First Year Residence Halls

During their first year at Saint Mary's College of California, students live in our residence halls with other new students.   

First Year Residential Experience

Saint Mary's College strongly believes in the value of the on-campus residential experience for first year students.  Numerous studies have shown students who live on-campus during their first-year at college:

  • Earn better grades, have higher GPA's, and finish college sooner
  • Develop stronger ties to the college and have a greater sense of belonging to the campus community
  • Report having greater opportunities to interact with faculty and feel more connected to their educational experiences
  • Build more meaningful and lasting relationships with their peers.