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
Saint Martin's University
Office of Housing and Residence Life
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Housing availability and requirements
Housing is generally available for all students who request it. Please
contact the housing office for current status at 360-486-8856 or
All undergraduate students are required to live in university residence halls while enrolled
for classes at Saint Martin's University unless the student is married; has reached junior status
(60 semester or 90 quarter credits, not including Running Start or AP credits) prior to registering
for the current semester; will be 21 years of age or older on or before the last official day of registration
for the semester; is residing at home within 30 miles of the university with parent(s) or legal
guardian(s); is taking eight or fewer credits during the semester in question; has attained an
associate's degree or completed two full years of education at the college or university level
(not including Running Start); or has lived in a university residence hall for four or more
Apartments: 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.
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
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
Are married or a parent;
Are taking eight or fewer credit hours during the semester in
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;
or will be 23 years of age or older on or before the last official day of
registration for the semester.
This housing requirement is a condition of enrollment which
must be met throughout the academic year and includes both fall
and spring semesters. Students seeking an exemption based upon
the criteria above must complete an
housing 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.
Meal plan requirements
All residents who do not live in apartment spaces and are ineligible to
do so must purchase a traditional (gold, silver, or bronze) meal plan.
Traditional meal plans do not include meals during vacation periods (winter,
spring, and summer breaks). In most cases, food service is available on a
cash basis during vacation periods. Residents who live in campus apartments
are not required to purchase a meal plan; however, meal plan options are
available for apartment residents.
- Those who are eligible for apartments, but choose to live in
suites must have a meal plan, but may select an apartment meal
- Residents who live in apartments on campus are not required
to purchase a meal plan; however, all meal plan options are
available to apartment residents.
- Meal plans may be selected and changed by submitting an
online request before the add/drop date, but no changes will be
- Fall meal plan balances carry over to spring with the
purchase of a traditional (bronze, silver, or gold) meal plan.
At the end of the spring semester, all balances expire.
Apartments: Residents who live in campus apartments are
not required to purchase a meal plan; however, meal plan options are
available for apartment residents.
Meal plans may be changed by submitting the
meal plan change form
anytime before the University's add/drop date for the respective
semester, but no changes will be made thereafter.
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 more information.) 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.
To move in to the residence halls, you must complete these steps:
Complete and submit a signed
housing application and contract;
- Complete and submit a
student medical information form;
- Pay a $200 damage deposit at the Office of Student Accounts and
submit a copy of the payment receipt;
- Upon check-in to the residence halls, sign and submit a room