What is there to do on weekends? Do students stay or go home?
U-Mary is not a suitcase college. There are numerous activities available to students. Living on campus is exciting-there's always something going on. Cheer on the Marauders at an NCAA Division II athletic event, take in a theater production or musical performance, and join in a club or organization activity. All concerts, athletic events, theater productions, and guest speakers are free to U-Mary students.
What resources are available to help students make career choices?
Kevin Allan in Career Services, meets individually to help students with possible careers and internships. In addition, each year U-Mary hosts career fairs on campus, these fairs are aimed at providing our students opportunities to locate potential jobs or internships opportunities.
What are the employment prospects for new graduates?
U-Mary has a 97% placement rate after graduation. Our students are finding work even in a recessed economy. Students are exposed to many opportunities ranging from career services, relationships within the community and abroad. All of these are excellent ways for students to network and begin the process of locating real career possibilities.
Health and Safety
What's the University's alcohol policy?
The possession, accepted association, use or distribution of alcohol is expressly prohibited by students (including those who have reached the age of 21) on university property and at any university sponsored function (on- or off-campus), including those activities requiring travel.
How safe is the campus?
U-Mary is a very safe campus. The Campus Security is required by the U.S. Department of Education to maintain incident reports and daily logs. Crime statistics are available for review here.
What if my student gets sick?
To provide U- Mary students with the highest quality services possible, the university has made arrangements with Mid Dakota Clinic to operate the Student Health Clinic. A Certified Family Nurse Practitioner is available weekdays during the academic year. For a list of services, click here.
Housing, Rooms and Roommates
How does housing selection work?
Our housing is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so completing the application process sooner gives your student a better chance of getting the residence hall they want.
Can my student live off campus?
Research at colleges and universities throughout the country indicates that on-campus students are significantly more likely to succeed academically, to be involved in campus activities, to graduate, and to feel positively about their college experience.
The intent of U-Mary's policy is to afford freshmen and sophomores a full collegiate experience by living on campus. The policy is as follows:
What do residence hall rooms look like?
- Any student under the age of 21, who on the day classes begin has not completed a minimum of 60 credits from an accredited college or university, is required to live on-campus for the entire semester. For the full policy and approved exceptions, [click here].
Each residence hall has its own unique character created by its location, building features, room layouts, and class and gender make-up. Options include single, double, triple, and quad rooms, in individual room and suite-style layouts. Kitchen and bath arrangements vary. All rooms feature free local phone service, free high-speed wireless Internet service, free cable service, free laundry facilities, and access to kitchen facilities. All rooms are equipped with beds, dressers, desks, chairs, and wastebaskets. To compare our residence halls [click here].
What if my student encounters personal difficulties?
Students have access to a counseling service. To make an appointment, students may call (701) 355-8145 or stop by the Student Development Office, located in Room 1209 of the Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership.
U-Mary counselors are experience to help students with the concerns that are most common among them, including adjustment to university life, roommate concerns, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship and family issues. All information provided by the student is treated confidentially.
How much should we budget for laundry?
Keep your quarters at home! Free laundry facilities are available in each of the residence halls.
How do meal plans work?
With classes, studying, work, extracurricular activities and time needed to spend with friends, students have enough to do without worrying about shopping for groceries and cooking meals. On a meal plan, mealtime is a great time to relax with friends while enjoying a variety of delicious foods prepared for you. No cooking. No dishes. No grocery shopping. No expensive fast-food meals. Students on a meal plan also enjoy fun theme meals such as Carnival Night, Hawaiian Night, Steak and Shrimp Night, Safari Adventure and a Midnight Breakfast at no additional charge. Choose the meal plan that works best for you.
Vehicles on Campus
Can my student have a car on campus?
Yes, students are eligible to register their vehicle, for a fee, and receive a parking permit, allowing for parking anywhere on the campus!