Supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian


The Saint Mary’s community is deeply saddened by devastation caused in the Bahamas.

Saint Mary’s has a strong connection to the island nation, with approximately 170 Bahamian students currently enrolled.

Faculty have been asked to provide support and flexibility to Bahamian students at this difficult time, some of whom are delayed as a result of the hurricane, and others who are on campus but anxious about the safety of family and friends.

The university issued a statement on expressing concern and offering support to affected students:

SMUSA also issued a statement about the disaster, and others on campus are mobilizing to try to help with relief efforts.

If you or someone you know requires assistance, please contact one of the campus resources below.

  • International Student Services
    The International Student Centre
    3rd Floor- O’Donnell Hennessy Student Centre
    (902) 420-5525

  • Saint Mary’s Counselling Centre
    Free & Confidential Personal Counselling
    4th Floor- O’Donnell Hennessy Student Centre
    902-420-5615  / 
    Drop-ins welcome 

  • Student Health Centre
    4th Floor- O’Donnell Hennessy Student Centre

  • Good2Talk
    24/7 free and confidential phone counselling

  • SMUSA offers programming through I.M. Well (24/7, 365 days per year) 
    Download (I.M. Well) Counselling App, and/or resources and live chat available for ALL students: 

  • Financial Support
    Students who are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the hurricane are encouraged to reach out to Financial Aid & Awards (