COVID-19 News & Resources

Saint Mary's College COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Instruction is primarily, and for many students exclusively, delivered remotely. We offer some in-person and hybrid courses for undergraduates living on campus.

A wide array of student-centered support services, leadership opportunities, activities, spiritual guidance, and career and professional development opportunities are available that reflects the transformative whole-person education for which Saint Mary’s is known.

We aim to prevent the spread of infection with enhanced protocols, reconfigured campus spaces, and careful control of campus access.

Recognizing the increased financial pressures on our students and their families during this COVID-19 pandemic, we have been taking steps to respond to your needs. Contact the Financial Aid Department for more information:



January Term 2021 will be Primarily Online

January Term 2021 will be primarily, and for many students exclusively, delivered remotely. We have been carefully tracking a series of critical internal and external indicators to guide our decision-making about which courses can and must be delivered with some in-person instruction. The small number of hybrid or in-person courses will include some in-person instruction that will occur either on campus, and be only accessible for students living on campus; or occur off campus, and be open exclusively to students living off campus. Some of these in-person or hybrid courses may include local trips which will be pre-approved by the College, and those courses will also be noted as limited to only on-campus or off-campus students. Course modality information is noted in the course descriptions online. January Term Faculty have worked tirelessly to alter their original travel and in-person course plans in an effort to create a fun and exciting online experience for Saint Mary's College students come the new year, and most of the course descriptions have been updated on the January Term website to reflect these changes, though some additional changes are being made through the beginning of next week. Read more here.

Moving Forward | Spring 2021 Planning

Spring 2021 planning continues, and information about instruction and housing will be available in advance of the Advising Period (Oct. 19-30).

Interim Campus Access Policy 

The Interim Campus Access Policy is a mitigation strategy to lessen the risk to employees and students of exposure to contagions, including COVID-19. This interim policy is in addition to the existing policies found in the Student Handbook (Visitation and Guests; and Residence Hall Visitor Policy and Guidelines for Residential Students both found under Residential Living Policies) and the Employee Handbook (Section 2.10 - Friends, Family, and Children 14 and under in the workplace).

Rideshare drivers (Lyft/Uber, etc.) may not enter the campus, and their pickups and dropoffs will take place at the Rugby Parking Lot near the entrance to the Parkway off St. Mary’s Road. Signage will direct drivers to the pickup/dropoff location.
Rheem Campus 

The Rheem building at 380 Moraga Road is open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm and Friday 7:30am-2:00pm. Saint Mary’s staff will be on-site during building hours to assist students. Parking is available, and the County Connection bus line (Route 6) is in service. Details about the SMC services and amenities available may be found here.  Students Can Reserve Rheem Study Space here.




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