Opening Day 2019

August 25, 2019
MSMC Campus

Schedule of events for Opening Day 2019

We welcome all new freshmen and transfer students who are moving to campus for the fall 2019 semester, and welcome back to our returning students!

Classes begin on Monday, August 26.

The 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.  
First-Year 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 & Guzman 3rd floor
  • 9-10 am Sakac 1st floor
  • 9:30-10:30 am Sakac 2nd floor & Guzman 2nd floor

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, CC 408, and CC 4; see below) - Check-in first at Hudson Auditorium; please enter through the Powell Avenue main gate and proceed directly to Hudson Hall the following times:

  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm:  CC03, CC12
  • 12:30–1:30 pm: CC20, Elmwood
  • 1:30–2:30 pm:  CC16, CC392

CC21 Residents - Check-in at College Court 21 from 9-10 am; please enter via Elmwood Place through Carobene Court and proceed to the lot behind CC 21.
CC408 Residents – Check-in directly at College Court 408 from 10-11 am.
CC4 Residents – Check-in at College Court 408 from 10:30–11:30 am.

Additional Residence Hall Information:

We will begin accepting furniture requests (bed lofting, bed adjustments, etc.) on Sunday, August 25th during your designated move in time. Requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis and completed within the first two weeks 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 8:00 pm (check with your RA for specific meeting times).


Commuter Student Information

Commuters are invited to pick up their parking pass and/or get a new MSMC ID, should they need one, beginning Sunday, August 25th throughout the first week of classes. All commuter students are also invited to participate in Opening Day Campus Life events listed on this flyer. 
Important Note: Commuters are invited and encouraged to join us for Welcome Mass and Blessing of the Students, Convocation, and the Welcome Back Bash.

Validation and Campus Offices

All students, both new and returning, will be sent a link the week of August 19th to complete the validation process. On Sunday, August 25th, the Office of Student Financial Services will be open from 9:30 am-3:30 pm; the Registrar’s Office will be open from 10 am – 1 pm. The Campus Bookstore will be open from 9:00 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
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
24-Hour Dining Service begins at this time for all students on the meal plan; families may purchase meals at the door.

“Get in Gear” with your Orientation Leaders
Kaplan Sod Field
2:30 pm
Reconnect with your Orientation Leader! Orientation Leaders will help students find classrooms and answer any last minute questions. Make sure to bring a copy of your class schedule! 

Welcome Mass & Blessing of Students
Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary, Dominican Center
3:30 pm
All students and families are welcome to attend!
Academic Convocation
Dominican Center stairs
4:15 pm PROMPT for class picture
All new students will line up on the Dominican Center stairs for pictures and then process into Aquinas Theater for Convocation Ceremony.
**Please wear your orientation t-shirt!
Welcome Back Bash
Kaplan Sod Field
5:00 pm
ALL MOUNT students are welcome to attend this exciting kickoff event! 
Commuter students will receive a FREE food voucher; residents may use their meal plans. 

Come join us for the Campus Life Fair on Tuesday, August 27th! See our Welcome Week poster for more details.