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A sense of community. A place for everyone.

Living on campus lets you immerse yourself in all the academic, social, cultural, recreational, faith, and service opportunities Saint Mary’s has to offer. Twelve residence halls for undergraduates include transitional halls, suites, and apartments.

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First-year Residence Halls

Bishops Hall

Open to first year students

  • Bishops Hall houses the smallest number of residents on campus, which helps foster a close-knit community.

    It is located a short distance from Saint Mary’s Hall and houses 40 students in spacious double rooms. Every room in Bishops Hall has its own private bath. The lobby/lounge is a great place to socialize or study, with comfortable seating, a cozy fireplace, and a TV.

     

    • 2 lounges
    • Computer room
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Two kitchens, each with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator

  • Layout:

    • Rooms are approximately 15.5’ x 20’.
    • All Bishops rooms have carpet.

    Amenities:

    • 2 moveable beds with extra-long mattresses
    • 2 built-in wardrobes with adjacent clothing rod
    • Private bathroom within room
    • Sink
    • 2 built-in desks
    • 2 desk chairs
    • Air conditioning
    • Phone
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)


Brother William Hall

Open to First-year Men and Women

  • Brother William Hall houses 112 students in double rooms, co-ed single sex by floor.

    Named in honor of the 13th president of Saint Marys University of Minnesota, Brother William Mann, this hall was built with first year students in mind. This hall is substance-free, and for the safety of its residents, is locked 24 hours a day.

    • Gathering Space
    • Main lounge
    • Vending area
    • Study areas
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator
    • Chapel
    • Cardio Room

  • Layout:

    • Rooms are approximately 16×23′
    • Built in desks and wardrobes
    • Laundry on every floor

     

    Amenities:

    • Air conditioning
    • 2 beds with extra-long mattresses
    • 2 wardrobes / dressers
    • An in-unit bathroom
    • 2 desks
    • 2 desk chairs
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)”



Saint Joseph's Hall

Open to First-year students. Saint Joseph’s Hall, fondly known as Saint Joe’s, was purchased by the Christian Brothers in 1950. The hall was remodeled at that time and again in 1998.

  • Saint Joseph’s is home to approximately 60 first-year students. There is more variance in the size and shape of individual rooms in this hall than any other hall on campus, allowing for both double and single rooms. Currently, the Art Department uses portions of the hall for classroom space, making Saint Joe’s the perfect place for the artistically inclined.

  • Common Areas Included in Saint Joe’s

    • A large lounge
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • A community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator
    • Traditional community bathrooms and shower areas located on each floor

  • Layout

    The rooms in Saint Joe’s vary in size.
    All Saint Joe’s rooms have carpet.

    Amenities

    • Moveable bed(s) with extra-long mattress(es)
    • Built-in wardrobes with dressers
    • Built-in desk(s)
    • Desk chair(s)
    • Internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)

Skemp Hall

Skemp Hall was originally built as a two-level gymnasium annex to Heffron Hall. In 1965, it was remodeled into a three-story residence hall. At that time, it was named in honor of Thomas Skemp, a beloved teacher and coach at Saint Mary’s in the 1920s.

  • Skemp houses approximately 105 female residents in double rooms. Multiple private showers and restrooms are located on each floor. The hall is substance-free, and for the safety of its residents, is locked 24 hours a day. This residence hall is connected to Saint Mary’s Hall (the main academic building).

    • Three main television/study lounges
    • Computer pod with two computers and a printer
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Community kitchen, with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator

  • Rooms are approximately 15’ x 17’.
    Skemp’s rooms are not carpeted.

    Amenities:

    • 2 beds with extra-long mattresses
    • Dressers
    • Walk-in closet with clothing bar and shelving
    • Sink
    • Built-in desks
    • 2 desk chairs
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)

    Skemp 131 and 331 are triples with the following changes to their layouts and amenities:

    • Bedroom—12′ x 15′
    • Second room—12 ‘ x 17’
    • Private bathroom, no shower



Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year Residence Halls

Brother Leopold Hall

Brother Leopold Hall honors Brother Leopold Julian Dodd, the first Christian Brother president of Saint Mary’s.

