The Office of Admission at St. Mary’s University is excited to welcome you to campus. Experiencing the university firsthand and speaking with faculty, staff and fellow students are some of the best ways to make your college choice. Learn more about the in-person and at-home options we offer to prospective students and their families:
Out of an abundance of caution due to concerns regarding coronavirus, the Office of Admission has decided to temporarily postpone on-campus visits. We encourage prospective students and their families to join us for one of our daily Live Virtual Guided Tours where prospective students will have the chance to virtually walk around campus and get all of their questions answered by one of our student Diamondback Tour Guides.
Live Virtual Guided Tours
Unable to join us on campus? The Office of Admission will continue to offer Live Virtual Guided Tours with one of our student Diamondback Tour Guides for prospective students and their families. These take place at 10 a.m. each day via Zoom, the University’s virtual meeting platform. During the tour, prospective students will have the chance to virtually walk around campus, and get all of their questions answered by one of our students.
Virtual Open Houses
St. Mary’s University invites prospective students and families to explore St. Mary’s, our academic programs and the benefits of studying at a Catholic Marianist institution. Each of the undergraduate schools will be hosting multiple Virtual Open Houses via Zoom.
At these open houses, students will have the opportunity to:
- Hear from a panel of our current students about their transformative experiences: internships, job offers, classes, life on campus, study abroad and more
- Meet the Dean of their respective school
- Attend a breakout session with academic departments and interact with our exceptional faculty
- Learn about the admission process to the University from the Office of Admission
Parent Information Sessions
(Virtual) Financial Aid Information Night for Parents
The Parent Financial Aid Information Night is a virtual event that offers parents of admitted students the opportunity to connect with the Office of Financial Assistance to better understand their student’s financial aid award as they prepare to attend St. Mary’s University.
The event will be hosted using Zoom, the University’s virtual meeting platform, and a link to the session will be emailed to you before the session begins.
(Virtual) Fall 2020 Town Hall for Parents
The Fall 2020 Town Hall for Parents is a virtual event that offers parents of admitted students the opportunity to connect with key faculty and staff from the University in preparation for their arrival this fall. Specifically, offices from across the University will be available to answer all your questions to help assure students are ready and set on their first day of classes at St. Mary’s University.
Virtual Information Sessions
The Office of Admission is hosting virtual information sessions for prospective students in conjunction with different academic and cocurricular departments across campus. During these sessions, prospective students and families can learn more about the academic, cocurricular and social opportunities available to students at St. Mary’s University. These interactive sessions will focus on specific areas across campus, and prospective students are encouraged to attend as many events as they want.
The Office of Graduate Admission will host virtual information sessions for prospective students Monday through Friday at noon in conjunction with different academic and cocurricular departments across campus. Prospective graduate students can discuss the application process and the many benefits of a graduate degree from St. Mary’s University.
Chat with the Office of Admission
You have questions, we have answers! The Office of Admission is partnering with offices across campus to connect you with the people and offices that make St. Mary’s such a special place to live and study.
Students will be able to request a video call with a member of the St. Mary’s community to learn more about our academic programs, student life, admission and financial aid options and our amazing faculty.
Let us know when you’d like us to give you a buzz or connect via Zoom by picking your preferred date and time block. Calls will be scheduled with available faculty and staff during your preferred block.
- Morning Edition – Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
- Afternoon Edition – Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please submit your video chat or phone call request 24 hours in advance of your preferred date and time block.
Graduate admission counselors will host informal virtual coffee chats each Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom, the University’s video conference platform. Sign up for the opportunity to ask questions about graduate programs, the admission process and financing a graduate education at St. Mary’s.
Virtual Tour on Demand
Explore the St. Mary’s campus from wherever you are at your own pace. You can experience our labs, scope out the University Center, hear the spirit band pump up a crowd on the Quad and see some of the people, places and traditions that make St. Mary’s a wonderful place to study and live.
Connect on Social Media
Connect with us on your favorite social media channels — including TikTok — to receive important updates and information about St. Mary’s University. As our students and faculty are completing semester remotely, we’ll still be using social media to share our experiences and welcome the newest Rattlers to our community.