Boniface West Hall, located on the lower level of the west wing of the Benedictine Center, overlooking the Missouri River. It serves as a traditional residence hall for upperclassmen and is named for Benedictine Sister Boniface Timmins (and after the current Boniface hall), who arrived in Bismarck in 1892 as administrator at then St. Alexius Hospital and administrator when St. Alexius opened its own nursing school in 1915. The former Boniface Hall on the current CHI St. Alexius campus, which was the residence for nursing school residents, housed the first Mary College students. Boniface West Hall was renovated in 2014, and students enjoy updated kitchen and laundry facilities, bathrooms and showers, and resident rooms.
|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|
|Residence Life Deposit||$150.00|
|Single Room Occupancy||$2,190.00|
|Double Room Occupancy||$1,475.00|
|Triple Room Occupancy||$1,410.00|
|Quad Room Occupancy||$1,270.00|
|Daily Fee for early arrival or extended stay||$40.00|
Single Room Layout
Double Room Layout
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 West Hall
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.