Office of Student Success

My First Year Blog

The transition from high school to college can be very difficult and challenging for some first-year students. Homesickness, new academic expectations, degree plan changes, adapting to a new level of independence and self-sufficiency, and adjusting to a new community are only some of the tough challenges that impact many freshman. The Office of Student Success wants our first-year Mount students to know that they aren't alone if they are feeling overwhelmed, which is why this blog was created.

The My First Year blog is an opportunity for MSMC students to help each other by sharing the challenges and successes that they endured or are enduring during their freshman year. Each story on this blog is meant to inspire and empower first-year students, while being realistic about the hurdles students may face during their adjustment to college. 

Check out the latest entries on the My First Year blog.

If you are interested in submitting a post for this blog, please contact Brianne Thompson at

Office of Student Success

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