Fall family tourism and a college visit

October 12, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

Mount Saint Mary College

Autumn colors bursting from the hillsides along the Hudson beckon families to New York’s mid Hudson Valley.

When visitors arrive at Mount Saint Mary College in historic Newburgh they often utter “wow” in any season about the campus which overlooks the Hudson River.

The Mount will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 23 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Sign-in begins at 9:30 am in the Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) Center atrium, on campus at 330 Powell Avenue.

Prospective freshmen, transfer students and their families can learn about the college’s 47 undergraduate programs preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, social services, communication/media, and more.

The road to a career begins with the Mount’s 400 plus internship and co-op experiences offered each year, opening doors to varied job opportunities in the Hudson Valley, New York City, the Capital Region and beyond, making a Mount education a great value.

The Mount offers the only four-year nursing degree program in New York’s mid Hudson Valley and boasts a NCLEX-RN passage rate in the high 90s to 100. Recent nursing graduates are working in hospitals in the tri-state region, and elsewhere in the Northeast and around the country.

Students seeking that highly competitive program will visit the state of the art labs with computerized patient simulators. Students’ clinical experiences in community hospitals and healthcare agencies offer valuable career experience for Mount students as they pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing.

For students who want more, the Mount’s honors program provides increased lab time and academic field experiences exploring the Hudson River’s historic sites like Washington’s Headquarters and nearby New York City.

Mount Saint Mary College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, plus specialized accrediting commissions such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Mount Saint Mary College has made strategic investments with cutting edge technology and was the first college in New York State with a completely wireless campus. Student ambassadors will show off tech advances such as smart classrooms, clickers, ecology simulation software, and digital editing equipment.

With the demand for campus living on the rise, Mount Saint Mary College recently renovated the Garden Apartments near the college entrance and has a master plan to add residential space in the newly acquired Dominican Center. Other residence halls, many with river views and suite-style living, have semi-private bathrooms, kitchens, cable, exercise rooms, movie lounges, study areas, and even solar panels.

The View, the college’s expanded dining hall in Aquinas Hall, has soft-seat booths and round banquettes, with ambient lighting, floor-to ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River, flat-screen TVs and a new sound system. Along with the recent renovation, the Mount has kicked up the menu, offering students varied meal options and additional dining in Jazzman’s and Henry’s Courtside Cafe.

Another highlight of the campus tour includes Kaplan Recreation Center with six tennis courts, an all-weather turf field and an indoor pool with a view of the Hudson River. The Mount offers 17 intercollegiate varsity teams.

Daily mass is offered in Founders Chapel in Guzman Hall.

Students enjoy these amenities on a safe 60-acre main campus overlooking the Hudson River.

More than 94% of Mount Saint Mary College freshmen receive some form of financial aid, making the Mount a very affordable choice for its 2,700 men and women.

To facilitate the transfer of credits, Mount Saint Mary College has special agreements with community colleges in Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties, as well as graduate schools.

After Open House, there’s more to enjoy with apple orchards ripe for picking and the world's tallest pedestrian bridge with splendid scenery 212 feet above the Hudson River.

Newburgh’s beautiful waterfront restaurants offer breathtaking views. The River Rose, an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler, docks at Front Street near the restaurants and provides tours of the historic Hudson Highlands.

For information about Open House, call 845-569-3488.