Roers Hall is a freshman women’s residence situated in front of Welder Library that opened in fall 2016. It features two-bedroom suites with shared bathroom facilities, housing 284 women. On each floor there is a community space and on the second floor there is a community kitchen. The laundry facility is located on the first floor.
A portion of third floor in Roers Hall is made up of upper-class women living within the community of Saint Scholastica. This residence life community is for women who desire to live in community and grow in faith. The women in this hall support each other in virtuous living through study, prayer, service to others and recreational activities.
Saint Scholastica features 20 two-bedroom suites with shared bathroom facilities, housing 40 women. Saint Scholastica has its own chapel located within the floor and a sister from the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the founders and sponsors of the University of Mary, resides with the women of Saint Scholastica.
Roers Hall residents 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 in the "Details" tab below, will experience a supportive and virtuous environment that will balance study, prayer, service, and recreation.
|Eligibility Requirements||Freshmen women|
|Bathrooms||Shared within suite|
|Occupancy Options||Single, Double|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)||Yes|
|Bed Options||Twin size, extra-long twin, bunkable|
|Break Period||Closed Christmas Break|
|Each occupant will have:||Each room will have|
|Desk lamp||Carpeted bedrooms|
|Single (Saint Scholastica wing)||$2,485|
Eligibility Requirements (Saint Scholastica wing)
- Be enrolled as a fulltime student (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Maintain a student conduct level at or below a Level 2
- 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 will need to express her commitment to grow in the virtuous life through example, a written application, and interview.
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 Life Scholar (RLS) living in the building. The RLSs are professionally educated and trained to work in a residence hall to support college students. In addition to offering problem-solving and guidance to students, 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.
Morgan Dowling graduated from the University of Mary in May 2016 with a both B.A. in Catholic Studies and Theology. Originally from Colorado, she misses the mountains, but has grown fond of the prairies. Having spent a year volunteering at a homeless shelter back home, she has returned to Bismarck to serve in this new way. She enjoys Frisbee and outdoor activities, and forming friendships with the residents in Roers Hall.
Jamie Kuznia graduated from the University of Mary in May 2015 with a B.S. in Social Work. She enjoys her role as a Resident Director, especially making connections with the students on campus, working with programming, and guiding them through whatever needs they may have. Jamie is originally from Grand Forks, ND and enjoys traveling, being outside, exercise, and relaxing with her husband, Zach, and son, James.
Residence Life Scholar
Julie received her doctorate in American Religious History from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She teaches in the History Department and Catholic Studies and serves as a Residence Life Scholar in the new women's residence hall.
Originally from Liverpool, NY, Julie has also lived in Kentucky, Washington, Illinois, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. She loves to take road trips, read, explore museums and visit local coffee shops. Julie is looking forward to getting to know the young women in her residence hall and hopes that she will be a helpful resource for them throughout their time at the University of Mary.