Visitor Information

St. Mary's University is located in the culturally and artistically vibrant San Antonio, Texas, the seventh largest city in the United States.

Planning your trip

Driving directions

View the campus map to get directions. We suggest that you enter at the main entrance near Culebra and Memorial Drive or the NW 36th Street entrance.

Transportation

St. Mary’s University is located approximately 20 minutes from the San Antonio Airport. A taxicab to campus costs about $35 to- $40 each way. In addition, Uber and Lyft provide pickup services from the San Antonio Airport.

Visitor resources

Zaragoza orientation

Residence Hall Check-In

Z1 and Z2 Zaragoza Programs

To allow students to get the full Zaragoza experience, freshmen are required to stay on campus; the cost is included in the orientation fee. Our program for students runs until 11pm the first night, and begins early the next morning, making it difficult for even local students to commute home and back during the two-day program. Whether you intend to be a residential or commuter student during the academic year, staying in the residence halls during Zaragoza offers students a chance to become familiar with campus and to begin forming a network of friends. Freshman will share a double occupancy room with another student attending orientation. Students will be able to check into the Residence Halls beginning at noon on Day One of your chosen session.

Parents and guests are welcome to stay on campus during Z1 or Z2. Accommodations are reserved as part of the online Zaragoza registration process. Guests can select single or double occupancy; you will be in a separate building from the students.

Accommodations for all rooms include bed(s), pillows, towels, and linens. You will need to provide your own toiletries. You may also want to bring a blanket, additional towel, alarm clock, and phone charger. Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available.

Z3 Zaragoza Program

New students who will be living in the residence halls for the 2016-2017 academic year and are attending the Z3 program may check-into their assigned rooms on August 10th. Students will receive information on check-in times and procedures with their room assignments later in the summer. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate commuter students, parents, or other guess with on-campus housing during the August Zaragoza sessions.

Zaragoza Costs

The $160 student orientation fee will be charged to the student’s account and will appear on the tuition bill in the fall. The $160 fee includes the student and up to 2 parents/guests. You do NOT pay the $160 orientation fee at Zaragoza.

For additional guests, there will be a $30 charge for each guest that is 12 years old and over; $15 for guests between the ages of 4-11; and children 4 and under are free. Payment for additional guests will be collected at Zaragoza check-in.

Lunch and dinner on Day One, and breakfast and lunch on Day Two, will be provided for all registered participants.

Parents and guests attending Z1 or Z1 are invited to stay on campus. A single room costs $50 for one night or $90 for two nights. A double room costs $80 for one night or $145 for two nights. Accommodations include bed(s), pillows, blanket, bed linens, towels, hand towels, and wash cloths. You will need to provide your own toiletries. Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available.

On-campus accommodations are not available for commuter students, parents, or other guests during Z3 because our residential students are moving onto campus at this time. See discounted hotel rates

What to bring

Students should bring a Photo ID, any transcripts, CLEP exam scores, AP exam scores, health records, etc. that have not already been submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admission or the Student Health Center. You can turn in your important documents during the program.

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