read the following information on applying for residency
at Christus Collegium before completing the
application. If you're willing to accept the terms
of residency, please fill out the application form here.
APPLICATION FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE
CHRISTUS COLLEGIUM RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY
revised July, 2016
The Christus Collegium is owned by the Campus Christian
Center, partnership of the United Methodist, Evangelical
Lutheran, and Epicopal Churches. The facility serves
as the Center for Campus Ministry for the three churches,
and also as a residence hall for up to 18 Montana State
The following priorities are considered when accepting
applicants for housing:
1) An applicant who is a student of MSU or Gallatin
College and a member of one of the supporting churches
(United Methodist, Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal
(USA)). Applicants associated with other Christian
denominations are also given special consideration.
2) MSU and Gallatin College students of other faiths
and cultures. We make every attempt to maintain a
balance of nationalities and cultures in the residential
community, so our "waiting list" is not always
"first come, first served."
3) ACE students. Students at higher levels are
Priority is also given to those with strong personal
references (described below). Our aim is to provide
our diverse, multi-cultural group of students a safe and
welcoming place to live and study, and to foster an
environment of global understanding and friendship.
A high level of maturity is required of residents due to
the challenges and opportunities of sharing a "big
house" with 17 other students.
Rooms are single-occupancy and furnished with one twin
bed, two desks, and two wardrobe closets. Eight
women share a restroom and showers on the third floor, and
10 men share a restroom and showers on the first
floor. There is a common kitchen, a resident lounge
area and coin-operated laundry facilities. Rent is
due and payable on the first of the month at a rate of
$385 per month. All utilities (except phone lines)
are included. A $100 security deposit and first and
last months' rent--a total of up to $820--is due from all
new residents upon move-in. (If the resident moves
in mid-month, that first month will be pro-rated
accordingly, roughly $13 per day.) Rental is
We contract with a janitorial service to clean the public
spaces and residential common areas, including the
resident kitchen and bathrooms. Two people are
available to assist you with questions or concerns during
the evenings or when the manager is not available:
Tom and Terry Walsh live in the apartment (#26) across
from the offices, and they oversee activity in the
building after hours. They lock and unlock the
building, do a walk-through each night to ensure the
safety and security of the facility and are the on-site
"go-to" persons if there are immediate building
concerns when other staff are unavailable. Our
Resident Assistant is Emmanuel (room #13). He is
also available to answer questions or address concerns.
Those interested in applying to the Christus Collegium
should give careful consideration to the unique character
of this community. Applicants agree to abide by
the following list of expectations:
1. In recognition of the varied cultures and
traditions represented, residents are expected to maintain
an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect.
2. Residents agree to attend the mandatory meetings
at the beginning of each semester.
3. Residents agree to work together to help keep the
communal living spaces tidy.
4. All residents are expected to abide by the
written House Rules (see below).
1. Submit the application form (hard copy or this
form) together with two written references, which may
be mailed, emailed (to email@example.com) or
hand-delivered to the office.
2. At such time as a room becomes available, the
Christus Collegium staff will look at the list of
applicants and contact those who best fit the current
needs of this community. Staff will then schedule a
time with each of these candidates for personal
3. Provide documentation of enrollment at MSU as an
undergraduate, graduate student or faculty-sponsored
researcher (or as an ACE student) upon request.
4. Sign a standard rental agreement upon acceptance
to Christus Collegium.
Have references sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Call Linda at 586-3172
Please note: Submitting application does not
guarantee acceptance to the community.
RESIDENCE LIFE AT THE CHRISTUS COLLEGIUM
House Rules, Policies and Information--revised June, 2016
Living at Christus Collegium is a privilege. It is
close to the campus, very reasonably priced, and offers
many amenities not available in other housing
situations. Because this is not simply an apartment
building, there are several rules that must be followed to
ensure that the environment here is safe and respectful
1. Quiet Study Atmosphere
Keep stereos, televisions, and radios at a low volume, and
be considerate of others when having visitors by keeping
the conversation level low. The walls in our old
building are thin.
2. Cooking Appliances
Appliances allowed in rooms: dorm-size
refrigerators, microwave ovens, rice cookers, electric
coffee makers or tea kettles. No open-coil
appliances (toasters, toaster ovens) are allowed in the
3. No smoking (including marijuana) or chewing
tobacco is allowed anywhere in the building. Do not
smoke in front of doorways. Place cigarette butts in
receptacles, not on the ground. There is a
designated smoking area at the northeast corner of the
building and one at the south side of the building.
4. Fire and Smoke Danger
Fire code requires that the corridor doors on the east end
of each corridor be kept closed at all times, except when
in immediate use. At night the west end corridor
doors must also be closed. Fire code requires
that hallways be kept clear of furniture (shelving, shoe
racks, chairs, etc.) and other belongings.
