Residence Hall Facilities
Most of the residence halls include
features and furnishings designed for comfortable, convenient
living in an atmosphere conducive to academic achievement. All
halls have areas set aside for study, activities, computing and laundry.
The University furnishes the mattress, drapes, wastebasket, study
desk, adequate study lighting, room chairs and closet space. Residents
provide their own linen, blankets and bedspread for a extra long bed. All rooms have direct-access computer, cable television
hook-up and telephone service. The majority of SCSU's residential halls consist of double occupancy
rooms. There are a limited number of single rooms available at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/reslife/.
- Coborn Plaza Apartments, our newest facility, opened in Fall 2010. This unique housing opportunity offers studio, one, two and four bedroom units. Each apartment has private bedrooms, private baths, living room, kitchen and all major appliances. Each unit have a full size washer and dryer. This facility is completely furnished with all living room and bedroom furniture items, including a full size bed.
- Stateview apartments are a top choice with graduate students.
Each apartment has four private bedrooms, living room, bathroom,
and kitchen with basic appliances. Meal plans are optional and available for an additional cost.
students have found Benton Hall to be accommodating as it offers
four-person suites with occupants sharing two bedrooms, a small
living space and bathrooms.
- Lawrence Hall has been renovated to house 50 pairs of international
students with a domestic student.
The Center for International Studies and offices of foreign language
faculty occupy the lower floors.
- At this time SCSU does not offer University-owned or operated family/partner
Residence Hall Program
Residence hall living is designed to provide an experience in community,
at the same time affording conditions conducive to academic achievement.
A hall council elected in each hall shares governance of the hall
with an undergraduate community advisor(s) on each floor and a full-time
director. Scholastic, athletic activities, and social committees
are active in each hall.
The Office of Residential Life provides a full schedule of special
programs, such as films, topical meetings on issues such as sexuality,
racism and alcoholism, recreational and athletic competitions, small
group interest sessions, skiing and roller skating parties, dances,
Rates and Agreements
Room and board fees in residence halls for a double room are based on the meal plan selected.
Charges for room and board are payable in advance by the semester.
Students may pay on a monthly basis if arrangements are made through
the Business Office. Information about payment dates is included
with each hall assignment.
All residence hall contracts for room and meals are for the full
school year. The halls will be closed and no meals will be served
during the days between semesters and during University holidays
as listed in the Graduate Bulletin. For specific residence halls open during the break period, please visit our website at www.stcloudstate.edu/reslife.
Applications and Contracts
- Students enrolling at SCSU for the first time will receive application
forms and residence hall information shortly after notification
of acceptance to the University. Students who previously have
been enrolled and summer school students may contact the Office
of Residential Life for application forms or go online to our web site to complete it there.
- Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Residential
- Notice of room assignments are mailed out early in May.
- Notice of cancellation must be given 60 days prior to the opening
of the fall term and 45 days prior to the opening of all other
- Contracts for all residence halls are for room and board for
the entire academic year, and are paid each semester in advance
or according to established pay schedules.
- Room and board fees are subject to change by the MnSCU Board of Trustees, and depending
upon meal plan selection.
- Room without board is available for summer session students. Rates are subject to change by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Board of Trustees.
Many graduate students elect to look for housing opportunities
in the community. The housing market in St. Cloud is affordable.
It is very important to plan ahead and start your housing search
as soon as it is feasible.
The St. Cloud community offers over 10,000 apartments within
a 10-mile radius of campus. There are 50 apartment complexes located directly on bus lines that SCSU students can ride for free. A wide variety of
living situations are offered from efficiency apartments to homes
with eight or more bedrooms.
Metro Bus offers free bus service within the metropolitan area with a St. Cloud State University student ID. SCSU students can use a campus ID card to travel wherever the city bus system travels. There are 50 apartment complexes located directly on bus lines that SCSU students can ride for free. Visit www.ridemetrobus.com. Regional bus service connects St. Cloud with the Twin Cities and other regions of the Midwest. Many local and national car rental companies are also in the area.
What's the cost?
Prices and quality can vary, so please plan on spending a day
in town to tour your top choices.
- Studio apartments may range from $300 to $400 per month
- One-bedroom apartments may range from $450 to $550 per month.
- Two bedroom apartments may range from $550 to $650 per month
- Quads (four bedrooms with four persons) may range from $250
to $300 per person, per month.
- Homes with six to eight bedrooms may range per person from
$250 to $350 per month.
Most apartment complexes design their leases to accommodate SCSU
students. Students will find leases generally available for either
nine, 10 or 12 months. A few facilities will offer a six month
lease. Currently, there is an abundance of housing options in St. Cloud so students have been able to negotiate for perks such as a free garage, first month rent or last month rent free, etc.
Need help finding an apartment?
A student's best bet for quickly finding an apartment is to
use one of the free apartment locator services. These companies
will match a student's living requirements to the available apartments
in the St. Cloud area. A student can arrange through their services
a day to visit the open apartments that most closely match housing
SCSU does not promote these services or assume liability for a
transactions with them. These references are provided in an attempt
to serve students.
As a student visits potential apartments, he/she should make sure to
the safety features such as secured outside doors, intercom systems,
and dead bolts on doors, and secured windows.
Need help finding a roommate?
Many students are interested in sharing an apartment to save money
but might not know others planning to attend SCSU. If
plan to visit the campus and look at the many postings for roommates
found in campus buildings. SCSU students will also post at www.roommates.com. This is a commercial site and not associated with St. Cloud State University.