Saint Joseph's Hall for Men is a residence life community for men enrolled at the University of Mary who have the desire to live in community and grow in faith, character and holiness. The men in this hall will support each other in virtuous living through study, prayer, service to others and in recreational activities. Located on the upper level of the west wing of the Benedictine Center, overlooking the Missouri River, Saint Joseph's features 33 single and double student rooms, a chapel and community space. Residents will participate with hall advisors in planning community activities and developing standards to support, build and strengthen community life.
The men who choose to live in this community, and hence meet eligibility requirements discussed on the 'Details' tab, will experience a supportive and virtuous environment that will balance study, prayer, service, and recreation.
|Eligibility Requirements||Upper-class men|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)||Yes|
|Bed Options||Twin Size|
|Break Period||Closed Christmas Break|
|Each occupant will have:||Each room will have||Most rooms have|
1. Be enrolled as a fulltime student (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
2. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
3. Maintain a student conduct level at or below a Level 2
4. 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 Joseph's Hall will need to express his commitment to grow in the virtuous life through example, a written application, an 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 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.
Saint Joseph’s hall as the special opportunity of living alongside the Vocations Director, Father Josh Waltz, from the Bismarck diocese. The men attend regular meetings with Father Waltz.
Residence Director of St. Joseph's Hall
Joseph grew up near the Twin Cities in Minnesota and graduated from Saint Agnes High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. He later attended the University of Mary and graduated in 2018. Joseph was instrumental in founding the University of Mary's Knights of Columbus Council and fundraising for the beautiful Warford Marian Grotto outside the Lumen Vitae University Center. Joseph, and his wife Theresa, live in an apartment on the central floor of Boniface West Hall.
Rector of Saint Joseph’s Hall
Benjamin Danielson grew up in Loves Park, Illinois. He graduated with a Politics degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He studied as a seminarian, at both St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska, and at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Subsequently, he received a Master of Divinity from Saint John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota. After graduation, he and his wife Sara moved to Iowa, where Benjamin served as a hospital chaplain at Genesis Health System in Davenport and then at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Benjamin is also the Director of Residence Life for the University of Mary.