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General Questions

When will I find out where I live and with whom? | return to top
You will be sent an e-mail to your SNC e-mail account in July with all of your housing and roommate information. Make sure to activate your SNC e-mail account and check it regularly. To activate your SNC e-mail account, please visit the Activating Your Account webpage and follow the on-screen instructions to activate your e-mail.

Can I request a roommate? | return to top
You can request a roommate, but please remember that it may not be possible to honor your request. If the housing assignment for you or your requested roommate has already been completed we will be unable to complete your request. If you are a transfer student, you can request a roommate who is either a fellow transfer student or a St. Norbert student but the request must be age appropriate.

How do I obtain my future roommates/suitemates contact information? | return to top
When you are sent the e-mail regarding your housing information it will include your roommate’s name, address, and SNC e-mail account. If you need other information beyond what is provided in the SNC e-mail, you will need to e-mail your roommate and ask for it. 

Can I switch roommates? | return to top
If a room change request is made because of a roommate conflict, all other means of resolution (e.g., roommate contracts, mediation, arbitration) must be exhausted before a room change will be granted. Consultation with your resident assistant and/or your hall director is expected before any room change can take place. To encourage you to get to know your roommate, Residential Education and Housing will not make any room changes for the first two weeks students are on campus.

How do I apply for housing? | return to top
Once you’ve been accepted and sent in your deposit, the Admissions Office will set you up with an ID number and e-mail address and everything you need to apply for housing. On our REH website, there’s a section for New Student Information. Within that section, there is a New Student On-Campus Housing Application that you can click on and it will provide you with directions on how to apply.

What are my housing options? Are there specific halls just for First-Year Students? | return to top
Burke, Sensenbrenner, Bergstrom, and Madelaine/Lorraine Halls are the only available options for first year students. More information regarding these halls is available on the REH website - just click on the hall you’re interested in learning about. If you are a transfer student you can see the housing options available to you on our website as well.

What is the cost to live on campus? | return to top
Rates are available on our website.

Are students required to live in the residence halls? | return to top
St. Norbert is a four year residential College. All students must live on campus unless released from the residency requirement. Release may be granted for commuter status or off-campus status. Students should follow proper procedures for release. Violations of the Residency Status will be adjudicated through the College conduct process. Sanctions could include dismissal from the College for up to one semester; assignment to a housing unit and incurring the fee for the unit, and disciplinary probation. All students need to receive permission from the REH office to commute or live off campus on a yearly basis. Permission is not official until the student has been notified in writing from the REH Office.

What if I'd like to commute? | return to top
Students need to apply for commuter status on a yearly basis, even if they have been previously approved to commute. Commuter status is defined as students who commute from their parent/legal guardian’s home in the local area within 35 miles of the College. A married student is defined as a commuter student. A student’s permanent address is the same as their local address. Release from the Residency Requirement to commute is considered on an academic year basis (not by semester).

Students who are currently living on campus and whose permanent address is outside of 35 miles from the college will not be granted permission to commute.

Students requesting commuter status need to complete the “Commuter Status Application” which will require a signature from a parent or legal guardian verifying that the student will be residing with them for the academic year.

Students with commuter status may not rent from a private landlord. A student who has been approved for commuter status can still apply at a later date to live on campus.
Why didn’t I get my first choice hall? | return to top
The REH office houses residents based on deposit date. The earlier you submit your deposit, the better chance you have at receiving your first hall choice, second choice, and so on. A hall may fill up by a certain deposit date and that would be the cut-off date for that hall, so we would start to look at second choice options for deposits that fall after that cut-off date. The REH office starts to assign rooms in June after the last orientation session.

How are new students assigned to roommates? | return to top
There will be a place on the housing application where you may write in a name to request a roommate. The other roommate will also have to request you on their application. It has to be a mutual decision in order to be assigned as roommates. REH will use the earliest deposit of the two roommates in the assignment process. If you don’t specify a roommate, the REH office will pair you up with a roommate based on the preferences you fill out on your housing application. If you are a transfer student, you may list your preferences and you will be placed in a location appropriate for your age level.

