Saint Scholastica Hall for Women is a residence life community for women enrolled at the University of Mary who have the desire to live in community and grow in faith, character, and holiness. The women in this hall support each other in virtuous living through study, prayer, service to others, and community-based activities. Located on the third floor of Roers Hall, Saint Scholastica features two-bedroom suites with shared bathroom facilities, a community room, and a chapel on the floor. Members participate in weekly community nights, one retreat per semester, regular spiritual direction, and commit to regular reception of the Sacraments. The women who chose 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 women|
|Occupancy Options||Single, Double|
|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 Scholastica Hall will need to express his 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 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 St. Scholastica
Jamie grew up in Grand Forks, ND and graduated for Sacred Heart High School in 2011. She attended the University of Mary where she was a Resident Assistant in Boniface and St. Scholastica Hall and studied abroad in Rome. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Social Work and has been working as a Residence Director for 3 years. Jamie lives in Roers Hall with her husband, Zachary and their son, James.
REctor OF ST. SCHOLASTICA
Sara grew up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and graduated from Fremd High School in 2006. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. Sara has served as the rector of Saint Scholastica Hall since the Fall of 2017. She lives with her husband, Ben, and new Shar-Pei puppy, Bear. In her spare time, Sara enjoys bullet journaling, going for walks with Bear, and playing the piano.