Housing Sign Up for 2014-15

Housing Sign Up for 2014-15

Rauenhorst and Morrison Halls

Housing Sign Up for 2014-15 is just around the corner. It is a great time to discuss the benefits of living on campus with your student.  Students who live on campus:

• Have a higher Grade Point Average.
• Have a higher graduation rate.
• Study more hours per week.
• Report higher satisfaction with general education.
• Are more involved in co-curricular activities.   (2003 NNSE and St. Catherine University IRP Data)

Current students may complete the online Housing & Dining Agreement between March 1-April 6. Students who complete their agreement by April 6 will be eligible to select their roommate and room through the online room selection process.

Housing Options and Financial Considerations

The University offers double, single, triple, suite, and apartment style housing.  Students seeking off-campus housing should consider the true costs of renting and paying for amenities.  The apartment vacancy rate in the Twin Cities hit a 10-year low (2.8%) making average rent rise to new highs (from Minnesota Housing Partnership).  Keep in mind, St. Kate’s housing fees include great amenities such as laundry, internet access, cable service, all utilities, and furniture!  Students also share study lounges, computer labs, social lounges with televisions, and other wonderful common spaces. 

Housing Sign Up Process

Everything your student needs to know about Housing Sign Up will be available on the Residence Life website on Kateway beginning March 1.  Additionally, the Department of Residence Life will distributed posters, flyers, postcards, brochures and more!  There’s no excuse for not being educated about the process.  If your student has questions, please have your student call, email or stop up to the Residence Life Office.  Or students can attend one of the Housing Sign Up information sessions.  Please encourage your student to visit the Residence Life Kateway website for more information.

If your student is currently commuting and would like to live on-campus next year she may sign up at the same time current residents sign up.  She will have the same priority to rooms, suites, and apartments as current residents.

Your student can reach Residence Life at 651-690-6617 or residencelife@stkate.edu