Your Safety & Student Resources

We think you will explore some uncharted territory at Saint Mary’s. But we also know new can seem a little scary. That’s why our network of students, faculty and staff will make sure you feel safe and supported at every stage of your journey. 

Locked out of your room?

If you are locked out of your room, please stop by the Campus Housing Office in Ferroggiaro Hall 200 Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Campus Housing will provide you a loaner key for 24 hours so that you may retrieve your key from your room.

Students locked out for the first time each term comes at no charge. After a student's first lockout, a $25 charge will be assessed for every lockout. 

Students who fail to return their loaner key within 24 hours will be assessed a $50 lost key charge. 

Locked out after 4:30pm Monday - Friday? Please contact your RA or Public Saftey. 

Locked out on the weekend? Please contact your RA or Public Saftey. 

You can rely on our Public Safety Department day and night and in times of emergency. Public Saftey can be contacted at 925-631-4282. If you are looking for ways to get involved, visit the Office of Community Life or the Center for Women and Gender Equity (men included!) to learn how student leaders support health and safety at SMC. We also have a comprehensive set of policies and procedures for large-scale emergency planning. We believe student safety starts at the student level, so we want you to join in.   

Still have questions? Evette Castillo Clark, our Dean of Students, would be happy to help you learn more about the resources available at SMC.