Bicycles may be left locked on the racks in the front or
back of the building. They may also be stored in the
storage room downstairs. Parking them in any
corridors is a violation of the Fire Code. Please
register your bicycle (frame number and description) with
Parking spaces behind Wesley Hall are reserved for
staff. Park carefully, so as to allow the greatest
amount of parking for residents and visitors. Register
your car make/model, color and license plate number with
7. Guest Policy
An occasional same-sex guest is allowed in your
room. As a matter of safety and consideration,
please be sure to inform Linda or Tom prior to your
guest's arrival. If there is an empty room
available, (especially during the summer), it may be
possible to rent that room for a more extended period
(e.g. for parents or other family) at a rate of $12 a day.
8. Alcohol and Drug Use
You are expected to abide by the state and federal laws
concerning alcohol and illegal substances. For those
of legal drinking age (21), alcohol is allowed in
residential rooms only, not in hallways or other common
areas. Drunken, disorderly behavior will not be
tolerated. Possession and/or use of illegal
substances will be reported to local authorities.
No pets are allowed.
10. Residence Floor Safety
With the exception of the upstairs library, men should not
be on the women's floor between the hours of midnight and
8:00 a.m. Women should also not be on the men's
floor during these same hours. Any visitors to the
residence floors or common areas, regardless of the time
of day, must be in the company of a current resident of
the Christus Collegium.
11. Community Use
The Christus Collegium serves not only as a residence hall
for MSU students, but as a gathering place for a variety
of community organizations and events. When
scheduling such usage, the staff gives special
consideration to the needs of students. If you have
any questions or concerns about activities that are
scheduled here, please talk to the staff.
12. Residence Kitchen
The Resident Kitchen is available to the tenants of the
Christus Collegium. Please familiarize yourself with
the safe operation of the kitchen appliances, and be a
considerate and responsible "family member" when
using the kitchen by cleaning up after yourself. The
janitorial service sanitizes the sink and the counters and
mops the kitchen floor, but they do not clean dishes,
pans, cups, or utensils. This is important!
Please wipe up any of your spills and splatters on the
stove, the counters, and the walls; put clean, shared
cookware away on the open shelving; stow personal dishes,
CLEAN OR DIRTY, in your own cupboard. There are no
shared refrigerators. Residents must provide their
own dorm-sized refrigerators for their rooms. (The
Collegium does have a few small refrigerators available
for loan.) There is a freezer in the kitchen for
residents' use. Please put your items in the bins
provided and label them with your name.
13. Residence Bathrooms
Same rules as the kitchen--take responsibility for your
own messes. The janitorial service sanitizes
toilets, sinks, showers, and floors three times each week,
but your own belongings must be kept contained so that
this work can be done.
14. Disposal of Trash
Please do not use trash cans in bathrooms, janitor's
closets, or the hallways for food garbage, pizza boxes,
etc. Take this trash to the larger cans in the
kitchen, or dispose of it directly in the big city
dumpster in the alley. There are smaller, lidded
cans outside the back residence doors, but if these cans
are full, please take your trash to the city
dumpster. Trash bags also should not be left in the
stairwell outside the resident lounge. The
combination for the lock on the city dumpster is 3173.
You are furnished with a room key, a key to the front
door, and a key to your assigned kitchen cabinet.
You will also be given a code for the electronic lock at
the northeast alley entrance. Rooms are locked with
a deadbolt system, so it is impossible to lock your keys
in your room. If you lose your keys elsewhere, $65
will be charged against your security deposit (the room
will need to be re-keyed).
16. House Rules
The Christus Collegium is a big, big house! The
janitorial service works only three days each week, so
residents must participate in the general upkeep of the
resident areas. Please help the "house"
run smoothly by emptying trashcans when you see they are
overflowing, picking up loose garbage you might see around
the grounds or indoor common areas, and most importantly,
cleaning up after yourself.
17. Resident Meetings
A mandatory resident meeting is scheduled during the first
week of classes each semester--usually early on a Sunday
evening. We require that each resident make every
effort to attend. Occasionally an additional meeting
may be called to address a particular issue, and
attendance is required at these, as well. If you are
absolutely unable to attend a particular meeting, please
inform Linda (management) PRIOR to the meeting. You
will be asked to meet with Linda to discuss the outcome of
the meeting. Failure to communicate with management
when necessary will jeopardize your residency at the
18. Resident Dinners
In an effort to promote a sense of community, friendship,
and trust among residents, the staff tries to offer one or
two resident meals or activities each semester. All
residents are strongly encouraged to attend these
gatherings. Ideas for activities are always welcome.
19. Emergencies or Concerns
In the event of an emergency, call 911 immediately.
If there are other concerns such as loss of heat or hot
water and other maintenance issues, Tom Walsh is available
on-site at night, and at other times during the day that
he is not working elsewhere (MSU). He is happy to
help. You may also get Linda's and Tom's cell phone
numbers from them.
If you are unable to reach either of them and you have
concerns about suspicious activity, vandalism, or rowdy
behavior in or around the building, call the non-emergency
number of the Bozeman Police Department: 582-2000,