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 time line 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 Fee

Within a week of paying your enrollment fee students will receive a message with your login information for your CSB/SJU email/network account. This will be used to log into the Housing Portal as well as other campus resources and forms. 

2. Apply for housing online

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. Housing forms and any requests for roommates or accommodations due to medical need to be in by June 6.

Form to Complete: 
CSB First Year Housing Questionnaire [New Students]
CSB Transfer Student Housing Questionnaire [Transfer Students]

*We have created a step by step guide for filling out your CSB Housing Questionnaire.

**If after filling out your Housing Questionnaire you need to update your requested roommates, you can use our step by step guide for Updating your Requested Roommates.

Again, requests for roommates must also be made by June 6.

3. Check Housing Status (mid-July)

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. It is suggested that you talk about what type of appliances you plan to bring, so your roommate does not bring the same exact item that can be shared.  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
  • Review Meal Plan

Room Inspection Reports are accessed from the Housing Portal, but will be completed upon your arrival to campus.

4. Fall Move-In Information

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
New International and Exchange Student Arrival

Thursday, August 26, 2021
First Year and New Transfer Student Move-In

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.