Overview

Saint Scholastica Hall for Women is a residence life community for women enrolled at the University of Mary who have the desire to live in community and grow in faith, character, and holiness. The women in this hall will support each other in virtuous living through study, prayer, service to others and in recreational activities. Located on the upper level of the west wing of the Benedictine Center, overlooking the Missouri River, Saint Scholastica features 33 single and two double student rooms, and two community spaces. Residents will participate with residence life staff in planning community activities and developing standards to support, build and strengthen community life. The women who choose to live in this community, and hence meet eligibility requirements discussed on the 'Details' tab, will experience a supportive and virtuous environment that will balance study, prayer, service, and recreation.

Eligibility Requirements Upper-class women
Room Layout Traditional
Bathrooms Community
Resident Population 33
Occupancy Options Single, Double
Air Conditioning No
Cable TV Yes
Telephone Jack Yes
Wired Internet Yes
Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) Yes
Computer Lab No
Free Laundry Yes
Elevator Yes
Bed Options Twin Size
Break Period Closed Christmas Break
Each occupant will have: Each room will have Most rooms have
Bed Mirror Sink
Dresser    
Desk    
Chair    
Waste basket    
Mailbox    
Room key    
Room Type Cost
Single $1,890.00
Double $1,275.00

 Saint Scholastica Hall Single

Saint Scholastica Hall Double

Eligibility Requirements

1. Be enrolled as a fulltime student (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Maintain a student conduct level at or below a Level 2
4. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere desire to grow in faith and holiness. Aspiring to be a positive and active member of the community, an applicant of Saint Scholastica Hall will need to express his commitment to grow in the virtuous life through example, a written application, and interview.

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 St. Scholastica

Christy Holgard

Christy grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and graduated from Lincoln High School in 2008. She attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she pitched on the softball team for 4 years and studied in Laos and Italy. She graduated in 2012 and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Philosophy and Theology. Christy has served as a Residence Director at the University of Mary since 2013. She lives on-campus with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters, Helen and Rose. In her spare time, Christy loves cooking and spending times with friends, family, and University of Mary students.