Community Education

Road Scholars

The Mount Saint Mary College campus offers beautiful views of the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY.

Road Scholar: Adventures in lifelong learning at the Mount

Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers more than 7,000 educational programs in all 50 states and 150 countries. Mount Saint Mary College has been proudly hosting the program since 1996.

The Mount will be conducting its popular Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) program in the Hudson Valley in Summer 2016.

The sessions offered include up to a week of living on campus with classroom instruction, meals, related field trips, appreciation of the local arts and a lovely, scenic cruise on the Hudson River. 

Road Scholar program welcomes local resident commuters

Classes typically take place in the morning and early afternoon. If you are an adult, live locally and are interested in attending as a Road Scholars commuter, you can pay a fee and enjoy all classes, field trips, lunches and dinners.

Live out of the area? Stay on campus for the week

Adults that choose to stay on campus for any of the programs will stay on the MSMC campus in Sakac Hall, our newest residence hall, with beautiful views of the Hudson River. 

It's so easy to register and pay through the Road Scholars site. You can also call 1-877-426-8056 to register.

For more information, please contact us at Road Scholar Program, Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh, NY 12550. Call 845-565-2076, fax 845-565-4199, or email

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The Sakac Residence Hall on the main campus will be used for housing.  It is air-conditioned and has private bath accommodations. More...

Please note that the Road Scholar program is held at the main campus of Mount Saint Mary College at 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.

The international Road Scholar site, entitled Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning, is located at

Testimonials for the Road Scholar program

"Marvelously satisfied – learned a great deal."

"The dorms are clean and comfortable with a view of the Hudson River that can't be beat."

“The chef and his staff went out of their way to see that my dietary needs were more than met.”

“You are a model of caring and competence, many attendees said this was the best Elderhostel they had ever attended.”

“We’ve attended over a dozen Elderhostels – management of this one was the best!”

“You can tell much planning was done to have the week run so well.”

“Coordinator George Burke is perfect in this job! He made the whole week that much more enjoyable with humor and pertinent information.”

“The program was wonderful – well planned and well paced – very organized and interesting. Great coordinator – George is fabulous." 

“The food exceeded my expectations! Very good quality, great selection, and very tasty."

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