Living on Campus
Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to meet people who may become long-lasting friends and also a chance to discover more about yourself. It is a time for new challenges, new friends and new experiences. Attending college is a big transition for students, and living on campus in a supportive educational environment is an excellent way to make that transition easier.
Students who live on campus:
- are more likely to complete their degree
- are more involved in campus life
- have a better self-image
- achieve higher grades
- are more satisfied with their college experience.
New undergraduate students with a permanent address outside Bexar County are required to live at St. Mary’s – see the campus residency requirement policy for details and exemptions.
All residence halls
St. Mary’s 13 residence halls provide a wide variety of communities. Students may be eligible to choose from several halls, depending on their age, major and classification. Each community is viewed as an extended family, following the Marianist tradition. The community includes and is supported by staff, faculty, administrators, family and friends. Respect for individual differences and the understanding of diversity are key elements in development of community in the residence halls at St. Mary’s University.
Housing rates can be found on the tuition and fees page.
- Périgueux HallPérigueux Hall is the newest residence hall at St. Mary’s, opened in Fall 2017, and is the first completed phase of a multi-phase construction project that established The Village at St. Mary’s. This contemporary, suite-style living community is for junior- and senior-level students with four private rooms to each suite, and two complete bathrooms. Each private bedroom has a built-in closet, a desk and chair, drawers, and XL twin bed that can be rearranged in the room. Each suite comes with a furnished living room space that includes a couch, chair, entertainment stand and coffee table. Every suite also has a kitchenette which includes a table and four stools, refrigerator and a microwave. This four-story building gives students views of downtown San Antonio and of our beautiful campus including Dickson Stadium. Shared amenities of Périgueux include an outdoor swimming pool and a grill/picnic area. See news about Périgueux.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Périgueux on the campus map.
- Adele Hall
Adele Hall is a “super-single” housing option. This two-story residence hall offers a private exterior room entrance and a private bathroom for a single person. Each room has built-in closets and drawers with a twin bed, desk and chair for each person.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Adele Hall on the campus map.
- Andrew Cremer HallCremer Hall is available for undergraduate students and is a part of The Village at St. Mary’s. The Rowdy Rattlers Themed Community is housed here starting in Fall 2018. Cremer Hall is a three-story residence hall that offers a private room entrance and private bathroom for two people of the same gender in each room. Each room has built-in closets and drawers with a twin bed, desk and chair for each person.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location for Cremer Hall on the campus map.
- Anthony Frederick HallAnthony Frederick Hall, also known as AF, is home to the Marianist Leadership Living Learning Community open to all classifications of undergraduate students approved by the Marianist Leadership Program Coordinator. Limited space is available for students not in the Marianist Leadership program. This two-story residence hall is part of The Village at St. Mary’s and offers a private exterior room entrance that faces a courtyard. Each room has a private bathroom with two people of the same gender in each room.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Frederick Hall on the campus map.
- Archbishop Flores HallFlores Hall will be not be available to select as a housing option during room selection. This two-story residence hall offers a private exterior room entrance and a private bathroom for one person per room. Each room has built-in closets and drawers with a twin bed, desk, and chair for each person.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Flores Hall on the campus map.
- Chaminade Hall
Chaminade Hall was recently renovated in 2016, with all new room furniture, updates to lounges, study spaces, and the addition of a baking station. This hall is available for undergraduate, graduate, and law students that are at least 21 years old. This three story, suite-style residence hall offers single rooms. Each room has an interior hallway entrance, sink, closets, and drawers, with an extra-large twin bed, desk and chair for each resident.
- Dougherty HallDougherty Hall is one of our primarily freshman/first-year halls. As a two-story, suite-style residence hall, Dougherty accommodates two people per room that are the same gender by room and suite. Each room has an interior hallway entrance, built-in closets, drawers and desks with a chair and twin bed for each person. Dougherty Hall has two wings connected by a shared common area with one hall entrance to the building through the main lobby. The Political Science Living Learning Community will be transitioning to Dougherty Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Founders HallFounders Hall is transitioning into a primarily second-year hall for the 2018-2019 academic year. Founders Hall has suite-style rooms housing two people per room that are the same gender by room and suite. Each room has an interior hallway entrance, built-in closets, and a sink. Each resident also has a set of movable furniture including a twin bed that can be lofted, desk, bookshelf, dresser and chair. Founders Hall has three floors, one entrance to the building, 2 conference rooms, and an elevator available in the main lobby. The Psychology Living Learning Community will be transitioning to Founders Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year.
