Admission Bookstores Careers @ SMU Commencement Ceremonies Degrees & Programs Faculty/Staff Directory Giving Opportunities Institutes & Affiliates Library - Twin Cities Library - Winona News & Communication Offices & Services Performing & Fine Arts President's Office Student Services - Twin Cities Transcripts Military & Veterans Services Writing Center - Twin Cities
Inside Pages WebTools WebMail Blackboard IT Helpdesk

Watters Hall

Open to graduate students

Est. 1961
Watters Hall, formerly Damien Hall, was used as a seminary until 1972. At that time, Saint Mary’s purchased the building and converted it into office and classroom space, as well as a residence hall. In honor of Bishop Loras Watters, retired bishop of the Winona diocese, the building was renamed Watters Hall in 1987. Watters Hall houses 60 graduate students. The undergraduate Lasallian Honors Program, classrooms and faculty offices are also housed in Watters.

Common areas included in Watters

  • a spacious TV lounge
  • coinless laundry facilities with cost included in room and board
  • large community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer

The computer lab located in Watters is shared with residents of Ek Family Village.

Traditional community bathrooms and shower areas are located on each floor of this hall.


Rooms are approximately 8’ x 10’ and furnished with window blinds and fluorescent lighting. Rooms are not carpeted.


  • bed with extra long mattress
  • dresser
  • closet
  • sink
  • desk and desk chair
  • phone
  • cable and internet hook-up (including access to the SMU wireless network)

Check out the first-year halls

Check out the upperclass halls