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Welcome to Residental Life at the College Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

College is about a lot of things, but most crucially, it's about discovering who you are and what you're interested in. At the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, we're committed to helping you do just that.

As a college for women and a college for men, CSB and SJU have their own campuses, residence halls, athletic programs, and traditions. Each is committed to serving the unique needs of the gender it represents and, together, offering you a one-of-a-kind co-ed experience.

Discover what life as a Bennie or Johnnie looks like!

Soon after becoming acquainted with their roommate, students should discuss:

  • When do I need to sleep? When do I need to study?
  • How clean does the room need to be? Who does the cleaning?
  • Do I use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs?
  • Am I going to obey the rules and regulations of the residence hall?
  • What can I borrow, and what would you prefer to be left alone?
  • When can I have guests in our room?
  • How will I know if I’ve done something to upset you?
  • When can my friends call me?
  • Are you concerned about having me as a roommate?

Other things to consider:

  • Sharing – Communicating expectations regarding sharing is critical in any group living situation. Sharing requires cooperation, so roommates should discuss feelings about sharing their belongings, including clothes, money, computers, and cars. Some roommates may not mind sharing their belongings; others may. Ask.

  • Housekeeping – Different people have different housekeeping standards. Roommates should agree about cleaning responsibilities and frequency.

  • Balancing Socialization and Studying – Some people want to use their room as a study area; some may want to socialize. Exam times may make for different standards of how busy a room should be. Consideration is the key; recognize that both roommates need to live comfortably in their room.

  • Study Habits – Some students study in their rooms, and others go elsewhere. Students focus better at varying times of day and with different levels of background noise. Roommates should discuss preferences and make adjustments.

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