Living Life to Its Fullest

Living on campus in beautiful Winona lets you immerse yourself in all the academic, social, cultural, recreational, faith, and community-service opportunities that Saint Mary’s offers. 

Twelve residence halls for undergraduates include traditional halls, suites, and apartments. All buildings are locked by key card access 24/7 (except the Ek Family Village and Residencia of Santiago Miller, which are villages locked by key by the residents). 

Fall 2018 Housing Timeline for New Students
(Freshman & Transfer)

December 1, 2017 - Housing applications available (student must be confirmed to request housing)
June 21, 2018 - Roommate request deadline .
June 21, 2018 - Deadline of Housing Applications for first round of housing placements.
June 26, 2018 - First Round of Housing Assignments sent out.
July 17, 2018 - Second Round of Housing Assignments sent out.
August 7, 2018 - Third Round of Housing Assignments sent out.
 

Food Services

Dining options include our full-service cafeteria, Toner Dining Hall, as well as The Cardinal Club and Cotter Café, which serve made-to-order sandwiches and more. Several meal plans are available.

Where you are matters: Winona named most beautiful town in Minnesota

The City of Winona, home to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Winona Campus, again received accolades as a top place to live. The well-known Expedia online travel service recently named Winona the most beautiful town in Minnesota, and an earlier ranking by Safewise called Winona the safest college town in the United States. […] Read more ›

Exploring the possibilities through Outdoor Leadership

Guided by the beams of their headlamps, Colin Norris ’13 led a dozen hardy students on a night hike through the bluffs surrounding Saint Mary’s University. Carefully, they made their way along the snowy wooded trails, across a stream, and to a clearing far behind the campus lights and activity. The group’s excited chatter quieted […] Read more ›

Studying abroad changes lives [video]

Erin Doyle ’17 left for her London study abroad trip in 2015 as a quiet introvert. “I didn’t think I could ever travel by myself,” she said. “I’d never been on a plane, never left the country other than Canada, and hadn’t even seen the sea. But I did so successfully, happily, and safely. And […] Read more ›

What to Bring to Campus

What should you bring to campus? What should you leave at home?

First of all, it’s a good idea for you and your future roommate to coordinate who will be bringing which items to the room. Many belongings such as televisions, stereos and cooking equipment can be shared. Use thes guidelines to bring only what you will need.

Print-version (pdf)

  • Sheets (X-Long Twin)
  • Shower items, shower caddy, toiletries
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Swimsuit, workout clothes
  • A plate, bowl, cups, glasses, silverware
  • Snack food
  • Decorations — posters to be hung with poster putty
  • Back pack
  • School supplies
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Hangers
  • Laundry detergent & laundry basket
  • Cable-ready television with coax cable
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Personal computer or laptop
  • Table lamp (not halogen)
  • Refrigerator (2.0-5.0 cubic feet)
  • Bed (bunkable) NO LOFTS!
  • Mattress
  • Dresser
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair

First-year Residence Halls

Saint Benilde Hall

Offers substance-free living housing for first-year men in double rooms.

Features TV lounge, computers and a printer, study area, coinless laundry, community kitchen, and game room.

Saint Benilde Hall

 

Saint Edward's Hall

Offers substance-free living housing for first-year men and women who are a part of Learning and Living Communities in double rooms.

Features a lounge, computers and printers, sunroom, study area, coinless laundry, and community kitchen.

Saint Edward's Hall

Skemp Hall

Offers substance-free living housing for first-year women in double rooms. 

Features three lounges with TVs and study areas, computers and a printer, coinless laundry, and community kitchen. 

Skemp Hall


Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year Residence Halls

Brother Leopold Hall

Houses sophomore to senior men and women in apartment-style and suite-style spaces.

Features three large lounges, computers and a printer, and coinless laundry.

Brother Leopold Hall

Gilmore Creek Hall

Houses sophomore men and women in suite-style double rooms. Two double rooms are connected by a bathroom and shower that is shared by four students of the same sex.

Features two large lounges, computers and a printer, two study rooms, coinless laundry, and community kitchen.

Gilmore Creek Hall

Heffron Hall

Houses sophomore to senior men and women in single rooms.

Features three TV lounges, coinless laundry, and a community kitchen.

Heffron Hall

Hillside Hall

Houses sophomore men and women in double rooms with a private bathroom and shower.

Features two large lounges, computers and a printer, coinless laundry, and three small kitchens.

