Living on campus at St. Mary’s is truly a unique experience. Each of our residences plays a part in promoting an excellent living experience. There are a wide variety of housing options for students, depending on class standing and preferences. Our housing options are broken up in two parts: South Campus and North Campus.
Our South Campus housing options include:
- Traditional residence halls
In addition,there are options to live in specialty housing, such as Women in Science Housing, Substance- and Alcohol-Free Environment housing, and Open Housing.
Residences by Year
Most first year students start off in our traditional residence halls which provide more staff supervision, programming, and support:
Traditional Residence Halls Amenities
- Card reader access to entrances 24/7
- Key access to rooms
- Centralized staff office
- Large lobby area for studying, meetings, events
- Large balcony with beautiful view of St. John’s pond and St. Mary’s River (Queen Anne Residence)
- Vegetarian Food Co-op located on the first floor (Queen Anne Residence)
- Laundry room on the first floor
- Kitchen for residents’ occasional use
- Vending machines with card reader capability
- Parking in adjacent lot for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (first-year students park in Lot T)
- Recreation room with TV and pool table, soft seating for casual conversation
- Indoor bike room
- Furniture: standard twin bed (can be bunked in Dorchester and QA) with extra-long mattress, desk, chair, dresser or under bed drawers, and closet
- Bathrooms on each floor cleaned regularly by Housekeeping staff
Sophomores generally migrate to the North Campus suites (Lewis Quad or Waring Commons). Our Juniors and Seniors usually choose to move into the Townhouses or Waring Commons apartments where there is less supervision and more independence and responsibility.
You can see more of our traditional halls through the videos below or by taking a virtual visit