Campus Life

Life at St. Mary's University

Personal attention is the first phrase many students use to describe what they love about St. Mary’s. Students say the campus atmosphere of collaboration and community makes it easier to tackle all aspects of college life.

In college, an important part of your education will come from extracurricular experiences. The vital energy on campus is channeled into a broad spectrum of activities.

Getting involved and meeting friends is easy with organizations offering academic, faith-based, political, cultural, social and community service activities.

Whether you live in University housing or commute to campus, you’re invited to be part of the action. We believe you’ll want to make the most of every moment.


Make the most of your college experience. From Alternative Spring Break service trips to campus recreation, learn more about everything you can do in your downtime.

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Students help build a house for Continuing the Heritage


An StMU baseball player slides onto base against Tarleton State find schedules, ticket information, official gear and the latest news on the official website of the St. Mary’s Rattlers.


Career Services

We’re here to help you determine a career path, write a résumé, prepare for an interview, or gain experience through job shadowing, internships, or part-time work opportunities.

Jumpstart your career

A student speaks with an employer at a career fair on campus

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office has a central role in supporting students outside of the classroom. We guide the judicial affairs process, making sure that the St. Mary’s community continues to have a positive living and learning environment.

The Dean of Students is part of the Student Life team, which consists of multiple offices working together on a comprehensive array of programs, services, activities and events that facilitate a student’s pursuit of academic achievement and personal growth.


Timothy Bessler, Ed.D., Dean of Students
John Wickline, Director, Judicial Affairs and Wellness Programs
Office of the Dean of Students

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct


Wear your Rattler Pride! Check out the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at St. Mary’s University for shirts, hats, water bottles and, of course, textbooks. Visit online or stop by the bookstore in the University Center.

Go to bookstore

St. Mary's shirt, hat, and gold and blue pom-pom

Living on Campus

Students in the cafeteria choose from dozens of food options

Learn about our 12 residence halls, the new housing options under construction and special themed living communities. Forge lifelong bonds.

Live on campus

Orientation (Zaragoza)

Your St. Mary’s journey begins here. You and your family will be introduced to the campus community, our programs, other students and their families. Welcome to life as a Rattler!

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Zaragoza orientation booklets

Spiritual Life

Female student smiles in the newly renovated chapel

Spirituality and faith formation are at the heart of campus. As a Marianist institution, we welcome participation and dialogue among all faith traditions and encourage diversity.

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Student Services

Let us help you on your journey, from academics to mental and physical health. We offer a wide variety of resources to our campus community and to those just starting on their journey.

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Inside view of the student health center at St. Mary's University

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