Have It All Here

Take a walk. Take in the art. Scream at a concert. Chill by the fire. Cheer on the Irish. Lend a hand on the farm. Ice skate in the park. It’s your time to enjoy every minute. Explore all the good stuff on campus, plus all the extra extras at Notre Dame. Bike to downtown South Bend for dinner and a show. Or, take a day trip to Chicago for a dose of the big city.

Everyone Here is Headed Somewhere

Sometimes it’s just lunch, class, or the lab. Other times, it’s the big game or the interview of a lifetime. No matter what’s happening, there’s an intentional sense of unity and belonging here unlike any other campus. We embrace our differences, lift each other up, and celebrate everyone’s successes. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Tri-campus Community

We share a long history with our neighbors: the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. In fact, Saint Mary’s students can take part in much of what they offer— academic programs, dual degree opportunities, club sports, and more.

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You Deserve a Whole, Healthy You

We’ve invested in the support staff, programs, facilities, classes, and coaching to motivate every student. Build your strength, and feed your soul. Dance your way to fitness. Add some yoga into your schedule. Get down to earth working on the Sustainable Farm. And jump over to Notre Dame for more fresh interests and inspiration. There’s literally something for everyone and every body.

Enjoy Some Healthy Competition

Sports and recreation at Saint Mary’s—which includes NCAA Division III athletics, club sports, outdoor recreation, and physical education classes—help students, faculty, staff, and community members be more active and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Field of Friends

It feels good to score. It feels even better to win (which we do, often) But the best feeling? When your teammates set you up for a three-pointer. When they remind you of that time you hit a double. Or when they pump you up for a race, or calm you down after a loss. The camaraderie forged within all-women teams, the unwavering support? That’s the best.

Explore Belles Athletics
  • Program Overview Intramural Sports Love the game. Any game. Bring it on. If there’s not an intramural or club sport you’re interested in, you’re welcome to start one! There’s a field, room, space, and probably equipment nearby.
  • Application requirements Clubs & Activities From recreational indoor and outdoor pursuits to visual and performing arts, social issues and service, to culture and identity— there’s a group for every interest. Hop over to Notre Dame for even more opportunities to work out, practice, discover new interests, take on a challenge, or just dig deeper into a hobby. You can even be part of the Notre Dame Marching Band!
  • Tuition and Fees Health & Fitness Our student wellness programming helps you maintain mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being through healthy habits.

Focus on Your Mental and Physical Care

Our Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex features a three-court field house, an elevated track, dedicated spaces for yoga, a healthy cafe, and confidential counseling services.

Grow Spiritually

Our Center for Faith, Action, and Ministry serves a vital role on campus by accompanying students as they grow spiritually as well as academically. You will be empowered to take passionate and direct action to improve lives in the local community and around the world.

Saint Mary’s has helped me with leadership and empowerment. I probably would not have had the bravery to go my own path without this place. – Abigail Rigazio '24
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