  • Overlooking Gilmore Creek and the surrounding bluffs, this four-story building houses 139 sophomore through senior students, in apartment-style and suite-style housing. Rooms are designed in a corridor style, with spacious single, double, triple, and quad rooms, each of which has a private bathroom and shower.

    • Three large lounges with computers and a printer
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board

  • Types of Room:

    • Apartment: Includes a kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Number of bedrooms varies. Some apartments have individual bedrooms. Some have two double bedrooms for four people to share. Others are a combination of a double bedroom for two people and two individual bedrooms.
    • Double-occupancy Suite: Four students in two double bedrooms with a private bathroom and shower. Similar style to Gilmore Creek Hall.
    • Single-occupancy Suite: Two students in two individual bedrooms with a private bathroom and shower.

    Availability:

    • Apartments With Single Bedrooms
      7 junior and senior apartments
    • Single-occupancy Singles
      16 junior and senior single-occupancy singles
    • Apartments With Double-room Bedrooms
      7 sophomore through senior apartments
    • Double-occupancy Singles
      13 sophomore double-occupancy singles

    • Moveable beds with extra-long mattresses, wardrobes, dressers, desks, and chairs
    • Private bathroom with shower
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)




Gilmore Creek Hall

Gilmore Creek houses students of sophomore class status and above.

  • Gilmore Creek Hall is one of Saint Mary’s suite-style co-ed halls and is nestled close to its namesake, Gilmore Creek.

    Gilmore’s “lodge-type” lounge, with large windows, high ceilings, and a stone fireplace, is a popular gathering place for the approximately 60 students housed there. The double rooms are “suite-style” with a connecting bathroom and shower that are shared by four students of the same sex. In addition to choosing a roommate, it is possible to choose who to share a bathroom with.

    • Two large lounges
    • Computer room with two computers and a printer
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator

  • Rooms are approximately 11’ x 14’.
    All Gilmore Creek rooms are carpeted.

    Amenities:

    • 2 moveable beds with extra-long mattresses
    • 2 built-in wardrobes and dressers
    • 2 closets with adjacent clothing rod
    • 2 built-in desks
    • 2 desk chairs
    • Shared bathroom with double sink and private toilet and shower
    • Air conditioning
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)


Heffron Hall

Heffron Hall was the second major building in the early history of Saint Mary’s and honors the founder, Bishop Patrick R. Heffron.

  • It houses 93 co-ed sophomore through senior students in single rooms on same sex floors. Rooms have hardwood floors, beautiful woodwork, and wide hallways, with great views of campus and the surrounding bluffs. Heffron’s various floors have undergone recent renovations and in 2007 all of its bathrooms were converted into semi-private bathroom/shower rooms.

    This residence hall is connected to Saint Mary’s Hall (the main academic building).

    • Three TV lounges
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and refrigerator

  • Rooms are approximately 8’ x 13.5’.

    Approximately half of the rooms are carpeted (207, 209, 236, 237, 312, 324, 326, 328, 407, 412, 413, 419, 423, and 428); others have hardwood flooring.

    Amenities include:

    • Loft bed with extra-long mattress
    • Wardrobe
    • Dresser
    • Sink
    • Desk and desk chair
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)



Hillside Hall

Hillside Hall is Open to Sophomore Through Senior Men and Women.

  • Hillside Hall was built overlooking Gilmore Creek and the surrounding bluffs.

    This four-story building houses 100 sophomore through senior students. Hillside is designed in a corridor style, with spacious double rooms, each of which has a private bathroom and shower. Hillside also features four classrooms with updated technical equipment.

    • Two large lounges
    • Computer room with two computers and a printer
    • Four classrooms
    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Three small kitchens with stoves, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators

  • Rooms are approximately 15.5’ x 20’.
    All Hillside rooms have carpet and air conditioning.

