An important part of the educational process at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf is to prepare students for independent living skills. The intent of our Student Life Residential program is to provide living experiences which will challenge students and offer direction to be applied towards academic and life skills training within the areas of: home living skills, self care, social skills and the development of appropriate leisure time recreations.
Residential students may arrive weekly on Sundays at 7pm and stay through Friday at 2pm. These hours may change pending holidays, weather and scheduled weekend games or events. All students are required to comply with MSAD Residential rules as outlined in the school handbook.
Our residential program offers extended transition skills to students identified as needing additional support in the areas of independent living skills. The focus will be on 7th and 12th grade students residing in the dorms. For more information please contact the Student Life Director.
Students in the dorm will have the opportunity to choose between a range of after school activities including: after school extra curricular activities, athletics, co-op sports and our educational center for tutoring.
Dorms are located on campus and offered to students living outside of Faribault. Buildings are staffed during open dorm hours, each dorm area is equipped with multiple computers, TVs and VPs for students to use.