Room selection timeline

  • Feb. 4 and 5: information sessions at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Baran Great Room.
  • Feb. 6: link to contract available
  • Mar. 3: housing applications and contracts due
  • Mar. 5 and 6: room selection from 6-10 p.m. in Baran Great Room
  • Mar. 20: international student workshop in Spangler Conference Room at 6 p.m.

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

Room selection: frequently asked questions

When is room selection?

Room selection is March 5 and 6 from 6 - 10 p.m. in the Baran Great Room. Residents will be given a priority number which will tell them when they can come select their room assignment.

I will be a freshman or sophomore next year. Am I required to live on-campus?

Yes, there is a two year residency requirement at Saint Martin's University. All freshman and sophomore students are required to live on-campus. Students with junior standing, not including running start credits, may choose to live off-campus; however, we have a variety of housing options for junior, senior, and graduate students.

How do I know if I am eligible to live in the apartments?

Residents who are junior status, not including running start credits, or are over the age of 21 are eligible to live in the Burton or Spangler apartments.

When do we start registering for rooms?

Residents can select their rooms on March 5 and 6 from 6 -10 p.m. in the Baran Great Room.

What do I need to bring with me to room selection?

In order to select your room you will need to complete your housing contract and roommate preferences online. The housing staff will then be able to access your contract. You will also want to come prepared with at least three different housing options that you would like to live in next year. Space can be limited on-campus and being prepared with more options will prevent from being caught off guard should your first choice not be available. You will also want to bring your roommates with you as all roommates need to be present for selection.

How will I know what rooms I can select?

Typically residents can select their room type without restrictions. There are only two room types that have specific requirements. Parsons double rooms can only be selected by incoming first-year students. Burton and Spangler apartments can only be selected by students who are junior standing, not including running start credits, or over 21 years old.

How can I select a specific room type?

When you arrive during your assigned selection time, residence life staff will be able to tell you which options are available. We recommend that you come with a list of at least three different living options. Talk with your future roommates about what room types you prefer and what you will do if your first option is no longer available. Additionally, not only will you be able to select a specific room type, you will also be able to select your specific room.

What room type is the best?

All of our on campus housing options provide a unique experience for students. It is important to choose an option that is best for you. When you select a room consider your experience during your time on-campus. What did you like about your room? What do you wish was different? What type of community do you hope to live in next year? Taking time to think about these questions can help you select the best room and community for you next year.

How do I request a roommate?

If you have a roommate in mind, you are welcome to sign-up with them. You and your roommate should sign up during the earliest time slot that you possess. For example, if roommate one can sign up at 6:20 p.m. on March 5 and roommate two can sign up at 9:40 p.m. on March 5, you should arrive at roommate one's designated time. If you do not have a roommate in mind, you may select an open space and will receive a roommate based on your preferences.

If I want to be roommates with someone, do both my future roommates and I have to be present when selecting a room?

While it is strongly recommended that all future roommates sign up together, you may use the proxy form to sign up your future roommate.

Can I sign myself and my roommate up for a room if they are not there?

Yes. While we strongly encourage you to come to room selection with your roommate (unless they are studying abroad, have a class conflict, etc.) you can serve as a proxy for your roommate. You will need to pick up a proxy form from the Spangler or Parsons desk prior to selection. In order to serve as a proxy for another student you will need: the proxy student’s ID; a completed and signed proxy form; their contract must be submitted; and alternate housing options in case their desired room is unavailable.

What if I am an athlete? Does that change my sign-up process?

No, student athletes go through the same sign-up process as non-athletes.

How should I select a room if I am studying abroad fall semester and want to live on-campus spring semester?

Students who are studying abroad for fall semester can apply for housing for spring semester by completing the returning student application. We encourage students to submit their spring semester application before December 1. While we try to give all students their highest preference, options can be limited during spring semester.

What do we do if we want to change roommates during the semester?

Before deciding who to live with next year, we recommend you have an honest conversation with your potential roommate about how you will be able to live together. You will want to discuss things such as when you go to bed; when and how you study; how often you like to have guests over; and the cleanliness of your room. You will also want to complete your roommate agreements at the beginning of the year. If a conflict does occur we have many resources, such as your RA, that can assist you in resolving a conflict. While limited, we do offer room changes during the 3rd week of each semester; however, room changes are not always approved.

If I live in the apartments, do I have to have a meal plan?

No, you do not need a meal plan in order to live in the Burton or Spangler apartments. Apartment residents are also welcome to choose any meal plan option.

What are my options for meal plans?

Bon Appétit offers at least three options for students to choose from. To get the most current information, options, and pricing for meal plans, you can review our Meal Plan 101 document.

What is the best meal plan?

Since the meal plan options differ, you are able to select a meal plan that best meets your needs. If you are a person who eats breakfast and lunch on campus as well as makes frequent trips to the Parson’s store or Monk’s Bean, a meal plan with more flex cash may be a fit for you. If you are a person who eats dinners and eats regularly on the weekends, a meal plan with more board credits may be a fit for you.

I will be a freshman or sophomore student next year. Am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes, all freshman and sophomore students are required to have at least a Bronze level meal plan.

I will be a junior, senior, or graduate student next year, but I am not living in an apartment. Am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes, all junior, senior, or graduate students who live in non-apartment rooms are required to have at least an Apartment meal plan.

What if I will not be attending Saint Martin's University next year?

If you will not be attending Saint Martin's University next year, you will need to complete a Not Returning Form.