Take the Next Step

Excited studentAre you ready for a transforming experience?

Congratulations on your admission to Saint Mary’s College! We are thrilled to welcome you to the Saint Mary’s community. We’re here to guide and support you through a smooth transition to college life. But first things first. To become #officiallySMC, you first need to make your deposit and then you'll be on your way. This step not only secures your status as a Saint Mary's student, but activates a sequence of events to become a Belle.

The enrollment deposit is $400. If you plan to live on campus, $200 covers your residence hall security deposit, and $200 will be credited to your tuition bill. If you plan to live off campus, with family, the entire $400 is credited to your tuition bill. For Early Decision accepts, the deposit is non-refundable. For Regular Decision accepts, the deposit deadline is May 1 and the deposit is refundable before May 1. After May 1, the deposit is non-refundable. If you have any questions, contact your admission counselor.

Once you have made your deposit you'll want to keep going. First be sure to apply for financial aid. This will get the process started so you can secure aid to help cover your college expenses. If you're an incoming first-year student, join our Saint Mary's College Class of 2026 Facebook Page to meet other students in your amazing class!

Once you’ve deposited and become #officiallySMC, you’re ready to:

  • Set up your Saint Mary’s email account. Follow the instructions in the email you received from ResNet@saintmarys.edu.
  • Complete your housing application once it's available. Watch your new Saint Mary's email account for a message from eRezLife that will tell you everything you need to know about the housing process. 
  • Complete your health form when you receive it in June 2022.
  • Get ready for move-in day on August 18! Learn more here.

Welcome to Saint Mary's College, where you are joining a great variety of women who are eager to learn, grow, lead, and prepare to change the world.


“It’s almost humbling to realize you’re surrounded by so many great women who have excelled in high school and have every intention of excelling in college, too.”

– Natalie Grasso, Sharon, Pennsylvania

Still Deciding?

Residence Halls

Join 84 percent of Saint Mary’s students who live on campus in one of our five residence halls. Students who live on campus do better academically and are surrounded by a community of supportive classmates, including women who are new to campus and upperclass students who will welcome and mentor you. By living together, studying together, and having fun together, you’ll forge lifelong relationships.


With more than 50 academic programs and great resources to help you prepare, you’ll find strong academic opportunities that lead to a fulfilling career and meaningful life. We’re here to empower you with a well-rounded, nationally recognized education.

Student Life

You’ll love Saint Mary’s dynamic campus community and vigorous social life. Get involved in student-led organizations, with more than 70 to choose from on Saint Mary’s campus. You can even participate in Notre Dame organizations, sports, and activities. It's the best of both worlds.