Residence Life Office
The Village at St. Mary’s
Leies Hall, Rooms 101-105
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
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. Our newest residence hall, Périgueux, opened in Fall 2017 for junior- and senior-level students.
Périgueux and the area around it will include shared amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, grills and picnic areas, sports courts and more.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Adele Hall on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location for Cremer Hall on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific locations of Donohoo Hall on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Flores Hall on the campus map.
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.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Frederick Hall on the campus map.
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.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Lourdes Hall on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Marian Hall on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Périgueux on the campus map.
Find more information, photos, and the specific location of Treadaway Hall on the campus map.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
Access the Housing Application via Gateway:
Campus Life > Residence Life > Related Links > Housing Portal