First-Year Residence Halls
Saint Mary's College strongly believes in the value of the on-campus residential experience for first-year students.
Typically, first-year residence halls accommodate two students within a "double" room. These rooms are furnished with extra-long twin beds, small three-drawer dressers, desks, chairs, closets, and sinks. Students share common restrooms and lounge areas on each single-gender floors. Please note older videos and photos may reference "triple" rooms on campus, but at this time there are no longer triple rooms available on campus.
Rates for Housing can be found on the SMC Tuition & Fees page.
Scroll down to learn more about our first year housing options for incoming students! First-Year applications are due June 1st. Here is a guide on how to apply, and here is a guide on how to self select your room during your assigned selection time at the end of June.
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 the Housing Operations Manager (925-631-4897) to discuss your housing preferences. For additional support and resources, please contact the Director of the Intercultural Center (925-631-8358) or the Director of the Center for Women and Gender Equity (925-631-4171). Please refer to the Saint Mary's College Nondiscrimination Disclosure found in the College's Undergraduate Student Handbook.
Tour of First-Year Residence Halls
First-Year Residential Experience
Saint Mary's College strongly believes in the value of the on-campus residential experience for first-year students
Students Living On Campus
- 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.
Our First Year Residence Halls
Mitty Hall, Assumption Hall, Aquinas Hall, Augustine Hall, De La Salle Hall
- Augustine Hall houses four floors of first-year students
- Located across from Filippi Academic Hall
- The hall, built in 1928, was one of the original Saint Mary's residence halls
- Augustine also houses the Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center, the Academic Advising Center, and the New Student and Family Programs Offices on the ground level
- Augustine Hall is one of two halls with an elevator
- Augustine is home to around 140 students
De La Salle Hall
- Named after the founder of the Christian Brothers, John Baptist De La Salle.
- Room options include limited singles and many doubles
- This hall located on central campus, with a spacious front lawn.
- The ground floor is home to Hagerty Lounge, the Center for Writing Across the Curriculum, Residential Experience, the Residence Hall Association, the Free Store, a classroom, administrative offices, and a communal kitchen.
- De La Salle is home to around 90 students
- Aquinas Hall houses both first-year and upper-class students
- Aquinas is a suite-style building, in which four rooms of students share one bathroom.
- Composed of doubles and singles
- The hall housed sophomore men for 40 years
- The original birthplace of the 1959 photo booth stuffing that appeared in Life magazine and in the opening credits of the TV program "Happy Days"
- Aquinas is one of two halls with an elevator
- Aquinas is home to around 125 students
- FEATURES AIR CONDITIONED UNITS
- Newly renovated lounges with new furniture
- Mitty Hall houses two floors of first-year students
- Located next to a sand volleyball court, basketball court, and barbeque pits.
- All rooms are doubles
- This hall is near Ferroggiaro Quad and shares a lounge and laundry rooms with Justin Hall.
- Mitty is home to around 90 students
- Assumption Hall is home to the Science Living Learning Community
- Room Type: Double
- During the 1940s, when Saint Mary's hosted the Navy Pre-flight school, civilian students called Assumption Hall home.
- Located across from Galileo Hall
- Assumption is home to around 90 students
What Our Students Love About Living on campus
“I had an amazing first year-living situation. It was so wonderful and welcoming and became a haven for me to return to after a long day of classes. Everyone's doors were always open, making it easy to walk around and make friends. Our RA would make treats for us every Monday night, allowing us to gather outside of her room and talk about our day, weekend, and classes. It was an amazing way to create community and feel at home while I made that transition from high school to college."
Kate Perdue '20
Just take a look!