Saturdays of Service

40 Days of Lent & Service with StMU Residence Life

How Will You Serve?

Every Saturday during Lent Residence Life will be hosting a service opportunity for students of St. Mary's University to give back to the local community in a variety of ways. Check out the schedule of events below for ways you can get involved this Lenten season!

Continuing the Heritage

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 11:30am-4pm

St. Mary's University, Flex Field

Residents from the different Residence Halls and Living Learning Communities will kick off Saturdays of Service by signing up for the campus wide day of service, Continuing the Heritage. Resident can talk to their RAs and CCs to see if they designated a specific site for their community to sign-up together and serve or just sign-up for a site that interests them personally and make some new friends! Sign-up at

Thank You Cards for Veterans

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 3-5pm

Chaminade Hall Basement

Join Chaminade Hall in making thank you cards for veterans, showing appreciation for their service to our country. Snacks and craft supplies will be provided.


Saturday, Feb. 27th, 11am

Meet at Founders Hall Lobby to walk to site together

Join Founders Hall for a service project to help with some clean up and renovations around the Marianist Leaderhsip House across the street from campus.

Haven for Hope

Saturday, March 5th, 10:30am

Meet in the Treadaway Courtyard to carpool to service site

Join Treadaway Hall to serve lunch at the local homeless shelter and learn more about the community and services provided at Haven for Hope. Contact Hall Director Keith Jasie at by Friday, Feb. 26th if interested in this service program.

Garden Party

Saturday, March 12th, 9am-12pm

Meet at Marian Hall's 1st Floor Lounge to walk to the site together

Join Marian Hall to clean up a new garden close to campus to prepare for planting. Breakfast tacos and orange juice will be provided before heading to the garden. (This is the first Saturday of Spring Break.)

Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, March 19th, 7am-4pm

Meet at the Dougherty Hall Lobby

Join Dougherty and Lourdes Halls for a service project with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for someone in need in the San Antonio community. Contact Hall Director Tashana Taylor at by Friday, March 11th to sign-up for this service program. (This is the last Saturday of Spring Break.)

Easter Egg Basket Delivery

Saturday, March 26th, 2pm

Meet at the Flores Hall Lounge

Join the Outback Halls in a delivery of Easter Baskets to a local Children's Hospital that will be made throughout the month of March at various Outback programs. Contact Hall Director Watende Johnson at by Monday, March 21st to sign-up and confirm the time for this service program. (This is Easter Weekend.)

Residence Life at St. Mary's University

For more information about Residence Life at St. Mary's University, the benefits of living on-campus and ways to get involved in the residence halls, contact the Office of Residence Life with the information provided below. Our staff would be happy to talk with you about the available housing options, living learning communities, and the application process.