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 his or her 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

Bayer House

Photo of Bayer House

Located at the entrance of campus, Bayer House is home to 24 girls in a variety of room styles (doubles, triples, and quads). Most of the girls living in Bayer House are sophomores. Girls in Bayer House often congregate in the kitchen, where they enjoy cooking together. The common room is often used for movie nights and dorm meetings. 

St. Albert's

Photo of Saint Albert's

St. Albert's is one of the larger female dorms on campus. The house is comprised of 20 residents, mainly juniors and seniors. The rooms are spread out between two floors, with a spacious common room on the first floor. St. Albert's girls enjoy using the kitchen, as well as the porch which overlooks a beautiful view of campus. Two dorm parents reside in St. Albert's.

St. John's

Photo of Saint John's Hall

St. John's Hall is one of two dorms on campus for boys. It is divided into four hallways, each with a distinctive culture and personality. Older male students live in the Blue Angel and Baptist hallways, while downstairs the younger students live in the Cardinal and Crossmen hallways. Most of the rooms are either doubles or triples and students living on a hallway share a communal bathroom. A dorm parent lives in each of the hallways. St. John's has a large common area with televisions, ping pong tables, and foosball tables for the students to enjoy in their downtime. 

Villa Maria

Photo of Villa Maria

Villa Maria, located on the edge of campus, is one of four girls dorms. It is the home of Marianapolis' youngest female boarding students. While it does not have a kitchen, it has a large common room where the girls love to come together to watch movies, have spa nights, and chat with the dorms parents. Two dorm parents reside in Villa Maria.

Villa St. Joseph

Photo of Villa Saint Joseph

Villa St. Joseph, one of 4 female dorms on campus, is home to 9 junior and senior girls. The girls live in large, apartment-style rooms. A newly renovated common room allows for the girls to congregate, or have a quiet place to study. Four dorm parents reside in Villa St. Joseph. 

White House

Photo of White House

Situated near the exit of campus, White House is one of two dorms for male students. White House is home to 8 senior boarding males. Students living in White House enjoy a spacious kitchen and common room where they often gather to watch movies, play video games, and socialize with their house parents. One house parent resides in White House.