First-Year Living Learning & Themed Community Opportunities

 Information For Fall 2021!

Get on the waiting list on the Housing Portal!

This year, CSB Residential Life will be offering three Intentional Living Communities!

In a living learning community (ILC), you get to explore an area of interest alongside your residence hall friends and neighbors! ILCs are a great way to get to know other students, faculty members, staff, and campus resources and opportunities during your first year at CSB!

Read on to learn more about these communities!

Benedictine Values ILC

Who’s it for? Incoming first year CSB students who are interested in learning more about the Benedictine Values that help guide CSB! All majors and academic interests are welcome to join this floor.

What will we do? Students in this ILC will live together on a shared floor, participate in events specifically for the community, connect with the Sisters from the Monastery, including social activities, workshops, service opportunities, speakers, and more. Some of these activities may include:

  • Community meals.
  • Mixers with the Sophomore Benedictine Values ILC.
  • Trips to the St. Benedict and St. John’s Monasteries.
  • Group service projects on campus and in St. Joseph/St. Cloud.
  • Education and outreach about the Benedictine Values to the larger campus community.

Community members will reflect on how the Benedictine Values manifest in their daily lives, learn the rich history of the Benedictine heritage, and grow spiritually.

Sustainability ILC

Who’s it for? Incoming first year CSB students who are interested in learning how to live in an ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable community now and in the future! All majors and academic interests are welcome to join this floor.

What will we do? Students in this ILC will live together on a shared floor, participate in faculty- and staff-sponsored events specifically for the community, including social activities, workshops, service opportunities, speakers, and more. Some of these activities may include:

  • Community meals.
  • Trips to local sustainable businesses and organizations.
  • Group service projects on campus and in St. Joseph/St. Cloud.
  • Participation in Week of Sustainability events.
  • Education and outreach about sustainability to the larger campus community.

Community members will integrate sustainable practices into their daily lives through participation in the BENNIEficial room program, learn about sustainability at CSB|SJU and in the community, and develop a community-focused, personal definition of sustainability.

Health & Wellness ILC

Who’s it for? CSB students who are interested in living a substance-free, healthy lifestyle with like-minded students! All majors and academic interests are welcome to join.

What will we do? Students in the first-year Health & Wellness community will live together on a shared floor and have the opportunity to participate in events focused on six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and intellectual.

Community members will learn about these dimensions of wellness through community programs, campus-wide programs, and service opportunities. Some popular events in the past have included ice skating, group exercise classes, a personality assessment workshop, serving at the St. Scholastica Convent in St. Cloud, guided meditation sessions, and more!

I’m interested! How do I sign up?

Space is limited, so make sure you indicate your interest by adding your name to the waiting list on the housing portal by clicking on the “Waiting Lists for First Year Intentional Communities Housing.”

Questions? Call CSB Residential Life @ 320-363-5580, or email [email protected]