Minnesota Master Naturalist Conference

Welcome to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota! On this page you will find facility hours, safety information, floor plans of the Toner Student Center, and other important information.

Toner Center basement floor planToner Center main floor plan

Emergency Assistance

The Campus Safety Office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact them at (507) 457-1703 or dial “0” from a campus phone.

For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or dial 9-911 from a campus phone (you must dial “9” first).

Checking Out

Check out time is 10:00 a.m. the day of your departure, unless other arrangements have been made for your group. Before vacating your room, please verify:

  • All of your personal items have been collected
  • Recycling and trash are in the appropriate room receptacles/locations
  • Your bed sheets and pillowcase are removed from the bed. (Please keep the pillow protector on the pillow.)
  • Please leave your dirty sheets, pillowcase and towels near your room sink.

Please return your residence hall keys to the assigned location for your group when you are ready to check out.

  • A $75.00 lost key charge will be assessed upon check-out.
  • If you are in need of an extended check-out, please notify us in advance for a luggage hold.
  • Thank you in advance for being kind to our maintenance staff and student workers in Residence Life.

At the end of your stay, we welcome your feedback as to your experience. We always hope that we have provided you with a positive experience. We appreciate the opportunity to pass along your gratitude to our entire Saint Mary’s staff as well as the opportunity to improve your next experience with us. Please make us aware of any needs or issues during your event.

Residence Halls

Maintenance or Room-Related Issues

If you have a concern with your room, please contact the Switchboard at (507) 452-4430 or dial “0” from a campus phone. Please report any maintenance issues as soon as they are discovered.

Professional Residential Staff

We have both professional staff and student staff living within the residence halls. The contact information for staff is posted in every building for your assistance.


Each residential hall has a refrigerator in a common space kitchen.

Lost and Found Items

Items found in the rooms are kept for 30 days. If you or someone in your group has left an item behind, please contact Campus Safety at (507) 457-1703 or dial “0” from a campus phone. Any items unclaimed after 30 days will be donated.

Fire Safety

As a responsible guest staying in one of our residence halls, candles (lit or unlit) are not allowed. Do not hang items (blankets, posters, flags, material, strings of lights, etc.) from the ceilings or cover ceiling lights with flammable materials. Heat-producing appliances must not be left unattended. Unplug them when not in use and allow appliance to cool before storing.

At any time a fire alarm is sounded, all persons must immediately evacuate the building. No one is to assume an alarm is a false alarm. After moving out of the building, entry is not possible without clearance from a member of the university professional staff. Respect for fire alarms is a paramount safety concern.


Hillside Hallmeet outside the main entrance of the building

Brother Leopold Hall meet in the parking lot
Gilmore Creek Hall meet outside the entrance (toward the walking hill)
Hillside Hall meet outside the main entrance of the building
Pines Hall meet outside the main entrance (near Saint Mary’s Press)
Residencia Santiago Miller meet in the parking lot
Saint Benilde Hall meet outside main entrance of building (near the RAC)
Saint Edward’s Hall meet outside the main entrance (near the plaza)
Skemp Hall meet outside the main entrance (near the memorial)

If you have any questions regarding these fire alarm procedures, please contact Campus Safety at (507) 457-1703 or dial “0” from a campus phone.

Severe Weather Safety

The tornado season in Minnesota is usually from April to October. The majority of the tornados occur in the early summer months. However, the most severe tornados occur in April and Mary. The peak time of day for tornados to occur is between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


WATCH: A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for the development of tornados in the area. Information on a watch is given over radio and television from the Weather Bureau or by emergency governmental agencies of the city and county.

WARNING: A tornado warning means a tornado has actually been sighted in the area. The emergency sirens will sound a steady tone for three minutes or longer if there is danger in the immediate area. The offices of Residence Life and Campus Safety will notify guests of a tornado warning.

IN CASE OF TORNADO WARNING: When warning sirens sound, seek inside shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground evacuation location. A steel-framed or reinforced concrete building provides some shelter protection.

In a multi-story building, seek shelter in an interior hallway on a lower floor. STAY AWAY FROM OUTSIDE WALLS AND GLASS WINDOWS OR PARTITIONS.

While in the shelter, keep listening to your radio for the latest tornado advisory information and remain there until the “ALL CLEAR” signal has been given from Residence Life or Campus Safety.


Brother Leopold Hall basement hallway, shut all room doors
Gilmore Creek Hall first floor hallway, shut all room doors
Hillside Hall basement hallway, shut all room doors
Pines Hall first floor hallway, shut all room doors
Residencia Santiago Miller basement hallway of Brother Leopold Hall
Saint Benilde Hall first floor hallway, shut all room doors
Saint Edward’s Hall first floor hallway, shut all room doors
Skemp Hall basement of Heffron or Saint Mary’s Halls

If you have any questions regarding these tornado procedures, contact Campus Safety at (507) 457-1703 or dial “0” from a campus phone.

Contact Information

Campus Safety

(507) 457-1703 (x0) — staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Event Services and Camps

(507) 457-1586 (x1586) | eventservices@smumn.edu

Office of Residence Life

(507) 457-1640 (x1640) | reslife@smumn.edu

Facility Summer Hours

Business Office

8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.. Monday-Friday
(507) 457-6655 (x6655)

Campus Bookstore (Barnes & Noble)

10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Monday-Friday
(507) 457-1569 (x1569)

Central Services

7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
(507) 457-1474 (x1474)

Fitzgerald Library

8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
(507) 457-1561 (x1561)
Some extended weekend hours, call for details


8 a.m. — 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
(507) 457-1571 (x1571)

Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC)

6 a.m. — 9 p.m., Monday-Friday
11 a.m. — 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday
(507) 457-1579 (x1579)
Facility hours may vary. Please call for details and look for posted times.

Saint Thomas More Chapel

Daily Mass: 7:30 am., Monday-Friday
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m.

Technology Help Desk (IT)

8:30 a.m. — 8 p.m., Monday-Friday (507) 457-7800 (X7800)

Additional contact information and hours of operation are available by calling the Switchboard at (507) 452-4430 or by dialing “0” from a campus phone.