In keeping with our intent to bring students back for the fall semester, our leadership team and COVID Task Force have developed a plan to begin in-person classes on August 10. Because many students attend classes across our tri-campus community, aligning our academic calendar with Notre Dame and Holy Cross is imperative. Therefore, we have decided to begin in-person classes on Monday, August 10, forego fall break, and complete the semester before Thanksgiving Break. We are deeply committed to ensuring the well-being of our campus community, and we will require that additional protective measures be put into place on campus to enhance the safety of all campus constituencies, and especially vulnerable populations.
Please understand, this plan may change. It depends on the status of the pandemic in our region, as well as on access to enough testing and diagnostics to meet our needs, among other complex factors. We look forward to working as a tri-college community to address these challenges.
Campus Visit Update
Beginning Tuesday, July 7, we will offer campus tours at 9:30am and 1:00pm EDT Monday through Friday. During the one-hour tour, you will learn the layout of campus and see the exterior of buildings, but due to limitations related to the continued campus closure, we will only be able to show the interior of Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex and the Cushwa-Leighton Library. As other buildings open, we will keep you updated. Office of Admission staff are working remotely for now, so we are not able to offer on-campus meetings with admission counselors, faculty, and coaches just yet.
In an effort to protect the safety and well-being of the Saint Mary’s community and our visitors, the following requirements will be implemented:
- No more than two families will be permitted to join each campus tour.
- All non-related guests are expected to maintain social distance (6 ft.) between one another.
- All tour participants must wear a mask. The tour guide will be wearing a mask as well.
Please note, visits will not be offered Monday, August 3 through Monday, August 10 in an effort to accommodate our current students moving back to campus. Tours will resume on Tuesday, August 11.
If you are unable or uncomfortable visiting campus at this time, please check out our virtual options here:
*Please note that our office will not be available to walk-ins. In order to receive a campus tour, you must register online or by calling our office at 574-284-4587.
Senior Preview Day - February 15, 2021
Senior Preview Days are designed specifically for high school seniors. You will be matched with a current Saint Mary's student who will be your hostess as you attend a class and explore the residence hall in which she lives. You can also expect to learn more about clubs and activities on campus and eat lunch in the dining hall. Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the admission process, financial aid, faculty interaction, student life, and much more.
Meet Me at The Avenue - March 21, 2021
Meet Me at The Avenue is an invitation-only event for students who have been admitted to the Class of 2025. This program gives accepted students an opportunity to meet other members of the Class of 2025 and to discover what it means to be a Saint Mary's woman. Meet Me at The Avenue is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered before the May 1 candidates' reply deadline. Invitations will be sent to admitted students in the spring.
Spring Day on Campus - April 11, 2021
Are you a sophomore or junior in high school? Spring Day on Campus is a program specifically designed for you and your parents. During Spring Day, you and your family can explore our campus, get financial aid and admission advice, talk with your admission counselor, and learn about the benefits of a women's college.
Belles Tailgate will not occur in 2020
Experience the excitement surrounding a Notre Dame Football weekend! Designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors, Belles Tailgate provides students with the opportunity to explore campus, learn more about Saint Mary's and the benefits of the tri-campus community, and speak with faculty, coaches, and current students.
Spotlight Saturday will not occur in 2020
Are you unable to attend one of our weekday events? Join us for a special Saturday visit! During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear an admission presentation, take a guided tour of campus, learn more about Saint Mary’s from the student perspective, and eat lunch in the dining hall. All high school students are welcome to join. Space is limited.
Meet Me Off The Avenue and Spring Day Off Campus was April 28, 2020
The Saint Mary’s College Office of Admission invites all high school students and their families to join us for this virtual open house! During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with representatives from academic departments and a number of different student life opportunities on campus. These meaningful conversations will be text-based and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Unable to visit campus? Take a peek at our beautiful green areas, classrooms, residence hall rooms and social spaces by taking a virtual tour.
A little taste of what awaits you on our campus.
Please note that our policy does not allow animals in campus buildings unless they are service animals. Pets are welcome in the outdoor spaces on campus.