St. Mary's University

Join us for Sleeping Bag Weekend!

Admitted high school seniors are invited to this exclusive event.

Sleeping Bag Weekend

As an admitted student, you’ll get an exclusive, in-depth look at life as a St. Mary’s University Rattler at this two-day, overnight event. On Sunday night, you and other admitted students will explore San Antonio and its rich culture while enjoying a riverboat ride through the world-famous River Walk and dinner downtown. You’ll stay in one of our residence halls and be paired with a roommate, engage with current Rattlers, and, on Monday, have the chance to observe and participate in a St. Mary’s class.

Sleeping Bag Weekend is for current high school seniors admitted to St. Mary’s University for the 2024-2025 academic year. Register for one weekend only.

Sleeping Bag Weekend II

Sunday, Feb. 25
1:30 p.m., Check-in  

Monday, Feb. 26 
1:30 p.m., Check-out   

University Center, Conference Room A 

Sleeping Bag Weekend III

Sunday, March 17
1:30 p.m., Check-in  

Monday, March 18
1:30 p.m., Check-out   

University Center, Conference Room A 


What to Expect

Schedule is subject to change.

Day One


1:30 p.m., Check-In 
Check-in at the University Center (UC). 

2 p.m., Welcome and Next Steps 
Now that you’re in, what comes next? Discover the next steps on your road to becoming an official St. Mary’s Rattler! 

2:30 p.m., Rattler Success 
Learn how St. Mary’s University offers a well-rounded college experience for all of our students. Our highest priority is ensuring our students have what they need to succeed. 

3:15 p.m., Depart for Downtown San Antonio 
Take the obligatory group pic in front of the Alamo, enjoy a riverboat ride and dinner on the River Walk. 

7:30 p.m., Return to St. Mary’s University and Room Check-In 
Find your roomie for the night and get ready to meet students currently living on campus. 

8:30 p.m., Social Hour 
Socialize with future and current Rattlers at The Village at St. Mary’s.

Midnight, Lights Out

Day Two 


8 a.m., Check-Out and Breakfast 
Time to check out and enjoy breakfast at the Diamondback Café. 

9:30 a.m., Roll Call and Opening Session 

10 a.m., In-Class Experience and Campus Tour 
You’ll be joined by one of our Diamondback Tour Guides or a President’s Ambassador as they guide you around campus on a campus tour or to one of our engaging in-class experiences. 

12:30 p.m., Lunch and Student Panel 
Enjoy lunch and engage with current students.

1:30 p.m., Closing Session 
Time to say, “See you soon!” Collect your personal items and fill out the survey to collect your school absence excuse.  

Schedule — Student Track

Schedule is subject to change.

Day One 


1:30 p.m., Check-In 
Check-in at the University Center (UC). 

2 p.m., Welcome and Next Steps
Now that you’re in, what comes next? Discover the next steps on your student’s road to becoming an official St. Mary’s Rattler! 

2:30 p.m., Rattler Success 
Learn how St. Mary’s University offers a well-rounded college experience for all of our students. Our highest priority is ensuring students have what they need to succeed. 

3:30 p.m., Community Meet and Greet 
Chat with St. Mary’s leadership and community members who are here to ensure your student’s success. 

Day Two 


1:30 p.m., Student Pick-up
You can pick up your student at the University Center (UC). Be sure they collect their personal items from Conference Room C in the UC and fill out the survey to receive their school absence excuse. 

Schedule — Parent Track

Know Before You Go

Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center, Conference Room C.

What time does check-in start?

Parking for both days will be available in Lot S and Lot V

Where can I park?

You’ll want to bring the following items:

  • Sleeping bag or blanket (pillow and bed sheets provided)
  • Toiletries (towel provided) 
  • Walking shoes and clothing items for two days
  • Phone charger and any medications

Please keep an eye on local weather conditions and pack appropriate attire. You can review the San Antonio weather conditions. 

What do I need to bring to Sleeping Bag Weekend?

All your meals and lodging will be provided, but you may want to bring spending money if you would like to purchase items from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at St. Mary’s University. 

Do I need to pay for meals and my room?

St. Mary’s University has discounted rates for alumni and visitors at the following hotels. To request a discount, please call and say you are a guest of St. Mary’s University.*

Omni La Mansion del Rio
112 College St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall
88 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Courtyard San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall
80 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Where can my family stay overnight?
  • Light shines behind the bell tower.

    Be in the “Know”

    Get a head start on learning the Rattler lingo. Take a moment to explore our online Cam•pus•ol•ogy brochure. It will show you what you need to know to be in the “know” at St. Mary’s!


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  • Contact Us


    Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower
    Text us: 210-526-0796
    Call us: 210-436-3126
    uadm@stmarytx.edu

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