Close to San Francisco and set in the rolling hills of the Moraga Valley, there’s no place in the world quite like our campus. We welcome students year-round for information sessions, tours and interviews. If you have a chance to visit during the school year, definitely make time to eat lunch in Oliver Hall or attend a class.
Only for guests headed to Saint Mary's College using CA 24 West or 680 North.
Due to road work on Reliez Station road from June 23 - July 31, do not take the Pleasant Hill Road or Olympic Boulevard exits between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to visit Saint Mary's as you will be both detoured and delayed by approximately thirty minutes.
Please use the Oak Hill Road - Central Lafayette, exit 13, westbound on CA 24. Stay on the right lane to merge onto Deer Hill Road. Remain on the right lane to merge onto 1st St and continue on 1st St. Turn right onto Golden Gate Way and then a quick left onto 1st St. Continue on 1st St and then turn left onto School St. Take the first right onto Avalon Ave. Turn left onto St. Mary's Rd where you will drive for about 3 miles. The College will be on your left side.
Planning your campus visit
Please sign up in advance so that we can plan ahead for your arrival. Drop-ins will be accommodated according to availability.
For prospective students, there are three visit options that you can combine to suit your needs (each form must be filled out separately to register):
- To begin, schedule a presentation and tour, offered most weekdays at 9am and 1pm.
- If you have time, think about an academic visit where you can sit in on a class (available from September - April).
- If you're planning to apply to SMC, you may also consider an interview. It's a great way to meet an admissions counselor to talk about your interests and background.
When you arrive on campus, look for one of our four reserved parking spots marked: “Reserved, Admissions Office Guests Only.” Check-in on the first floor of Brother Jerome West Hall. Our one hour presentation by an Admissions Officer is followed by an hour-long guided tour by a Student Ambassador.