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.
Thirteen residence halls for undergraduates include traditional halls, first-year Learning and Living Communities organized around a special theme, and—for upperclass students—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)
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 MinnesotaThe 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 LeadershipGuided 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.
- 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)
- Laundry detergent & laundry basket
- Cable-ready television with coax cable
- DVD player
- Personal computer or laptop
- Table lamp (not halogen)
- Refrigerator (2.0-5.0 cubic feet)
- Bed (bunkable) NO LOFTS!
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Houses sophomore to senior men and women in single rooms.
Features three TV lounges, coinless laundry, and a community kitchen.
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.
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.
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).
Residencia Santiago Miller
Houses juniors, seniors, or students 21 years of age or older in four-person apartments.
Features coinless laundry.
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 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.
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.
Download the Student Handbook (PDF).
Vlazny Hall, Room 105
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
800-635-5987, Ext. 1409
Connect With Us
Director of Residence Life
Vlazny Hall, VL106
Campus Box: # 9
B.A. Parks and Recreation Management from George William’s College of Aurora University
Graduate Assistant - Hall Director
Brother Leopold Hall, BL110
Campus Box: #1317
Brother Leopold Hall and Residencia Santiago Miller
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
Graduate Assistant - Hall Director
Benilde Hall, BN209
Campus Box: #1523
Saint Benilde, Gilmore Creek, and Saint Yon's Residence Halls
Graduate Assistant - Hall Director
Campus Box: #1470
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.
Graduate Assistant Hall Director
Saint Edward Hall, SE123
Campus Box: #1492
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