St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's Universitylogo William Joseph Chaminade St. Mary's University, Texas

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U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Mary's University third in the west for quality and value.

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Ranked best in San Antonio

With a score of 99 out of 100, the Brookings Institute awarded St. Mary's the 17th-highest value-added score in the nation with respect to mid-career salary. This score is the highest in San Antonio and right behind Rice University for best in Texas.

Rich history and culture

At St. Mary's we educate the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. We openly welcome people from all faith traditions, and our Marianist tradition keeps us true to our core goals of educating for formation in faith, providing excellent education, educating in the family spirit, educating for service, justice and peace, and educating for adaptation and change.

Outside the classroom, students translate theory into action through hands-on research, real-world internships, and study and service in the local community and around the globe.

More than 70 percent of St. Mary's students volunteer for community service. More than 100 clubs and student organizations offer opportunities for St. Mary's students to plan and organize events and promote worthy causes.

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Campus Events

  • Mar 29
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - University Center Conference Room A: The St. Mary's University community is invited to the annual Battle of the Bands on Wednesday, March 29. Help kick start the Fiesta celebrations on campus.This year's event will feature casino tables as a part of Homecoming Week Snake Eyes: A Vegas Extravaganza.Bands who want to participate must register by Friday, March 24, 2017 by 5 p.m. Register Now Come out and watch bands made up of St. Mary's students compete to win a spot to perform on the Mix 96.1 stage during Fiesta Oyster Bake. Sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC), this event also gives Registered Student Organizations an opportunity to raise funds for their organizations. It is a great experience for everyone to come out and have some pre-Fiesta fun.For more information, contact the University Programming Council (UPC) at or 210-436-3994.Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
  • Mar 30
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Graduate Center for Excellence: Prospective graduate students are invited to join members of the St. Mary’s community to explore the opportunities St. Mary’s University offers to further your academic and occupational goals at the graduate (master’s or doctoral) level. Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to meet with St. Mary’s University program directors, faculty, staff and current graduate students to gain a better understanding of the admission requirements, application process, and financial aid options. Register Today View Our Graduate Programs
  • Mar 31
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled All day event - See event description for locations: The St. Mary's University School of Law invites law alumni to our Law Weekend and Reunion on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017. Join us for a reunion, golf tournament, and more. Below are the highlighted events. Click here for a full schedule of events. FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017St. Mary's School of Law Young Alumni Council's 10 Under 10 LuncheonNoon to 1 p.m., Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Movement StudioThis luncheon will honor exceptional alumni who graduated between 2007 and 2016. Please visit the Law Weekend and Reunion page to view the honorees and purchase tickets.CLE Lectures (2 Hours CLE)3:30 to 4:20 p.m., Law Classroom 106Professor Wayne Scott, Texas Supreme Court Update4:30 to 5:20 p.m., Law Classrooms Building, Room 106Professor David Schlueter, J.D., Evidence UpdateAdmitted Student Reception5:30 to 7p.m., Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni RoomMeet and mingle with newly admitted St. Mary's law students and share your favorite law school and legal experiences with them.*Private Dinner for Alumni of Class Years Ending in "7"7 to 9 p.m., Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law CommonsThose who graduated in the class years ending in "7" are invited to a private dinner on campus. Reunion years include 2007, 1997, 1987, 1977, 1967, and before. Spouses and significant others are invited to attend as well.*Invitation only SATURDAY, APRIL 1*Private Dean's Circle Reception5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni RoomA new initiative, the Dean's Circle, is a community of alumni and friends who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the School of Law by making annual leadership contributions of $1,000 or more or Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Club level gifts.*Invitation onlyLaw Alumni All-class Reunion Reception6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Law CourtyardWe invite all alumni, family and friends of the School of Law to join us for an All-class Reunion. After the reunion, we encourage everyone to walk over to Pecan Grove and enjoy the University-wide Homecoming Oyster Bake (Baby Bake).Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
  • Mar 31
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM - See event description for event locations: Alumni Homecoming Weekend will be March 31-April. Join us and your fellow Rattler alumni for a weekend filled with fun, food and reminiscing.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSFriday, March 31Rattler Reunion8 p.m.Pubelo Hall, 3315 Northwestern, San Antonio, TX 78238Engineering Alumni Reunion6:30 to 9 p.m.Alumni Athletics and Convocation Center, Hospitality SuiteHeritage Club Reunion Honoring the Class of 19674 p.m.University Center, Conference Room ASaturday, April 1Marianist Bicentennial Homecoming Mass4:30 pm. Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey ArenaHomecoming Oyster Bake (Baby Bake)6 p.m.Pecan GroveSterling Club 25 Year Reunion and Reception Honoring the Class of 19926 p.m.The Quad AmphitheatreEnvironmental Sciences Alumni Reunion5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Garni Science Hall, Room 217
  • Mar 31
    St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX EventScheduled 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Alkek Plaza: At the beginning of last semester, a newly designed St. Mary's University ring was introduced and made available to students planning to graduate fall 2016 and spring 2017.Students who have purchased rings for graduation this spring (or for future commencements) will participate in a ritual introduced in December 2016. During theMarch 31 ceremony, class rings will be blessed and President Thomas M. Mengler will present the official St. Mary's University class ring to each student. Family and friends are welcome. A reception will take place at The Pub and Contreras Family Terrace at St. Mary's following the ceremony. Click +Add below and select 'Download iCal' to add this event to your Outlook calendar.
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If you had to sum up St. Mary's in one word, that word would be community. From our campus community to the lives we touch by volunteering for service projects, St. Mary's is about a unique community. Learn more about how we serve:

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  • Conference services
  • Summer camps
  • VITA tax assistance
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Blood drives
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