One of the best ways to determine if a college or university is good for you is to get there and experience the campus for yourself. The Office of Admission and the entire St. Mary’s community is excited to welcome you to our campus as you explore our academic and co-curricular offerings and discover for yourself if we’re a good fit for your future goals.
We offer many visit options to fit the most hectic of schedules. If, after reviewing the options below, you still don’t find an option that works best for you, give us a call at 210-436-3126 or send us an email and we’ll see what we can work out.
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Mary’s University and our beautiful hometown, San Antonio, Texas!
Daily Campus Visits
Summer Campus Visits | Available May 10 to Aug. 8
During the summer, campus tours are offered each Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. while the University is open for business.
The campus walking tour lasts approximately one hour, and during that time you will visit academic facilities, residence halls, student centers, dining and athletic facilities. Additionally, visitors are welcome to request a one-on-one meeting with an admission officer and/or financial aid staff member. Class visits and faculty appointments are unavailable in the summer due to limited availability.
Fall and Spring Visits
During the school year our campus visits are offered Monday through Friday. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, our tours are at 10:15 a.m and 2 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our tours are at 9:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A campus visit includes a one-hour walking campus tour in which you will be visiting academic facilities, residence halls, student centers, dining and athletic facilities. You may tailor your visit and request to meet with faculty, attend a class, have lunch with current students or talk one-on-one with admission and financial assistance staff.
Schedule your campus visit on a day that works best for you and your family. We can’t wait to show you around.
Please schedule your visit at least one week in advance.
Saturday Campus Visits
Our Saturday Campus Visits are available once a month at 10:30 a.m on select days. You will start your morning with an admission presentation that is followed by a one-hour walking campus tour in which you will be visiting academic facilities, residence halls, student centers, dining, and athletic facilities.
Open House Programs
Open to all prospective students and their families, Saturday Showcase provides you the opportunity to spend part of a Saturday at St.Mary’s University. You will have the chance to learn more about our academic and co-curricular offerings as well as the opportunity to meet St. Mary’s faculty, staff, and students. This is a great introduction to St. Mary’s and the college application process here at St. Mary’s.
Additional highlights of this program include an academic fair, complimentary lunch in the Diamondback Cafe, and a student panel of current St. Mary’s Rattlers offering their perspective.
Sleeping Bag Weekend
We know your questions about campus extend beyond what happens in the classroom. You’ll study here, but you’ll sleep and eat here, too. Sleeping Bag Weekend – typically occur once in the fall and twice in the spring – is your chance to live on campus. Spend the night in a residence hall with current students, visit a class, celebrate Mass on campus, and dine on San Antonio’s world-famous Riverwalk.
Families are invited to tour campus, ask questions at a financial aid question and answer session and explore the academic benefits of a St. Mary’s education with our academic deans.
Planning your trip
View the campus map to get directions. We suggest that you enter at the main entrance near Culebra and Memorial Drive or the NW 36th Street entrance.
St. Mary’s University is located approximately 20 minutes from the San Antonio Airport. A taxicab to campus costs about $35 to- $40 each way. In addition, Uber and Lyft provide pickup services from the San Antonio Airport.
Bring up a Google Map of campus to get driving directions.
We also have an interactive campus map so you’ll know where to go once you arrive on campus.