With names that draw inspiration from our treasured Benedictine Tradition and that strike a special chord with our students who have experienced our semester in Rome, the “new apartments” – now collectively named The Cloisters – began housing students during the 2013/2014 school year. 

Monte Cassino, the westernmost building, attributes its name to the town in which St. Benedict completed his Rule and lived out his final 14 years.  Not only did The Rule of St. Benedict greatly influence the spread of monasticism, but it also intimately contributed to the formation of the mission and identity of the University of Mary.

Monte Cassino offers comfortable apartment living for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. It has 11 two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit.  In addition, students will enjoy gathering in Chesterton’s, which is adjacent to The Cloisters.

Apartment Style  | Upperclassmen

  • Resident Population: 46
  • Open during Christmas Break

Other Eligibility Requirements 

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 credits
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Maintain a student conduct level at or below a Level 3


  • Washer and dryer
  • Wired internet
  • Wifi access
  • Air conditioning
  • Mailbox
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Full kitchen

Room Details

  • Single or double occupancy
  • Twin XL bed
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Desk & chair
  • Wastebasket


Our apartments include shared spaces of a living room, full kitchen, and two full bathrooms along with two double-occupancy bedrooms. Residents are responsible for all regular cleaning of all apartment spaces throughout their housing contract.

Room Type Cost
Single $3,907
Double $2,127

Residence Director

Maggie Popp

Residence Director for the Apartments, Manager of Chesterton's

It is a true gift to plan for, spend time with, and form our students on a daily basis! My primary responsibilities entail planning formative and enjoyable programs for upperclassmen men and women, supervising a team of dedicated Resident Assistants, coordinating the logistics surrounding daily life in the Apartments, and overseeing many of the activities that take place at Chesterton's, our campus pub!