Can I see a room during the summer? | return to top
Yes, it is possible to see a room during the summer. You have to call and set up an appointment with the REH office. However, we cannot show your assigned room if someone is residing in it during the summer but you may be able to see a similar room. Please bring what you will need with you if you want to make measurements and take notes. During orientation an REH person will show you a typical residence hall room setup; so you’ll have an option to see what a room may look like at that time.

Can I move in early? | return to top
REH would prefer that New Students move in on move-in day. If a campus group needs you to be on campus early for training of some kind, they will make the request to housing for permission for you to move in early. For example, the Athletic Department would need to make the request for an athlete to move in early. For more information, including the application for early arrival and cost, visit our early arrival website. You should note that if you do move in early, you may not get to move into your assigned room right away if it is being occupied during the summer. If that is the case you may be assigned a temporary room until your fall assignment is ready.

Where do I go to check-in on move-in day? | return to top
You will check in at your residence hall. For information on move-in see our website.

Are single rooms available for first year students? | return to top
No, single rooms are not available for first year students. For transfer students, single rooms are available primarily for students who have a medical accommodation and secondly for upperclass students.

Are First-Year Students guaranteed housing? | return to top
Yes, First-Year Students are guaranteed housing.

How can I make move-in day less stressful? | return to top
Be patient, bring people with you that will be able to help you carry in your belongings, and remember that you are embarking on a wonderful experience! Also, read the move-in information on our website. Also before moving in you should CALL your roommate, not just facebook or text him or her. You should communicate about what each of you will be bringing to your room.

Will anyone be able to assist me with my move?| return to top
First Year Experience (FYE) Mentors will be there to guide you in your move. They will direct traffic, watch your belongings, and answer any questions you may have. Resident Assistants and Hall Directors will also be there to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the move-in process. No one will be helping with the actual “heavy lifting” of your belongings so make sure to bring your family along to help!

Is housing available during breaks and summertime?| return to top

What if I need accommodations for health-related or other reasons?| return to top
On your housing application there will be a section that asks you if you need any accommodations for health-related or other reasons and then if you check yes, it directs you to contact the Academic Support Services Office. The office will work with you to find out what kind of accommodations are needed for you, whether they are housing related or not. Academic Support Services will contact the REH office and notify us as to what is needed while keeping the reasons as to why confidential. The Academic Support Services Office’s phone number is (920) 403-1321 or their e-mail address is

Will I have access to the internet in my room?| return to top
All Residence Hall bedrooms have the ability to connect to the campus high speed network and all halls are wireless. Each residence hall room has a data jack and a hub, allowing two computers to be hooked up in each room. The data jack will provide access to the campus computer system as well as the internet.

To utilize the college system, students will need to contact technology support services, who will provide instructions on how to get connected. For more information, please visit the technology support services website.

What is an RCR?| return to top
RCR is the acronym for Room Condition Report. It is a form utilized by your hall director to assess the condition of your living space prior to your check-in date and then again used to assess the condition upon your checkout. Change in condition of the room that is not attributed to normal wear and tear is considered damage and will result in a damage bill. Upon moving into your assigned room, you should complete an RCR, which will be an accurate and complete record of the contents and condition of your room.

Will I have cable television in my room?| return to top
Each residence hall is equipped with cable TV. The cost of the “basic” cable service is included in the semester housing charges.

What will my new address be and where do I get my mail?| return to top
At the beginning of the year, you will receive a mailbox suite number and a key from the Mail Center. You will have the same suite number for your entire stay at St. Norbert College. All student mailboxes are located in the Ray Van Den Heuvel Campus Center. For more information, please visit the campus services website.

Your mail and packages should be sent to the following address:
Suite #
St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115

What do I do if I need something repaired in my room?| return to top
If something is broken or just not working right in your room, you will need to submit a work order online. You will need to visit and fill out the form according to your problem. The work order will be submitted to the department that can be of service to you. After submission, either someone will come and take care of the problem within a few days or someone from that department will contact you. If you have an urgent or emergency issue you should contact Residential Education and Housing at (920) 403-3360 or Campus Safety at (920) 403-3299.

Who is the best person to approach with housing questions or concerns once I've moved into my residence hall?| return to topAnyone on campus will be more than willing to assist you with any questions or concerns you have but the most knowledgeable when it comes to housing issues will be the Residence Hall Directors (H.D.), Associate Hall Directors (Assoc.H.D.), or Resident Assistants (R.A.).

