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International Resident Student Housing Information

Welcome to Residential Life!

Living on campus you can experience American life first-hand. You will find our residence halls are well-equipped, comfortable and a great way to make lifelong friends. Apply early for On-Campus and Off Campus housing. Specific housing requests are not guaranteed, even if applications are received before your arrival. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

SUMMER HOUSING INFORMATION

  • NO arrivals to campus before May 27 when residence halls open to NEW international students.
  • Fontbonne University campus is closed for a government holiday on Monday, May 26.
  • Housing Application Contract and $200 housing security deposit must be in the Residential Life office before arrival.
  • Residential Life will communicate with you through your personal email initially. Once on campus communication will be through your Fontbonne email.
  • If you wish to have your room furnished with bed sheets, blanket and pillow, soap, toilet paper and towels, contact a staff member at Residential Life before your arrival. There is a $29.00 US fee charged to your student account. The linens are yours to keep.
  • University required immunizations mandated for ALL first time residents and international students in university housing. A completed medical form with the required immunization records must be included with the application packet. If you do not comply it could jeopardize your housing and/or your immigration record could be affected negatively. There will be an On Campus Immunization/TB Screening Clinic during International Orientation.
  • International Student Orientation – May 28 and May 29
  • Classes begin June 2

If you arrive in St. Louis before the scheduled date, YOU must arrange your own transportation from the airport to a local hotel for a room.

Hotels Close to Campus

 

Interim/Summer Application Contracts

  • Both on and off campus applicants must pay a $200 housing security deposit when applying for housing. The housing security deposit confirms your desire to live in an available space in university sponsored housing not a particular building, floor, room or roommate.
  • Pay the housing deposit with a credit card at the Sallie Mae secure site ONLINE now
  • Scan and email application contracts to Residential Life
  • Residential Life will communicate with you through your personal email initially. Once on campus communication will be through your Fontbonne email.

If you are attending summer undergraduate classes, complete and submit one of the following.

On Campus Interim/Summer Application Contract (doc)

On Campus Interim/Summer Application Contract (pdf)

Cotta Hall is used for graduate level and non-traditional age students attending graduate classes. If space is available and you meet the requirements in the application contract, you can complete and submit one of the following.

Off Campus Interim/Summer Application Contract (doc)

Off Campus Interim/Summer Application Contract (pdf)

 

Summer Transportation Choices from the Airport

Car Service Information: Fontbonne can arrange your transportation from the airport by car. The car service from the airport to Fontbonne will cost $75 USD for each passenger and is only available May 27 - June 1, 2014. You must complete and submit the Summer Airport Pick Up Request form by May 1, 2014. The Department of Residential Life must have your Interim/Summer application contract on file before you can submit the Airport Pick Up Request. There is NO EMERGENCY PICK UP SERVICE available. If you do not submit in advance, you must take a taxi.

Taxi information: An airport taxi to Fontbonne may cost approximately $35 to $50 USD. Many people find the taxi service to be reliable in the U.S. Taxis can be found on the garage level outside of the baggage claim area.   The official address of Fontbonne University is 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis MO 63105. However, ask the taxi driver to take you to the back parking lot off Big Bend Blvd., on the east side of Medialle Hall under the overhang. OR ask the taxi driver to call Public Safety for directions, 314-889-4596.  Public Safety can call the Host student or the RA On Duty to help you. More instructions will follow closer to your arrival.

 

Vaccination Clinic on campus

All international students applying to the university are required to have immunizations to complete the application requirements.  International students living in university sponsored housing are required to have a tuberculosis, mumps and a meningococcal vaccine. Tuberculosis screening must be received ONLY in the U.S. Do not receive it in your home country.

The mumps and meningococcal vaccines can be received in your home country. Here are the deadlines:

  • SPRING semester by November 10
  • SUMMER session by April 10
  • FALL semester by July 10

Documentation must be in English and received in the Department of Residential Life as soon as you arrive at Fontbonne University. If you do not have proof of the Mumps and Meningococcal vaccines, you can receive these vaccines at the Vaccination Clinic on campus with your Tuberculosis.

Notify the Department of Residential Life if you need any of these vaccines so there will be enough at the Vaccination Clinic on campus. Your student account is charged for each vaccine you receive.


IMPORTANT:  Failure to receive the required immunizations or submit documentation from your country jeopardizes your housing but does not alleviate your contract responsibilities with Fontbonne University Department of Residential Life. Students will not be allowed to register for classes in the following semester if the required vaccination documents are not provided.

If you do not receive the required vaccinations, you will not be allowed to attend classes for the current semester. If you do not attend classes, your immigration record will be negatively affected.

Complete and submit the Resident Health Information form with your housing application contract to the Department of Residential Life.

Immunization Cost, To be determined

  1. Tuberculin Test (TB/PPD) - This 2 part screening that CAN NOT be received outside the United States and WILL NOT be accepted if received outside the United States.
  2. Meningococcal vaccine - This is for meningitis and can be received in your country.
  3. Mumps vaccine - The MMR vaccine of mumps, measles and rubella is acceptable and can be received in your country.

Prices could change without notice.

 

Deadlines for all Resident Students

  • January 1 - spring semester deadline for housing application contract, housing security deposit, medical form with immunization information due in the Department of Residential Life
  • April 15 – interim/summer semester deadline for housing application contract, housing security deposit, medical form with immunization information due in the Department of Residential Life
  • May 1 - fall semester deadline for housing application contract, housing security deposit, medical form with immunization information due in the Department of Residential Life to receive priority housing assignments
  • June 1 - fall deadline to cancel housing. No refunds for fall after this date
  • August 1 - fall semester deadline for medical form with immunization information due in the Department of Residential Life
  • December 1 - spring semester deadline for housing application contract, housing security deposit, medical form with immunization information due in the Department of Residential Life to receive priority housing assignments
  • December 1 – spring deadline to cancel housing. No refunds for spring after this date.
  • ALL housing cancellations must be in writing.

 

Questions? Contact a Residential Life staff member at (314) 889-1411 or residentiallife@fontbonne.edu