St. Mary's College of Maryland

Coordinates: 38°11′12″N 76°25′51″W / 38.1867°N 76.4309°W / 38.1867; -76.4309
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St. Mary's College of Maryland
Former names
  • St. Mary's Female Seminary (1840–1927)
  • St. Mary's Female Seminary Junior College (1927–1949)
  • St. Mary's Seminary Junior College (1949–1968)
MottoThe St. Mary's Way
TypePublic liberal arts college
Established1840; 184 years ago (1840)
Endowment$32.8 million (2020)[1]
PresidentTuajuanda C. Jordan
Academic staff
Undergraduates1,517 [2]

38°11′12″N 76°25′51″W / 38.1867°N 76.4309°W / 38.1867; -76.4309
CampusRural, waterfront on St. Mary's River, 319 acres (129 ha), located on site of first Maryland Colony
  • Primary: SMCM Blue
  • Secondary: Gold and white[4]
Sporting affiliations
St. Mary's City Historic District
St. Mary's College of Maryland is located in Maryland
St. Mary's College of Maryland
NRHP reference No.69000310[5]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 4, 1969
Designated NHLDAugust 4, 1969[6]

St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) is a public liberal arts college in St. Mary's City, Maryland.[7][8][9][3] Established in 1840, St. Mary's College is an honors college that claims to "offer an experience similar to that of an elite liberal arts college".[10] With about 1,600 enrolled students, the institution offers bachelor's degrees in 21 disciplines,[3] as well as a master's program and certification programs.[3]

Calvert Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland, the public honors college.

The college shares much of its campus with Historic St. Mary's City, the site of Maryland's first colony and capital.[7][3] It is also the site of the fourth colony in British North America. The Historical Archaeology Field School is jointly operated by St. Mary's College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary's City.[11][12] The campus and the rest of St. Mary's City combined are considered to be one of the premier archaeological sites in the United States.[11]


St. Mary's College of Maryland is located on the original site of Maryland's first colony, St. Mary's City,[12] which was also the first capital of Maryland[13] and is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America.[14][15]

Colonial St. Mary's City was actually only a town and at its peak had between 500 and 600 residents. However, as the colony quickly expanded and settlements spread throughout the Eastern part of what is now Maryland, the town remained the capital and representatives would travel from all over the colony to participate in the Maryland General Assembly, the colony's first legislative body.

The Colony was founded under a mandate by the colonial proprietor, Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore of England, that the new settlers engage in religious tolerance of each other.[15][16][17] The first settlers were both Protestant and Catholic during a time of persecution of Catholics.[17] This mandate was unprecedented at the time, as England had been wracked by religious conflict for centuries.

The college is secular and has been since it was started in 1840. Its name St. Mary's commemorates Maryland's first colony, "St. Mary's City", which once stood where the college stands now. It has been coeducational since 1949.


St. Mary's College offers 21 majors (with 5 additional in development), 29 minors, seven pre-professional programs and it has a master's program in education. It is a public honors college,[9][10] one of only two such colleges in the United States. As such, it maintains a core honors-level curriculum[18] that all of its students, regardless of major, must complete.

The college underwent its first ever large-scale program review or program prioritization process in February 2021, resulting in the discontinuation of several majors and minors.[19]

Freedom of conscience statue on the campus of St. Mary's College. Completed in 1934 for the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland colony and the birth of religious freedom in America.

It has an 81% overall graduation rate (including longer than four years). [3] The college has a 70% four-year graduation rate,[3] the highest of any public institution in Maryland[3] and third highest in the United States among public colleges.[20] 69% of students pursue dual concurrent degrees or dual minors, which may take longer than four years, in some cases. 10% of students transfer from St. Mary's College to other institutions [3] and 83% of students enroll for a second year.[3]

79% of students are receiving financial aid,[3] with 66% of students receiving grants or scholarships.[3]

The school is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.[21]


According to the Maryland Higher Education Commission, St. Mary's College, despite being a public institution, competes mostly with elite private colleges.[22] The commission reported in 2014 that the cost of obtaining a degree at St. Mary's College is $30,000 less when compared to the average costs of the elite private colleges that it competes with.[22]

Goodpaster and Schafer Halls on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland. They are named, respectively, after General Andrew J. Goodpaster, a former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and William Donald Schaefer, a former Governor of Maryland.


