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Policies of Rankin Lodge

  • Check-in: 3 p.m. on the first day of the reservation.
  • Check-out: 12 p.m. on the final day of the reservation.
  • Summer full-week rental check in time is Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Summer full-week rental check out time is Sunday at 12 p.m.
  • Day Retreats can be scheduled from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • All renters will be required to sign a facility usage agreement.
  • Student and department retreats will be billed at the time of reservation.
  • A deposit of a one-night stay ($50 or $75) is required within one week of making the reservation for employee personal vacations. The deposit will be applied toward the final bill.
  • The remaining amount of the bill must be paid prior to picking up the keys.
  • A 30-day notice of cancellation is needed. The deposit will be returned only if Rankin Lodge is rented out to another user.
  • If Rankin Lodge is reserved for a week, and only used by the reserving party for a portion of that reservation, the reserving party is responsible for the cost of the entire week.
  • A cleaning charge of $100 will result if the lodge is not cleaned after guests leave.
  • Renters are responsible for returning keys to the Campus Center information desk. If keys are lost, renters are responsible for cost to re-key the lodge.
  • No smoking in the lodge.
  • Illegal drugs are forbidden on the Rankin Lodge property.
  • Renters are responsible for removing all trash and recycling upon departure.
  • All vehicles must stay on the designated drive way.
  • No family pets are allowed at the lodge.
  • Renters are financially responsible for any damage to the lodge and its equipment.
  • All perishable food must be removed upon departure.
  • All furnishings in the lodge must remain in the lodge and/or on lodge property.
  • Rankin Lodge prohibits the use of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks and poisonous substances on the property.
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times according the DNR regulations when using any of the Rankin Lodge boats.
  • Campfires may only be burnt in the campfire pit. Please make sure all campfires are extinguished at the end of the night.
  • Do not prop any outside doors.
  • Snowmobiles or ATV cannot be used on Rankin Lodge property, except for on the driveway when entering and exiting the property.
  • Renters will be asked to leave if any violations of the agreement are found.

Specifics for Student Organizations
  • No alcohol will be allowed for any group that includes St. Norbert College students.
  • All student groups must have a faculty or staff advisor/instructor present during their entire stay.
  • Students will be subject to the student conduct code on their way to and from the Rankin Lodge and at the lodge.