Expanding Minds,
Inspiring Hearts. 

Welcome to

St. Mary’s University

Step onto St. Mary’s University campus and discover a faculty dedicated to developing the whole person — mind, body and spirit. As a vibrant academic community, we offer a transformative educational experience that goes beyond traditional learning.

With our strong emphasis on liberal arts and sciences, we provide a well-rounded education that nurtures intellectual growth. But we don’t stop there. At StMU, we believe in fostering holistic development. Engage in our athletic programs, clubs and community service initiatives to strengthen your body and build lifelong connections. Embrace our Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which instills values of compassion, ethics and social responsibility to nurture your spirit. Join our welcoming community and embark on a journey of personal and academic growth. At St. Mary’s University, we are committed to developing your whole self. In fact — 50% of our students are active volunteers on campus and in their community.

With an average class size of 25 students, you can expect a more intimate and engaging learning environment with personalized instruction, active participation and meaningful interactions. All of our graduates leave with a better understanding of the world.

on campus and in community


would recommend St. Mary’s as a great place to go

Our Programs

Explore our diverse range of programs, all designed to prepare you for success in your chosen field. These programs include Arts, Sciences and Education as well as transferrable university courses in 35 academic disciplines.

“I can honestly say that in my time working in schools, I saw repeatedly how members of a hiring committee’s eyes would light up when they saw that a candidate was a St. Mary’s graduate. The reputation of the university, and the quality of its graduates, is well known.”

Randi PalygaBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education Alumni

Don’t wait — start your academic journey today with St. Mary’s University.

What’s Happening

Featured News

Parking at St. Mary’s University FAQ’s

As part of the 24/25 budget, the Board of Governors has approved the introduction of paid parking on our campus for all staff, faculty, students and guests to campus. This decision

Parker: St. Mary’s University expands team with aim of ‘Expanding Minds, Inspiring Hearts’

St. Mary’s has come a long way since being founded in 1986 David Parker – Calgary Herald The vision of St. Mary’s University is to be the pre-eminent Catholic University

Meet the new StMU Alumni Committee Pt. 1

This dynamic group of dedicated individuals, all St. Mary’s University alumni who are passionate about fostering connections, supporting current students, and enhancing the alumni network.

St. Mary’s University welcomes West Coast Artists as part of Indigenous History Month celebrations

June marks National Indigenous History Month, a time dedicated to honoring the rich heritage of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. This month-long celebration culminates in National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Upcoming Events

St. Mary’s University Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for our annual Golf Tournament in support of enhancing the student experience at St. Mary’s. Take on 18 holes of golf surrounded by unmatched views of the majestic

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