Campus commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Photo taken near the Fountain of Remembrance - one of St. Mary's College of Maryland's "Seven Wonders".

Accreditation and charter[edit]

The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.[3][8]

Although it is a state-operated institution, St. Mary's is independent of the University System of Maryland as it opted out of the system in 1992. However, in early 2006, St. Mary's College joined the University of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS), which interconnects the University System of Maryland with several other networks, including the Internet and Internet2 networks.[23]


St. Mary's College's president, Tuajuanda Jordan, was appointed in 2014. She is the former dean of two other colleges and holds a PhD in biochemistry. She is the first black woman to become the president of St. Mary's College.[24]

The school has 150 full-time faculty,[3] 14 of whom are current Fulbright scholars (the college faculty has earned 30 Fulbright research awards in the past 20 years). There is a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio,[3] one of the lowest in the nation.


Overseas programs[edit]

Archaeology student working on an archaeological excavation on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland. The college has an internationally recognized archaeology program,[11][12] which it operates jointly with Historic St. Mary's City.[11][12]

Approximately 46% of St. Mary's College students study abroad, half of them for a full semester or more. The Institute of International Education has recognized St. Mary's College as being 17th in the nation (public and private schools combined) for the percentage of its undergraduate students who study abroad for at least one semester.[25]


The Fiske Guide to Colleges ranked St. Mary's College as one of the best small universities/colleges in the U.S. for music study since 2003, and was the only public liberal arts college listed. St. Mary's College removed the music major in 2021, however, and added a new Performing Arts major.[26]

Fulbright program[edit]

St. Mary's College has had many students and faculty win Fulbright awards.[27][28] In the 2009–2010 academic year, the college had the second highest number of student Fulbright winners of any public liberal arts college in the nation.[28]

In the 2011–2012 academic year, the college had the third highest number of faculty Fulbright winners in the United States among public and private baccalaureate colleges (undergraduate colleges).[27]

Leadership development programs[edit]

There are many opportunities for leadership development on campus, including positions as a resident assistant (RA), as an orientation leader (OL), on the school's student Judicial Board, as a Multicultural Academic Peer Program (MAPP) mentor, within the active Student Government Association (SGA), and among the various programs boards.

General student services[edit]

  • Academic counseling service[3]
  • Career counseling service[29]
  • Employment search services for students[29]
  • Navigator programs,[30] in all departments (guidance, support and advocacy in staying on track academically)
  • Emerging Scholars Programs (ESP)s in science, technology, engineering, math and computer science[30]
  • Psychological counseling and life counseling (confidential, available through health center)
  • Support groups (confidential, sponsored by health center)
  • St. Mary's College Office of Financial Aid, assistance in accessing financial assistance for tuition and living expenses

Racial diversity[edit]

As of Fall 2020, 27% of the students are "students of color", including 10% "African American".[31] The college has a history of seeking to improve its racial diversity, as white students have been a large majority of the enrollment over the last few decades.

Historical studies[edit]

Kent Hall, Social Sciences building on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Since 1840, the school has been charged by the state in various capacities in researching,[32] interpreting and memorializing Maryland history at the site of Maryland's first colony and capitol,[32] St. Mary's City, Maryland,[32] which is also where the college is located.[32]

Historical Archaeology Field School[edit]

In this capacity St. Mary's College of Maryland, in partnership with Historic St. Mary's City,[12][33][34] also runs the Historical Archaeology Field School[33] which is an internationally recognized institution. The field school has worked on over 300 archaeological dig sites in the St. Mary's City area over the last 40 years.[12]

School's inspirational historic grounding[edit]

This research also includes a special focus and draws inspiration from local milestone historical events related to the struggle for establishment of democracy in Maryland,[32] in many of its aspects,[32] including:

  • The early development of representative legislature in Maryland.[32]
  • The struggle for the establishment of religious freedom in America.[32]
  • The beginnings of the quest for women's suffrage in America.[32]
  • The struggle for minority rights in America.[32]
  • The beginnings of freedom of the press in the Southern colonies.[32]


The Center for the Study of Democracy[edit]

Margaret Brent Hall on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Named for Margaret Brent who, on the site of what is now the college, was the first woman to petition for the right to vote in America (in the Maryland Assembly in 1648).

