Residential Life Students eating in Garvey

Conference & Camp Services : Guest Services & Facility Features

Facility Features
Rooms do not have active phone lines and phones are not provided in the rooms. There is a phone in every residence hall lobby and entryway that is available for guest use or should use their personal cell phones. Long distance calls can be made using a credit card or calling card.


Conference/camp groups can arrange meals through Sodexo--Campus Dining Services by calling (320) 308-4499. Garvey Commons is the main campus dining facility for conference/camp participants.

Mail and Packages

For groups who stay less than seven days, we advise not to have mail or packages sent unless it is sent by overnight courier. Conference participants intending to receive mail should have it directed accordingly:
Residential Life Conferences – Ervin House, 720 4th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301-4488 Attn: “Participant,” “dates of stay,” and “hall”

Air Conditioning

Lawrence Hall, Coborn Plaza Apartments, Stateview Apartments and East and West Shoemaker Hall are the only residence halls that have air-conditioning in rooms. In Mitchell Hall, Sherburne, and Case-Hill Hall, the public areas also have air conditioning. Guests may wish to bring a small personal fan to use during their stay in other buildings.

Damages and Loss Charges:

  • Window Screens $25.00 for each screen removed, tampered with or damaged.
  • Keys $50.00 per lost key – Guests are responsible for payment for missing keys at the time of checkout.
  • Fire Extinguisher Glass $5.00
  • Excessive Mess $25.00 per room Damages and unnecessary messes incurred in the residence halls or on University property will be charged according to repair, replacement, and labor costs.

Safety & Security
Youth Group Chaperones
Conference, Camp, and Workshop groups with participants under the age of 18 are required to provide live-in counselors and/or advisors at a ratio of 1 counselor per 25 underage participants.

Curfew and Quiet Hours

All residence hall front doors will be locked at 10pm unless an alternative time is requested. Entry keys are not issued, so guests will need to call the front desk if they need access to the building after the doors have been locked. Quiet hours are in effect from 10pm until 7am and 24-hours courtesy hours are always in place.

Guidelines for Summer Guests

(A printable version of this document is available in the forms section) The following expectations and guidelines have been developed to ensure safety, security and respect for all summer guests at St. Cloud State University. We ask that each guest show respect for the facilities, grounds and other visitors during their stay at SCSU.

Summer guests may be asked to attend a short orientation and welcome at the beginning of the groups stay as determined by the Conference Staff and Group Coordinator. The orientation covers the Residence Hall Guidelines and points out the building's various amenities and other campus resources the group may be interested in utilizing. At a minimum, conference staff and the Group Coordinator will meet to cover such details.

On Campus at SCSU:

  • Treat other guests and employees of SCSU with respect and be courteous at all times
  • No rollerblading or skateboarding in the buildings or on steps in front or behind buildings.  Guests are permitted to blade or skate outside, however all wheels must be on the ground at all times.
  • No water balloons, super soakers, squirt guns, paint ball guns, or water fights.
  • No fireworks, firearms, or knives.
  • We are a dry campus.  Alcohol is not permitted on campus or in the residence halls, regardless of age.
  • All of our buildings are smoke-free environments (including the residence halls).  Please adhere to designated smoking areas outdoors.

In the Residence Halls:

  • Stay in your assigned rooms each night unless a room change has been approved by the SCSU conference staff.
  • Keep hallways, bathrooms, and rooms clean.
  • Do not move furniture from room to room or from lounges to room.
  • Walk in the hallways.
  • Please be cautious of door slamming.  (Replacement locks cost approximately $300.00)
  • Ice cream cones must be eaten in Garvey Commons or outside of the residence halls.  Due to the mess they make, they are not permitted in the residence halls.
  • Only 8 people are allowed in the elevator at a time.  This will ensure proper working ability.
  • Because of building sprinkler systems, sports of any nature are strictly prohibited in the residence halls.

When Checking Out:

  • Empty garbage cans in garbage room (garbage can must be clean).
  • Sweep room.
  • Fold blanket and place it at the end of the bed.
  • Place dirty linens on the floor in the middle of the room.
  • Double check room for belongings and garbage.
  • Turn key in at the front desk.

Excessively dirty rooms will be charged a minimum of $25.00 cleaning fee. Any damages to rooms or common areas will be assessed repair fees as determined by the Residential Life Conferences staff and Maintenance. Replacement cost for a missing room key is $50.00. Guests are responsible for payment for missing keys at the time of checkout. Keys are ordered immediately after groups leave; refunds cannot be made for keys mailed or returned after check-out time.


Daytime and overnight parking accommodations can be arranged by contacting the Public Safety Department at 320-308-3453 or Vehicles parked in 15 minute stalls, maintenance vehicle stalls, residence hall director only stalls, handicap stalls, and faculty/staff lots without the appropriate permit are subject to towing. Please see the campus map for lot details and search “Public Safety” on the University website for more information.


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