Housing

Application Process

Applications for Seminary owned married student housing and residence halls, are available via SemNet in January of each calendar year for the following academic year. The housing application deadline is March 31st. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration of their specific housing needs. Please do hesitate to contact Kim Chapman, Administrator, Residential Services (residentialservices@csl.edu) if you have additional questions.

On-Campus Single Students

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On-Campus Married Students

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On-Campus Single Students

Single students will have the option of living in a residence hall or seeking off-campus housing. The Seminary also provides on-campus housing options for single female students. Please contact the Office of Residential Services for additional information. For those students who choose to live on campus, the current meal plan consists of 10 meals per week (lunch Monday – Saturday and dinner Monday – Thursday). The Seminary provides dormitory housing for single male students. These facilities offer three types of accommodations: double occupancy room, private room, and private double room.

Residence hall rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser or chest of drawers, wardrobe or closet, and a bed with mattress. Students furnish their own pillows, linens, blankets, desk lamps, etc… Coin-operated laundry facilities are located conveniently on campus.

Residence Hall Brochure  Deaconess Housing Brochure

On-Campus Married Students

The Seminary owns 75 on-campus apartment units for married students and their families. Units can be configured as 2 – 4 bedroom units. Each apartment has a stove and refrigerator, but is otherwise unfurnished. All Founders Way apartment buildings offer the following amenities: air conditioning, washer & dryer hook-ups in the basement, local telephone services, basic Charter cable, and Charter high speed Internet access. The electric bill is the only utility that tenants are responsible for paying that is not included in the monthly rent. Pets are not permitted in Seminary-owned apartments. Apartment availability and ability to take possession of a unit is dependent upon the existing tenants move out date. Rental rates are competitive with the local market.

Married Housing Brochure The Woods Floor Plan

Questions? Contact Kim Chapman at 314-505-7324 or residentialservices@csl.edu

  • Apartment rental
  • Housing rental
  • Average apartment rental rates in the immediate surrounding area:
    • 1 bedroom: $600 – $800 per month
    • 2 bedroom: $700 – $1000 per month
  • Other costs associated with rental properties
    • Tenant should secure renter insurance.
    • Ensure that the landlord is responsible for paying the trash, sewer, and water utilities.
    • Tenant responsibilities may include, but are not limited to gas, electric, cable, internet and telephone services.
      • In the immediate area average cost for apartment utilities $150 -$250 for gas and electric (variable based on season, and tenant usage)
      • Charter bundle packages range from $30.00 – $150.00 per month based on your needs (subject to change)

Helpful Links

Area Housing Resource List for accepted applicants and current students*

*(Password required; can be obtained by contacting the Residential Services Office at 314-505-7324. Please note the information included in this document is not an endorsement of, nor recommendation for, the properties listed. When entering a rental/leasing agreement please be discerning and thoroughly review the agreement).

Housing Search Aids

Apartments.com (searchable index of metro apartment complexes)
Apartment Guide (apartment complexes for metro area)
Rentals.com (rental homes, duplexes, and apartments)

Items to keep in mind when considering off-campus housing

  • Physically inspect the apartment unit/complex. Do not rent an apartment based solely on an ad.
  • If renting or purchasing an older property be sure to check for the following:
    • Lead paint
    • 3 prong outlets
    • Heating/cooling system
    • Windows (units that are not well insulated will greatly impact your monthly utility expenses).
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages associated with what level apartment unit you desire to live on (i.e. ground floor verses second floor).
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment complex (i.e. barking dogs, etc..).
  • Carefully read over the terms of a lease prior to signing on the dotted line.
  • Confirm that the landlord/property management company is responsible for lawn care and/or snow removal.
  • Check basement/storage areas of apartment complex to ensure there is not a musty/mildew smell which often can be an indication of moisture/foundation leaks etc.
  • Renter’s insurance is always recommended.

Meal Plans

Students living in residence halls are required to participate in the 10 midday meal plan. The meal plan consists of 6 midday meals (lunch Monday – Friday, and brunch on Saturday), and 4 evening meals (Monday – Thursday). The food service staff makes choices available for students with special dietary needs. Meal service is not available during breaks or when campus is closed. There are a number of restaurants as well as a grocery store within walking distance of the campus which can be beneficial during times that food service is not provided.

The following new meal plans have been added to accommodate non-residence hall students:

  • Option #1 = 40 lunch buffets per term for $320 (billable to student account)
  • Option #2 = 40 lunch buffets and 40 dinner buffets per term for $640 (billable to student account)
  • Option #3 = Declining Balance – any dollar amount can be added to a student’s id card for his/her convenience; however it is not billable to the student’s account.

Who takes care of the property?

The Seminary maintenance staff or its agents are responsible for making all repairs and necessary improvements. For the sake of preserving the Seminary’s property, prompt requests for repairs or maintenance on any housing and timely suggestions for improvement should be submitted directly to DTZ Maintenance via the online “DTZ Work Request” link on SemNet. In emergency situations residents should immediately call Maintenance at 314-505-7330 (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or Campus Security at 314-565-4690. Seminary personnel will conduct visual inspections of the apartments occasionally to note their general condition and to check for health, fire and safety hazards. Tenants should secure a renters’ insurance policy upon taking up residence.