The Center for the Study of Democracy is an interdisciplinary joint initiative of St. Mary's College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary's City.[34][35]

It explores historical and contemporary issues related to democracy and also provides presentations by government officials and other leaders from both developed and developing countries[36] and notable scholars.[35][36]

Colonial St. Mary's City, which was on the site where St. Mary's College of Maryland is located today, was a place where struggles over "Liberty of conscience" in religion,[15] representative political practices,[17][37] freedom of the press, and minority rights all came to the fore at various times. Utilizing early Maryland as a case study in "emerging democracy", the foundation works to apply the lessons of the region's history to a domestic and international discussion of democracy's role in the modern world.[34][35] The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People initiative awarded the center a $500,000 challenge grant in September 2004.[38]

The James P. Muldoon River Center[edit]

The James P. Muldoon River Center is a biological research center located along the Saint Mary's River. The center administers the Saint Mary's River Project and the university's geothermal operations.

The Slackwater Center[edit]

The Slackwater Center studies the current events, culture and history of St. Mary's County and other rural Chesapeake bay and Southern Maryland communities.[39][40] Its focus is interdisciplinary and it studies the region from both an historical and contemporary point of view.[39][41]

The center studies, records and documents as well as interprets and reports on current and historical life in Chesapeake Bay communities.[39][41] The center also has a public education mission. Students engage in historical research and historical interpretation as well as documenting oral histories[39][42] of living residents.[39] The center utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration[39] and also fosters public education and debate.

It also publishes the Slackwater Journal[41] and maintains an extensive archive.[34][39]

The center's mission statement says: "We aim to offer a closer look at the rich and complicated legacies of the past, at the social and environmental challenges facing the present, and at our collective visions for the future."[43]

Slackwater Archives[edit]

Preservational and curatorial roles are also played by the Slackwater Center, primarily through the Slackwater Archives and the Slackwater Southern Maryland Documentation Project.[39]

The mission of the archives includes preserving, transcribing, analyzing and interpreting:[39]

  • Southern Maryland Documentation Project (The only work and collection of its kind in the region that includes extensive oral histories of the region, preserving local history and documenting community issues still unfolding as current events in Southern Maryland).[39]

The project includes:

    • Oral folk life (folk culture) and oral history interviews of the people of St. Mary's County, Maryland and other Southern Maryland communities.[39][44] Includes an oral history collection of more than 2,000 folk life and oral life history taped & transcribed interviews, documenting the traditional Chesapeake Bay Tidewater cultures of Southern Maryland.[39]
    • Oral histories documenting the transition to modern St. Mary's County.[39][44] Uses oral histories of key historical witnesses and participants to document St. Mary's County's transition to its modern era.[34]
    • The Slackwater Journal.[39][41] The archive is also a repository for issues of the Slackwater Journal,[34] which has articles and interviews about the history, culture and people of Southern Maryland, past and present.[34][39][41]
    • St. Mary's College of Maryland oral histories.[39][44] Documents the growth and history of St. Mary's College of Maryland.[39][44]

Historic St. Mary's City Commission[edit]

