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 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.
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.
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.
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 residents must pay a nonrefundable $100 housing application fee each year. Applications are considered complete once a $100 nonrefundable application fee is received. This fee is applied back to the resident’s account after the 12th class day of the fall semester if they do live on-campus. If the resident cancels their housing, the fee is forfeited.
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 residents are required to purchase a meal plan while living on campus. The meal plan amount purchased is credited to the student’s account and is accessible for purchases at the Diamondback Cafe, Subway, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks via the St. Mary’s Rattler Card.
Every resident is required to have health insurance while living on campus. 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 must pay a nonrefundable $100 housing application fee for each academic year. Applications are considered complete once a $100 non-refundable application fee is received. This fee is applied back to the resident’s account after the 12th class day of the fall semester if they do live on campus. If the resident cancels their housing, the fee is forfeited.
Returning residents are required to have health insurance, and will be automatically charged when they select housing. If the resident 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.
Returning residents must choose either Meal Plan 5 or Meal Plan 7. Graduate and Law residents are exempted 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 Application via Gateway: Campus Life> Residence Life>Related Links>Housing Application
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 Application