Housing Contract - 2014-2015

This document and the College Student Handbook will constitute The College of St. Scholastica Housing Contract. This agreement becomes legally binding by both parties when a Housing Contract Agreement Form is received and accepted by the Residential Life and Housing Department.

(Those students who graduate from high school in the spring of 2013 or 2014 are required to live on campus until the completion of their second year of college.)

When you choose to attend the College of St. Scholastica, you choose to engage in transformative learning. Transformation requires an open heart and open mind. Your roommate(s) and neighbors may be very similar to you in some ways and may be very different from you in some ways. We expect all people to live with others with the openness, hospitality, respect and love of the Benedictine traditions.

Your roommate(s) and neighbors may be:

  • From a small town or a big city
  • From the United States or from a country far away
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual or straight
  • Transgender or cisgender
  • Rich or poor, or somewhere in the middle
  • Black, white, Asian or Latino, or multiracial
  • Muslim or Protestant, Buddhist or Jewish, Hindu or Catholic, or of no faith tradition at all
  • An athlete or a bookworm (or both!)
  • Able-bodied or disabled
  • Vegetarian or a meat eater
  • And so much more!

Be ready and open to engage with people whose lives and stories are similar and different from your own.

Sharing our stories. Sharing our lives.

Be bold. Be Benedictine.

If you need special housing accommodations, please contact the Melissa Watschke, Director of Disability Resources mwatchke@css.edu or Joelle McGovern, Assistant Director of Residential Life jmcgover@css.edu.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Dean of Students, Megan Perry-Spears, mperryspears@css.edu .

* Required Fields

Personal Information
* Full Name:
* Student ID:
* Email:
* Semester Applying For:
* Gender:
* Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy):
* Phone # (Cell Preferred):
* What year did you graduate High School?
* Are you a transfer student?
* Please enter your intended major?
* Are you a smoker?
* Do you have needs that require special housing accommodations? If yes, you must contact the Disability Resource Center at 218-723-6747. You must go through this department to have your request reviewed to be either granted or denied.

Personal Preferences
The following questions will help us to match you with a compatible roommate.

* Roommate Preference:
(replace "No Preference" with name of desired roommate.)
Note: After receiving written notice from all parties involved, the Residential Life & Housing Department will attempt to match your preference listed; however, the Residential Life & Housing Department cannot guarantee your request will be met.
* Housing/Apartment Preference:
Note: Campus Apartments are only available to Residents who have reached the age of 19 before September 1, 2011. View housing and apartment details and costs in a new window .
* Do you smoke (even socially)?
* Keeping my room clean is a priority for me.
* I prefer to get up before 7:00 am on school days.
* I prefer to go to sleep before midnight on school days.
* I will spend most weekends on campus.
* I prefer a roommate who does not drink alcohol.
* Are TV/videos games a component of your free time?
* Do you need complete silence to study?
* Do you prefer softer music?
* Do you prefer louder music?
* Do you enjoy sports (either playing or watching)?
* I would like my room to be quiet.
* I would like my room to be noisy.
* Are you interested in Ally Housing? (1)
* I could live in a room w/an assistance animal. (2)

(1) Ally Housing is for both straight allies and LGBT people. It means living in a room/suite that is particularly supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

(2) By selecting yes to this preference, you are expressing a willingness to share a room/suite/apartment with a student who has a service or assistance animal. All service/assistance animal requests are reviewed and approved by the Disability Resource Center.

Research has shown that there are not any factors or questions that can be used to predict better college roommate relationships. As mentioned above, you we strongly encourage students to have an open heart and open mind when communicating with potential roommates and embrace the opportunity to engage in a transformative learning. The College of St. Scholastica is committed to our Benedictine tradition which fosters cooperation, understanding and mutual respect while living in a multi-faith and multi-cultural community. If you have any questions or would like to provide more information regarding your roommate preferences, please email reslife@css.edu.

Do you have any additional comments or is there any additional information you would like us to know about you?


By submitting this form, I confirm that I have received, read and agreed to the Housing Contract Terms . I further agree to payment of the contract rates as they have been announced or as they may be adjusted. I understand when this Housing Contract Agreement form is submitted and accepted by the Residential Life and Housing Department, it becomes a binding contract between me and The College of St. Scholastica. A parent or guardian must submit this form for students younger than 18 is required. Contract is not considered complete until the Housing Department has both a submitted contract and the $350 deposit ( css.edu/onlinedeposit ).