Availability and Requirements
All single undergraduate students are required to live on campus while enrolled for classes at Saint Martin’s University unless they have:
- Reached junior status (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) of approved university credit, which does not include Running Start credits prior to registration for fall or spring semester classes;
- Have attained an associates degree, or completed two full years of education at college or university level;
- Are twenty one years of age or older on or before the last official day of registration for the fall semester;
- Are residing at home within 30 miles of Saint Martin's University with parent(s) or legal guardian(s);
- Have lived in a university residence hall for four or more complete semesters;
- Are married or a parent;
- Are taking eight or fewer credit hours during the semester in question.
Single undergraduate international students
Regardless of age or class standing, single undergraduate international students, including English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students, are required to live on-campus for a minimum of two consecutive semesters unless the student:
- Is living with a prearranged host family for the duration of his/her stay
- Has received a letter of permission from his/her country's embassy
- Has attended a community college or university in the United States for at least one complete quarter or semester
- Will be 23 years of age or older on or before the last official day of registration for the semester
Requesting an exemption
Housing requirements are a condition of enrollment which must be met throughout the academic year and includes both fall and spring semesters. Students seeking an exemption based on their respective criteria must complete an exemption request form and supply supporting documentation in order to receive approval from Housing and Residence Life before making off-campus living arrangements.
All single undergraduates who do not qualify to live off-campus according to the provisions stated above must reside in a University residence hall or present evidence that an exception to the policy has been granted. Failure to maintain the required residency may result in the assessment of housing charges and fees and/or an administrative withdrawal by the Dean of Student Affairs. Any attempt to falsify one's status may result in disciplinary action and the implementation of appropriate sanctions by the Dean of Student Affairs or her/his designee.
Apartments house students who are at least 21 years old on or before the last official day of registration for the semester or have completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter credit hours (not including Running Start or AP credits), or if the student has lived in a university residence hall for four or more complete semesters.
Meal plans and meal plan requirements
Meal plans are available through our dining partner, Bon Appètit Management Company. Students may be required to purchase meal plans based on their residency status.
Policy and Procedure
Students may not occupy or leave personal belongings in any student room or hall before the time the halls are scheduled to open unless they are participating in a university-scheduled program, have prior approval from the Director of Housing and Residence Life, and pay an additional fee. The university will not be responsible for any property left in the residence hall at the time of checkout.
The Student Handbook is your guide to the policies that govern student life at Saint Martin's University. This document includes our Student Code of Conduct, University Policy Statements and Housing and Residence Life Handbook. Understand your responsibilities as a student of Saint Martin's.
The date and time of the opening of the residence halls/apartments will be announced prior to each academic year. Please refer to the academic calendar for details.
To move in to the residence halls, you must:
- Complete and submit a signed housing contract
- Pay a $200 damage deposit at the Student Financial Services Center (Old Main, room 230) and submit a copy of the payment receipt
- Complete and submit a student medical information form
- Sign and submit a room condition report upon your arrival to the residence halls
If you are a new student, visit our admitted students next steps to walk through your new student enrollment completion process.