What are Common Area Damages?| return to top
Each student is responsible for any and all damages or vandalism that may occur in his/her assigned unit. Payment for such damages or vandalism must be made promptly. Students are also held responsible for general hall damage or vandalism and asked to identify the person(s) responsible. If damage occurs in a hall or wing, such as in a recreation room or an elevator, and the person(s) responsible cannot be identified, the cost of repair is divided among the residents of that residential life area. The costs assessed to a student's account for floor and/or hall damages will be charged as a total "Room Damages" entry on the statement, along with individual room damages.

Am I required to have a meal plan?| return to top
Yes. Students residing in the residence halls: Madeline/Lorraine, Bergstrom, Mary Minahan McCormick, Burke, Sensenbrenner, Victor McCormick and Michels Hall are required to be on the Meal Plan based on their class standing. Students residing in the above residence halls will automatically be signed up and billed through the Bursar Office at the beginning of each semester for their assigned plan. Students have the option of purchasing a larger Meal Plan than required at their corresponding rate. All Meals and Meal Dollars must be used within each semester. For more information visit the Campus Card Services website.

May I have drugs and/or alcohol?| return to top
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be stored or consumed in a student room when residents of the room are under 21 years of age. This is considered an alcohol free room. Guests of legal drinking age may not consume alcoholic beverages in a alcohol free room.

Students under the influence of alcohol are held responsible for their actions. In any instance of lack of control or lack of discretion, the individual is expected to make restitution for damage perpetrated against person or property. Recurring instances of drunkenness shall not be tolerated.

Serving, purchasing, or selling alcoholic beverages to anyone who is not of legal drinking age is in violation of Wisconsin State law and college policy.

St. Norbert College does not condone the use of marijuana, narcotics or other illegal drugs.  Therefore, the possession, consumption, sharing or sale of marijuana, narcotics or other illegal drugs are prohibited.  Drug paraphernalia (i.e. pipes), are not permitted on the St. Norbert College campus.  Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia that are on open display in student rooms or public areas of a residence will be confiscated.

Please refer to The Citizen, the St. Norbert College student handbook, for more information. All first year student halls are alcohol free.

May college furniture be removed so I can use my own?| return to top
No. Campus does not provide storage for the furniture. It must remain in the room.

What size are the mattresses and what size sheets do I need?| return to top
All beds are extra-long twin.  If you plan on purchasing jersey (type of fabric) sheets, you do not need to get extra-long.

Is there air conditioning in the residence halls?| return to top
Not in the ones designated for First-Year Students. Window air conditioners will not be allowed unless the student has a medical accommodation. For transfer students, the living options that have air conditioning are Riverside, VanderZanden, Townhouses, The Carriage House, Michels, and Gries.

What type of flooring will I find in my room? Do I need to bring carpet?| return to top
The floors in Madelaine/Lorraine and Bergstrom are tile floors. If you would like you may bring an area rug for your room. The floors in Burke are carpeted. The triple rooms in Sensenbrenner are carpeted, the double rooms are not.

Do you supply or rent out refrigerators?| return to top
You may bring your own refrigerator as long as it’s under four cubic feet and there should only be one per room. Also, you may rent or buy a refrigerator from – this is the same company that SNC gets the lofts through. Remember to use the code SNCDP  in order to access the site.

Where can I do my laundry?| return to top
Each hall has laundry facilities within the hall where you’ll be able to do your laundry.

Do the residence hall doors lock at night?| return to top
All of the residence halls are always locked. Residents of the campus can access the halls during the daytime with their Campus ID Card. After 9 PM, only the residents of that hall can access their hall. This continues until 9 AM the next morning.

Can I store my belongings on campus?| return to top
No. The campus is unable to provide storage for your belongings. Bring only what can fit inside your residence hall room.

Who cleans the rooms?| return to top
Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean. SNC will take care of cleaning the lounge areas and bathrooms.

Can I have a pet in my room?| return to top
Animals are not permitted in College housing units at any time (except for fish).  Fish tanks may not be larger than 20 gallons. If an animal is found, disciplinary action will be taken which could include a fine. Animals for the differently-abled wearing harnesses and under the control of their owners shall be exempt from these provisions.

