Apply For On Campus Housing

First Year Room Selection

On-campus housing is required for all first year students. New students for the spring semester and transfer students enrolling for either the Fall or Spring semester are provided housing on a first-come, first-serve basis depending on availability. Please note that preferences are not guaranteed. Please visit this page for more information.   

Current Student Room Selection

All current First-Year residents are guaranteed and encouraged to live in student housing for their Sophomore year.  Continuing students participate in the Housing Room Selection Process each year for the chance to secure housing for the following academic year and enjoy the benefits that come with living on campus. Please visit this page for more information. 

  • If you are a current student returning from study abroad please visit this page


Housing Pre-Payment

All students are required to pay the non-refundable $350 Housing Pre-Payment in order to complete the application process.This non-refundable fee is credited toward your housing charges and needs to be paid before the application deadline.  The Housing Pre-Payment is paid directly to the Saint Mary’s Business Office according to the appropriate corresponding deadline date.

In order to avoid delays in the processing of your Housing Pre-Payment, please make your payment online by logging into your GaelXpress account and click on 'View My Bill/Make a Payment'. Be sure to advise the Business Office, (925) 631-4209, that the payment is a Housing Pre-Payment.Otherwise payments may be made in person at the Business Office (Filippi Hall, 1st Floor), with cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check or by mailing your check directly to the Business Office at:

Saint Mary's College Business Office
P.O. Box 4600
Moraga, CA 94575

If paying by check to the Business Office be sure to include your ID number and indicate that payment is for the Housing Pre-Payment. 


Gender Inclusive Housing

Campus Housing offers gender inclusive housing options for students. It is the intention of Campus Housing to make room assignments on how you, the student, identify. Please contact Josh Haeffner, Housing Operations Manager (925-631-4897), to discuss your housing assignment preferences. For additional support and resources, please contact Legacy Lee, Director of the Intercultural Center (925-631-8358) or Sharon Sobotta, Director of the Women and Gender Equity Center (925-631-4171). Please refer to the Saint Mary's College Nondiscrimination Disclosure found in the College's Undergraduate Student Handbook