Hillside Hall

La Salle Hall

Houses seniors or students 21 years of age or older in double and single rooms.

Features lounge, cardio room, computers and a printer, coinless laundry, and community kitchen.

La Salle Hall

Pines Hall

Houses sophomore men and women in double rooms.

Features a lounge, computers and a printer, coinless laundry, and two community kitchens (one of which includes a large dining/study area).

Pines Hall

Residencia Santiago Miller

Houses juniors, seniors, or students 21 years of age or older in four-person apartments.

Features coinless laundry.

Residencia Santiago Miller

Saint Joseph's Hall

Houses first-years and sophomore men and women in single and double rooms.

Features a large lounge, computers and a printer, coinless laundry, and community kitchen.

Saint Joseph's Hall

Saint Yon’s Hall

Houses juniors and seniors, and students 21 years of age or older.

Features apartment-style living with full kitchens and coinless laundry.

Saint Yon’s Hall

Ek Family Village

Being renovated for graduate housing

More information regarding the Ek Family Village will be available soon.

Ek Family Village


Sending Mail to a Student

If you’d like to send mail to a student who lives on campus, you do not need to include his or her residence hall in the address. His or her campus mailbox number will suffice. Please follow this template:

[Student First Name] [Student Last Name]
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights [#Campus Mailbox]
Winona, MN 55987-1399 USA

If you do not know the student’s campus mailbox number, please contact the mailroom at 800-635-5987, Ext. 1571.


Residence Life Office

The primary focus of the Residence Life Office in Winona is to create an environment that supports the educational mission of the university by providing students with out-of-class opportunities to participate in social, cultural, recreational, academic, and community service programs.

The staff at the Residence Life Office can provide you with more information on residence halls and Learning and Living Communities.

Download the Student Handbook (PDF).

Find Us

Vlazny Hall, Room 105
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Office of Residence Life
700 Terrace Heights #9
Winona, MN 55987
507-457-1409
800-635-5987, Ext. 1409
Fax: 507-457-8708
reslife@smumn.edu

Connect With Us

Nathan Wagar

Director of Residence Life

Vlazny Hall, VL106

Campus Box: # 9

(507) 457-1406

nwagar@smumn.edu

Education:
B.A. Parks and Recreation Management from George William’s College of Aurora University

Nathan Wagar
William Boser

Graduate Assistant - Hall Director

Brother Leopold Hall, BL110

Campus Box: #1317

(507) 457-7833

wgbose10@smumn.edu

Brother Leopold Hall and Residencia Santiago Miller

Education:
B.A. Philosophy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 

William is currently seeking his M.A. in Human Development at Saint Mary’s University with emphasis on Student Affairs.

Student Affairs Interests:
Residence Life, Campus Ministry, Philosophy, and Theater Arts 

William Boser
Colin Norris

Graduate Assistant - Hall Director

Benilde Hall, BN209

Campus Box: #1523

(507) 457-6092

cnorris@smumn.edu

Saint Benilde, Gilmore Creek, and Saint Yon's Residence Halls

Education: B.A. Political Science: American and International Government from Saint Mary’s
University of Minnesota
Colin is currently seeking his M.A. in Human Development at Saint Mary’s University:
Emphasis Outdoor Leadership
 
Student Affairs Interests:  Outdoor Leadership, Athletics, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and Residence Life

Colin Norris
Teddy Oberle

Graduate Assistant - Hall Director

Hillside, HI218

Campus Box: #1470

(507) 457-7824

toberle@smumn.edu

Graduate Assistant Hall Director for Pines, Saint Joe's, and Hillside Residence Halls.

Education: B.A. Environmental Biology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota TJ is currently seeking his M.A. in Human Development at Saint Mary’s University

Student Affairs Interests: Holistic healing and growth of a person, social justice, and working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Teddy Oberle
Erin Riddle

Graduate Assistant Hall Director

Saint Edward Hall, SE123

Campus Box: #1492

(507) 457-7825

eriddle@smumn.edu

Saint Edward's Hall, La Salle Hall, and EK Family Village

Education: Associates Degree: Ethnic Studies; B.A.: Comprehensive Criminal Justice from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; Certification: American Sign Language

Erin is currently seeking her M.A. in Human Development at Saint Mary's University with an emphasis in Addiction and Mental Health Holistic Healing.

Student Affairs Interests: Residence Life, Campus Ministry, Musical Arts, and Theater

Erin Riddle