SMU Inang Maria Ladies’ Dormitory
The SMU Inang Maria Ladies’ Dormitory is envisioned as a Christian residence serving as a second time home conducive for the formation of Marian ladies in becoming excellent, innovative and passionate for Christ’s mission while living in communion with God, others and creation.
- Foster a Christian community spirit where care and respect dwell.
- Uphold a loving home atmosphere inspired and exemplifying Mother Mary’s virtues of faith, simplicity, humility, obedience, and service.
- Ensure the provisions for a quality and safe but affordable housing conducive for study and formation.
- Embrace and live out the values of self-discipline and responsible freedom.
- Journey together as a Marian community in living as faithful Christian disciples.
- To promote an environment for the holistic development of the dormer:
1.1 To maintain an atmosphere conducive for study and effective learning;
1.2 To create occasions for socializations, recreation, and prayers;
1.3To offer leadership opportunities in every endeavor taken;
- To encourage and support dormers to actively participate in school activities for the enhancement of creativity, reflective and critical thinking and outreach activities:
2.1 To periodically monitor and support the extracurricular activities of the dormers and affirm their achievements;
- To develop a wholesome community where personal discipline and responsible freedom are practiced and deepened:
3.1 To set guidelines for the common welfare;
3.2 To promote shared responsibilities in the upkeep of the dormitory;
3.3 To instill in every dormer’s mind and heart to assume responsibility for every decision they make;
3.4 To put into practice the Clean, Healthy, Safe and Friendly Environment guidelines;
- To enhance the value of Christian responsibility and maturity among the Marian lady dormers:
4.1 To engage the dormers in leading the common prayers and the sponsored masses;
4.2 To deepen their sensitivity to the needs of others and respond in their own little ways’
4.3 To offer a simple Catechesis to deepen their Christian faith;
To promote and nurture the Marian virtues of faith, simplicity, humility, love for God and neighbor, obedience, purity, hope, patience and a spirit of prayer:
5.1 To highlight some Marian feasts by means of prepared Marian prayers and Songs;
5.2 To strengthen the praying of the rosary as a Maria n devotion;
5.3 To encourage a simple but healthy lifestyle; and
5.4 To uphold decency in words, actions and attire.
The Inang Maria Ladies’ Dormitory is a housing provision of SMU to ensure and promote the well-being of lady Marians while studying in Bayombong and are away from home. It started operations as the new dorm in June 2010 after its blessing on April 19, 2010. This new housing facility was made possible through the financial support of generous benefactors from Brussels, Belgium and the Netherlands and a counterpart from the school. Such financial aid was given for the purpose of providing indigenous students of other ethnic groups to have a conducive and safe but affordable place to stay while studying here at SMU. The dorm services are not however limited to said groups but includes other Marian ladies who come from far places within and outside the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.
Prior to this new facility , a ladies dorm offered by SMU can be traced way back in June 1999 with two (2) initial occupants and the designated Dorm In-charge. This number of residents has increased gradually through the years. By 2009, there were 84 residents. For the past School Year 2013-2014, there were 115 residents. Today, the dormitory serves as a Christian home to 120 lady Marians, a lady faculty and 3 sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The building used then as a ladies dormitory was a former Training Department of the University for its students in the BSEEd program. At present, this building is being used as the SMU Men’s Dormitory.
A. SLEEPING Quarters (furnished with wooden beds and foam mattresses, individual built in cabinets with hair dresser, individual bookshelves)
- 12 rooms for 6 occupants (3 double decked beds/room)
- 2 big rooms (twice the size of a regular room for six) for 12 occupants
- 1 room for 4 occupants (2 double decked beds)
- 5 private rooms for 2 occupants (2 single beds)
- private rooms for 3 occupants (1 single bed, 2 double decked beds)
B. Multi-Purpose Room (serves as dining area during meal time, study hall for common study time and conference hall for regular meetings)
- Mono block dining tables and chairs
- Study tables and chairs
- Stove stands
- Cabinets for cooking utensils/dishes/food supplies
D. Study areas:
- Multi-Purpose hall
- 2nd floor lounge (also used as recreation/TV room outside study hours)
- 1st floor lounge
- 10 Bathrooms and 8 CRs on each floor (each room uses an assigned CR cubicle and a bathroom unit)
- Private rooms are with their own toilet and bathrooms.
- Visitor’s CR at the lobby
F. Lobby (Receiving area for visitors)
G. Prayer Room for group and individual prayers
H. Laundry area/Drying Areas
- A shaded cemented space adjacent to the kitchen with two units hand water pumps.
