At College of Saint Mary we believe you will find living on campus is an integral part of your education. As a result of your community living experience, we hope that you will develop a concern and respect for others; make responsible choices and decisions; share your academic, social, and cultural experience with other students; and learn to live peacefully in close quarters with a diverse group of people. We encourage you to work toward developing a positive involvement in your community, based on your rights and responsibilities as a resident living on campus.
Please be aware that as part of your housing contract, everyone who chooses to live in our residence halls must abide by the policies of CSM, which include the Student Code of Conduct, all applicable local, state, and federal laws, and the Residence Life policies included in the Residence Life Handbook you can find in the link at the bottom of this page. All of these guidelines are to establish a safe and secure living environment and to support your success as a CSM student. Any student who anticipates or observes a potential violation of policy is expected to immediately remove herself from the environment in which the violation may occur. One's presence during any violation ultimately condones, supports, and/or encourages the behavior or potential violation of policy.
Certain shared responsibilities such as mutual cooperation, inclusion and respect are integral to any successful group living situation. It also means accepting personal responsibility for how your everyday actions affect others living with you as roommates and neighbors. Establishing a positive and supportive residential environment means each individual must make occasional adjustments in personal habits, attitudes, and beliefs.
Successful on-campus living means exercising your rights while recognizing your responsibilities in respecting the equally legitimate rights of the other members in your community.
View the Residence Life Handbook