New Student Information
As a Benedictine, liberal arts college, we believe that living in community is of central importance to the student experience and all students are required to live on campus.
The First Year Residence Halls are home to approximately 500 residents, most of whom are first year students. Each floor in the residence halls has a Resident Assistant (RA). Each RA is responsible for tending to the needs of her community and serving as a resource to the residents. There are computer labs and laundry facilities in each residence hall, and all rooms are carpeted.
To make your move-in easier, only bring things to get yourself situated right away. For example, if you are from the Twin Cities area, leave your winter clothes behind. You can always go back during long weekend, and that way you can minimize the clutter in your room. Please refer to "Packing List" for a list of items you may want to bring to college. Visit our packing tips page for more ideas and information about planning your room.
- Microwaves are not allowed in student rooms in the first year residence halls. Please keep in mind that there are kitchen facilities located in each hall and microwaves are provided for student use.
- Homemade lofts or lofts from outside vendors are not permitted. If a loft is desired, they may be leased each year through the Bedloft.com.
- Any type of heating unit or appliance with exposed heating elements are not permitted (space heater, hot plate, etc.)
- All beds at CSB are standard twin sized beds. A limited supply of XL mattresses are available by request on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bedlofts and mini-fridges are available for rent through Bedloft.com. They also carry futons for sale. If you complete your order by July 29th, it will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival. If it is ordered after this date, it can be picked up at Mary Commons or the Margretta/Lottie loading dock on move-in day. Place all orders or return requests at Bedloft.com. Students at the College of Saint Benedict can order lofts at any time throughout the school year. Students will be contacted to set up a time to deliver the loft.
Please read the Bedloft Information page for residential hall floor plan irregularities that may affect loft placement before ordering.
The Health and Wellness communities are substance free communities that begin in one of the first year halls. Over time they have developed into living communities of women who focus holistically on creating healthy lifestyles by developing the areas of intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social wellness. In order to join the Health and Wellness community, you must indicate an interest on your housing form. The women living in the first year area are placed together by residential life. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSB Residential and Housing Life Handbook outlines the residential policies and guidelines.
All students living in a residence hall must have the Continuous Meal Plan.
Continuous Meal Punch - This plan allows unlimited entry to the Gorecki Dining Center or the Refectory 7 days a week during designated operating hours.
Additional Daily Meal Punch - This plan includes 1 meal punch per day that can be used at the Retail Operations of McGlynn's or Sexton for 1 designated combo meal per day.
Bucks - This includes 150 Bucks (i.e. flex points) per semester that can be used at any of the dining locations.
Guest Passes - Ideal for visiting family and friends, this plan includes 4 free guest passes per semester that can be used at Gorecki Dining Center or the Refectory.
Please see Culinary Services website for full details on meal plans.