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Living on Campus

Living in the residence halls can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. You’ll meet lifelong friends, discover more about yourself and thrive in your home away from home.

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Contact

Residence Life Office
The Village at St. Mary’s
Leies Hall, Rooms 101-105
210-431-4312
reslife@stmarytx.edu

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Residence halls are communities

There are 13 residence halls on campus that provide students with an instant community while they are attending classes at St. Mary’s University. Each residence hall has unique characteristics and communities assigned to its spaces. Several factors can help determine which residence hall a student is eligible to live in, which can include academic program, classification and age.

The Office of Residence Life’s 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.

Within the Marianist tradition, a community is viewed as an extended family. 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.

Image of Founders Hall

Themed living communities

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


New Residence Hall now open

Living on campus is already the best way to get the full St. Mary’s University experience. Our newest residence hall, Périgueux, opened in Fall 2017 for  junior- and senior-level students.

Outside shot of residence hall

The suite-style community is part of a multi-phase project to both replace and increase residence hall space.

Périgueux and the area around it will include shared amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, grills and picnic areas, sports courts and more.

Learn About New Housing Plans


Residence Halls


  • Adele Hall

    Adele Hall will be open for the 2017-2018 academic year as 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.


  • 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.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Chaminade Hall on the campus map. Check out a 360 view of a Chaminade Hall Room.


  • Andrew Cremer Hall
    Cremer Hall is available for undergraduate students and is a part of The Village at St. Mary’s. The Rowdy Rattlers Community are housed here and the hall is open to all classifications beginning 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.


  • John Donohoo Hall
    John 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.


  • Dougherty Hall
    Dougherty 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.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Dougherty Hall on the campus map. Check out a 360 view of a Dougherty Hall Room.


  • Archbishop Flores Hall
    Flores 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 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. The Village Hall Office is located in Flores Hall.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Flores Hall on the campus map.


  • Founders Hall
    Founders Hall is transitioning into a primarily second-year hall for the 2018-2019 academic year. Founders Hall has both suite-style rooms, housing two people per room that are the same gender by room and suite, as well as a few private rooms with three people of the same gender 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 movable furniture including a twin bed that can be lofted, desk, bookshelf, dresser and chair. Founders Hall has one entrance to the building with an elevator available in the main lobby.

    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.


  • Anthony Frederick Hall
    Anthony 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.


  • Herbert and John G. Leies Hall
    Leies 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.


  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hall
    Lourdes 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 room open to an interior hallway.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Lourdes Hall on the campus map.


  • Marian Hall
    Marian Hall is home to our Science Living Community which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors from all undergraduate classifications. 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. 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.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Marian Hall on the campus map.


  • Périgueux Hall
    Périgueux 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.

    Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Périgueux on the campus map.


  • Treadaway Hall
    Treadaway 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 Services
    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.

    Cable Equipment

    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.

    Emergency Repairs

    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

    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.

    Internet Access

    All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and Ethernet ports to connect to the internet through the University-provided service.

    Laundry

    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

    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:

    Student Name
    St. Mary’s University
    1 Camino Santa Maria
    Hall Abbreviation and Room Number
    San Antonio, TX Zip Code

     

    Residence hall abbreviations
    Adele AD 78228-8619
    Anthony Frederick AF 78228-8610
    Archbishop Flores FL 78228-8618
    Chaminade CH 78228-8611
    Cremer CR 78228-8620
    Dougherty DO 78228-8612
    Founders FN 78228-8622
    John Donohoo JD 78228-8613
    Marian MA 78228-8614
    Lourdes LO 78228-8615
    Leies HJL 78228-8621
    Périgueux PE 78228
    Treadaway TR 78228-8616

    Residents are advised to inform correspondents when they change rooms. Misaddressed mail will result in delayed 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. to 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 residents’ address changes.


Applying to Live on Campus

On-Campus Residency Requirement

St. Mary’s recognizes the benefit of students living on campus. Effective Fall 2017, all new undergraduate students with a permanent address outside of Bexar County Texas are required to live on campus. Studies have shown that students who live on campus are more likely to be satisfied with their collegiate experience, will be more involved in campus life, will achieve higher academic standards, will have a more positive self-image, and are more likely to complete their degree than students who do not live on campus. Living on campus does not guarantee a successful college experience, but the advantages to living on campus are significant.

For more information including a full list of requirements and exemptions, refer to the On-Campus Residency Requirement policy.

New Students

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/Current Students

Returning residents or current students can access available housing applications through Gateway>Campus Life>Residence Life>Related Links>Housing Portal. 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.

Summer Residents

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.

Housing Portal

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.


Questions?


Cover of the StMU housing brochure featuring pictures of students enjoying residence halls
Begin your journey by reading through the Residence Life Housing Brochure, which is your all-in-one resource for the 2017-2018 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.

Residence Life Housing Brochure
Your Guide to Living on Campus 

Access the Housing Application via Gateway:
Campus Life > Residence Life > Related Links > Housing Portal

View Student Life Policies

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