The Crossroads Community


Thank you for taking the time to act by gathering information about the process to live in the Crossroads Community in the Carlson International Center!

Students who live in the Crossroads Community will:

  • Invest in understanding themselves, others, and the world
  • Collaborate on programs to educate the entire College
  • Connect to others around cultures, languages and world issues

Join us for an info session on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6pm in Courtyard Cafe.

Applications for the Crossroads Program will be available February 2020, and will be due March 4, 2020 for 2020-2021 Room Selection. The application will be in the online housing portal for Room Selection:

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is Room Selection?
Room selection for International Center housing will take place on April 1, 2020. More info will be sent to you once you are accepted into the program.

Do I need to complete the application?
Yes! Any student interested in living in International Center must complete the application. We are looking for students who are seeking to contribute to an intercultural living community and review each application to create a diverse community. Applications will be available through the online housing portal and will be due March 4, 2020.

What if I already live in IC?
You must still complete the application. We review applications each spring for the upcoming academic year. Currently living in International Center does not guarantee your space for the following year.

Do I need to have a roommate?
You will receive information about roommate matching through the online housing portal when selections are announced on March 19, 2020. You will need to form a mutually-matched pair with another accepted applicant in order to participate in the Crossroads Community Room Selection.

I was accepted but my friend was not. Can they live with me?
No. Individuals accepted without a roommate will have the opportunity to match in the housing portal with others accepted in order to find a roommate. All individuals wishing to be considered must complete an application.

Will I still be eligible for Room Selection after I select a room in International Center?
No, once you accept your space and select a room in International Center you will then be removed from any future Room Selection processes for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Is there an additional cost to living in International Center?
Yes, there is a surcharge of $485 per semester per person per semester for living in International Center. Carlson International Center (Crossroads Program) costs $3785 per semester/$7570 per year

When do I have to make a final decision where I am living?
To be considered for the International Center, you must have submitted your application by March 4, 2020. If accepted, you must decide prior to Crossroads room selection. Please mark your calendars with the following Crossroads-related dates:

  • 2/18 at 6pm in Courtyard Cafe - Crossroads Info Session
  • 3/19 Crossroads Acceptance sent out
  • 3/25 Crossroad 20-21 at 7pm in IC - Kickoff Tour and Meet & Greet
Questions about the International Center can be directed to Abbey Lane (