For housing purposes Saint Mary’s College considers you a First-Year Student if:
- You graduated from high school the previous May/June.
- You graduated from high school prior to the previous May/June, however you have not earned any college credits.
If you have earned college credits you are considered a transfer student and you should review the instructions for transfer students.
To apply for housing all incoming Fall semester First-Year students should:
- Pay the $350 non-refundable Housing Deposit to the Business Office by 4:30 pm on July 1st. If you paid the $650 deposit upon acceptance to SMC, then your housing deposit has been paid.
- Complete the on-campus housing application online through StarRez (using your SMC login & password found in your welcome packet) by 4:30 pm on July 1st.
*Please note that the 2014-2015 housing applications are not yet available for incoming First-Year students. More information will be given in the Welcome Packets.
The License Agreement is a legally binding document that covers the terms and conditions of living in Campus Housing at Saint Mary’s College. This Housing Contract is built into the online housing application in StarRez and available if you click the "Residence Hall and Dining Services License" above. It is best to read through all the terms and conditions. Once you have completed and submitted the housing application through StarRez, the Campus Housing Office has acknowledged that you have read through the License Agreement. We encourage you to save a copy of the License Agreement for future reference.
Default Billing in July
Per the terms and conditions of the Residence Hall and Dining Services License, all First-Year LICENSEES are initially billed by the Business Office for the Dormitory Style Double Room and the Carte Blanche meal plan. Once a room assignment has been made by the Campus Housing Office in late July, the student's account is adjusted to reflect the current/actual room assignment and meal plan.
Campus Housing will begin making room assignments in July and your room assignment and roommate information will be posted online through StarRez on July 11th.
While you are unable to make any changes to your room assignment during the summer, we have a room change process that begins the third week of classes. Students should meet with their Resident Advisor (RA) to discuss their interest in changing rooms.
Freshman Live On-Campus Residency Requirement
All full-time freshman students are required to live on-campus. Students may apply for an exemption to this requirement. Please be advised that, because of the strong foundation that an on-campus experience provides for new students, few exemptions to the live-on requirement will be approved. "Financial concerns" and "distance from home to campus" typically are not reasons for an exemption. Students who anticipate having difficulties with college expenses, including housing costs, should contact the Financial Aid Office (925 631-4370) for determining eligibility for assistance with the cost of attendance. Additional information and the appeal form can be found below.
Click on each of the following links to learn more: