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Residential Life

Student reading on the porch of St. Albert's

The residential houses and halls at Marianapolis are the foundations of a diverse and global residential community unified by our work to grow, play, and live through Marianapolis’ mission. Students learn and grow, through programs and activities, as well as the cultural exchanges inherent in living together in a tight knit house or hall, fostering lifelong connections. 

Day Student Boarding Experience

In the Day Student Boarding Experience (DSBE), Day Students live as boarding students for a two-week time period in a house or hall. This program seeks to offer day students a chance to practice independent living and get to know our residential students, as well as our residential programming. This program is offered at no charge to day families.

House Cup Challenges

Residential students participating in a House Cup Challenge

The nine Houses and halls are divided into three teams and compete in 6 challenges throughout the school year. There can only be one winner in the end! Who will it be? The Maroon, Gold, or White team? 

Challenge Competitions:

  • Flag Making
  • Halloween Candy Hunt
  • Karaoke
  • Lord Thompson Cup (Floor Hockey)
  • Iron Chef
  • RA Hunt

Marianapolis Family Network

The Marianapolis Family Network (MFN) fosters an enduring bond between day and residential students. Through the program, residential students are connected with day families who help ease homesickness and form strong relationships.

Each family shares the MFN experience differently with their host students, but many families choose to invite the residential student to their home for special meals. Often students will ask their peer to stay overnight or for a weekend.

Study Hall

Sunday - Thursday Evening
7:30-9:30 p.m.

After Study Hall, students might head to open gym, go out for ice cream with their housemates, or hang out in the common room. 

Students must be in their house or hall by 10:30 p.m. and lights out is at 11:00 p.m.

Houses & Halls