The St. John's Site[45][46] (on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland):[46] One of the most historic spots in Maryland[47] and possibly North America.[46][47] The first Maryland General Assembly (the Maryland colony's first legislative body) met here,[47] one of the earliest laws protecting religious freedom was written and passed here,[46] possibly the first African American to serve in a legislative body in American history[48] served and voted here,[47] the first demand in America for a women's right to vote occurred here,[47] an early colonial governor lived here[47] and the first treaties between the Maryland colonists and the Susquehanna Indian Nation where ironed out here as well.[47]
Archaeology museum[46] at the St. John's-Site on campus of St.Mary's College of Maryland.[46] With over 200 archaeological sites within 2 miles of the campus,[49] St. Mary's College students of history, archaeology, American politics, African American studies and also students in the Museum Curator Degree Program can take hands-on courses in archaeological excavation (taking part in real life archaeological digs),[12] as well as hands on experience with artifact analysis[12] and preservation[12] as well as museum curator work and historic interpretation. The Baltimore Sun has called the area around St. Mary's College "an archaeological jewel".[12]

Historic St. Mary's City, which sits next to the college, is a State-run archaeological research, historical research, preservation and interpretation center and an indoor and outdoor museum complex.[34] The area managed by the commission also includes a reconstructed colonial town and sailing ship, located on the historic site of Maryland's first colony.[34]

St. Mary's College and Historic St. Mary's City jointly coordinate programs of study[34] in archaeology, history, museum studies, African American studies, political science and theater. This includes both classroom and also hands-on opportunities in archaeological excavations, museums,[12] and historic interpretation work.[50]

The commission and its grounds are considered to be is a major center for colonial archaeological research and historical research in the United States.[11] There have been over 200 archaeological digs in St. Mary's City worked on by the school over the last 30 years.[12]

All St. Mary's Students may also attend St. Mary's City's public access historical sites and all of its museums for free, year round.[51]

The Maryland Heritage Project[edit]

The Maryland Heritage Project is also a collaboration between St. Mary's College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary's City.[34] It focuses on the reconstruction of colonial buildings in the Historic St. Mary's City living history area,[34] ongoing development of St. Mary's museum exhibits,[34] and also indoor and outdoor historic interpretation.[34]

This involves ongoing projects in archaeological research[34] (including working on active archaeological excavations),[34] historical research as well as management, preservation and analysis and interpretation of period artifacts and documents. The project also provides hands-on as well as classroom studies in archaeology, anthropology, democracy studies, history, international languages and cultures, and museum studies.

The Historical Archaeology Field School[edit]

St. Mary's College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary's Commission also jointly run the Historical Archaeology Field School every summer.[12][52] It hosts collection-based courses, beginner to advanced level archaeological field training and also summer institutes.[53] The school is attended by students from all over the United States and other countries as well.[11][12] Many of its graduates now hold prominent positions in the field.[11]

The students not only study, but also work in many of the active archaeological dig sites in St. Mary's City.[12] Providing extensive hands-on experience, the school teaches all aspects of professional archaeological work, including working in real archaeological digs, analyzing and conserving artifacts,[12] as well as cataloging, archiving, and related historical research. The school has been in existence for more than 40 years.[11][12]

St. Mary's College Archives[edit]

Other institutions[edit]

St. Mary's Baltimore Hall Library subscribes to 1,000 periodicals in print and has access to around 20,000 in electronic format. Furthermore, the school participates in the consortium of Maryland public colleges and universities (USMAI), through which library materials from 15 other institutes in the University of Maryland System are accessible.[54]

The New Leadership for the Chesapeake program trains students' in environmental leadership and advocacy as it relates to the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to leadership and advocacy training, classes and field work also focus on the biological and resource management issues affecting the Bay. The program leads to a certificate.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, May Russell Hall. May Russel was the second president of St. Mary's College, she served from 1948 to 1969.

A summer program that brings together notable authors, writers and educators to foster writers of novels, poetry and other venues.[55] Workshops in writing, classes, lectures, mentoring by notable authors and faculty; creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry are offered.[55]

The Rising Tide is the journal of educational studies written by student interns and faculty of the Master of Education program at St. Mary's College of Maryland, named after the adage "A rising tide lifts all boats."