    Amenities include:

    • 2 moveable beds with extra-long mattresses
    • Built-in wardrobes and dressers
    • Built-in desks
    • Desk chairs
    • Private bathroom with shower
    • Phone
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)




La Salle Hall

La Salle Hall is open to all upperclassmen

  • La Salle Hall was originally built as the main campus residence of the Christian Brothers. It is named after the founder of the Brothers, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

    The hall houses 49 students, as well as office space for the Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Departments. A majority of the rooms in this hall are singles, but there are also a few doubles and some private baths (see floor plans for details). The hall is co-ed by floor, and for seniors or 21+ students.

    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • 2 lounges
    • 2 kitchens
    • Cardio room
    • Computer lab with printer

  • Rooms are approximately 8.5’ x 13.5’.

    Renovated semi-private restrooms and showers.



Residencia Santiago Miller

Open to Upperclass Men And Women

  • Residencia Santiago Miller is located next to a wooded area on the edge of campus, near the track and soccer complex.

    Residencia Santiago Miller is a series of two-story, two-bedroom apartments. Four same-sex students share each apartment, for a total of 105 student residents. Residencia Santiago Miller enables students to experience apartment living while maintaining the benefits of on-campus living.

    • Coinless laundry facilities included in room and board
    • Residents of each apartment share one private bathroom

  • Upper level units are carpeted. Basement units have tile flooring.

    Amenities:

    • 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 apartments) for living room
    • Air conditioning
    • Cable and internet hookup (including access to the Saint Mary’s wireless network)
    • Kitchen appliances: full size refrigerators and stoves

Saint Yon's Hall

Apartment-style open to all upperclassmen

  • Saint Yon’s Hall has multiple apartment-style units, allowing residents to truly live in community with one another.

    Saint Yon’s houses sophomores, juniors and seniors. The hall was renovated in 2016 and all rooms are apartment-style, ranging from three-person apartments to a nine-person apartment. There is a cardio room and a chapel on the west side of the building, and all rooms feature air conditioning for maximum comfort during the early fall, late spring, and summer.

    • Cardio Room
    • Chapel
    • Laundry facilities

    • Apartment 001: 4 students; 1 double room, 2 single rooms, full kitchen, living room, bathroom, and washer and dryer
    • Apartment 108: 6 students; 6 single rooms, full kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms, and washer and dryer
    • Apartment 121: 3 students; 1 double room, 1 single room, full kitchen, living room, and bathroom
    • Apartment 122: 4 students; 2 double rooms, full kitchen, living room, and bathroom
    • Apartment 124: 4 students; 1 double room, 2 single rooms, full kitchen, living room, and bathroom
    • Apartment 208: 6 students; 6 single rooms, full kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms, and washer and dryer
    • Apartment 159: 9 students; 1 double room, 7 single rooms, full kitchen, living room, semi-private shared bathrooms, and washer and dryer
    • Wing 101: 1 double room with a private bath, 1 single room with a private bath, 2 single rooms with a shared bathroom, living room, and full kitchen
    • Wing 205: 2 double rooms with private bath, 1 single room with private bath, 2 single rooms with shared bath, living room, and full kitchen


  • Basement

    First Floor

    Second Floor

    Nine Person Apartment

What to Bring to Campus

What should you bring to campus? What should you leave at home? First, connect with your future roommate to coordinate who brings what. Two stereos might sound like a good idea, but… Use our guidelines to bring only what you 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)
    • Hangers
    • Laundry detergent & laundry basket

    • Cable-ready television and streaming device (i.e., Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, etc.)
    • 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

  • Grab a latte for a late-night study session or enjoy healthy meal choices (or maybe indulge with something sweet!) without leaving campus. All dining options are located in the student center so whatever you’re in the mood for is never far.

    Dining Services

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.

See the Student Handbook.

 

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
507-457-1640
800-635-5987, Ext. 1640
Fax: 507-457-8708
reslife@smumn.edu

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