Graduate Student Life

Graduate students at Saint Mary’s College are invited to be active members of the campus community, whether you’re studying on campus or online. There are many different organizations for you to join, activities to participate in, and campus experiences to have. The hard part will be finding time to do it all.

Clubs & Organizations

Our clubs and organizations include those focused on the performing arts, recreational activities, student government, volunteer service, academic honor societies, cultural interests, and more.

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry Office offers numerous outreach programs and events for students of all faiths and traditions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help make the world a better place by expanding your knowledge and contributing your skills to an area of need. The Office for Civil and Social Engagement offers many ways for students to get involved, including continued community service, experiential learning opportunities, one-time volunteer events, special speakers, and events related to community engagement.


  • Fitness Facilities
    Graduate students have full access to the Angela Athletic Facility's fitness center and all physical education activities at no charge. For more information about facility usage, policies, and membership, visit the Angela Athletic Facility website.
  • Athletic Events
    Graduate students are given free entry to all Saint Mary's regular-season varsity athletic events.
  • Club Sports
    Graduate students can participate in Saint Mary's club sports as long as you meet the club's membership requirements.
  • Varsity Sports
    Graduate students are welcome to try out for any of Saint Mary's NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams.
  • Notre Dame Football tickets and other sporting events
    Saint Mary's graduate students are eligible to purchase student season passes for Notre Dame Football.  Your student ID card and your electronic ticket booklet are required to enter the stadium.  Additionally, your student ID card will allow you a free general admission ticket to most other sporting events at Notre Dame (men's basketball and hockey require purchasing a ticket.)


Dining opportunities on campus include the Noble Family Dining Hall, Spes Unica Café, and Cyber Café. There are also two commuter lounge/kitchen areas available. One is located next to Rice Commons, and the other is in the lower level of Le Mans Hall.

South Bend Area

The surrounding community offers you affordable living, outdoor adventures, arts and culture, dining, shopping, and more. Read more about what the South Bend area has to offer.