Resident Assistants at retreat during fall training 2012

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Welcome to housing and residence life

For more information about the Office of Housing and Residence Life, please refer to our Student Handbook or call us at 360-412-6163.

Housing and residence life at Saint Martin's University - Spangler Hall

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office, we would be happy to speak with you!

Spangler Hall (main office for Spangler, Baran and Burton) 360-412-6163
Parsons Hall 360-923-8727


Fax: 360-486-8470

Saint Martin's University
Office of Housing and Residence Life
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Housing and Residence Life

Our mission statement

Serving students so that they may serve others, the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Saint Martin’s University acts as a catalyst for the formation of a community in which members support and encourage one another by sharing their gifts and challenge each other to recognize and fulfill their full potential.

Our vision

Resident students at Saint Martin's University will be engaged members of the campus community, benefitting from the services, mentorship, guidance, and leadership opportunities provided by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. They will be empowered to take ownership of their Saint Martin's experience and will attain a sense of personal growth and enrichment in doing so. The environment in the residence halls will be physically and psychologically safe, cooperative, celebratory, and respectful. Residents will be encouraged to express themselves while at the same time embracing differences and adhering to Saint Benedict's axiom, "Listen and attend with the ear of your heart."

Honoring the freedom of the individual and respecting the rights of the group, we are guided by the principles of community living outlined in the Rule of Saint Benedict, which states, "All must be given its due, but only its due. There should be something of everything and not too much of anything." To this end, residents will learn to value moderation, stewardship, humility, and hospitality as the fundamental hallmarks of their Saint Martin's experience. By focusing on these universal principles and investing in each student individually, the Office of Housing and Residence Life will equip residents with the skills necessary to live in a community and inspire them to serve those who share in it.

Your resources

All aspects of on-campus living accommodations are coordinated through the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The residence hall staff consists of the Director of Housing and Residence Life, two live-in Residence Director, and a staff of Resident Assistants. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An RA will be available at the Spangler and Parsons front desks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night.

The RAs live in all four residence halls. RAs are on-call from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday. In addition, they organize and provide resources for programs and activities, act as arbitrators in cases of interpersonal conflicts, and along with the Residence Life professional staff, enforce all University and Housing policies.