View the Founders Hall Double Room Suite Floor Plan and the Founders Hall Triple Room Floor Plan. Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Founders Hall on the campus map.
Check out a 360 view of Founders Hall Lounge and Foyer and a Founders Hall Room.
- Herbert and John G. Leies HallLeies Hall is this three-story building open to upperclassmen undergraduate students as a part of The Village at St. Mary’s. It has an exterior common area entrance and an interior room entrance. Leies Hall is a quad suite with four people of the same gender each receiving a private room while sharing a common living space and bathroom. There is a built-in sink, closet, drawers and desk with a moveable twin bed and chair in each private room.
Leies Hall also houses the Main Residence Life Office in Suites 101-105.
There is a built in sink, closet, drawers, and desk, with a moveable twin bed and chair in each private room.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Leies Hall on the campus map.
- John Donohoo HallJohn Donohoo Hall, also known as JD, is home to the Honors Living Learning Community, available to all classifications of undergraduate students accepted into the Honors program. Limited space is available for students not in the Honors program. This two-story residence hall is part of The Village at St. Mary’s and offers a private room entrance that faces the courtyard. Each room has a private bathroom, with two people of the same gender in each room. JD Hall rooms have built-in closets and drawers with a twin bed, desk and chair for each person.
Find more information, photos, and the specific locations of Donohoo Hall on the campus map.
- Marian HallMarian Hall is home to our Science Living Community, which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors from all undergraduate classifications. The Biology Living Learning Community will also be transitioning to this building for the 2018-2019 academic year. In order to live in this building, residents must be pre-approved by the Marian Hall Director and complete an agreement to participate in the Science Living Community. This three-story building has interior entrances to the suite-style rooms with two people assigned to each room that are the same gender by room and suite. Each room has built-in closets, drawers and a sink, and each resident has a desk, chair and twin bed that can be rearranged in the room.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Marian Hall on the campus map.
- Our Lady of Lourdes HallLourdes Hall is transitioning to a primarily freshmen/first-year hall. This two-story hall has rooms configured to house two residents of the same gender per room with a private bathroom and built-in closets and drawers. These rooms come with two beds, desks and chairs. Lourdes has a full kitchen available for residents to request to use. Lourdes has two entrances and all rooms open to an interior hallway. Rattlers have HEART will be transitioning to Lourdes Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Lourdes Hall on the campus map.
- Treadaway HallTreadaway Hall is open to all undergraduates with private rooms and community bathrooms. This hall is perfect for someone who likes a space to themselves with the ability to still feel connected to a community of students. In this four-story building, students are assigned by the same gender by wing. Each room comes with a built-in closet, drawers, sink, desk, chair and bed. This building is a hub for many things going on around campus from Mass to concerts. It is connected to Guadalupe Chapel, ROTC, the Music Department, Mail Center, faculty and staff offices and has a large courtyard with benches and picnic tables to enjoy.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Treadaway Hall on the campus map.
- Residence Life ServicesResidence Life provides a variety of services to their residents to make their stay in our residence halls convenient and accommodating for students’ busy lifestyles.
Basic cable service and several premium channels are available in residence hall lounges and resident rooms. Students must provide their own digital television and coaxial cable to connect their TV. Student’s digital TVs must have a QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) tuner built-in in order to work with the University’s cable service. If you have a compatible TV, you will need to have it auto-scan for channels after hookup in order to ensure you are viewing all available channels. If your TV is not compatible to receive digital channels, an option is to buy a digital cable converter box that supports QAM and connect the digital converter to your TV to view channels provided at the University.
How can I tell if my TV can receive a digital signal?
The only sure way to know if your TV can receive a digital signal is to test it on the digital cable TV system. In general, most TVs sold in the United States after 2006 include a digital (QAM) tuner, although some low-end and less expensive models did not include the functionality to tune digital channels as late as 2009. Many TVs, especially high-end TVs, produced between 2000 and 2006 will also be equipped with digital tuners. Any TV produced prior to 2000 will be unlikely to include digital tuners, but high-end TVs in this category may have internal digital tuners, however, they may not be the QAM standard, so be careful. Most TVs will have a sticker on the back of the TV listing their manufacture date.
