Opening Day 2017

August 27, 2017
MSMC Campus

We welcome all new freshmen and transfer students who are moving to campus for the fall 2017 semester, and welcome back to our returning students!

Classes begin on Monday, August 28.

A full opening day schedule is below.

Resident Student Move-In

Resident keys will be distributed at check-in locations according to the times and locations listed below.

Freshmen Residents: Check-in at Sakac Hall Lobby (females) or Guzman Hall Lobby (males) at the time associated with your building and floor.
8-9 am: Sakac Hall 4th floor
8:30-9:30 am: Sakac 3rd floor and Guzman 3rd floor
9-10 am: Sakac 1st floor and Ground floor, and Guzman 1st floor
9:30-10:30 am: Sakac 2nd floor and Guzman 2nd floor

CC21 Residents: Check-in at College Court 21 from 9-10 am. Please enter through Carobene Court and proceed to the lot behind CC21.

Transfer Residents: Check-in at Hudson Hall Auditorium from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Please enter through the Powell Avenue main entrance and proceed directly to Hudson Hall.

Dominican Center Residents: Check-in directly at the Dominican Center. Please enter through the Gidney Avenue Gate (adjacent to Bishop Dunn) and proceed directly to the Dominican Center parking lots at the following times.
11:30 am-12:30 pm: DC 5th floor
12:30-1:30 pm: DC 4th floor
1:30-2:30 pm: DC 3rd floor

Returning Residents (excluding CC21): Check-in first at Hudson Auditorium. Please enter through the Powell Avenue main gate and proceed directly to Hudson Hall at the following times.
11:30 am-12:30 pm: CC03, CC12
12:30-1:30 pm: CC04, CC20, Elmwood
1:30-2:30 pm: CC408
2:30-3:30 pm: CC16, CC392

Additional Residence Hall Information
We will begin accepting furniture requests (bed lofting, bed adjustments, etc.) on Sunday, August 27 during your designated move-in time. Requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis and completed within the first week of the semester. Please remember college furniture cannot be removed from residence hall rooms at any time.

Important note: Residence Hall meetings for all resident students will be starting at 8:30 pm (check with your RA for specific meeting times).

Commuter Student Information
All commuter students, both new and returning, will be sent a link the week of August 21 to complete the validation process. Commuters are invited to pick up their parking pass and/or get a new MSMC ID, should they need one, beginning Sunday, August 27 throughout the first week of classes. All commuter students are also invited to participate in Opening Day campus life events.

A commuter information meeting will be held at 8:30 pm in the Hudson Glass Lounge.

Office hours for all students
The offices of Student Financial Services and the Registrar will be open from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. The Campus Bookstore will be open from 9 am-4:30 pm.

Campus Life Events

Wireless Internet Hookup with Information Technology Staff
Sakac Hall 2nd floor lounge and Guzman Hall movie lounge, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

The View Dining Hall, 11 am
Commuter students will receive a free food voucher. Families may purchase meals at the door. 24-hour dining service begins at 11 am for all students on the meal plan.

New Student Orientation
Aquinas 062, 1-3 pm
For transfers, new admits, and freshmen students who may have missed summer orientation.

“Get in Gear” with your Orientation Leaders
Kaplan Sod Field, 2-4 pm
Say goodbye to family and meet your new friends and Orientation Leader at the Kaplan Sod Field! Orientation Leaders will help students find classrooms and answer any last minute questions. Make sure to bring a copy of your class schedule!

The View Dining Hall, 4:30-6:30 pm
Commuter students will receive a free food voucher. Families may purchase meals at the door. 24-hour dining service begins at 11 am for all students on the meal plan.

Welcome Mass and Blessing of Students
Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary, Dominican Center, 6 pm
All students and families are welcome to attend!

Welcome Back Bash
Kaplan Sod Field, 7 pm
All Mount students are welcome to attend this exciting kickoff event!

Campus Life Fair
Come join us for the Campus Life Fair on Tuesday, August 29 and many more events throughout the fall. View the entire Fall Events calendar here.