Saint Martin's University

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Learn how we strive for

Academic Excellence

We educate the whole person, meaning holistic, collaborative and experiential learning.

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Meet our

Supportive Community

Saints recognize that we become who we are by our relationships with others.

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Read about our

Transformative Outcomes

Saints make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

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Experience

Living and Learning in the PNW

See our amazing natural setting as well as the people, cultures and sectors that thrive here.

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For Every Saint

Since 1895, Saint Martin’s has aspired to be an inclusive community of learners, rooted in tradition and inspired toward progress. Informed by the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by our Benedictine values, we educate future leaders to be mindful citizens of the world who exhibit wisdom and compassion in thought and through action.

Saints live with heart.
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Homecoming Weekend

We are thrilled to welcome you to the Saint Martin’s Lacey campus to celebrate Saint Martin’s 2024 Homecoming Weekend, February 23-25! Join your fellow Saints to celebrate our outstanding community through an array of events, games, and activities over the course of this fun-filled weekend.

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Academic Excellence

Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its undergraduate and graduate programs and certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, nursing and leadership.

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Our admissions team is devoted to making your journey as helpful, straightforward, and transparent as possible for you.

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Patty Lemon
Dean of Enrollment and Admissions

Undergraduate programs

We offer undergraduate programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Counseling, the School of Business, and the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.

Our admissions team is devoted to making your journey as helpful, straightforward, and transparent as possible for you.

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Patty Lemon
Dean of Enrollment and Admissions
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Maya Angelou once said, “every person is born with talent.” The Office of Graduate Admissions welcomes the opportunity to help you take the first step toward beginning your graduate program and cultivating your talent. Let’s get started!

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Roger Douglas
Interim Director of Graduate Admissions

Graduate programs

Our graduate programs in accounting, business, computer science, counseling, engineering and leadership studies provide flexibility and supportive faculty with real-world experience.

Maya Angelou once said, “every person is born with talent.” The Office of Graduate Admissions welcomes the opportunity to help you take the first step toward beginning your graduate program and cultivating your talent. Let’s get started!

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Roger Douglas
Interim Director of Graduate Admissions

More academic offerings

Certificate programs

Saint Martin's offers several non-degree and certificate programs in such high-demand areas as accounting, business and education to advance your career.

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

This interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed to empower the next generation of researchers and scholars while addressing the pressing need for leadership in today’s world.

Washington Vets to Tech

Washington Vets to Tech (WaV2T) is a 16-week intensive program offered at Lacey and JBLM campuses that prepares active military and veterans for new careers in computer science and IT.

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A Community that Cares

Community is a Benedictine value and core theme at Saint Martin's. We build community inside and outside the classroom, sharing our diverse lived experiences and creating new shared memories and missions with one another.

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Once a Saint, always a Saint

During their time at Saint Martin's, students, faculty and staff grow intellectually, personally and spiritually. Together, as Saints, we support one another as we each find and follow our purpose, always striving to think, act, and lead with heart.

Saint Stories

Tutoring for Success
I gained a lot of knowledge through the certification provided by CRLA and the tutoring center. I highly recommend taking the time to complete the training as a tutor and knowledge to take with you after graduation.
Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Rebecca Nilson '23
Nursing Tutor
Life as a Legislative Intern
This internship confirmed that my true passion in life is working in government.
Cheyenne Yap '23
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Dignity of Work
To appreciate the dignity of work in God’s creation. "They live by the labor of their hands.” — Rule of Benedict 48
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Cheyenne Yap '23
Saints Spotlight: Quinci Flowers '23
I would love to have all students know they have a safe place here within the BSU. I want it to be more like a family.
Quinci Flowers '23
Black Student Union President
Track and Field Student Athlete
Living Our Benedictine Values
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Community Living
To become who we are by our relationships with others. “Let all things be common to all.” — Rule of Benedict 33
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Quinci Flowers '23
Black Student Union President
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Passion for law
Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship
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Living Our Benedictine Values
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Justice
To hear keenly and sensitively the voices of persons and all created beings. “Listen...with the ear of your heart.” — Rule of Benedict Prologue
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The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

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Diversity, innovation and sustainability

These are the qualities of the Pacific Northwest that inspire us and are reflected in our community and programs.

News & Events

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Murdock Trust Awards $296,000 Grant to Saint Martin’s University for Nursing Program Expansion

LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University was selected to receive a $296,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington. This grant will support expanding the capacity of the program by adding a nursing classroom and augmenting the capabilities of the simulation and learning labs in the Bruno and Evelyn Betti Nursing Education Center for enhanced learning, student access and program expansion.

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More than $2 million raised for student scholarships at the Saint Martin’s University Gala

LACEY, Wash. — More than $2 million was raised for student scholarships at the annual Saint Martin’s University Gala on November 4, 2023. Three celebrity guests hosted the event: Seattle-based chefs Tom Douglas and Roy Breiman, and Italian butcher Dario Cecchini. The black-tie affair has grown to be the premier culinary event in the South Sound region, featuring a live auction, a five-course gourmet dinner, and on-stage cooking demonstrations by award winning, celebrity chefs.