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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

Damage deposits and refunds

A refundable $200 damage deposit must be on file with the Office of Student Accounts prior to the issuance of keys to the room. No portion of the $200 deposit will be refunded if the application is canceled more than 30 days from the date it is submitted; after August 1, regardless of the date submitted; or if requested more than 30 days after officially checking out of the halls. After taking occupancy, if the applicant stays the entire contract period and applies to return to the residence halls the following academic year, his/her damage deposit will automatically be carried over to the following academic year.

Damage deposit refunds may be requested only by submitting the damage deposit request form through the housing and residence life website. The refund request must be received no later than 30 days after a student officially stops living in the residence hall by checking out or formally withdrawing the application.

The deposit will be refunded if:

  1. The resident follows the check-out policy outlined in the student handbook.
  2. Room keys are properly checked in with the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
  3. No damages or excess cleaning charges are associated with the room upon check-out.
  4. The resident does not have an outstanding balance on his/her account with the university.
  5. The student fulfills the housing contract terms of residence and does not cancel his/her reservation more than 30 days from the date it is signed or after August 1.

A resident who does not check out in accordance with the procedures described in the Student Handbook and Housing and Residence Life Bulletins and correspondence will be subject to fines and/or forfeiture of all or part of his/her deposit.

Cancellation fee:

A student who withdraws from housing after fall add/drop but within the first 30 days of the semester will be charged a $300 cancellation fee, forfeit his/her deposit, and be prorated for the number of days in residence. Students who withdraw from the University or leave housing after the 30th day of the semester receive no refund.