Housing Timeline for New Students

Students live on campus all four years at the College of Saint Benedict. The college operates on semesters and new students are admitted each semester. The following timeline applies to new students with an admission term of fall or spring semester. See the Four-Year Residential Experience page for more information regarding the four-year residency requirement.

1. Pay Enrollment Deposit

In early April, or as soon as the deposit is paid, the Admission Office will send a Welcome Brochure, which will include CSB/SJU email address information. CSB/SJU email address log in information is used to log into the Housing Portal.

Priority Deadline: May 1


2. Apply for housing online (April 1-June 1)

To apply for housing on-campus, please navigate to the Housing Portal. To access your account you will need to use your CSB/SJU email username and password. The username is typically your first initial, middle initial, and last name.

On Campus Housing

  • Access Housing Portal
  • Form to Complete: 
    CSB First Year Housing Questionnaire [New Students]
    -OR-
    CSB Transfer Student Housing Questionnaire [Transfer Students]

3. Check Housing Status

Housing assignments and roommate information will be posted on the Housing Portal in mid-July. These assignments will also be sent to your CSB/SJU email address at the same time. It's encouraged that you contact your roommate prior to arriving to campus and plan things to bring. The assignment process gives priority to students who submit their housing questionnaire the earliest.

On the Housing Portal you have the ability to:

  • View Housing Assignment
  • View Roommate Information
  • Complete Campus Housing Agreement (Lease)
  • Update Emergency Contacts
  • Change Meal Plan

Room Condition Report (RCRs) can also be accessed from the Housing Portal, but will be completed upon your arrival to campus.


4. Move-In Information

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
New International Student Move-in

Thursday, August 21, 2014
New Student Move-in, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday, August 22, 2014
New Transfer Student Move-in, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Students are encouraged to visit campus before move-in. Although you won't be able to see your specific room, you can tour a similar room. Showrooms are available in all first-year housing buildings. If you are unable to visit campus before move-in day, check out the photo gallery of first-year rooms.