For Living in Rolla
Missouri S&T is located in Rolla, Missouri, a convenient 175 km from St. Louis, Missouri. Rolla is known for its outdoor amenities and welcoming environment. More than 100,000 acres of State and National parks border this safe, friendly city, giving its nearly 20,000 residents abundant opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.
The closest airport to Rolla, Missouri is St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, Missouri. Ground transportation options from the St. Louis airport to Rolla include:
Missouri S&T offers a variety of on-campus housing. Living on-campus is convenient and enriching. Information about living and dining options is available through Residential Life.
Undergraduate students attending Missouri S&T are required to follow the Residential Housing Policy.
There are several apartments and houses for rent and purchase in Rolla, many within walking distance of campus. Single bedroom accommodations are available, or you can also find a house or apartment which you can share with roommates.
Off-campus housing arrangements require cash deposits for rent and utilities, as well as purchases of furniture, linens and utensils. Deposits are often the equivalent of one month’s rent.
The Office of Graduate Studies has put together a helpful housing guide for newcomers to Rolla.
New students can find information about temporary housing here.
Missouri weather has four seasons. The summers are typically hot and humid, with average temperatures of 32 degrees C. In winter, the average temperature is 0 degree C, and we can expect occasional snow. The weather in fall and spring is mild, with only a light jacket or sweater required.
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International students can obtain a Missouri driver license by collecting the required documents, taking the driver exam (written and driving), and after successfully passing the tests, bringing the paperwork to the Rolla Driver License & Vehicle Registration Office to obtain your license.
You must take a written and driving exam. To study for your exams, see the Missouri Driver’s Guide.
Take all required documents to the Rolla Highway Patrol, and take the exams (first written, then driving).The Rolla Highway Patrol is located at:
1301 Nagogami Rd, Rolla MO 65401
Phone: (573) 368-2345, ext. 3973
After successfully passing the written and driving tests, take your paperwork to the Rolla Driver License & Vehicle Registration Office to obtain your license. The Rolla License Office is located at:
1038 S. Bishop Ave, Rolla MO
Phone: (573) 364-7848
If you do not plan to drive, you can apply for a Missouri nondriver identification (ID) card. It is a government-issued photo ID that can be used as a primary form of identification in many situations (e.g., opening a bank account). You will need the same required documentation listed above and can apply at the Rolla Driver License & Vehicle Registration Office.
Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. Explain to the operator what type of emergency you have and your location. This number will help you contact the police department, fire department or ambulance. Do not hang up until help arrives.
If you would prefer to speak with a translator, tell the 911 operator your preferred language and they will connect you to a translation service.
1201 N. State Street
G10 Campus Support Facility
Rolla, MO 65409
Missouri S&T’s Mass Notification System (MNS) is designed to alert the campus community to potential threat or emergency situations.
With the protection and safety of our campus community a top priority, Missouri S&T has launched Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.
1007 N. Elm Street
Rolla, MO 65401
If you have questions about what your health insurance will cover, contact Student Health Services.
If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911.
There are several places you can seek help if you are sick. See the list of options below and go to the one that best fits your needs.
It can be convenient to open an account with a local bank. To open an account, you will need proof of your identity, such as a passport — you should not need a Social Security number. Be sure to contact the banks below regarding the requirements to set up an account.