- Sufficient drying areas with clotheslines (movable and permanent)
- An ironing board on each floor
I. Water sources
- Two electric water pumps serving 2 water tanks for kitchen, bath and CRs
- Two hand water pumps for laundry purposes
J. Wide yard available for flowering plant garden, backyard vegetable garden and some fruit bearing trees.
- 24-hour security services
- Coordination with school offices for the resolution of dormers’ concerns with various offices such as DSAS for Program for Educational Assistance FOR STUDENTS, Guidance Office for Counseling, ADSAS for women for attendance, Registrar’s Office for academic records and the Accounting Office for dorm fee and other charges.
- Individual and group guidance, counseling and spiritual direction when needed.
Sr. Marilyn D. Tayaban, SIHM
Matron, Inang Maria Ladies Dormitory
Mobile number : 09066139272
Ponce Extension, District 4, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
The Saint Mary’s University Men’s Dormitory is envisioned as a Christian residence serving as a second home conducive for the formation of Marian gentlemen in becoming excellent, innovative and passionate men for Christ’s Mission while living in communion with God, others and creation.
- Nurture a Christian male community where care and respect dwell.
- Advocate a welcoming home atmosphere inspired by Marian values and where dreams can be realized and achieved.
- Support and ensure the necessities for a quality, safe and affordable boarding houses.
- Embrace and live out the values of self-discipline and responsible freedom.
- To promote an environment for the holistic development of the dormers:
1.1). To maintain a men’s dormitory conducive for learning.
1.2). To plan for occasions intended for socialization, recreation and prayers.
1.3). To encourage and support male dormers to actively participate in all departmental and institutional activities.
- To sustain a community where personal discipline, responsible freedom and respect are practiced and became the way of living.
2.1). To set guidelines for the common welfare of all dormers.
2.2). To promote shared responsibilities in safekeeping and safeguarding the men’s dormitory.
2.3). To put into practice the Clean, Healthy, Safe and Friendly men’s dormitory guidelines.
To promote and enhance the value of Christian responsibility.
3.1). To encourage and engage male dormers in leading common prayers, attend and serve as readers during sponsored masses.
The Saint Mary’s University men’s dormitory was formerly then a campus for SMU Grade School Department for a long time. It also became a training center for medical-related courses and TESDA courses and was turned into a Ladies Dormitory for Marian students which can be traced way back in June 1999. With the support of generous donors from Belgium, Brussels and Netherlands, the new Inang Maria Ladies’ Dormitory was constructed and blessed in April 19, 2010.
It was June 2010 when the Saint Mary’s University Ladies Dormitory was turned into Saint Mary’s University Men’s’ Dormitory with Mr. Bon Homme Richard Torres as the first dorm master. Up to present the men’s dormitory continues to welcome male Marian students especially from far places within and outside Nueva Vizcaya. With its simplicity due to its structure, Marian residents and graduates always say “The Men’s Dormitory is not just a boarding house but a HOME, only if you have dreams and if your only purpose in coming to Saint Mary’s University is to become future Marian professionals/missionaries.”
A. Sleeping Quarters
– with wooden beds and foam mattresses, cabinets
a. 16 rooms for 4 occupants (2 double decker beds)
b. 6 rooms for two occupants (5 rooms with 1 double-deck beds and one rooms with two single bed)
c. 2 rooms for solo occupant
d. One room for the dorm master
B. Kitchen Area
a. Intended only for cooking purposes only
b. With 1 long table
c. Lavatory and three faucets
d. Stove stands
C. Dining Area
a. Intended for eating purposes
b. 5 dining tables and 10 dining chairs
c. 4 cabinets
d. Lavatory and three faucets
D. Study Areas
- Two study areas
*1 at the first floor and 1 at the second floor
E. Basketball court
F. Guard house (also serves as receiving area for visitors)
G. Shower and comfort rooms
a. 1 shower room (with five cubicles)
b. 2 comfort rooms (with four and six cubicles)
c. 1 comfort room for faculty dormers
H. Laundry Area/Drying Areas
a. 2 shaded areas at the side and back of the dorm
b. Wide area for drying
I. Water Sources
a. 2 electric water pumps
b. 1 hand water pump
J. Wide backyard and surroundings for other purposes; gardening, personal exercise/reflection
- Security guard during day time.
- Coordination with school offices (DSAS, ADSAS men/women, GTO, accounting office, registrar’s office, etc.) for the resolution of dormers’ concerns in any personal, academic, financial, emotional/psychological, and other concerns/issues.
Mr. Reiner B. Dulawan
CP Number: 09368530736
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