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.

 

 

Click on each Residence Hall name below for more information on amenities, room styles and layout. 

Assumption Hall

 

Assumption Hall is home to the Science Living Learning Community and the Honors Living Learning Community. Each individual room has its own unique style; room types are primarily doubles, with a few triples. During the 1940's, when Saint Mary's hosted the Navy Pre-flight school, civilian students called Assumption Hall home.

Augustine Hall

 

Augustine Hall houses four floors of first-year students—three floors of women and one floor of men. The hall, built in 1928, was one of the original Saint Mary's residence halls. In addition to residences, Augustine houses the Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center, the Women's Resource Center, and the New Student and Family Programs Offices on the ground level. Augustine Hall is one of two halls with an elevator.

De La Salle Hall

 

Named after the founder of the Christian Brothers, John Baptist De La Salle, De La Salle Hall houses one floor of men and two floors of women. Room options include singles (women only), doubles, and triples. The hall is also home to the Campus Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, Hagerty Lounge, a game room, administrative offices, and a snack shop.

Justin Hall

 

Justin Hall houses two floors of first-year students and sits next to a sand volleyball court, basketball court, and barbeque pits. Because of its proximity to Mitty Hall, these tight-knit communities often participate in hall socials and activities together. All rooms are doubles or triples.

Mitty Hall

 

Mitty Hall houses two floors of first-year students and sits next to a sand volleyball court, basketball court, and barbeque pits. Because of its proximity to Justin Hall, these tight-knit communities often participate in hall socials and activities together. All rooms are doubles or triples.