Student Life

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We live big

An orientation that sets the stage for your time at SMC, game days that will leave you hoarse, and campus events that will keep your calendar loaded. When you become a Gael, you become part of something bigger.

At Saint Mary's College, you’ll realize your full potential. With 50+ student organizations and countless opportunities to serve, an empowering student experience is waiting for you.

Make yourself at home.

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Meet your community

We’re the Gaels. Here, you’ll be a part of something more: a close-knit, inclusive, and diverse student body upholding legendary traditions. There’s a lot of love for this community and a strong desire to serve it. That spirit is what makes us all together more.

Get engaged

Welcome to Moraga. On and off campus, there are endless ways to plug into the Gael way of life. Year-round campus events, engaging community service opportunities, hiking trips, and more. However you want to get involved, we’ve got you!

Discover wellness

Health and well-being are essential for realizing your true strength. Every Gael has access to medical care, mental health services, wellness programming, and more. Given the tools to feel your best, success comes naturally.

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Bay Area Living

At Saint Mary’s, we’ve got all the perks of a small campus. You’ll know your peers and professors on a first-name basis, but this place is a gateway to so much more. Jump in a car (or on the BART train), and in half an hour, you’ll be in San Francisco – exploring all the sights and opportunities the city has to offer.

Find a home here.

There’s a lot to learn about life on campus, so let’s get you settled. Check out your living options, ways to get involved, and all the resources tailored to make your SMC experience beyond expectation. 你将在这里茁壮成长.

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Art illuminates our lives.

With more than 4,500 pieces and the largest William Keith collection in the nation, the SMC Museum of Art (MoA) is a living, breathing center of our arts programming. Burn some midnight oil among the work at a late-night study session. Take an artist-led tour of the museum. Get hands-on with the community and create your own work of art. It’s all here.

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Fall 2022 Summary

The fall 2022 semester reflects the division’s ability to pivot programs, services, and resources to meet the needs of our current and future students. This summary celebrates the achievements of the division, the support dedicated to the success of students, and the continuing challenges the division successfully overcomes. 

We invite you to take a deeper look into the division of Student Life by exploring our 2022 Fall Summary.


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