Residential Life Protocols and Guidelines

Saint Mary’s residence halls - Penick Hall, Cruikshank Hall, and Smedes Hall open for boarding students in August 2021.


General Boarding Guidelines

In order to minimize the risks of COVID-19 spread at Saint Mary’s School, boarding students will be required to adhere to health and safety protocols in the residence halls as outlined in the 2021-2022 Residential Life Guide and as announced periodically throughout the school year.

Residential Guidelines

  • About Town Permissions (ATPS) for boarding students will be restricted to Wake County with 50 percent passenger capacity in any personal or ride share vehicle and masks required in all vehicles.
  • Weekend overnights will be restricted to a boarder’s own home or the home of their roommate.
  • Boarders may visit other dorm rooms with a limited capacity of four girls per room. Day students may not visit the dorms.
  • Parents may not visit students on dorm. They may meet outside and may drop off items for their daughter on the front porch of Smedes Hall.


  • Masks will be required inside campus buildings for everyone.
  • Masks are optional outside during casual free time or walking about campus.
  • Masks are not required of roommates in their dorm room.

Dining Hall

  • The dining hall will serve three meals a day. 
  • In addition to seating in the dining hall, the Poyner and Tyler rooms on the second floor of Chan-Poyner will be available for dining. The library is not a dining location this year.



2021-2022 Residential Life Guide coming soon!

Contact Us

Abby Wahlstrom
Associate Director of Student and Resident Life


Meredith Primm
Residential and Student Life Coordinator