Residential Life & Dining

Please find below adjustments to residential life and dining for Spring 2022.  

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General Housing

Residential Occupancy: Reduced Density

Residential occupancy has been modified to reduce density on campus (for updated housing pricing, click here). Should any student need to live on campus, please contact to secure a room! 

Floor, Roommate & Suitemate Agreements 

Professional and student live-in staff will build upon the existing practice of roommate agreements to develop community guidelines and expectations for each hall.  

Health & Safety Inspections 

Professional and student staff will build upon existing health and safety inspections to conduct health and safety inspections more regularly to ensure appropriate actions are being taken by students to promote physical distancing and personal health. 

Keeping Connected to Each Other

Saint Mary’s residential staff will continue to engage and connect with residents through both in-person and virtual unique programming. Regular opportunities will happen for staff to connect with residents and create social events.

Visitors & Guests of Residents

Visitors and guests of residential students are allowed on campus, as long as they adhere to the guidelines set forth in the Residence Hall Visitor Policy for Residential Students. This includes wearing facial coverings whenever inside the residence halls and other building on campus. Please contact the Office of Residential Experience for any questions/concerns:; (925) 631-4236.

Isolation & Quarantine Planning

Saint Mary's has a comprehensive Residential Care Plan to isolate or quarantine residents who become ill with or are exposed to COVID-19. Our Care Management Team will work with students who choose to safely return home for their isolation/quarantine or stay on-campus.

 Residential Care Plan Includes:

  • Room relocation to include a private restroom.
  • Regularly scheduled health checks.
  • Emotional support.
  • Meal support.
  • Support services as needed.

Students are permitted to leave their room during isolation/quarantine only for approved activities. Students will not be able to attend in-person classes or access campus resources. Any exceptions must be approved by the Health & Wellness Center staff or assigned Care Liaison.

a resource guide for quarantine and isolation

Dining Services

Residential Dining | Hours of Operation

Sodexo food services, the contracted food service provider for Saint Mary’s, is partnering with College personnel to develop and modify existing dining services and facilities. Meal plans will be adjusted to best serve student needs. Dining facilities will be modified to promote physical distancing and ‘grab & go’ options will be increased. Café Louis and The 1928 Pub will also see modified operations to promote physical distancing and encourage healthy practices.