• Pa Lor

    Pa Lor

    Class of 2016
    Blaine, MN

    Pa's Bio:
    I'm a Resident Advisor in Somers Hall. When I'm not making door decorations or programming activities I like to go on runs and be outside enjoying the unpredictable Duluth weather. Upon starting my college career at CSS, I was involved in the Multicultural Leadership Orientation (MLO). Being involved in MLO has helped shape me as a person and has allowed me to get involved in a lot of the social justice and diversity clubs on campus.

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

Housing Changes for Next Year

Director of Residential Like, Mickey Fitch, sent out an email a few days ago to residents living on campus of what housing will look like for the 2016-2017 academic school year. ‘The new strategies made by  professional staff, President’s staff, as well as others in student affairs were designed to meet the needs of students by offering cost-efficient options as well as expanding options for students to be more satisfied on campus.’

Here are the changes for next year!


Reason Why

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and grad students will have the option to select a single dorm room in Somers Hall, or an entire single bedroom (2 people instead of 4) in a Somers suite (men and women).

Some students prefer to live alone, for a variety of reasons.  Live in a single dorm room if you’d like!  Don’t like to cook?  Pick one other roommate and live in your own bedrooms in a suite.  Yes, this means that Somers will no longer be a dedicated first-year environment only, and it also means that there could be “of age” people (and thus, “damp” living areas) living in the hall.  Change is good. We are currently investigating if non-first year students living in Somers Hall would be required to have a meal plan; more to come!

The Suites will not be restricted just to women.

Men should have this living option as well.  It’s….suite!

Anyone can live with anyone, except freshmen.

We believe there are great advantages to having students live and learn together.  Freshmen will continue to only live with other freshmen. You create your roommate groups as you would normally. if roommate groups are incomplete, they will be completed by Residential Life.

The Bricks/Cedar are no longer restricted to sophomores, and Scanlon/Kerst are no longer priority to juniors/seniors

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and grads can live in any of the apartment communities, allowing you and your roommates to preference a price and building that works for you!

Grad students will be able to live on campus.

CSS is growing its grad programs, and we want to be able to meet that need.  The average age of a Duluth campus grad student is in their later 20’s–not much older than you!

We will NOT be doing a lottery process anymore.You will not pick your apartment specifically, but rather preference a building and 2 vs. 4 bedroom. There will NOT be a lottery where you are choosing your actual apartment, so the term lottery is no longer.

Is there REALLY a difference between specific apartments?  Slightly, yes, but really….not much.  Preference a building and a type of apartment and we will try to meet your need. Your living environment is very similar to one another, so we want you to make it your home.

Transfer students are not waitlisted right away.

We want to be able to welcome transfer students as we can to our CSS community instead of placing them later in the summer.  If they are enrolled and we have space when they enroll, they can live with us!

Summer housing will be discounted for students who are taking a class, doing an academic credit internship, or conducting research with a professor.

Summer + school = low cost housing!  We are financially incentivizing doing academic related work while you live with us this summer; in fact, it is less expense to live on campus if you engage in academic work!  Once our summer contract is live, you just need to show proof of your academic engagement!  Not limited just to CSS academics, either! More info to come!

Summer housing will be expanded to include Cedar Hall as well as the Bricks.

We were almost full last summer in the Bricks, so now we want to offer another building for you to live in!  We want a robust and fun summer student community!

Single room buy-out and consolidation will still be offered/enacted as necessary and available.

If you end up having a vacancy in your space next year, you will be offered the opportunity to buy out your space or consolidate with other students after the first two weeks of each semester.

For questions regarding housing next year, check out this Google Doc.

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