We Live Big
An orientation that sets the stage for your time at SMC, game days that will leave you hoarse, and campus events that will keep your calendar loaded. When you become a Gael, you become part of something bigger.
At Saint Mary's College, you’ll realize your full potential. With 50+ student organizations and countless opportunities to serve, an empowering student experience is waiting for you.
Divisional Learning Outcomes
Students who engage with Student Life at Saint Mary’s College will achieve the following outcomes:
1. The ability to reflect on and articulate the multiple and evolving dimensions of their personal identity.
2. Demonstration of personal and social responsibility in decision making.
3. Ability to connect with others and experience a sense of belonging.
4. Will advocate for the dignity of all people.
5. Practice leadership as a means for positive social change.
6. Knowledge of and ability to model behaviors that support a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Make yourself at home.
Meet your community
We’re the Gaels. Here, you’ll be a part of something more: a close-knit, inclusive, and diverse student body upholding legendary traditions. There’s a lot of love for this community and a strong desire to serve it. That spirit is what makes us all together more.
Welcome to Moraga. On and off campus, there are endless ways to plug into the Gael way of life. Year-round campus events, engaging community service opportunities, hiking trips, and more. However you want to get involved, we’ve got you!
Health and well-being are essential for realizing your true strength. Every Gael has access to medical care, mental health services, wellness programming, and more. Given the tools to feel your best, success comes naturally.
Bay Area Living
At Saint Mary’s, we’ve got all the perks of a small campus. You’ll know your peers and professors on a first-name basis, but this place is a gateway to so much more. Jump in a car (or on the BART train), and in half an hour, you’ll be in San Francisco – exploring all the sights and opportunities the city has to offer.
Find a home here.
There’s a lot to learn about life on campus, so let’s get you settled. Check out your living options, ways to get involved, and all the resources tailored to make your SMC experience beyond expectation. You’ll thrive here.
Saint Mary’s in action
Art illuminates our lives.
With more than 4,500 pieces and the largest William Keith collection in the nation, the SMC Museum of Art (MoA) is a living, breathing center of our arts programming. Burn some midnight oil among the work at a late-night study session. Take an artist-led tour of the museum. Get hands-on with the community and create your own work of art. It’s all here.
Year in Review
The Division of Student Life had a successful year in supporting the growth and success of Saint Mary’s students! The Division intersects at multiple points of a student's journey at Saint Mary's. With areas that promote students' living experiences, wellness, and engagement, Student Life accompanies students on their academic and co-curricular journey at Saint Mary's. The Division of Student Life creates a sense of belonging, offers participatory opportunities, and encourages students to contribute back their talents.
We invite you to take a deeper look into the division of Student Life by exploring our 2022- 2023 Year in Review.