The summer session curriculum is planned with the diverse needs of the community in mind. Saint Martin's typically offers summer courses that reflect and complement the regular University curriculum, as available throughout fall and spring semesters.

During summer session, the Saint Martin's University faculty is joined by other professionals from outside the University community who offer courses in their own specific expertise.

When is summer session?

Summer session dates are currently available on the University's academic calendar: 

View summer session dates

Summer session courses and schedule

Descriptions of undergraduate courses can be found in the undergraduate catalog.

Descriptions of graduate courses can be found in the graduate catalog.

Course coding

Courses numbered 101 through 499 satisfy degree requirements for undergraduate degrees, unless noted in the course descriptions. Courses numbered 500 and above satisfy degree requirements for graduate degrees, unless noted in the course descriptions. 

Admissions information

If you are a current Saint Martin’s student, or if you are planning to enroll in a summer session course without pursuing a degree, you may register without applying. (see sections “Registration" and “Registration procedures”).

If you are a new student planning to pursue a degree at Saint Martin’s University, you must complete an application. You may apply online, contact the Office of Admissions via phone: 360-438-4596 or via email for more information.


Enrollment in all classes is limited; early registration is recommended. Registration is considered complete only when the full tuition payment has been received by the Office of Student Accounts. Registration must be complete before the first day of the class(es) you plan to attend.

  • Registration procedures

    New and currently enrolled students must have an Self-Service account. Log into your Self-Service account and click on "Register." If you need assistance with registering online you may stop by the records office between 8a.m. and 5p.m., Monday through Friday, Old Main Room 245.

    If you are planning to attend Saint Martin's University for the summer session and do not plan to work toward a degree or a teaching certificate, complete our non-degree registration form.

    For any other questions regarding registration, contact the Office of the Registrar, 360-438-4356.

  • Auditing courses

    Individuals may attend courses without receiving academic credit and for a reduced fee on a space-available basis only. The special audit fee is equal to approximately half the regular tuition rate for the course. The names of individuals requesting attendance as auditors will be placed on a waiting list until one week before the course begins. They are expected to contact the Office of the Registrar at that time regarding available space in the class.

  • Course enrollment requirements

    All summer session courses are contingent on the enrollment of seven students. The University reserves the right to cancel any class for justifiable cause without notice.

Summer housing

Housing during summer session is available on a limited basis in four-bedroom Spangler and Burton apartments. Twelve-month contracts are also available for students who will reside in apartments throughout the following academic year. To apply for summer session housing, please complete the online summer housing contract. Rates and other important details are included in the application.

For questions, contact the Office of Housing and Resident Life.


Saint Martin’s University is located off College Street in the city of Lacey between Pacific Avenue and Martin Way. The campus is three miles east of Olympia, the state capital. Saint Martin’s is easily accessible from I-5 exits 108 and 109. Road signs point the way. You may also find directions on our campus map.


All vehicles parked on campus, including those of summer session students, are required to be registered and to display a valid parking permit. Parking is permitted only in designated areas and in marked parking spaces. Permits and a copy of campus parking regulations can be obtained through the Office of Public Safety, Old Main 251.


Summer Session
Aaron Coby, Director, Summer Sessions
College of Arts and Sciences

Office of the Registrar

Office of Admissions

Student Financial Services Center
Michael Grosso, Director of Financial Aid

General information