Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office, we would be happy to speak with you!

Telephone:
Spangler Hall (main office for Spangler, Baran and Burton) 360-412-6163
Parsons Hall 360-923-8727

Email: Housing@stmartin.edu

Fax: 360-486-8470

Mail:
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 tmcclain@stmartin.edu.

Residence hall room

Eligibility

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 complete semesters.

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.

Residency requirement

All single undergraduate students are required to live on campus while enrolled for classes at Saint Martin’s University unless they have:

  1. 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;
  2. Have attained an associates degree, or completed two full years of education at college or university level;
  3. Are twenty one years of age or older on or before the last official day of registration for the fall semester;
  4. Are residing at home within 30 miles of Saint Martin's University with parent(s) or legal guardian(s);
  5. Have lived in a university residence hall for four or more complete semesters;
  6. Are married or a parent;
  7. Are taking eight or fewer credit hours during the semester in question.

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 plan.
  • 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 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.

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.

Moving in

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:

  1. Complete and submit a signed housing application and contract;
  2. Complete and submit a student medical information form;
  3. Pay a $200 damage deposit at the Office of Student Accounts and submit a copy of the payment receipt;
  4. Upon check-in to the residence halls, sign and submit a room condition report.