Mary Hall

Year Built: 1951

Renovations: 1982, 1992, 2001, and 2011

Saint Mary Hall, known as Mary Hall, was built in 1951 to accommodate the rising student population (and replace emergency government-built barracks after World War II). The hall, housing 222 students in double rooms on three floors, was the second dormitory built for SJU students (after Saint Benet Hall). Mary Hall (278'x47') features oak furnishings by the Abbey Woodworking Shop. When dedicated on September 2, 1951, the ground floor housed a newly located Cafeteria and study and recreation rooms for day students. In 2001, a renovated basement consolidated student life offices.

Visit the Saint John's Archives for more Saint Mary Hall history.

Available Room Types:

  • 87 Doubles 

Mary Hall typical room layout

Room Amenities:

Note:University furnishings must remain in rooms and apartments. Storage of University furniture outside of an assigned residence is not allowed.

Closets have six deep shelves for storage, replacing the need for a dresser. Shelves are 18" deep and 12" wide, approximately 8" apart. Space from the floor to the first shelf is about 18". Space from the top shelf to the ceiling is about 15". Students may invest in storage containers for use as pull-out drawers on the shelves. Additionally, the closet includes space, open from the floor to the top, with a rod for hanging clothing.

Mattresses - All mattresses are extra long (39" x 80").

Building Amenities:

  • 3 Student lounges
  • 3 Common bathrooms/showers
  • 1 Student kitchen
  • 1 Laundry room
  • Wireless Internet access

The ground floor of Mary Hall includes the Outdoor Leadership Center (OLC), Peer Resource Program (PRP), and the Well-Being Center that houses Counseling, Health Services, Health Promotion, and Violence Prevention.