless they qualify to be a commuter student. For questions, please contact Residential Life at  

Important Dates:

  • 2020-2021 Housing Applications for upper-class students due January 31, 2020.
  • HOUSING CANCELLATION INFO (Dates and Refunds):

1. Before June 15th, no cancellation charges will be applied.
2. Between June 15th and July 15th, a $150 cancellation charge will be applied.
3. After July 15th and the start of the academic year, a $300 cancellation
charge will be applied. (Please note that tuition and room/board is due prior to the start of the academic year.)
4. After the start of the academic year (thus considering it occupied), a $500 cancellation charge will be applied. *The student may be refunded only based on the prorated number of days the room was occupied. Or the student will not be refunded any amount of the remaining semester charges, and the student may be responsible for charges for the remainder of the contract (current semester and future semester in contract).

*There are certain circumstances in which students are eligible to move off campus or break their housing contract. The Director of Residential Life reserves the right to charge cancellation fees to students for breaking academic year contracts.

  • SUMMER and FALL Dates
    • First Year and Transfer Student Housing Contracts Due - June 15th, 2020
    • 2020-2021 First Year Housing Placement and Roommate Info Will Be Shared mid July 2020
    • Early Arrival to Campus for Fall 2020 Info Will be Shared mid July 2020

Equal Access and Accomodations

If you will be seeking housing accommodations due to a disability or medical condition, please contact the Center for Equal Access by emailing immediately for more information and to schedule an appointment to discuss your request.

Emotional Support Animal requests: The Access Committee will deliberate all new ESA requests at their meeting in July.
Please contact for more information on the request process and for the required documentation.

SUMMER HOUSING - Summer 2020

Summer housing residents will have one week at the beginning and end of the summer months to transition from the spring-to-summer and summer-to-fall spaces. We have two summer transition periods. One will be at the end of spring term when we clean the apartments so students can move into their summer spaces, we plan on having all spaces cleaned and students into their summer spaces during the week of May 11th, 2020. The second transition period will be the week of August 10th, 2020 at which time we will have students move into their fall spaces. If you do not have a 2020-2021 housing contract you will be required to move off campus by August 8th, 2020.

Helpful Links

Residential Life Student Handbook

Your Housing Contract: How To Video - this video is geared toward new, incoming first year students, but it is the same instructions for current students as well.

Damage Charges

Winter Weather Emergency Housing Request

Questions about rental lofts and fridges?

Work Orders


Restaurants in the Twin Ports

CSS ID Card/Badge/Access requests for departments/programs

Contact Us

Residential Life
The College of St. Scholastica
Somers Hall, Room 168
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 723-6391

Quick Links

Residential Life Handbook

Meal Plans and Housing sign up (for enrolled students)

Tips and FAQs (including what to bring)

Rental lofts and fridges

Place a Work Order