A vital part of the Benedictine educational experience is living in community. Through residence hall living, you'll learn what it means to live, work and play among your fellow students. 

Student and Residence Life

Saint Martin's University: Student and Residence Life

Residence halls at a glance:

Exterior Baran Hall

Baran Hall

Who are eligible? Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
What type of housing? Traditional residence hall with single rooms and community baths.
Highlights? Computer labs, laundry facilities, wireless internet

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Exterior Burton Hall

Burton Hall

Who are eligible? Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and those over 21.
What type of housing? Apartment style living.
Highlights? Full kitchen, living room, two baths.

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Exterior Parsons Hall

Parsons Hall

Who are eligible? First-year, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
What type of housing? Double rooms (first-year) with shared community baths, single suites with private or shared baths.
Highlights? Espresso stand, convenience store, fitness room.

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Exterior Spangler Hall

Spangler Hall

Who are eligible? Returning residents, at least sophomore status (not Running Start).
What type of housing? Two- to four-person suites, studios, and four-bedroom apartments.
Highlights? Fitness room, prayer room, conference room.

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National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

NRHH was founded on the pillars of leadership, recognition, service and scholastics. The members of this group provide programs for students throughout the residence halls and serve as advocates for the community.

Our current executive board members include:

  • Ally Orsino, president
  • Cheyenne Yap, vice president/CFO
  • Kat Gulley, secretary
  • Dallas Debellis, National Communications Coordinator (NCC)
  • Vacant, National Communications Coordinator In-Training (NCC-IT)


Interested in being a part of NRHH? To find out more, stop by our weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Parsons Conference Room.

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You can also email us at NRHH@stmartin.edu.

About our learning communities

Norcia dinner

Norcia Leadership Community

Designed to pair Saint Martin’s emerging student leaders with first-year students committed to following in their footsteps, the Norcia Leadership Community will feature:

  • Mentoring relationships with established leaders.
  • Leadership oriented activities, community development projects, and programming.
  • Weekly community dinners.
  • Participate in annual service projects and retreats.

First-year students who apply and are selected to live on the floor will be assigned to single or double occupancy rooms in three-person to four-person suites with a shared bathroom. They will be matched with student mentors also living on the floor who have demonstrated their commitment to leadership and academic achievement at Saint Martin’s and wish to nurture leadership potential in other students.

We are now accepting applications for Norcia Leadership Community!

In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Complete an application highlighting interest in leadership or other community/school service and activities.
  • Commit to being an active member of the floor community.
  • Commit to participating in the Benedictine Leaders Program.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, character, maturity, and dedication.
  • Have school spirit and a desire to make your mark on the Saint Martin’s community.

I am a much more open and hospitable person than I was before experiencing life on the Norcia floor. My neighbors are always willing to offer their support, invite me into their lives, and encourage spontaneous outbursts of fun. Perhaps not everyone can list and define the Benedictine values, but Norcians are living out those values every day.” - Annabel Warnell '16

"For me, Norcia is more than just a floor. It's a family. I'm so thankful for the amazing friends and memories I've made as a member of the Norcia Community." - Amy Pollard '16

"People sometimes say college is a home away from home. What makes that true is whether or not you can find a sort of family away from family. Norcia has been the best second family I could have hoped for, and has truly made St. Martin's into a home." - Hope Chamberlain '17

"I love living in Norcia because it is a small community of instant friends and mentors. I have learned a lot about myself as a leader; how I can become a better one, identifying how others lead, and adapting to working with others' leadership styles. I think Norcia has helped me understand the Benedictine values, and how to incorporate them into my life, in ways that a normal floor couldn't." - Maddie Knecht '17

We are Norcia


We are committed to providing accessible housing for students — and provide it at an equitable rate. Generally, cost may be adjusted according to the room’s price before the accommodation was made. For example, if the accommodation requires a single room, the individual may be housed alone in a double room space, and be charged for a double.

Interior of dorm room

Housing accommodations

In order to have a successful understanding of the necessary accommodations, please be prepared to present a recent evaluation conducted by a qualified professional that describes your disability and supports the need for the specific accommodations you are requesting.

Students needing housing accommodations due to disability need to register with Disability Support Services. This registration can be done by contacting the disability support coordinator, Geoff Brown by email at gbrown@stmartin.edu or phone 360-438-4580.

All service animals (those that may attend class, or live in residence) must be registered with the disability support services coordinator. A doctor’s note saying what the animal was prescribed for and what tasks the animal performs to assist with the disability is required. Animals being trained as service animals are not welcome in residence.

Spangler and Parsons Halls have ramp access, automatic opening doors, elevators, and sound and strobe fire alarms. Spangler and Parsons Halls also have rooms and restrooms that are designed to accommodate persons in wheelchairs.