Residence Life Office
The Village at St. Mary’s
Leies Hall, Rooms 101-105
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Mary’s currently has 12 residence halls that provide students with a home away from home. Freshmen are generally assigned to Founders Hall or Dougherty Hall, unless they are a part of a special community such as the Honors Program, Marianist Leadership Program, or Science Living Community. Transfer students have additional options.
Our mission is shaped by Marianist traditions, so we strive to educate students as individuals; foster awareness of personal values and moral responsibility; invoke a family spirit; and create a community of faith.
Residence halls provide a physical environment in which community can grow. Within the Marianist tradition, a community is viewed as an extended family. The community within the residence halls offers a variety of different relationships among various populations. 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.
We have a number of themed living communities on campus, ranging from communities specifically for biology majors to those for students who like to visit nearby recreation areas to hike, kayak or camp.
Themed Living Communities
Living on campus is already the best way to get the full St. Mary’s University experience. And coming in fall 2017, junior- and senior-level students will have another exciting option as a new residence hall opens in The Village at St. Mary’s.
The suite-style community is part of a multi-phase project to both replace and increase residence hall space.
The new hall and the area around it will include shared amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, grills and picnic areas, sports courts and more.
As a two story, suite-style residence hall, Dougherty accommodates two people per room that are the same sex 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.
Founders Hall has both suite-style rooms, housing two people per room that are same sex by room and suite, as well as a few private rooms with three people of the same sex per room with a private bathroom. Each room has an interior hallway entrance, built in closets and a sink, and each resident has a set of moveable furniture including a loftable twin bed, desk, bookshelf, dresser, and chair. Founders Hall has one entrance to the building with an elevator available in the main lobby.
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 sex in each room.
There is a built in sink, closet, drawers, and desk, with a moveable twin bed and chair in each private room.
Depending on the size of the freshmen class, this building is sometimes used for freshmen housing as well as upperclassman as it is the closet building to two designated freshmen halls.
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. With a location close to the University Center and the AA&CC, students have easy access to many of the events going on around campus.
Each room comes with a built in closet, drawers, sink, desk, chair, and loftable 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.
Residence 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 provided. Hall staff can provide a limited number of adapters for residents who don’t have cable-ready televisions.
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 voice mail) or by contacting University Police at any time.
Housekeeping services are provided for common areas including corridors, lounges and public or community bathrooms in all buildings. However, everyone shares the responsibility for keeping all the 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 wireless and Ethernet Internet cable that connect to the local area network and the World Wide Web for high-speed access.
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.
Residents’ mail should be addressed as follows:
St. Mary’s University
1 Camino Santa Maria
Hall Abbreviation and Room Number
San Antonio, TX Zip Code
Residents are advised to inform correspondents when they change rooms. Misaddressed mail will result in delayed delivery or no delivery.
Large packages delivered by the U.S. Postal Service can be picked up at the Mail Room in the Treadaway Hall complex. Residents will receive a notice in their mailbox when they have a package. The Mail Room is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. They must have their ID to pick up a package.
As residents move off campus they must fill out a forwarding address form online. First class mail will be forwarded for six months. Other mail, such as newspapers and magazines, will not be forwarded, so residents should update their address personally with those service providers. The city Post Office does not need to be notified when resident’s address changes.
Vacuum cleaners can be checked out in each area, either from the front desk or the RA on duty. Please check with the area staff for availability and details.
Living on campus provides many opportunities to discover and develop your gifts and talents. The Office of Residence Life will work with you to cultivate these gifts and talents into life skills.
St. Mary’s University is a diverse community of people from varied racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, national origins, religious and political beliefs, and physical abilities. The Residence Life Office 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 2016-2017 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.
Access the Housing Application via Gateway: Campus Life>Live>Residence Life>Related Links>Housing Application.