Visit our campus in the South Puget Sound

New for 2014-2015

This year Saint Martin's is introducing a Campus Visit Award. This $400 non-renewable award will be given out to any student that attends a Spirit Day or a formalized campus visit between July 1, 2014 and February 15, 2015, and ultimately applies, is admitted and enrolls at Saint Martin’s University.



Office of Admissions

5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4596 / 800-368-8803
Fax: 360-412-6189
Twitter: @gotosmu
Email: admissions@stmartin.edu
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

Visiting Saint Martin's

We believe the best way to decide if Saint Martin’s University is right for you is to come to campus for a visit. You’ll be able to talk face-to-face with the people who make the University the great place it is: the faculty, students, and staff.

Admitted student visits

Stay overnight on campus with a current student host and then enjoy the entire daily visit program which includes: a campus tour, classroom visit, free food and a meeting with your admission counselor. Overnight visits are the perfect way to find out what life is like as a Saint, as well as get to know what living in a Residence hall is like.

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Come cheer for our SMU Saints live as they take on other Division II competitors! Free tickets are available for upcoming games this spring on our campus.

Please see the schedule of events on the athletics website for a sample of upcoming games on campus. After registering to attend a Saints game, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Office of Admissions regarding your request for tickets.

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Join us on a Sunday evening this spring for dinner and a campus ministry mass held at the Abbey Church. This mass, led by current students, is a great time to connect with current members of the Saint Martin’s community and other prospective students.

Mass is held most Sunday nights at 7 p.m. After registering to attend a Student Mass and optional dinner, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Office of Admissions regarding your request.

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Saint Martin’s transfer counselors are available Monday through Friday, subject to availability, to meet with admitted transfer and non-traditional or returning students. To request an advising appointment only, without a campus tour, please request an appointment online.

If you would like a campus tour in addition to an advising appointment, please fill out the Daily Visit Program request form.

If you would like to stay overnight on campus in addition to an advising appointment, please fill out the Overnight visit request form.

All other visits

Daily Visit Program

Saint Martin’s University offers a comprehensive visit program for prospective students and their families twice-daily Monday through Friday during the academic year*. For the program schedule, see below:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning visit

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Arrive in the Office of Admissions
9 – 9:50 a.m. Sit in on a class
10 – 11 a.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
11 – 11:30 a.m. Meet with Admission counselor
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch in cafeteria

Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoon visit

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Arrive in the Office of Admissions
1 – 1:50 p.m. Sit in on a class
2 – 2:30 p.m. Meet with Admission counselor
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador

Tuesday/Thursday morning visit

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Arrive in the Office of Admissions
8:45 – 9:20 a.m. Meet with Admission counselor
9:30 – 10:50 a.m. Sit in on a class
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch in cafeteria

Tuesday/Thursday afternoon visit

12 – 12:45 p.m. Arrive in the Office of Admissions
1 – 2:20 p.m. Sit in on a class
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet with Admission counselor

*Visits subject to availability, campus closures, and holidays. Visit requests require one week’s notice.

Saturday visits

Saturday visits include a campus tour and a meeting with an Admission counselor.

Saturday visits are available on:
February 7, 2015
February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 28, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 25, 2015

The schedule is as follows:

9:45 a.m. Arrive in the Office of Admissions
10 – 11 a.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
11 – 11:30 a.m. Admission counselor presentation

Transfer advising appointment only

Saint Martin’s transfer counselors are available Monday through Friday, subject to availability, to meet with prospective transfer and non-traditional or returning students. To request an advising appointment only, without a campus tour, please request an appointment online.

If you would like a campus tour in addition to an advising appointment, please fill out the Daily Visit Program request form.

Transfer Drop-in Advising

For those students with busy schedules, a transfer counselor will be available for drop-in advising on the following dates and times:

October 23 3-6 p.m.
November 12 3-6 p.m.
November 24 3-6 p.m.

Group visits

Group visits are available to groups ranging from 5-50 people; grades 6-12 and adults. Group visit dates are subject to availability, and group visits require at least two week’s notice to schedule. Group visits are available for the following days/times:

Tuesday/Thursday morning visit

10:15 a.m. Arrive at the base of the Grand Staircase
10:30 – 11 a.m. Counselor presentation
11 – 12 p.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
12 – 1 p.m. Optional lunch in cafeteria*

*Subject to availability and costs, not available to groups larger than 30.

Monday through Friday afternoon visit

2:20 p.m. Arrive at the base of the Grand Staircase
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Campus tour with Student ambassador
3:30 – 4 p.m. Counselor presentation

High school/Independent counselor visits

Campus tours are available twice-daily Monday through Friday* for High school and Independent counselors. Tour times are as follows:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning tour
10 – 11 a.m. : Campus tour with student ambassador
Tuesday/Thursday morning tour
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. : Campus tour with student ambassador
Monday through Friday afternoon tour
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. : Campus tour with student ambassador

Each year, Saint Martin’s University hosts counselors from around the country for our annual Counselor Fly-In showcase event. The 2015 Counselor Fly-In will be held March 4-6. To learn more, or to express interest in attending the Fly-In, please visit the Counselor Fly-in page.

Open House Events

Saint Martin’s University offers two open house events throughout the year: Spirit Days and Spirit Friday. Spirit Days include a campus tour, admissions and financial aid presentations, the opportunity to interact with current students and faculty, as well as a free lunch catered by Bon Appetit.

Spirit Days will occur on October 26, 2014 and January 25, 2015.

For more information or to register for a Spirit Day or Spirit Friday, please visit the Spirit Day page.