Life at St. Norbert CollegeYou won’t just be studying when you get to St. Norbert; it’ll be your home, too. And we make people feel at home like no place else. We call it radical hospitality. You’ll discover the delicious meals offered by our dining staff, including foods from many cultures. And your housing will be more than just a place to live and sleep. It’s where you’ll make friends and become connected to the college community, and all of the activities that the college has to offer.
You’ll live in one of our 12 residence halls (dormitories) on campus, and your roommate will either be American or another international student. This gives you a great opportunity to practice your English and learn about another culture.
No matter which residence hall you live in, it will have clothes washers and dryers, a small kitchen, a recreation room and a study room. Your room will have wireless internet connections for computers and most students bring their own computers to campus.
You have plenty of dining options on campus. Our brand new Michels Commons (the main cafeteria) offers a variety of food options, including assorted international foods. You can also eat at Phil’s, which is located on the river, or Ed’s Café in the library, with a coffee-shop atmosphere.
You’ll purchase a meal plan, which allows you to eat anywhere on campus.
If you have a student visa and plan to study for four or more months, you can apply for a job on campus; however, jobs are not always available. United States immigration laws generally prohibit off-campus employment.
We offer a variety of services to help you adjust to life at St. Norbert College.
Friendship Family Program
We’ll introduce you to an American family in the community, if you’re interested in this program. You’ll get a chance to meet them about three weeks after you arrive.
During the traditional school year, we’ll arrange for you to have an American conversation partner. Conversation partners are not available in the summer.
Available to you most afternoons and evenings, our tutors are St. Norbert College students and retired teachers who volunteer to tutor ESL students. You can sign up each week to meet with a tutor at a specific time.
We’ll help you with any passport or visa questions you may have.
Trips & Activities
We’ll arrange several events including shopping trips within and outside De Pere, Wis., interactive parties and social events, discussions on a variety of topics, movies, special performances, and trips to other scenic areas in Wisconsin. You’re encouraged to join college clubs and organizations and attend campus lectures, sporting events, movies and plays. Some events may require a small fee.
Policies, Forms & Handbooks
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