Fall 2018 Move-In Procedures

Welcome! Get ready to move in to your new campus home.


  • move-in schedules

    When to Arrive and What to Expect

    The residence halls open on Sunday, September 2. 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 2

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.


Special Instructions for St. Mary Hall Residents Only
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 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 2. 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 2) 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.

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

Sunday, September 2

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 3

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 4

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.

Preview your room or request an earlier move-in:

  • August 9 Room preview day

    see your room before you move in!

    Snap photos, take measurements, and even loft your bed on Room Preview Day, August 9. This event is open to all new first-year and transfer students living on campus.

    Room Preview Day is a casual, drop-in style event. You may come to campus any time between 10 a.m.–noon and 4–7 p.m. on this day. Friends and family are also welcome to attend! Please RSVP using the online RSVP form or call us at 651.690.6617.

    The residence halls are occupied during the summer. We created Room Preview Day to allow students to see their room prior to move in day. Unfortunately we may not be able to accommodate requests to see rooms at other times during the summer. If you cannot attend Room Preview and you wish to see your room, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance. We will try to accommodate your request, but we cannot show rooms in some occupied buildings.


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 3 for consideration.

  • Your Services

    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 that is 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

St. Kate's has partnered with Bedloft.com to rent refrigerators and micro-fridges. Stand-alone microwaves are not allowed in Caecilian, Carondelet, Crandall, St. Mary, and Stanton, but you can rent or purchase a microwave and refrigerator combination unit to use in your room. A microwave comes standard in all Morrison and Rauenhorst suites and apartments. Microwaves are allowed in Alberta and Georgia.

Students purchasing their own refrigerator should look for units not exceeding 3.8 cubic feet. Bedloft.com offers convenient in-room delivery prior to your arrival, and they have a variety of products to choose from. You can also purchase futons and TV hangers that fit under your loft.

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.

  • your stuff

    What to Bring

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


Some suggestions for what to pack

Personal Items

  • 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 do not have carpet)
  • 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.) - rent from BedLoft.com (suites and apartments come with refrigerators)
  • Message board w/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 & Georgia - Microwave (Rauenhorst and Morrison come with microwaves)
  • Cleaning supplies (yes, you must clean your own kitchen, living room, and bathroom)
  • Vacuum
  • Storage boxes/crates
  • Lamp for living room
  • Alberta & 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
  • Microwaves (allowed in Alberta & Georgia)—microwaves in the form of combination microwave/refrigerator units rented from BedLoft.com are allowed
  • 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
  • Your Bed

    Lofting & Bunking

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


  • policies

    Your Community and Personal Responsibilities

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


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