Department of Residential Life

  • Prospective students

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  • Prospective students

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  • Prospective students

    Students in Coborn Plaza living room
  • Prospective students

    Students in room

New for 2019-20, all new incoming first year students will live on campus and improve their opportunities for success!

We are excited by this new policy because it helps create a vibrant campus community and gives you a better chance to find your place on campus and succeed in your first year. If you have circumstances that won't allow you to take advantage of this opportunity, some exemptions are allowed. 

Research shows that students who live in our residential halls and apartments are more likely to ...

  • Stay in college
  • Earn higher grades
  • Become involved in campus activities
  • Grow as an independent/well-rounded person
  • Be satisfied with the college experience

On-campus living delivers

Access

Living in one of our halls or apartments, you're a short walk from classes, professors, the library, academic resources, recreation facilities, a men's Huskies Hockey game and more. All halls and apartments are open during break periods. Students must sign up in advance to notify staff of their plans.

Communities

Live with like-minded people in one of many living learning communities built around major, interest area and identity.

Off-campus housing can't begin to offer options like these.

Convenience

All classes are minutes away. Roll out of bed, brush your teeth and head to class. Flash your St. Cloud State ID and you ride free — throughout greater St. Cloud — on Metro Bus.

Are you wondering what to bring to college? This list (PDF) suggests what to bring and what to leave home.

Support

Our staff members will ease your transition to college life with support, assistance and advice.

We offer programs that improve study skills, time management and academic growth. Social activities and entertainment offerings help you meet new people and gain new perspectives.

Security

Public Safety officers and Residential Life staff members provide 24-hour assistance.

Specific safety measures include:

  • Rooms are equipped with peepholes.
  • Common area bathrooms have security locks.
  • Residential community entry doors are locked at 7 p.m.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m.-8 a.m., residents must use ID card access, an entrance key or fob.
  • Community advisors make evening rounds in the building.