International Admissions



University Housing

There are six residential communities that students can choose from at St. Cloud State. One of the housing options includes Lawrence Hall. Lawrence Hall is a Global Living Community that also has the Center for International Studies Office and the Department of Languages and Cultures. Students are required to live on campus in their first year.

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If you would like to avoid excess baggage fees, you can purchase linens and other home furnishings prior to arriving on-campus. Otherwise as part of International Student Orientation, there will be trips to shopping locations near campus to purchase such items. 

Off-Campus Housing

The St. Cloud area offers a variety of off-campus apartment options. Learn more about off-campus housing and other resources by clicking those links. 

Family Housing

St. Cloud State does not provide temporary housing for family and friends who may accompany you to school. But there are several different options for hotel/motel that are near campus to select from. Campus is about five blocks from downtown St. Cloud with several options nearby. 

Early Arrivals

If you arrive on campus and need assistance, call Public Safety at 1-320-308-3333 or visit Public Safety at 526 4th Avenue S.

Students who have completed a contract for university housing may be granted temporary housing prior to the start of school. This housing is charged at USD $120 per week. 

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Services and Assistance

Learn more about what on campus housing has to offer.

First Year Housing Requirement

Living on campus in your first year provides a significant advantage that contributes to your overall student success. Campus residency gives you opportunities to be part of a supportive community where you can more easily make connections. 

Meal Plans

Learn more about meal plan options for eating on campus.

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