Residential Life Leadership Team

Dear CSS Community Member,


The beginning of a new school year is nearly upon us!  To ensure your room/apartment check-in goes as smoothly as possible, please keep in mind the following guidelines as you prepare to arrive. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing 218-723-6391 or

Best of luck to all of you as you near the start of this academic year!!

Summer Housing Recap
Residential Life Learning Outcomes
Move In/Out Dates
Dates to Remember
Check-in Policies
Early Arrivals
Like Residential Life on Facebook
Professional Staff who Live on Campus
Fall 2013 Storage Pick-up Schedule
Summer Housing Recap      


We are so excited for the return of students this fall!  This past summer, the staff in the Residential Life and Housing office put on our "conferencing/hotel manager" caps and have been busy providing housing to a diverse group of guests.  It has been our pleasure to welcome alumni, long-term summer renters, Grandma's Marathon athletes, students from Russia, high-school Upward Bound / Upward Bound Math Science participants, and seminarians (just to name a few). In addition to this, we also provided summer housing to CSS students in Pine, Maple and Willow Hall (and really appreciate their patience and flexibility with our summer housing program).

As we transition back to our mission-centered work of providing a vibrant living and learning environment for all students, we are busy cleaning rooms, painting halls and finalizing housing assignments.  Please remember you can check your OneStop page in Cor for any updates (however, we will still do our best to communicate changes to through email). 

Res Life Learning Outcomes

The Office of Residential Life and Housing has identified learning outcomes for students who actively participate in a communal
learning environment.  Identifying learning outcomes for residential
students provide direction and intention to the work of our profes-
sional and student staff.  Our efforts and programs are designed to
provide students opportunities for personal development and growth.
Specifically, residents who live on campus students will be able to:
  • Develop effective communication skills for interpersonal relationships.  
  • Apply critical thinking skills to their personal lives.  
  • Examine their individual identity through the identification of personal/professional/social/academic goals and values.  
  • Articulate the importance of living in a multi-faith, multicultural  community. 
Your Housing Move In/Out Dates "At a Glance"

Dec. 11:  
Deadline to submit a request to stay on campus during the semester break.

Dec. 19:  
Halls close at 5 p.m. for Semester Break
Jan.  12:  Halls open at 10 a.m.

Apr.  30:  Last day to request to stay on campus from May 10-13

May 9:  Last day to remain in Campus Housing (without a late Departure Request)

May  13:  Last official day for extended stay Spring housing
Dates to Remember

August 26-30 August Adventures
August 30 New Students Move-in Day
August 30 FREE Rootbeer Floats, sponsored by Campus Ministry,
                outside near the Mitchell parking lot


Sept. 1     Mass with the Sisters 11:00 a.m., chapel
Sept. 2     Returning Students Move-in Day
Sept. 2     'The Rock' Praise & Worship 8:00 p.m., Somers Hall
Sept. 3     Adoration 8:00 p.m., Mass 9:00 p.m., chapel
Sept. 4     Campus Ministry dessert Social, 6-8 p.m., Somers Hall
Sept. 5     Opening Convocation

September 23-29 Homecoming Activities
October 11-13 Family Weekend     
Check-in Policies


Upon your moving into your residence room, your RA will complete an inventory form describing the condition of the facility. You will be asked to read and sign this form, and when you move out of your room or apart- ment the facility is reevaluated. This is to protect you from being charged for damages which occurred prior to your occupancy. The College expects you to leave your housing in the same condition as you found it. Residents will be held financially responsible for repairs other than normal depreciation.  


Do you need to move on to campus early?

The Office of Residential Life and Housing is excited to welcome new and returning students to campus this Fall! If you need to move into your fall housing before Sept. 2, 2013, please complete the questions outlined in the link below. The cost for moving into your fall housing before Monday, Sept. 2nd is $20 per day. Please note that all early arrival requests must be approved by the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Students who are required to arrive early for college-sponsored activities are not subject to this charge and do not need to complete this form. If you are unsure whether or not you are required to return to school early for a college-sponsored event, please contact your coach or program adviser. Thank you - we look forward to your arrival!

Early Arrival    


Residential Life on Facebook

Stay connected with Res Life through our new Facebook Page! Here you can see what's happening in the halls, meet the RL staff, and connect with other residents.


Your 2013-14 Residential Life Team 
(professional staff in-residence)
  • Katie Wieliczkiewicz, lives in Somers Hall  
  • Justin Juntunen, lives in Cedar Hall  
  • Ted Nielsen, lives in Willow Hall  
  • Tressa Erickson,lives in Birch Hall  
  • Jessica Johnston, lives in Scanlon Hall
Fall 2013 Storage Pick-up Schedule

Staff will be available to assist students access their stored items during move-in weekend on the dates and times outlined below:

Sunday, September 1st

Ground Floor North Lounge 48
2:30 - 3:30 pm (Carpet)  

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Furniture) 


Monday, September 2nd 

Somers 245 (Boxes) 

2:30 -3:30 pm in 



Save the Dates!
Homecoming Activities Sept. 23-29

Family Weekend Oct. 11 - 13

Helpful Resources

2013-14 Residential Life Resource Guide



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