Arts and culture and the Boyden Gallery[edit]

St. Mary's College students receive training in curation, planning and design of gallery exhibitions and special programs at the Boyden Gallery.[56] Starting in 2014 the Boyden Gallery and the St. Mary's College of Maryland Masters in Teaching program entered into a partnership with St. Mary's County schools to foster and display works by promising local students.[57] The program involved St. Mary's College of Maryland faculty and students in working with talented local young artists. The program also sponsored a professionally juried competition and a special yearly exhibitions.[57]


St. Mary's College of Maryland Sailing Team.

St. Mary's College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Seahawks are a member of the United East Conference. Prior to July 2021, the Seahawks belonged to the Coast to Coast Athletic Conference.[58]

Between 2006 and 2020, at least 48% of Seahawk student-athletes were named to the Capital Athletic Conference's All-Academic team.[59]

St. Mary's College's mascot is the Seahawk, which is a nickname for the osprey. These birds are native to St. Mary's City and are often seen diving from great heights into St. John's Pond, in order to catch fish. The St. Mary's College Seahawk mascot is named Solomon.[60]

Student life[edit]

The student:faculty ratio is 9 to 1; this is one of the lowest student faculty ratios for a public college in the United States, and among the lowest when compared to private colleges.[3]


Approximately 1,600 students live on campus and in traditional-style residence halls, and about 300 students commute.

On campus living includes dorms, suites, apartments, and townhouses. Within the residences there are four living-learning centers on campus: an International Languages & Cultures (ILC) House; a Women In Science House (WISH); a Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSX) House and an Eco-House. Furthermore, there are Substance and Alcohol Free Environment (SAFE) suites and apartments on campus, as well as part of a residence hall. Other students join the IBA.

Student townhouses on campus

The majority of the on-campus student population lives in traditional college dormitories, group suite apartments and townhouses; 85% of students live on campus.

St. Mary's College does not have any social sororities or fraternities. Instead, part of its student residences run on a house system. Each house has its own educational theme, so residents may form community around shared interests.

Campus residence houses include:

  • International Languages & Cultures (ILC) House
  • Women In Science House (WISH)
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSX) House
  • Eco-House
  • Furthermore, there are Substance and Alcohol-Free Environment (SAFE) suites and apartments on campus, as well as part of a residence hall.
  • Open Housing, for transgender and nonbinary students, and other students not wishing to live in same-sex or same-gender dorm housing.

Student participation in governance[edit]

St. Mary's College of Maryland has an active Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA charters clubs, promotes campus events and activities, works closely with the administration to help guide student-related policy, and works to promote student engagement in campus life through representation and programming. Senators, elected by the student body, represent constituents divided by housing (or commuters). The executive board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, etc.) are also elected by the student body.

The Student Trustee, a voting member of the board of trustees, and an ex officio member of the SGA, is chosen from among the students to act as a direct link between the student body and the board of trustees.[61] Aside from the Student Trustee position, students also participate in numerous other committees with faculty and other members of the administration.

Honors organizations[edit]

Student clubs[edit]

St. Mary's College hosts more than 100 student-run, SGA-sponsored clubs.[70]

Campus traditions[edit]

