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Saint Mary's University


Saint Mary's traces its earliest beginnings to 1802 when the Reverend Edmund Burke, later Bishop Burke, taught young men at the Glebe House, on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Barrington Street. The boys’ school grew first into a college and then into a university, never wavering in its commitment to education and community service.


The research mission of Saint Mary’s University is to engage in research that applies to, and is valued by, communities from around the corner to around the world. Our mission also involves cultivating intellectual curiosity and creativity within our faculty and students.

Student services

We understand that convenience is important. At Saint Mary’s, you’ll find easy access to everything you need, just a few steps away. Whether you’re looking for a writing workshop, an onsite daycare, or career counselling, it’s all right here.

Housing services

Saint Mary’s University offers a variety of residence options that allow you to live in the heart of university life. You will develop lasting friendships, experience a great variety of social and educational activities, meet many people from around the world and be a part of a very close community.

Housing Options:

  • Single Student Housing
  • Family & Graduate Housing
  • Senior Apartments
  • Summer Housing

Library services

The Library's reference collection includes:

  • specialist encyclopedias for many subjects
  • dictionaries for subjects and for major languages
  • directories of companies and organizations
  • hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. in e-book format

ICT services

We have hundreds of computers available for you to use across campus. All you need to log in is your computer account. Available services include:

  • Internet access
  • email
  • software
  • printers

Medical services

The Student Health Centre is your family clinic when you’re away from home. As a university clinic, we understand how an illness or injury can impact your education. We treat illness and injuries quickly, so that your studies don’t suffer. Plus, alumni are eligible for services for up to six months after graduation. International students may be seen for an extended period of time.

Campus life

At Saint Mary’s you are just minutes away from the ocean and your favorite trails.

Sports facilities

The Sport Clubs program at Saint Mary's University is designed to provide additional opportunities for individuals interested in a specific sport to develop and improve their skills, by participating recreationally or competitively in league play on and off campus. Sport Clubs are voluntary, non-profit, student-led organizations. Members assume the leadership and financial responsibilities of club activities and are required to adhere to Department of Athletics & Recreation and University guidelines and policies.

Sport Clubs Offered:
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Ringette 
  • Tennis
  • Curling

Student clubs

Simply put, if you’re a student at Saint Mary’s, you’re a member of SMUSA! The Association strives to maximize the positive university experience for its students and provide assistance in overcoming any challenges they may face. As “Students working for Students”, the Association makes an ongoing commitment to maintain open communication with its members while providing valued services, dedicated representation, and effective advocacy.

What SMUSA provides:
  • Health Plan
  • Information Desk
  • Women's Centre
  • Husky Patrol Safe Drive Program
  • Tutor Database
  • Book Exchange

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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