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
University housing is made available to all students enrolled at the
Lacey campus. Priority is given to students enrolled for a minimum of 12
credit hours each semester. Part-time students may request housing through
the Director of Housing and Residence Life. Dropping to part-time status
from full-time status does not automatically cancel a housing contract.
Apartments: Apartments generally house students who are at
least 21 years old or have completed at least 60 semester or 90 quarter
credit hours (not including Running Start 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 taking eight or fewer credit hours during the semester in
International students, including English-as-a-second-language (ESL)
students, must follow the same policy; however, they are granted the
- They are living with a prearranged host family for the duration
of their stay;
- They have a letter of permission from their countries embassy.
If you qualify for any of the above reasons, you are eligible to complete a
housing exemption form.
Completion of the housing exemption form does not guarantee that your
exemption will be approved. For more information, please contact
Meal plan requirements
Residents who live in non-apartment spaces and have not fulfilled their
housing requirement must purchase a traditional meal plan. Meal plan options
and prices are available at
www.cafebonappetit.com/saintmartin. Traditional board plans do not
include meals during vacation periods (Christmas, spring, and summer
breaks). Food service is available on a cash basis during vacation periods.
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 selected and changed by written request anytime before
the add/drop date, but no changes will be made thereafter. 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. Please refer to the Saint Martin’s University
Dining Services Brochure or visit
for additional meal plan policy information.
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
Complete and submit the
roommate preference worksheet;
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 condition report.