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Ek Family Village

Open to juniors & seniors or 21+

Est. 1971
The Ek Family Village is a series of single-story, two-bedroom apartments. Four same-sex students share each apartment, and a total of 134 students reside there. The “Old Village" is situated among the trees on a portion of Saint Mary’s located across Highway 14, and this area is connected to the main campus by a safe footbridge. To live here, you must be of junior status or 21 years of age. The Old Village enables students to experience apartment living while maintaining the benefits of living on campus.




Common areas included in Ek Family Village

Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board.

Residents of each apartment share one private bathroom.


Each complex is furnished with window blinds, fluorescent lighting and carpet.


  • moveable beds with extra-long mattresses
  • moveable dressers
  • desks and desk chairs
  • couch and arm chair for living room
  • coffee table, end table, table lamp and floor lamp (in most villages) for living room
  • air-conditioning
  • phone
  • cable and internet hook-up (including access to the SMU wireless network)
  • kitchen appliances: full size refrigerators and stoves

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Check out the upperclass halls