33 female students from UNO find a home on another Omaha campus


By Kristin Zagurski

Thirty-three female students will live on another campus while attending UNO this fall.

These women will be taking advantage of an arrangement between UNO and the nearby all-women’s College of Saint Mary that allows them to live in one of CSM’s three residence halls.

This arrangement has been in place for three years, Tara Mieras, director of residence life at CSM, said.

She said Tara Knudson Carl, a former UNO employee who is now the Vice President for Student Services at CSM, thought of the partnership.

One difference between this year and those past is the fact that getting from CSM, located at 1901 S. 72nd St., to UNO will be easier for students — at least temporarily.

UNO will provide a shuttle between the two campuses depending on ridership, Mieras said.

“It will be in a trial mode for two weeks,” she said.

Transportation between the two campuses is not the only extra included in the $2,100 per semester rent. Cable, local calls and all utilities are also covered by the room costs.

UNO students living at CSM can also arrange for access to CSM’s library and fitness room, according to a handout from UNO’s Off-Campus Housing Referral office.

Two of CSM’s residence halls, McAuley and Gallagher, are joined by the Lozier Tower, which includes a lobby and reception desk, lower-level activities area and two floors of students rooms, according to CSM’s Web site at www.csm.edu.

“Walsh Hall, located on the top two floors of the administration building, houses the students in the Mothers Living and Learning program that allows unmarried women to live on campus with their children while attending college,” the Web site says.

UNO students are placed in rooms with other UNO students first, Mieras said, but added that there is no objection to putting a UNO student in a room with a CSM student if it is requested if it works out number wise when pairing up roommates.

She said two students from UNO who lived at CSM will return to its residence halls this fall.

Mieras said: “Many of the UNO students who lived here last year were very sad to leave and thanked us for the opportunity to meet so many young women from UNO and CSM.”

Being an all-women’s college, only women from UNO are allowed to participate in this partnership with CSM.

For more information, contact Mieras at CSM by calling 339-2674 or visit UNO’s Off-Campus Housing Referral office, located on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.