New street address reflects heritage of Saint Martin’s Abbey and University
August 12, 2011
Lacey, Washington — On Monday, Aug. 15, Saint Martin’s Abbey
and Saint Martin’s University will begin using a new street
Saint Martin’s north entrance off College Street, which is
adjacent to Lacey Timberland Library and a part of 6th Avenue,
will bear the name “Abbey Way.” This entrance will be considered
the main entrance to campus and Abbey grounds.
The new official address of Saint Martin’s will be:
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
“The new street name reflects the Benedictine heritage of
Saint Martin’s,” explains Andrew Moyer, director of real estate
and associate treasurer for Saint Martin’s Abbey. The Abbey,
home to Saint Martin’s monastic community, was established by
the Order of Saint Benedict in 1895; Saint Martin’s College
opened its doors the same year.
According to Moyer, the address change will simplify the
directions to campus that are found on web-mapping service
applications such as MapQuest and Google Maps.
The address change is part of a larger north campus
improvement project that began in March. Resurfaced roads,
expanded parking, a pedestrian path, sidewalks, lighting,
landscaping and other improvements are now moving toward
completion. The work is scheduled to wrap up by this fall.
Included in the project is the addition of a ramp for those with
physical challenges, which will provide an access link to the
“While we are in the final phase of construction, everyone
should still exercise caution and observe any and all signage
when coming to campus,” Moyer notes.
Sunday Mass at the Abbey Church, which is located just off
the new Abbey Way, is continuing with minimal disruptions. Those
attending services and other campus visitors are welcome to park
in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the church.
“The Benedictine Order has been in existence for 1,500 years,
and Saint Martin’s for 116 years,” says Moyer. “Our address may
be changing, but our mission and values remain steadfast as
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year,
coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in
Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of
Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges
and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University
prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and
six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business,
education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250
students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main
campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint
Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and
Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University
website at www.stmartin.edu.
For more information:
Andrew M. Moyer
Associate treasurer / Director of real estate
Saint Martin’s Abbey
Vice president of marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University