Things to Do on Campus

Join a thriving, dynamic campus community with limitless opportunities to be active and engaged. The University of Mary offers a vibrant student life experience with a wide variety student organizations, athletics, volunteer experiences, campus-based ministry and worship (including daily mass), student recreation, and more.

Student Organizations

Students gain leadership and career-related experience through Mary’s 30-plus student organizations that range from professional groups and student government to planning campus events that reflect the University’s Benedictine values.

"When a whole campus strives to live out the Benedictine values in the classroom, in residence life, and in day-to-day activities, the effect is profound.”

Jacqueline Callens, Nursing major, Class of 2018

More Campus Highlights

  1. Chesterton's

    Our 24/7 community space offers students a place to study, socialize, watch television, play pool, or enjoy one of Bismarck’s greatest views.

  2. University Ministry

    Take part in retreats, studies in Sacred Scripture, prayer groups, volunteer opportunities, and social gatherings.

  3. Student Government

    Gain leadership experience while working with other students to improve campus life and support student programs.

  4. Marauders Activities Committee

    Help to develop student programs to enhance social and cultural life at Mary while conveying our Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.

  5. Music and Theater

    Participate in a University of Mary campus music ensemble or stage production.

  6. The Summit

    Focusing on issues, events and people, our student newspaper is published monthly in print and online.

  7. Student Recreation

    Try that new sport or activity that you always wanted to learn—student recreation is a fun way to meet new friends and get involved.