Campus Services Status

Congratulations and a Special Thank You to Our Students! We are grateful for your vigilant efforts to safeguard the SMC Community. It’s been a full seven weeks since classes began and we are having a successful residential semester. Your diligence in following public health regulations during this pandemic is paying off. It’s because of you that SMC can create a phased re-opening of campus services and activities. 

Saint Mary's has been developing guidelines for the phased re-opening of campus that meets or exceeds the state guidelines and prioritizes the safety of students, faculty, and staff. By maintaining safety protocols, we will soon re-open your favorite dining, recreation, academic, and athletic services. Below is a list of the first services to re-open.

Campus Service Status Hours Note
Oliver Hall Open ✓ Visit the Sodexo website for up-to-date hours of operation.

Please try to limit the time spent in Oliver to under 30 minutes to allow for proper cleaning and sanitizing of the area.

There is a 70 person maximum.

Download the Bite App by Sodexo to: check menus ahead of time, order food, snacks, and drinks
pre-pay for your orders.

Saint Mary's Chapel Open ✓

Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

This space has been open since April for personal prayer.  Please utilize this space (and the Interfaith Sacred Space) for personal prayer.    Please read and follow all safety instructions posted on the doors.

We are working with the Phased Reopening Committee to set up systems to make it possible to offer in-person liturgy to our SMC community as soon as possible based on SMC protocols and MMC staffing capacity. We will announce this far and wide when it is possible.

Please be mindful of the areas that have been roped off for the protection of our De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Interfaith Sacred Space Open ✓ Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Limited Space Available.

This space only allows for one person to be in the space at a time. Please read and follow all safety instructions on the posted sign outside our Interfaith Sacred Space.

There is a bottle of sanitizer that can be used to clean off any items you might want to use during your personal prayer in this space.

Gael Pantry Open ✓

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Rheem Campus (Off-campus Students)

Mission and Ministry Center Lounge (On-campus students)

Order online by Monday at noon, pick up on Tuesday.
Order online by Wednesday at noon, pick up on Thursday.

Questions? Email:

Joseph L. Alioto
Recreation Center
Open ✓

Monday - Thursday
Pool open 2:00pm-7:00pm

Pool open 2:00-5:00pm

 The following is available for on-campus resident students with proper registration and check-in.

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Weight Equipment
  • Lap Swimming
  • Fitness Classes
  • 1 x 1 Badminton, Pickleball and Table Tennis
  • 1 person shooting on a basketball hoop (no sharing of the ball and no pick-up games allowed)

Students entering the facility will be asked to be prepared to:

  • Show the “Safe” checkmark via the Daily Health Screening
  • Check-in with the Campus Rec App
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering and throughout their visit.

Students are expected to follow all Joseph L. Alioto policies and the Campus-Wide Health & Safety Protocols.

Visit the Joseph L. Alioto website for up-to-date information here.

Bookstore Closed X   You can continue to order online from the bookstore website until it reopens.
Library Opening
October 19

Phased reopening on October 19
9:00am-5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

The library will essentially be at 25% capacity, and students can reserve spaces.
Stacks remain closed; however, on-campus students will be able to pick up books in the library.
Off-campus students will continue to pick up materials using the curbside pickup that is currently available.
Indoor Classrooms     We are making no changes to the indoor classrooms for the fall semester.
We are planning to increase in-person classes during the spring semester utilizing both indoor and outdoor classrooms.


We will keep you posted as different parts of the campus begin to open. If you are living off-campus at this time, we will let you know in a separate message when services are available for off-campus students. For information about our Interim Events Policy, visit here

We are celebrating your efforts! Please continue to follow daily health and safety protocols so that we can continue opening up services and inviting more students to live on campus in the Spring.