Photo of Christmas tree at Saint Martin's
December 13, 2019

LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University will be closed for business from Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 2, to enable employees to enjoy the holiday season with their families. Offices will open again at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3.

Although the University is closed except for prearranged meetings during the above times, the Office of Public Safety will continue to serve the campus around the clock throughout the holidays and can be reached at 360-438-4555.

Please note that the following offices will have adjusted closure/opening dates and times:

  • The University’s Office of Admissions, located in Old Main 256, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28. Prospective students can tour the campus with an admissions representative at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. those days. For more information about tours or to book a tour, please go to or call 360-438-4596/800-368-8803.
  • The University’s Visitor Information Center, which will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Saturday, Dec. 28, will reopen to the public on Sunday, Dec. 29 with normal business hours.
  • Saint Martin’s O’Grady Library will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 21 through Thursday, Jan. 2. For library hours, please go to

The University’s residence halls reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the University’s main campus in Lacey. Students enrolled on the main campus begin spring semester classes on Monday, Jan. 13. Students enrolled in Session 01 courses at the University’s campus at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will also begin classes Jan. 13.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 graduate programs and five certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

For additional information:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Vice President, Marketing and Communications