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 telephone service, high-speed Internet access, air conditioning, and all utilities. 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 are provided by the college. On-campus housing costs are used in calculating financial aid awards for eligible students.
- Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Housing Costs
- Fall Semester 2021 is from August 20 to December 17
- Total Days: 120 days at $14.00 per day per student = $1,680.00
- Spring Semester 2022 is from January 7 to May 10
- Total Days: 124 days at $14.00 per day per student = $1,736.00
- Total Cost for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 is $3,416.00
Students will not be charged or allowed to stay in the dorms over winter break from December 18 through January 6. Student items can stay in the dorms over winter break if you wish to keep them there. Students normally do not stay over the summer because we have camps, academies, painting, maintenance, and cleaning crews in the facility. Housing prices include all utilities, internet, phone, garbage, access to free clothes washers and dryers, water/sewage, and basic cable television access in the dormitory commons.
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 a shower. Each resident is provided a bed with mattress, study area, 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 offer 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 unique vaulted ceilings.
Quad dorm room
The 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. No-cost 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 includes student Residence Advisors who assist in the operation of the facility and help plan activities for residents. 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 are 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 prepayment 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 and fillable pdf file of the Housing application form is available here. Please print out the form and mail or fax your completed form with prepayment as soon as possible. (218-879-0814 fax)
Note: FDLTCC has reduced the housing prepayment rate to $20.00 for Fall Semester 2020 for all new and returning students. The daily cost to live in the dorms will remain the same during Fall Semester 2020. If you have any questions, feel free to email Jesse Stirewalt, Director of Housing and Student Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-590-3345. Prepayments are currently being accepted and can be submitted to the business office at 218-879-0809 or 218-879-0812. We realize that times are tough right now due to the COVID-19 situation so this special prepayment rate will be accepted until the dorm is full.
Upon receiving your room request and prepayment 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. Please click here to view a printable copy of the current Residential Life Policy & Procedures Manual.
Regarding the COVID-19 situation of 2020, we are addressing the health and safety of our students and minimizing the potential spread of disease within our community. As a campus housing resident, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or similar public health crisis will impact your housing experience. The policies and guidelines in the document linked here are incorporated into the FDLTCC Student Housing Policies and Procedures and are applicable to all residents. As always, updated information about specific health and safety guidance important for our residents will be shared as it become available.
To receive more information about the housing opportunities at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, contact:
Jesse Stirewalt, Director of Housing and Student Activities
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Information is subject to change.