By Mary Nordick
Saint Mary’s University students will see some changes on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year as the Office of Residence Life changes student housing options, according to Director of Residence Life Brendan Dolan.
Pines Hall, Brother Leopold Hall, Heffron Hall and Saint Yon’s Hall will be housing options for sophomores through seniors, said Dolan. However, La Salle Hall will return to offering single housing options to seniors.
As for apartment-style housing, Dolan said both the Ek Family Village and Residencia Santiago Miller will remain junior and senior housing. Meanwhile, Watters Hall will be housing for graduate students.
Gilmore Creek Hall and Hillside Hall will remain sophomore housing.
Freshmen housing options will include Skemp Hall as an all-female residence hall and Benilde Hall as an all-male residence hall. However, Saint Joseph’s Hall will also be added as a freshmen housing option. According to Dolan, it will be co-ed by floor.
Saint Edward’s Hall will also be co-ed but it will be turned into a Living Learning Community. Dolan said that these communities will include “four different themes with four different communities for incoming students next year.”
An open house to check out and tour different residence halls will be on Tuesday, March 26, from 5-7 p.m. Also, additional information on upcoming student housing is available on the Residence Life website: http://www.smumn.edu/undergraduate-home/about-smu/student-life/residence-life/residence-halls.