What makes life here at Saint Mary's unique? Is it being surrounded by 420 acres of hills, pines, hidden gardens, stunning architecture and state-of-the-art classrooms? Or is it the strong community infused with Lasallian values that is filled with enthusiasm, idealism and passion. So much of your college experience comprises "Student Life" and knowing who we are and what we do for you will help you see what makes Saint Mary's so special.

Global Perspective

There is a whole world to discover and Saint Mary's brings the best of the world to life on our campus through our global connections, academic excellence, our winning athletic programs, the diversity of the Bay Area, our passionate focus on social justice, the study of the great books and our inclusive learning environment. 

Adventures Ahead

In your first year as an undergraduate, you’ll meet more people in less time than you ever have before. You’ll have intellectual (and not-so-intellectual) conversations, late-night pizza parties, impromptu volleyball games, movie breaks and philosophical debates. You will begin to figure out that it’s not exaggerating to say that the four years you spend in college will be some of the most exciting, memorable years of your life and the friends and experiences you have in college will help shape the course of your life. Student Life helps you make those initial connections that will span the entirity of your time at Saint Mary's. 

The Student Lifecycle

There is a lifecycle of sorts for students during their four-year journey at Saint Mary's one that starts with Orientation and Weekend of Welcome and continues to move you from your residential experience, the campus activities you discover, the leadership opportunities you persue and the traditions and community that you become a part of through till Convocation and Graduation.  You’ll learn about the things that make our campus unique from our student organizations, to our student leadership and Intercultural groups to those special big annual campus events that bring everyone out to celebrate. 

Your Support System

Transitions can be tough and that is why everyone involved and working in Student Life is here to help support you along your way. From the Dean of Students to our staff in the Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center, Women's Resource Center and Public Safety offices -everyone of our staff is here to make sure Saint Mary’s students get the most out of their college experience.

The Basics

What would Student Life be without the basics? Here is all the stuff you really want to know about our residence halls, off-campus living options and our dining options and meal plans.  Because with everything there is to do and learn at Saint Mary’s, you'll still need to eat and sleep!