Fall 2019 Move-In Procedures

When to Arrive and What to Expect

The residence halls open on Sunday, September 1. Check out the schedules below to see when you should plan to arrive on campus, and where to go when you get here.

Find your move-in schedule:

8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, September 1
Coeur de Catherine, 3rd Floor Atrium

When you check-in, you will receive your student ID and room key. If you live in a building other than St. Mary Hall, you may arrive anytime between 8 a.m.–1 p.m. St. Mary Hall residents, please follow the schedule below.


St. Mary Hall Residents Only: Special Instructions
Below is a list of specific check-in times for Sunday based on your floor and room number. Please plan to arrive during your designated time so that we can move traffic through in an orderly fashion, allowing you to park close to St. Mary Hall.

Time St. Mary's residents moving into
8–9 a.m. even-numbered rooms on floors 1 and 4
9–10 a.m. even-numbered rooms on floors 2 and 3
10–11 a.m. odd-numbered rooms on floors 2 and 3
11 a.m.–noon odd-numbered rooms on floors 1 and 4

 

Orientation

Orientation begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 1. We encourage you to arrive by 1:30 p.m. so that you and your family can participate in the opening Orientation events.

After-Hours (September 1) Check-In Procedure

  • 1–6:30 p.m. Arrival
    Residence Life Office, 450 Coeur de Catherine 
    If arriving on Sunday between 1–6:30pm, we’ll get you checked in at the Residence Life Office. When you check-in you will receive your student ID and room key. Please note that staff will not be available to assist with carrying items at this time.
  • 6:30–11 p.m. Arrival 
    Visitation Commons Desk 
    If arriving between 6:30–11 p.m. please check-in at the Visitation Commons reception desk. When you check-in you will receive your student ID and room key. Please note that staff will not be available to assist with carrying items at this time.

Move-in parking and unloading map

You may begin moving in at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 1. Classes begin on September 5.

Sunday, September 1

2:00–6:00 p.m.

Check in at the Residence Life Office, Room 450, Coeur de Catherine.

Students arriving prior to 2:00 p.m. may be asked to wait, as we are busy with first-year student check-in and Orientation.

ID Cards and Building Access 
Residence hall exterior doors are secured through card access. Your ID card will give you access to your building.

  • Transfer students will receive their ID cards as part of the check-in process. Cards will already be set up with meal plan and building access.
  • Returning students must have their ID cards encoded in the Residence Life Office before 6:00 p.m. to ensure access to their residence hall or apartment building.

6:30–11 p.m.

Check in at the Visitation Commons Desk. Check-in will not be available after 11 p.m.

ID Cards and Building Access 
Residence hall exterior doors are secured through card access. Your ID card will give you access to your building.

  • Transfer students will receive their ID cards as part of the check-in process. Cards will already be set up with meal plan and building access.
  • After 6:00 p.m., returning students must have their ID cards encoded at Public Safety.

Monday, September 2

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Check in at the Residence Life Office, Room 450, Coeur de Catherine.

4–11 p.m.

If you are arriving after 4 p.m., check in at the Visitation Commons Desk. Check-in will not be available after 11 p.m.

ID Cards and Building Access 
Residence hall exterior doors are secured through card access. Your ID card will give you access to your building.

  • Transfer students will receive their ID cards as part of the check-in process. Cards will already be set up with meal plan and building access.
  • After 4 p.m., returning students must have their ID cards encoded at Public Safety.

Tuesday, September 3

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Check in at the Residence Life Office, Room 450, Coeur de Catherine.

5–11 p.m.

If you are arriving after 5 p.m., check in at the Visitation Commons Desk. Check-in will not be available after 11 p.m.

ID Cards and Building Access 
Residence hall exterior doors are secured through card access. Your ID card will give you access to your building.

  • Transfer students will receive their ID cards as part of the check-in process. Cards will already be set up with meal plan and building access.
  • After 5 p.m., returning students must have their ID cards encoded at Public Safety.

Move-in parking and unloading map

Preview your room or request an earlier move-in:

Snap photos, take measurements, and even loft your bed on Room Preview Day, Thursday, August 8.

If you are required to move in early for athletics, campus employment, medical accommodation, or long distance travel, you must complete the Request for Early Arrival Form. This form is available on My Housing.

Forms are due by August 2 for consideration.

My Housing login

Residence hall amenities and services

We are ready with the services you need—including Internet, laundry, mail, television, and more.

What's available to you:

Your room comes with cable service, at no additional cost. You do not need to sign up for this service, but you do need a gold-plated coaxial cable to plug into the cable outlet from your TV. You can purchase coaxial cables from electronic or discount retail stores for around $10-20. Once you get to campus and plug into cable it may be necessary to re-program your TV with your remote control.