The Garden of Remembrance, one of the campus "Seven Wonders" and a popular spot for weddings as well as for students to study.
  • Signing of the book: New students attend a convocation ceremony at the State House of 1634 in Historic St. Mary's City. Afterwards, students are invited to sign the President's book.
  • Hallowed-Greens, which takes place on a weekend near Halloween, is an annual all-student costume event.
  • Mardi-Greens, occurs the weekend near Mardi Gras, is an annual all-student celebration.
  • Nudi-Greens, occurs towards the end of April or early May, is an all-student ABC celebration for Spring.
  • The Great Bamboo Boat Race takes place during Homecoming/Parent's Weekend. Teams must make a boat entirely out of materials provided for them (bamboo, sheet plastic, twine, and duct tape) and race it in a small loop on the St. Mary's River by the college boathouse and docks. The bamboo is harvested from the campus bamboo forest, where it is considered an invasive species. There are cash prizes for the winners. This event replaced The Great Cardboard Boat Race (an earlier incarnation using cardboard instead of bamboo) in 2010.
  • World Carnival Weekend takes place late in the Spring semester. Clubs across campus are invited to participate in this event which celebrates diversity in music, food, and culture.
  • The Frisbee Golf Dorchester Open is held in the Spring (held for 37 consecutive years, a big alumni event, current students play as well).
  • Midnight breakfast is held during finals week each semester. Admission is free, and many students participate in karaoke during the night.
  • Black Student Union Fashion Show: is held yearly.
  • River Concert series: During the summer months the college hosts an event attended by thousands of people each year.
  • The Dance Club holds a Dance Show once per semester.
  • The Christmas in April Auction is an annual fund-raiser in which students, faculty, and staff bid for humorous items such as singing telegrams or cooked dinners from the Admissions staff.
  • Polar Bear Splash: an annual effort to raise awareness for Global Warming. More than one hundred students take a swim in the freezing St. Mary's River during this mid-winter event.[71]
  • Shoe Tree: For a lot of students, throwing a pair of shoes or flip-flops tied together into the shoe tree marks a memorable "first time" on the college campus—i.e. losing one's virginity.[72]
  • Natty Boh Hunt: On Easter, the upperclassmen prepare the Natty Boh Hunt by buying large quantities of National Bohemian and spray painting them and hiding them all around campus for the freshmen to find.
  • Wednesday night Hide-A-Keg: On balmy Wednesday nights, a keg would be hidden somewhere on campus. First observed in 1988, the hunt would start (for both students and campus security) with a ringing of the bell. This tradition is no longer practiced, as kegs were banned on campus in the interest of student safety.
  • Friction Fest: Every April the SMCM Rock Climbing Club sponsors a huge Bouldering (rock climbing) competition called "Friction Fest" which is free and open to both students, staff, faculty, community and the local Navy Base members.

Seven Wonders[edit]

The Seven Wonders are seven notable campus landmarks. New students are inducted into the traditions of SMCM by orientation leaders in a tour of the Seven Wonders during orientation and it is a graduation tradition for the departing class to tour the seven wonders and recount stories the evening before graduation. Thus a student's time at SMCM begins and ends with tours of the Seven Wonders.

The seven "wonders" are:

  1. The Shoe Tree (see above)
  2. The Bell Tower
  3. A clearing on St. John's Pond on the Side of Queen Ann (see above)
  4. Maryland Freedom of Conscience Statue on Route 5 (a.k.a. The Naked Man)
  5. Garden of Remembrance Fountain
  6. "Hidden" Grave
  7. Church Point


Black-eyed Susans, the state flower of Maryland.[73] Seed packets of black eyed Susans are given out at some St. Mary's College ceremonies and students are encouraged to plant them around the campus.

The college runs a composting system to handle the majority of its biodegradable waste.[74] St. Mary's College is transitioning to 100% environmentally responsible Green Seal certified cleaning products.[74][when?]

Goodpaster Hall, an academic building devoted to chemistry, psychology, and educational studies that opened in January 2008, was built to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver,[74] and is one of few "green" buildings in the state of Maryland.[75]

St. Mary's College's groundskeeping crews implement sustainable practices, including protecting the St. Mary's River by developing green buffer areas, creating green spaces and wildlife habitat, using integrated pest management and minimizing synthetic fertilizers.[74] SMCM has applied to the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.[74]

St. Mary's College is expanding its recycling and composting programs.[74] Student volunteers have been collecting recyclable and compostable material from the residences.[74] Compostable bins will soon be available all across campus.[74]

Energy conservation[edit]

By upgrading fixtures, adjusting campus facilities operations and raising the campus community awareness about wasteful energy usage, St. Mary's College is making progress in using energy more efficiently, containing energy expenditures and reducing its impact on the environment.[74]

St. Mary's College students voted to create a Green Energy Fund by raising student fees $25 per year.[74] The purpose of the Green Energy Fund is to purchase Renewable Energy Credits to offset 100% of the college's electricity use and fund renewable energy projects on campus.[74] St. Mary's College received the 2008 EPA Green Power Leadership Club award for their efforts.[74]

Notable alumni[edit]


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