Guest information

Hospitality is the hallmark value of the Benedictine tradition. The staff, faculty, students and monastic members at Saint Martin's University are looking forward to receiving the 2014 Meet the Chef and Gala guests.

Campus map, directions and parking

Campus map

Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion, Charneski Recreation Center and 'New' Cebula Hall
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Coming from the north:
From Interstate 5 southbound, take exit 109 (Martin Way). Turn right off the exit onto Martin Way. At the first traffic light, turn left onto College Street. Proceed with directions below.

Coming from the south:
From Interstate 5 northbound, take exit 108 (Sleater Kinney Road/ College Street). After exiting, stay to the far left and take the College Street ramp. Continue off the ramp onto 3rd Avenue SE. Turn right on College Street. Proceed with directions below.

Traveling south on College Street, turn left onto Lacey Boulevard (just after the Pacific Avenue intersection). Turn left onto Franz Street (just after the Ruddell Road intersection) and cross Pacific Avenue to the Saint Martin’s University entrance, where Franz Street will turn into Father Meinrad Gaul Drive. Once you’ve entered campus, Marcus Pavilion will be on the left. Follow signs for event parking and valet parking.

Valet parking
Free valet parking will be available for Gala guests. Enter the Saint Martin’s campus from the Pacific Avenue entrance and follow the signs.


Ramada Olympia (0.5 miles from Saint Martin’s campus)
4520 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA 98516 /1-800-2Ramada or 360-459-8866.

Gala rate: Ramada Olympia is offering a special rate for Gala guests. For reservations, please call the Ramada at 360-459-8866 with the group code, SMUGala14. To take advantage of the special rate, you must book your room(s) by Oct. 17, 2014.

Free shuttle: On the evening of the Gala, hotel guests will be provided a shuttle service to and from the Saint Martin’s campus, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Special needs

Saint Martin's University is committed to providing a campus environment that is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Accommodations for Gala and Meet the Chef activities:

  • Disabled seating and wheelchair access is available at all venues.
  • Campus security is also available during the events to help guide guests to disabled parking and to help them find wheelchair accessible routes.

Please contact Bianca Galam to coordinate accommodations for your needs. She can be reached at 360-486-8885 or

Staying for the weekend?

The South Sound has so much to offer for a weekend excursion!

Olympia Farmers Market

Downtown Olympia

Capitol Campus


Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Tumwater Falls Park

For more information, please visit the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau.

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