National surveys indicate students who live in residence halls maintain higher grade point averages and are more likely to stay in school and graduate than students who live off campus. In addition, students who live on campus tend to be more satisfied with their college experience, and have unique opportunities to make lasting friendships. Living on campus is an excellent way to take full advantage of all the opportunities available at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and in northern Minnesota.
The spectacular architecture and functional room designs combine to offer a pleasant environment for all residents. Units are spacious and include the amenities of basic cable television, local telephone service, high-speed Internet access, air conditioning, and all utilities. Computer study stations equipped with Internet access and popular software applications are available for educational use. A parking lot directly adjoining the residence hall is reserved for residents.
On-campus housing is a great value for students. Utility costs for heat, electric, local telephone, water, and garbage pick-up and recycling services are included in the room rental fee. Online computer service and high-speed Internet access is provided by the college. On-campus housing costs are used in calculating financial aid awards for eligible students.
- Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Housing Costs
Fall Semester 2014 is from August 21 to December 19
Total Days: 122 days at $13.65 per day per student = $1,665.00
Spring Semester 2015 is from January 7 to May 21
Total Days: 135 days at $13.65 per day per student = $1,843.00
Total Cost for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 is $3,508.00
Students will not be charged or allowed to stay in the dorms over winter break from December 20 through January 6. Students' belongings can remain in the dorms over winter break. Summer housing is limited because we have camps, academies, painting, maintenance, and cleaning crews in the facility. Housing prices include all utilities, cable, Internet, local phone, garbage, and water/sewage.
Apartment Style Living
The student housing complex consists of one building with two wings, providing accommodations for 100 residents. The units come completely furnished with bedroom, living room and dining room furniture. Each unit has a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and stove, sink, and food storage areas. All units contain at least one bathroom with shower. Each resident is provided a bed with mattress, study area with desk and chair, chest of drawers, and wardrobe closet in their unit.
Unique architectural design elements such as the open-space talking circles in the lobby areas contribute to the idea of bringing students together. Other elements, including the large timber columns and many windows make the student living complex a very welcoming place.
Common areas include student lounge and laundry facilities. Reserved parking is available near the building. The entire housing facility is a non-smoking area and alcohol-free. No smoking or alcohol is allowed anywhere in the building, including individual student's rooms, and regardless of the age of any resident or guest.
All students living in the residence hall will share living space and bedrooms with other students. No single rooms are available. Students are assigned to rooms, two students per bedroom, until capacity is reached.
Floor Plan Options
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers three room options. These descriptions provide a general idea of the layout options available in the housing facility:
A comfortable-sized, apartment-style unit accommodating four students, with two students in each bedroom, and one bathroom inside the apartment. Features kitchen with dining area, and a pleasant living room area.
The most popular apartment-style configuration, accommodates six students, with two students in each bedroom, and two bathrooms inside the apartment. Features kitchen with dining area, and a spacious living room, some with uniquely vaulted ceilings.
Quad dorm room
Basic floor plan accommodates up to four students in one large living area. Includes kitchen and bathroom inside the unit. Four beds are double bunked.
What to bring
Residents will need to provide their own cooking and eating dishes, utensils, linens, mattress pad, pillow, towels, and study lamp. Coin-operated washers and dryers are located in the residence hall laundry room. An elevator is centrally located, and the housing facility is accessible for students and guests using a wheelchair. No single rooms are available. Click here for a printable list
of what to consider bringing with you to campus.
Staff and Security
The residence halls at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are managed and supervised by a Housing Director who is an employee of the college. Additional staff include student Residence Advisors who assist in the operation of the facility and help plan activities for residents. Guest policies and procedures allow residents to have friends and relatives stay overnight on occasion. The facility has a 24-hour security system with video surveillance in public areas inside and outside the building.
Residents in the housing complex have access to and participate in a wide range of activities including movie outings, barbecues, concerts, athletic events, and various cultural and community activities. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is located in a region where the climate provides four distinct seasons, and there is an endless list of recreational opportunities for students. The college is less than 30 minutes from the major retail shopping and entertainment offerings of Duluth, and Jay Cooke State Park and the Munger Trail are only about five minutes away. Students can participate in activities sponsored by the college, or form a new group of friends to explore a common interest.
How to Apply
The first step toward living on campus is to complete and return the Housing Application form and deposit fee as soon as possible. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't wait until the last minute to apply!
A printable .pdf file of the Housing application form is available here.
Upon receiving your room request and deposit fee, the Housing Office will confirm your request in writing. Since room assignments are based on the date of application received, it is to your advantage to return the rental contract/application as early as possible to help ensure receiving your preferences. The Housing Office will make every effort possible to accommodate your requests indicated on your completed contract and application.
Students living in the campus residence facility are expected to be aware of, understand and abide by all of the policies and procedures established by the Housing Department and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. To view a .pdf file and/or print a copy of the current Residential Life Policy & Procedures Manual, please click here.
To receive more information about the housing opportunities at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, contact:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Information is subject to change.