Please contact a staff member directly to report an emergency repair (i.e. overflowing toilet, etc.). To do this, call the Office of Residence Life during office hours (do not leave a voicemail) at 210-431-4312 or by contacting University Police non-emergency number 210-436-3330 at any time.
Housekeeping services are provided for common areas including hallways, lounges and public or community bathrooms in all buildings. However, everyone shares the responsibility for keeping all facilities clean. It is the residents’ responsibility to clean their private rooms and bathrooms and to pick up after themselves in common areas.
All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports to connect to the internet through the University-provided service.
Laundry facilities with washers and dryers are available in each residence hall. No change is needed for the machines as the cost of laundry facilities is already included in the room rate.
Mail is delivered Monday through Friday to each residence hall usually before 5 p.m. There is no delivery on Saturday, Sunday, holidays or break periods. Mail delivered in the residence halls is not insured and the University is not liable for its misrouting, disappearance or theft.
Themed living communities
From communities specifically for biology majors to those for students who like to visit nearby recreation areas to hike, kayak or camp, our themed living communities provide an extra level of camaraderie.
Themed living communities
Applying to live on campus
In order to apply for housing at St. Mary’s, students must be accepted to the University. After being accepted, the Office of Admission will notify the student once Online Enrollment has been opened. Applying for housing is part of the Online Enrollment Confirmation Process. If you have questions about the Online Enrollment process, please contact the Office of Admission at 210-436-3126.
All students living on campus must pay a nonrefundable $100 housing application fee each academic year when applying to live on campus. Applications will not be considered complete until the $100 application fee is received and all the pages of the application have been submitted online. Housing Application fees are applied back to the student’s account after the 12th class day of the fall semester if they do live on campus. If a student cancels their housing, the fee is forfeited.
Room assignments are made on a “first-come, first served” basis, using the date the housing application fee is received via the Online Enrollment Confirmation Process.
All undergraduate students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan amount purchased is credited to the student’s account and is accessible for purchases at the Diamondback Café, Subway, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks via the St. Mary’s Rattler ID Card.
Every student living on campus is required to have health insurance. The University automatically charges every resident for the minimum recommended health insurance policy unless the individual student waives the school health insurance as instructed. Deadlines for waiving the insurance are very strict. Once the University has paid for your insurance, you cannot receive a refund. For more information on the health insurance waiver, please contact the Student Health Center at 210-436-3506.
Returning residents or current students can access available housing applications through Gateawy. Students applying to live on campus must pay a nonrefundable $100 housing application fee each academic year. This fee is applied back to the student’s account after the 12th class day of the fall semester if they do live on campus. If the student cancels their housing, the fee is forfeited.
Students living on campus are required to have health insurance, and will be automatically charged when they select housing. If the student has adequate health insurance from another source, they may waive the St. Mary’s student health insurance through the St. Mary’s Student Health Center.
Undergraduate students living on campus must choose between Meal Plan 5 or Meal Plan 7. Graduate and Law residents are exempt from this requirement but may purchase a meal plan, if desired.
Students wanting to live on campus for the summer must also fill out a summer housing application. There is a $50 application fee for the summer sessions. This fee is applied back to the resident’s account if they do live on campus.
There are three summer applications available: May Mini-semester, Summer I and Summer II. May Mini-semester is from May 15 until May 26, and the majority of the current spring 2017 residents that apply to live on campus for this mini-semester will be able to stay in their current room assignment. Students that apply to live on campus for Summer Session I, May 30 until June 30, and/or Summer Session II, July 3 until August 4, will be assigned a room in Treadaway Hall.
Access the Housing Portal via Gateway: Campus Life> Residence Life>Related Links>Housing Portal
Diversity and Inclusion
St. Mary’s University is a diverse community of people, and Residence Life believes that accepting one another and the protection of human dignity enriches life at St. Mary’s in activities, in programs, in the classroom and in everyday experiences. The goal of the Office of Residence Life is to create an environment of community and individual respect where differences are appreciated and celebrated.
Begin your journey by reading through the Residence Life Housing Brochure, which is your all-in-one resource for the 2018-2019 school year. Inside the booklet you’ll find out about the application process, housing policies, residence hall amenities, what to bring to college, check-in dates, and everything else you’ll need to know about living on campus.