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Open House

Find out what it's like to be a Knight! 

SMR Fall 2023 Open House

Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

Walk-ins Welcome!


Parking is available in front of the Donnie Williams Center or on the Lower Campus, in front of Romuald and Rupert Halls. 


Please check-in upon arrival to receive a complete agenda of available events and a campus map. Primary check-in is available in the Donnie Williams Center. However, if you plan to attend an event in Romuald Hall first, there will be a check-in table available in the Romuald Hall Lobby as well. 

Campus Tours

New to Campus? If so, guided tours of campus will be offered every half hour through 3:00 p.m., leaving from the Donnie Williams Patio. These walking tours will give a brief overview of our college-like campus and the day's offerings in each building. 





Academic Department Presentations 1 - 4 p.m. Paschal Hall, Xavier Hall, Romuald Hall and Rupert Hall
Athletic Teams 1 - 4 p.m. Donnie Williams Center
Campus Ministry 1 - 4 p.m. Rupert Hall
Campus Store 1 - 4 p.m. Donnie Williams Center
SMR Services (Admissions/Financial Aid, Counseling, Technology, Transportation, Support Services) 1 - 4 p.m. Donnie Williams Center
Meet the President and Principal 2 - 3 p.m. Romuald Hall Lobby
MIL STEM Innovation Wing and SMR Flight Academy 1 - 4 p.m. Paschal Hall

General Sessions

Academics and Scholars Program 1:15 p.m. Media Center, Romuald Hall
St. Mary's Ryken Flight Academy Overview 2:00 p.m. Media Center, Romuald Hall
College Preparatory Athletics 3:00 p.m. Media Center, Romuald Hall

Fine Arts Events

Visual Arts Showcase 1 - 4 p.m. Arts Suite, Rupert Hall Lower Level & Art Gallery, Romuald Hall
Fine Arts Program Overview 2:30 p.m. (during performance Intermission) Mary Joy Hurlburt Theatre, Romuald Hall
Dance 1 - 4 p.m. Dance Studio, Romuald Hall, Lower Level
Instrumental Music Alternating performances between 1 - 4 p.m. (Intermission at 2:30) Mary Joy Hurlburt Theatre, Romuald Hall
Choral Music Alternating performances between 1 - 4 p.m. (Intermission at 2:30) Mary Joy Hurlburt Theatre, Romuald Hall
Theatre Alternating performances between 1 - 4 p.m. (Intermission at 2:30) Mary Joy Hurlburt Theatre, Romuald Hall

Academic Presentations

Computer Science - Paschal Hall, Room 110
The Computer Science Lab in Paschal Hall will display material and examples from Computer Science classes which include: Accounting, Computing Concepts, Computer Applications, Business Math, Introduction to Programming, AP Computer Science Principles, Honors Computer Science Essentials, Cybersecurity, Web Development, Digital Photo Editing, Introduction to Video Game Design, and Personal Finance.

English - Rupert Hall, Rooms 109 and 111
Student projects and writing samples will be displayed, as well as novels and plays a student may read at SMR. The English Department will also have a recurring presentation which will cover all offered English courses and their descriptions.

History - Xavier Hall, Rooms 102 and 104
Student work will be on display and faculty will be available to discuss all history course offerings. An Artifact Lab and Silk Road Trading Game will also be offered for prospective students and their families.

Math - Xavier Hall, Room 209
Stations will be set up to offer prospective students the opportunity to solve a variety of fun problems or play a math game with their families. Math teachers will be on hand to discuss the various course pathways and offerings for mathematics.

Science - Various Locations

Science Department Meet and Greet

1 - 2 p.m.

Xavier Hall Rooms 107, 109, 207

Paschal Hall Rooms 105, 106, 107, STEM Lab, Flight Academy

Demonstrations of robotics, 3D printing, flight simulators, CNC machine, and materials strength testing. Drone Club videos. 2 - 4 p.m. MIL STEM Innovation Wing and Flight Academy in Paschal Hall
Demonstrations using sensors in the physics lab 2 - 4 p.m.  Paschal Room 105
STEM Lunar Lander Activity 2 - 4 p.m.  Paschal Hall
Biology and Forensics Microscope Displays 2 - 4 p.m. Xavier Room 107
Gel Electrophoresis Bone Analysis, Crime Scene 2 - 4 p.m. Xavier Room 207


Theology - Rupert Hall, Room 202
Meet and greets will occur at the top of each hour (1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.). Presentation and panel discussions will also occur throughout the event to include:

What do 9th Graders Learn in Theology? 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Rupert Hall
Does God Exist? 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Rupert Hall
'But I'm Not Catholic': What to Expect in a Theology Class 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Rupert Hall


World Languages - Romuald Hall, Rooms 203 and 211
Teaching demonstrations will occur every half hour. Opportunities to speak with teachers about World Language offerings will be available throughout the entire event.