The Crossroads Community

Welcome!

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

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is Room Selection?
Room selection takes place in the Spring for the following Fall's placements. Please see the full Room Selection information page and Timeline for most updated dates. Information specific to the building's selection will be sent to you if 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 prior to the posted deadline during the Room Selection process each Spring. 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.

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 need to form a mutually-matched pair with another accepted applicant in order to participate in the Crossroads Community Room Selection. If you would like to connect your application to another applicant, there is a space in the app to do so. Those accepted to the program but without a selected roommate will be given information on how to match with other approved applicants in the same situation.

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 upcoming academic year.

Is there an additional cost to living in International Center?
Yes, there is a surcharge per person per semester for living in International Center. Housing rates are updated annually.

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 the posted deadline. If accepted, you must decide prior to Crossroads room selection.

Questions? Contact Residential Life at reslife@gustavus.edu