Is there somewhere I can cook?| return to top
Each hall has at least one kitchen for the residents to share where you will be able to cook. For upperclass students, there is a kitchen in the apartments, houses, or townhouses.

Can I paint my room? Can I use nails to hang up pictures?| return to top
Nailing or tacking anything to doors or any woodwork is not permitted (i.e. dartboards).  Varnishing, painting, wallpapering any walls, floors, or woodwork also is not permitted. 

The use of adhesive substances such as contact paper, glue, decals, and/or hole producing materials such as nails, tacks, staples, and pins on walls, ceilings, floors, doors and furnishings results in damage to existing surfaces, and are therefore prohibited.  Items such as sheets, posters, flags, fishnet, beads, and parachutes may not be suspended overhead in student rooms.

Use 3M strips if you need to hang something.

What happens if I break the rules?| return to top
You will be held accountable for your actions and any rules you choose not to adhere to.

Should I bring all of my belongings at once?| return to top
It might be a good idea to bring what you need to start with in order to set up your room. If you know you’ll have an opportunity to go home during the semester you can always bring more items if you still have room in your residence hall room. For example, you can go home sometime during the fall to bring back your winter clothes. If you know that you will not be going home at all, bring what you will need for the semester.

How can I get involved?| return to top
There are many ways to get involved on campus. At the beginning of the academic year, St. Norbert usually hosts an involvement fair for students to get familiar with on campus organizations.  Make sure to watch for information on how to get involved!

When does Orientation begin?| return to top
Orientation begins in June. The following are this year’s dates: June 12-13, June 15-16, June 17-18, July 25-26. For more information regarding orientation, visit the Admissions Office's website.

Do any of the residence halls have elevators?| return to top
There are no elevators in the halls designated for first year students. Mary Minahan McCormick Hall (MMM) and Gries Hall are the only hall on campus with an elevator.

How do I appeal my dorm damages/fines?| return to top
Written appeals to billed damages/fines will be accepted for review if submitted by the deadline during the summer of each year.  Correspondence can be submitted through e-mail using IMPORTANT! Please do not phone the Office of Residential Education and Housing or Bursar Office to appeal the damages/fines.  Verbal conversations will not be considered in the appeal process.  All appeals must be in writing and must be received prior to the stated deadline. Please send all appeals to:

What is the tuition deposit used for? | return to top
Each incoming student planning to live on campus, is required to deposit $350 upon acceptance to St. Norbert College. $100 is used as a security deposit and will remain on the student's account until graduation or separation from St. Norbert College and $250 is applied to the first semester's tuition and any applicable new student orientation costs.
Every new student that is a commuter is required to deposit $250 upon acceptance to St. Norbert College. This $250 is applied to the first semester's tuition and any applicable new student orientation costs.

How do I obtain a parking permit? | return to top
All student vehicles must be registered with the Parking office, 120 Pennings Activity Center. For information on how to register a vehicle, email Any changes (new vehicle, license, etc.) should be referred to the Parking office,(920) 403-3948. If you additional questions about parking, please visit the parking website.

Do I have to purchase the Student Health Insurance offered by St. Norbert College? | return to top
St. Norbert College does require that all registered full-time students be covered by health insurance. However, the student health insurance that the college offers is only required if the student is not covered by health insurance from home. Please visit the Health and Wellness Services website for more information.

What other services are provided by the student health center?| return to top
Medical care, advanced diagnostic testing, and prescriptions are available on a fee-for-service basis, which may be covered by medical insurance. The College's student health insurance plan covers 100% of any health care costs incurred in Health Services. For more information, please visit the Health and Medical Services website.

Where do I eat?| return to top
There are several places on campus to eat including Ruth's Marketplace, Phil's, Dale's, and Ed's! Please visit Dining's website for more information.

What if I have other questions that are not answered here and I’ve already visited the SNC website?| return to topPlease e-mail the housing office at: or call us at (920) 403-3360.

Department of Residential Education and Housing

Phone: (920) 403-3360
Fax: (920) 403-3361

St. Norbert College • 100 Grant Street • De Pere, WI 54115-2099 • 920-337-3181