Parent & Family Association

The Parent and Family Association facilitates communication between families and Saint Mary’s College and encourages mutual understanding and support. The Association promotes parent and family participation in their student’s experience and fosters a sense of community within the College.

You only need to sign up once - membership in the Parent and Family Association lasts throughout your student’s experience as a Gael!


What are the benefits of being a member?

Your participation will provide you not only with the opportunity to stay abreast of what’s happening at Saint Mary’s, but will also allow you to meet other great families and share your experiences. You will receive access to:

  • Parent and Family E-Newsletter & Listserv:  You will receive frequent e-newsletters sharing  campus news and happenings.
  • Career Connection:  The opportunity to advise juniors and seniors on their future vocation.
  • Volunteer opportunities:  Special invitations to volunteer at campus Admissions events.
  • Parent Friends:  Provide support for families of new students.

Who can join?
The Parent and Family Association is open to all family members of current Saint Mary's students.  Whether you are local or long distance, we welcome your involvement with the College.  There is no cost to sign up and your membership lasts throughout your student’s undergraduate experience at Saint Mary’s College! To register click on this link: Family Forum Listserv & Newsletter.

Family Forum Listserv & Newsletter 

The Family Forum Listserv and Newsletter provide an electronic bulletin board which allows subscribers to receive the family newsletter and post e-mail messages to the Listserv address.  The Listserv & Newsletter are ideal for keeping up-to-date with Saint Mary's events and sharing experiences with fellow Gael families.

How do I enroll in the Listserv & Newsletter?
Most parents of new students are automatically enrolled in the Listserv and Newsletter upon their student entering Saint Mary's.  Otherwise sign up at the Parent & Family Association page and select "The Loop."  You will begin receiving emails bimonthly.

Family Forum Listserv Rules of Conduct
I understand that information sent over the Family Forum Listserv is public information which may be disclosed to parents, students, faculty, staff, and other Saint Mary’s community members.

I agree that I will not post any communications that are normally or knowingly considered defamatory, false, indecent, threatening, harassing, or disruptive to the participants on the Family Forum Listserv.

I agree not to upload, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any material (to the best of my knowledge) that contains software viruses designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer.

I agree not to post messages to the Family Forum Listserv which include unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of such solicitation.

I understand that I may opt out of participating in the Family Forum Listserv at any time by emailing

I understand that failure to observe these rules and to conduct myself with appropriate etiquette will result in my removal from the Family Forum Listserv.

You may unsubscribe at any time by sending a blank email to  Please contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs to be removed from the Parent and Family Association.