Themed Living Communities

Residence Life offers a variety of academic and themed living options giving you an opportunity to connect from your first day on-campus with students who share similar interests or majors. Review the options below and sign up while completing your housing application.

Biology Living Learning Community

Biology Living Learning CommunityThe Biology Living Learning Community is for freshmen Biology majors that are academically driven and interested in a career in the biological sciences and related professional fields. As a part of this community students will attend programs, live, study, and attend classes with highly motivated students with the support of faculty members from the Department of Biological Sciences.

Contact – Ted Macrini, Ph.D., and Carly Friedman, Ph.D.

Honors Living Learning Community

Honors Living Learning CommunityThe Honors Living Learning Community is open to students accepted into the Honors program through the University. All students living on-campus in the Honors program are to live together in the same residence hall and take a freshmen seminar and honors classes together. Students in this program will have special programs planned for them to engage them with their faculty and program advisors.

Marianist Leadership Community

Marianist Leadership CommunityThe Marianist Leadership Community is available for those students accepted into the Marianist Leadership Program. Students accepted into this program live together, take their freshmen seminar class together, and engage in leadership and faith development throughout the year. Community service and social justice activities are a large part of this program as well.

Political Science Living Learning Community

Political Science CommunityThe Political Science Living Learning Community is available for freshman political science majors interested in connecting more closely with students in the same program and the faculty in the Political Science department! Students in this community will take classes together, and have specific programs that will allow them to get to know their fellow Political Science students and faculty better.

Psychology Living Learning Community

Psychology Living Learning CommunityThe Psychology Living Learning Community is available for psychology majors interested in connecting more closely with students in the same program and the faculty in the Psychology department! Students in this community will take classes together, and have specific programs that will allow them to get to know their fellow Psychology students and faculty better.

Rattlers have HEART

Rattlers have HEART outdoor group kayakingIf you are interested in wellness and the great outdoors, then consider joining Rattlers have HEART! You’ll have the opportunity to visit nearby recreation areas to go hiking, kayaking or camping. As a freshmen in this community, you will also take your freshman seminar class together so you can get to know each other both inside and out of the classroom.

Rowdy Rattlers

Rowdy Rattlers athletics cheeringIf you love to watch sports or cheer on your favorite teams, this is the themed program for you. Together you can attend Rattler games, decorate your hall, put on tailgates, and support Rattler Athletics. Freshmen selected for this community live together and take their freshmen seminar class together as well.

Science Living Community

Students in the Science Living Community make ice cream with liquid nitrogenStudents majoring in the sciences — from forensic science to biology, engineering to computer science — are invited to join the Science Living Community. Live down the hall from your classmates and in the same building as upperclassmen studying similar subjects. This community partners with the School of Science, Engineering and Technology to host programs throughout the academic year and invites faculty to visit the halls and share their passion and experiences.

Signing up for a themed living community

To sign up for a living learning community of themed housing option select a community while completing your online housing application. If you have gone through the process and did not select a program, but would like to sign up, email reslife@stmarytx.edu with your request.

Those selected for a community live together with roommates and suite-mates in the same community. Students in these communities are expected to attend activities, programs, and meetings as a part of the experience. Those who remain active may have the opportunity to remain in their community the following year.

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