SaintsRiseUp Safe Return | Campus Updates


The College of St. Scholastica’s Duluth campus features a variety of residential facilities including traditional dorm rooms, suites and apartment living options. Residential Life is here to help you navigate the following items:

First Year Housing

Upper-class Housing

Student Summer Housing

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 a commuter student after applying for an exemption.

Off-campus exemptions

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 4, 2020: First-year move-in day, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Sept. 5-6, 2020: Upper-class move-in weekend, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Meal change requests are due during the first week of each semester
  • Sept. 7, 2020: Tuition and room/board due
  • After Sept. 8, 2020: 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

Academic year rates

For a complete list of annual student expenses visit the tuition and fees page.

Equal access

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

Commuter request

If you would like to apply for an exemption from the two year residency requirement, visit OneStop in my.CSS and complete the Commuter Request Form.

Emotional support animals

The Access Committee meets to deliberate new emotional support animal (ESA) requests twice a year. Once in July for the fall semester and once in December for the spring semester. Contact the Center for Equal Access to begin the request process.

Move-in procedures

St. Scholastica is so excited to have you join us on campus. We’ve been working hard to ensure that the move in process is efficient, safe and fun.

Early arrivals for fall

It is possible for students to be approved to arrive earlier than their designated move-in date. Early arrival requests must be approved by Residential Life. There may be an additional fee charged to your account if you are approved to move in early.

Students who are required to arrive early for college-sponsored activities will still need to fill out an early arrival request but will not be charged.

  • August Adventures (CSO, MLO, SOAR, International Student Orientation)
  • NCAA athletic teams (fall season sports only)

If you are unsure whether or not you are required to return to school early for a college-sponsored event, please contact your coach or program adviser.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Duluth campus! As you arrive on campus the Delta Team will guide and assist you with any questions. Visit our Welcome Weekend page for more information.

Welcome back to the Duluth campus!

  1. Move into your room during the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 starting at 9 a.m.
  2. Check-in and pick up your room keys at the Residential Life front desk in Somers Hall

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