Each residence hall has at least one computer lab available for use 24 hours a day. The lab printer is networked, so you can send print jobs to the printer from your personal computer from anywhere in the building. Instructions for connecting to the printer in your building are available in the computer lab or through the Help Desk online guides.

Washers and dryers are available in your building. There is no cost to use the machines, but you must provide your own HE Energy Efficient laundry detergent.

All resident students are assigned a mailbox in the postal service area of 2nd floor Coeur de Catherine. New students will receive their mail box number and combination at Orientation.

YOUR CAMPUS ADDRESS

2004 Randolph Ave., Box #___
St. Paul, MN 55105


If you live in Alberta and Georgia you may also have mail delivered to your apartment building.

ALBERTA ADDRESS

569 Fairview Ave South, Apt. ___ 
St. Paul, MN 55116

GEORGIA ADDRESS

559 Fairview Ave South, Apt. ___ 
St. Paul, MN 55116

To request basic telephone service at no additional cost, please contact Residence Life at residencelife@stkate.edu. Residence Life will make arrangements and contact you when your phone line is activated. Residence Life can also lend you a phone for the year for free.

After business hours and on weekends, there is a designated Resident Advisor (RA) on-call for your building. The RA responds to lock-outs, facilities concerns, and emergencies. You can reach your on-duty RA by calling the RA cell phone. This number is posted throughout your building.

What to bring

Not sure what you need to take with you to campus? Review our suggested packing list for an idea of items you’ll need. Keep in mind that you will have limited space, so discussing larger items with your future roommate is advised.

Packing suggestions:

  • Standard twin-size bedding (not extra-long)
  • Alarm clock
  • Medications
  • Flashlight
  • High efficiency (HE) Laundry Soap, stain stick, softener
  • Laundry bag
  • Power strip (extension cords not allowed)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Toiletries and shower caddy
  • Bathrobe, slippers, shower shoes
  • Desk lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • Clip-on lamp for loft or top bunk (no halogen bulbs)
  • Chargers (cell, laptop, tablet, etc.)
  • Plants
  • Storage boxes/crates (stackable)
  • Bike, lock
  • Shoe organizer
  • Clothes hangers
  • Umbrella/rain coat
  • Winter boots, coat, hat, etc.
  • Swim suit/workout clothes
  • Small tool kit
  • Room decorations (see policies)
  • Postage stamps
  • Painter's tape
  • Desk organizer
  • Calendar
  • Backpack or book bag
  • First-Aid kit and emergency preparedness items
  • Snacks
  • Food storage items (zip bags, etc.)
  • Organizer for important documents (bank statements, bills, etc.)—please consider how you will store these papers to avoid identity theft

Talk to your roommate(s) about sharing these items.

  • TV
  • Cable cord for TV (gold-plated coaxial cable)
  • Fan
  • Area rug (most rooms in St. Mary are not carpeted)
  • Kitchen Kit (pot, pan, utensils, plates, bowls, cups)
  • Dish soap, sponge/cloth
  • Cleaning supplies (yes, we hope you'll clean your room!)
  • Refrigerator (less than 3.8 cubic ft.). We no longer offer rental services for refrigerators (suites and apartments come with refrigerators).
  • Message board and dry-erase markers

  • Kitchen items (plates, bowls, cups, utensils, pots, pans, hot pads, cookie sheets, baking pans, storage containers, zip bags)
  • Dish soap, sponge/cloth
  • Trash bags
  • Alberta and Georgia: Microwave (Rauenhorst and Morrison come with microwaves)
  • Cleaning supplies (residents must clean their own kitchen, living room, and bathroom)
  • Vacuum
  • Storage boxes/crates
  • Living room lamp
  • Alberta and Georgia: TV stand (not needed in Rauenhorst and Morrison)
  • TV and gold-plated coaxial cable cord
  • Shower curtain and liner
  • Bath mat

  • Candles, incense (wickless, battery-operated fake candles are allowed)
  • Halogen bulbs
  • Extension cords
  • Pets (fish are allowed)
  • Air conditioning units
  • Toaster, small counter top grills (these items are allowed in apartments and suites)
  • 3M hooks, poster putty, and other adhesives—painter's tape is allowed

Lofting and bunking

You are welcome to loft or bunk your bed. Please view St. Kate's policies and building-specific instructions for doing so.

Lofting and bunking beds

Your community and personal responsibilities

Please review the Residence Life community policies, which protect your rights and the rights of the residence hall community.

Residence Life policies