Boniface East Hall, located in the 1959 east wing of the Benedictine Center, serves as a traditional residence hall for women and is named for Benedictine Sister Boniface Timmons, who arrived in Bismarck in 1892 as administrator at CHI St. Alexius Health and administrator when CHI St. Alexius opened its own nursing school in 1915. The former Boniface Hall on the CHI St. Alexius campus, which was the residence for nursing school residents, housed the first Mary College students. As a connecting link to this heritage, "south campus residence hall" was designated Boniface Hall in 2000 when the University purchased Annunciation Priory, now named the Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership.
|Eligibility Requirements||First-year and upper class women|
|Occupancy Options||Single, Double|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)||Yes|
|Bed Options||Twin Size|
|Closed Christmas Break|
|Each occupant will have:||Each room will have||Some rooms have|
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
|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
|Recommended Web Browsers:
Internet Explorer 11
|Free Antivirus Options:
Microsoft Security Essentials - Windows
AVAST - Windows
Sophos Antivirus - MAC
|Optional Recommended Items:
USB memory stick
Microsoft Office Suite 2007 or newer
Make sure your OS (Windows or MAC) is fully updated and running the latest version
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:
Residence Hall (Box ###)
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
### = assigned box number
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 Boniface Hall
Anne grew up in windy Chicago, but moved north, and graduated from the University of Mary in 2016. She is currently the advisor of the Social Dance Club, and is quite adept at Irish dancing. She lives on the lower floor of Boniface East with her husband, Patrick, and son, Eamon.