Frequently Asked Questions
+What are the housing options offered by SMC?
Saint Mary’s College has five residence halls. McCandless Hall and Regina Hall are first-year only housing. LeMans Hall and Holy Cross Hall are open to upperclass students. Opus Hall is apartment-style housing for seniors only.
+What comes in the room?
All rooms have beds, dressers, closets or wardrobes, desks, chairs and blinds. Beds are regular twin-sized (not extra long) on a three foot adjustable bed frame. Students can opt to purchase a loft kit for the year, which will make the bed approximately 5ft tall.
+When is Room Selection?
Room selection for first year students is June 2 & 3, 2020. Students who have confirmed attendance with their deposit will receive information via their Saint Mary’s College email.
+How do I select a roommate(s)?
All students, both new and returning, have the opportunity to choose their roommate(s) and go through the housing lottery process to select their own room.
+Am I required to have a meal plan?
All students living on campus, except for seniors living in Opus Hall are required to have a meal plans while living on campus.
+What are my meal plan options?
Continuous Dining Plan offers unlimited meals per week, $80 munch money, and five guest passes per semester. The cost to the student is $2,320 each semester for a total of $4,640 per academic year.
- Option 160 Block offers 10 meals per week, $175 munch money, and three guest passes per semester. The cost to the student is $2,320 each semester for a total of $4,640 per academic year.
- Belle’s Blue offers 50 meals for the semester and $60 in munch money. It is available for seniors, commuters, and graduate students. The cost to the student is $465 each semester for a total of $930 for an academic year.
- Munch Money can be added in $25 increments by contacting Sodexo directly.
You can find additional information and FAQs about the meal plans and dining facilities on the Saint Mary’s Sodexo website.
+How do I connect to Wifi?
All residential areas on campus have access to the campus wifi, Resnet. Students are able to register up to four different devices on the campus wifi system.
+What is my mailing address?
All students living on campus will receive their individual mailing address in early July.
+May I stay in my hall during College breaks? May I come back early or stay late?
The residence halls remain open during all College breaks except for winter break. Students are not permitted to remain in their residence hall during winter break. Students who wish to return early or stay late on campus, must complete a request for this accommodation. Information is sent out to your Saint Mary’s email address.
+Can I have Visitors or Overnight Guests?
Guest policies and visitation hours were established to provide a safe and respectful environment for all who live in the residence halls. Because of this, please communicate with your roommate(s) when you plan to have visitors.
Visitation hours are: Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m.–midnight, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Before having an overnight guest, students must receive permission from their roommate to host the guest however, students are not permitted to have overnight male guests. All overnight guests must be female and at least 5 years old.
+Are pets allowed in the residence halls?
No pets are allowed are allowed in residential halls other than fish in tanks 30 gallons or less. Approved service and emotional support animals are allowed. Students must contact the Disability Resource Office and follow all regulations for the accommodation.
+What if I need a housing accommodation?
Students requesting housing accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Office.
+How does the College supervise the residence halls?
The Office of Residence Life carefully selects student leaders to be resident assistants (RAs) for each residence hall. The primary role of an RA is to assist in creating a living-learning experience for all residents. RAs help promote acceptable standards of living, community responsibility, and group interaction within the residence hall. They serve as a liaison between students and the College administration and share directly in the responsibility of upholding College policies and regulations. RAs serve a part of an on-call rotation, wherein each area of campus has at least two RAs on-duty every night of the week. While they enforce policies in the halls, students are expected to be considerate of one another, respect public and private property, and practice self-discipline. College policies are in place for the growth, development, and protection of all students and to provide an atmosphere that has a positive role in the student’s total educational experience.
In addition to RAs, each Residence Hall has a residence hall director. This individual is a live-in, professional staff member who coordinates and supervises the overall operation of the hall. The general mission of the Hall Director is ensuring the security of the hall, its residents, and guests, as well as the maintenance and cleanliness of the facility. Hall Directors also serve as judicial hearing officers in conduct hearings for code violations.
+What kind of security is there?
Campus Safety is located across from Holy Cross Hall. The department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please visit the Campus Safety web page for more information regarding the services provided through their office.
Each hall has a resident assistant on call every night starting at 8 p.m.. There is also always a hall director on call 24 hours a day for emergencies. In the case of an emergency situation, please contact Campus Safety at (574) 284-5000.