Contact us

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

Working for the Office of Housing and Residence Life

Residence life staff

Every residence hall has a full-time professional staff member, residence director, who supervises a specially selected and trained student staff consisting of resident assistants, (RAs), and residence life receptionists. It is this team of the professional and paraprofessional staff that ensures the hall atmosphere is conducive to the student's academic learning, personal growth and physical well-being. Our staff has been intentionally selected to help provide a safe and positive experience for all residents. It is important for you to get to know the professional and paraprofessional staff in your living area. Please contact them if you need assistance with anything!

Office assistants

Office assistants are student staff members who serve as a resource at the main lobby desks of both Parsons and Spangler halls. Desk assistants are available to helps with lock-outs, contacting the RA or RD, providing toilet paper or vacuums, checking out game equipment, etc. This is a federal work study position. Applications are available from the office of Housing and Residence Life. These positions are typically filled through an application and interview process at the beginning of the fall semester. However occasionally there will be openings throughout the school year. We are no longer accepting applications for the office assistant position, please check again at the start of spring semester.

Resident assistants

Resident assistants (RAs) are student staff members who live on the floor with residents and serve as a resource to residents. In addition, RAs strive to foster a rich community on their floor and in the hall. RAs have typically lived on campus for at least one semester. There is approximately one RA for every 32 residents. This student leadership position is paid and includes room and board.

Applications are closed for this position.

Norcia mentors

Norcia Mentors (NMs) are established or emerging student leaders who have expressed a commitment to further develop their own leadership abilities while engaging with first-year students and guiding them through the transition to college life. NMs will work directly with 1 to 3 first-year students while living in community with their mentees and pursuing lasting relationships with their peers. They are responsible for fostering an environment that encourages and supports leadership in all its forms, and will actively participate in forming the shared expectations and values of the floor.

Applications are closed for this position.

Conference assistants

Conference assistants (CAs) is a student leadership position in the office of Housing and Residence Life during the summer. The CAs assist with summer SMU residents, summer conference guests, as well as staffing the residence life offices during the summer months. This is a paid position that includes summer housing. The application process for this position occurs toward the end of spring semester. Our application process for conference assistants will start at the end of spring semester.

Applications are now open for this position. Please make sure to complete the following forms by Monday, March 30, 2015 by 5 p.m.

CA Application

CA Job Description