Saint Mary's College and the Bay Area

Learn and play in the beautiful Bay Area.

About Saint Mary's:

Saint Mary’s College of California is located in Moraga, California. The campus is a hidden gem of California Mission style architecture of white adobe buildings with red tiled roofs nestled in the rolling hills 20 miles east of Oakland and 30 miles east of San Francisco. Excellent restaurants and shopping are located in nearby Lafayette and Walnut Creek and are easily accessed by the county bus system.










Where You'll Stay:

Participants will stay on campus in comfortable residential hall townhouses.  These buildings have an apartment style layout that can hold 4 to 6 people.  Each has air conditioning and wifi.  Townhouse suites have 3 double rooms in each Townhouse contain 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 2 closets, and 2 telephones.  Participants will occupy their own individual bedroom and a shared bathroom with 2 sinks, a toilet, and shower. Kitchen

The living space also contains a kitchen with a sink, trashcan, stove, refrigerator, and cabinets. Townhouses have a common area with a dining table, a coffee table, 6 chairs, and a sofa.  Bed linens,towels/washcloths, soap/shampoo are provided. 

If you are attending with one or more Townhouse Common Areacolleagues, you may request a shared townhouse.  To promote a spirit of community, housing is limited to participants only. 





Local Food, Shopping, Sites, and More:

Berkeley and the Bay



Click here for a map of the Bay Area.

SMC's list of area attractions.

East Bay: Information about   Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Berkeley, and Oakland

San Francisco and the North Bay (wine country)




Of the three Bay Area airports, Oakland International Airport is closest to campus. 

The Saint Mary’s College website has information on how to get to campus.

For information on public transportation that connects to both Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), visit BART.govBART