Overview

Completed in 1992, Hillside Hall is a women's residence located near the McDowell Activity Center and to the northeast of Welder Library. It features two-bedroom suites with shared bath facilities. A dedicatory plaque states that Hillside Hall is "gratefully dedicated to the Benedictines of Annunciation Priory for their ministry among us and for granting us the privilege of building here on Gift Hill which Charles 'Chick' Swenson gave them in 1957 to use for the glory of God."

Eligibility Requirements Upper-class women
Room Layout Suite
Bathrooms Shared within suite
Resident Population 123
Occupancy Options Single (1), Double
Air Conditioning Yes
Cable TV Yes
Wired Internet Yes
Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) Yes
Computer Lab Yes
Free Laundry Yes
Elevator Yes
Bed Options Twin Size, extra-long twin, bunkable

Break Period

Closed Christmas Break
Each occupant will have: Each apartment will have
Bed Sinks (2)
Dresser Shower
Desk Bathroom
Desk lamp Carpeted Bedrooms
Chair  
Waste basket  
Mailbox  
Room key    
Mailbox key  
Outdoor key  
Room Type Cost
Single $3,070.00
Double $1,535.00

Suite style living is laid out with two double occupancy rooms connected with a common bathroom. Residents will need to pass through the bathroom space to gain entrance to the rooms and residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathroom and living spaces.

Hillside Suite Layout

Eligibility Requirements

None

Cable TV

Basic cable is provided in each room and in the lounge spaces of the residence halls.

Information Technology on U-Mary Campus

The University of Mary does not require students to purchase their own computers at this time. The university does provide access to computers through the residence hall computer labs as well as the Welder Library lab, Harold J Miller lab and Chesterton's computer and printer station. For some students it may be more convenient to have their own computer. If you do decide to bring your own computer, the University of Mary does provide a network connection for every student in the residence halls. Laptop users can take advantage of the University of Mary’s 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network located in all resident halls and common areas.  If you have a desktop computer without wireless network capabilities in your room and wish to connect it to the Internet, you will need to purchase approximately ten (10) feet of CAT5 or CAT6 network cable.

Requirements for Student-Owned Computers Connecting to the U-Mary Network

Due to problems created by personal routers and access points they are prohibited on campus. These devices have the potential to cause conflicts with the university’s wireless equipment and affect the quality of the students networking experience at the university.

Recommended PC Requirements:
64-bit Operating System
 • Windows 7 or newer
 • MAC OS 10.8 or newer
>4 GB of system memory
>250 GB hard drive
Updated Antivirus
Minimum PC Requirements:
64-bit Operating System
 • Windows 7 or newer
 • MAC OS 10.9 or newer
4 GB of system memory
250 GB hard drive
Updated Antivirus
Recommended Web Browsers:
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Free Antivirus Options:
Microsoft Security Essentials - Windows
AVAST - Windows
Sophos Antivirus - MAC
Optional Recommended Items:
USB memory stick
Microsoft Office Suite 2007 or newer
Recommended Updates:
Make sure your OS (Windows or MAC) is fully updated and running the latest version

Mailbox

Mail and packages should be sent directly to your assigned campus box. You'll receive your campus box number when you receive your room assignment. Your address will take the form shown below:

Your Name
Residence Hall (Box ###)
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504

### = assigned box number

Room Key

Upon your arrival to campus, you will be issued a room key. Though our campus is very safe, the university recommends that each student lock his or her room door when you are not present in the room. If you get locked out of your room, you can contact your Resident Assistant or the Residence Director on duty to gain access to your room

Losing your room key is a serious concern. You are jeopardizing the safety of your roommate, your belongings, and other building residents. We encourage all students to exercise ultimate caution with keys. If you do lose your room key, it is extremely important that you report it immediately to Student Development so we can request a new key for you. There will be a charge for the keys, as we will need to re-core your door for security reasons.

Each hall has a Residence Director (RD) living in the building. The RDs are professionally educated and trained to work in a residence hall to support college students. In addition to offering problem-solving and guidance for students having any problems, they also guide and supervise the Resident Assistants.

Resident Assistants are current students who are selected to be mentors and resources in the halls. They serve as "the first line of defense" in some ways. They will be the first to respond to concerns in the hall, serve as mentors to the residents, plan events and programs, and help students adjust to college life and classes.

Residence Director of Hillside Hall

Joann Stacey
(701) 355-5200
[email protected]

Joann graduated from the University of Mary in the Fall of 2014 with a  B.A. in Sacred Music. Originally from Great Bend, Kansas; Joann joined the U-Mary Resident Director Staff during the Spring of 2015. After enjoying her experience as a Resident Assistant, she was excited to have an opportunity to work as a Resident Director and to work with the Marauders Activities Committee.

In her spare time, Joann can be found enjoying movies with friends and reading. She also enjoys playing music, is an active member of the University of Mary Choir, and goes swing dancing when she gets the chance. Joann is looking forward to getting to know all of the girls in Hillside Hall and hopes that she can be a helpful resource for the students at the University of Mary.