St. Mary's Hall

Exterior of St Mary's Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Named after a county in southern Maryland

Date Opened: 1932
A complete building renovation was finished in Fall 1989

Co-ed hall living -- Apartment Living
98 capacity
71 women, 27 men


MAIL
Letters and small packages are delivered to your mailbox located in your apartment stairwell.
Small packages and registered mail will be received at the North Hill Service Desk in the basement of St. Mary's Hall.

LAUNDRY
Room 0112 in Dorchester Hall
6 Washers and 7 Dryers

BIKE RACKS

There are 10 bike racks on the north side of Dorchester Hall near the first floor entrance.

Secure bikes to these racks only. Any bicycles found locked to handicap ramps, outdoor railings, trees, or in stairwells will be removed. Bikes left here over the summer are considered "abandoned" and will be removed from bike racks.


DOOR RELEASE SYSTEMS
For your convenience and security, you can unlock the outside door to grant access to your guests using a door release system installed in your building. Guests may call you from the visitor telephone located beside each outside door to advise you they are waiting outside. Depressing the "lock release" button located in your living room will momentarily unlock the outside door so your guest(s) can enter.

For your personal safety, never open the stairwell door for someone you don't know.


VENDING & PAY PHONES

Vending machines are located off the basement of St. Mary's Hall and in the Dorchester Hall laundry room.
There is a pay phone in room 0108.

Pepsi refills 800-626-3935
Pepsi repairs 800-562-6800
Snack machine refills 800-511-5340

Refunds:
www.dbs.umd.edu/corp

Change machine refunds 800-229-7837


RECYCLING
Collection points:
Basement corridor: Plastic, glass, metals, aluminum, and newspaper

ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 
ASBESTOS
Floor tile: None, removed during last renovation
Pipe Insulation: None, removed during last renovation
Additional Asbestos Information

LEAD
Paint: Some exterior; none on interior
Solder on Copper Pipes: Copper pipes with lead solder
Additional Lead Information


HEAT
Your heat/air conditioning is provided by an air handler heating/cooling system. A thermostat located in a common area of your apartment will both tell you the current temperature within the apartment and allow you to regulate the temperature. Just below the thermostat is an Energy Conservation Button. Each morning at around 8:30 AM the system shuts off; anytime after that, you must depress the button to re-activate the system.

Within some apartments, this system is supplemented with a fan coil unit located under each window. There is a little door on the unit that you push open to access the fan controls. In addition, some units have a thermostat knob which needs to be switched from air conditioning to heat. Please note that once the entire building is converted from air conditioning to heat and vice versa, the fan coil unit will only provide heat when the thermostat is set at heat; otherwise, it will simply circulate the air in the room.


EXTRAS
BUNKING BEDS -- If you would like to bunk your beds, you may do so by borrowing the pins for oak bed ends from Resident Life's South Campus Office located in 0200 Calvert Hall.

MICROWAVE OVENS are not allowed in the resident rooms. Some floors own a microwave oven which is secured in the floor lounge; check with your RA.


PEOPLE TO KNOW
Building Services Staff Assignments
Cheryl Nelson, x47465, North Hill Zone Supervisor
Keenan Turner, Assistant Zone Supervisor
vacant, Building Chief
Jerome Gardner

Brian Hain, x43486, Biologist

North Hill Community Staff
Wendell Vaughan, South Campus foreman
Dale Hough, Maintenance
Stanley Proctor, Maintenance


NEED A JOB?

Employment opportunities are available year-round, including summer full- or part-time positions. Summer jobs have discounted housing.

Call x57440 or come to our Student Employment Office, located in the Leonardtown Office Building, for additional information.