Time: Aug 21 - Aug 23
Location: Hudson Hall

Summer Orientation 2020


DAY 1: Welcome to the Mount!

New Student Check-In and Breakfast

Resident Students ONLY

Check-in: Hudson Hall Parking Lot

Breakfast: The View from 8:00 am -10:30 am

If you already have your room keys, you can proceed to the Orientation check in table in Hudson Hall parking lot to receive your orientation information and ID card. If you are checking in for the first time, you will need to check in with Residence Life, also located in the Hudson Hall parking lot, to pick up your room keys and ID card.

Once you’re moved-in, orientation leaders will guide you to Aquinas Hall to join us for breakfast in The View.

Lunch (Residents & Commuters)

The View in Aquinas Hall

Pink Group: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Green Group: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Sakac students, don’t forget your ID card to swipe in for your meals. For the new freshmen commuters, don’t forget to get your commuter bracelet to access the View for your meals during orientation. Orientation leaders will have them at the entrance to the View, you can check in with them. Dr. Jason N. Adsit, President of Mount Saint Mary College, will be stopping by to say hello and welcome you to the Mount!        

Meet your Orientation Leaders

Please check your nametag for location
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Orientation Leaders have been anxiously awaiting your arrival! They are available to help you during your transition to the Mount. Get to know other new students from the freshman class while learning more about the Mount and what to expect from Orientation.

RA Floor Meetings

4 pm

Get to know your Resident Assistant and floor mates while learning how to be a responsible and caring resident.

Commuter Reception

Aquinas Atrium
4 pm

Come meet your Commuter Affairs Senator and find out about programs and events that are exclusively for commuter students. You can also find out how to get on the committee to represent commuter concerns. Most importantly, you will have a chance to meet your commuter peers. We will be raffling off prizes designed just for commuter students!  

Dinner and Orientation Leader Meet up!

The View in Aquinas Hall
Pink Group 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Green Group 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm 

A Summer Knight to Remember

Check with your orientation leader for location
7:15 pm

Enjoy an evening complete with music, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and fun, creative activities while meeting new people! Meet members of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Mount Activities and Programming Board (MAP) to find out how to get involved on campus. They have great giveaways in store for you. Feel free to dress to impress or just summer casual. 

DAY 2:  Orientation


The View in Aquinas Hall
8-10:30 am

Go at your leisure to enjoy breakfast with new friends and your orientation leaders.


The View in Aquinas Hall
Pink Group: 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Green Group: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Academic Receptions

Check your orientation folder for location
2-3 pm

Please join us for a meet and greet with the faculty from within your major. Find out more about what will be expected of you from your professors while meeting fellow classmates.

Dinner and Orientation Leader Meet up!

The View in Aquinas Hall
Pink Group: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Green Group: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Saturday evening variety shows

RSVP for one of the following evening events: 

High Stakes Bingo

The View and Guzman Lawn Tent
8 pm

This is not your average game of Bingo! Get ready to win some awesome prizes, including a television, bean bag chair, Nintendo Switch, iPad, and more! 


Dominican Center Cafe
8 pm

Comedian Anthony Moore has been featured on Comedy Central and has performed with both Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. He has been featured on Kevin Hart’s comedy network, but tonight is performing live for you at MSMC!


Aquinas Theatre
8 pm

Dare to dream with Hypnotist Eric Mina. This unique comedy twist on a hypnosis show will keep you laughing, and give you hilarious memories you’ll be talking about long after the show has ended. 

“Think Fast” Game Show

Hudson Auditorium
8 pm

Come and participate in the fast-paced, hilarious, and entertaining trivia gameshow! Test your knowledge on everything from pop culture to Mount knowledge for a chance to win the grand prize of $200 cash!

Magic Show

Whittaker Hall
8 pm

Kid Ace is a Magician/Illusionist from Harlem, New York. He has become one of the world’s top touring illusionists completing over 150 plus shows per year and has been featured on ESPN, NBC, and in an Off-Broadway production. 

Craft Movie Night

Hudson Hall Lounge
8 pm

Head to the Sakac Hall Lounge to get cozy and crafty! Learn how to make friendship bracelets while watching the movie “Mean Girls.”

Late Knight Movies

Please R.S.V.P.

10:00 pm, The Kissing Booth in Hudson Auditorium

10:00 pm, Lion King in Aquinas Theatre

10:00 pm, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in Hudson Hall Lounge

 DAY 3:  Orientation


The View in Aquinas Hall
Served from 11:00 am - 1:15 pm 

Go at your leisure to enjoy brunch with new friends and your orientation leaders.


DC Chapel: Reservation is required or watch via Zoom
4 pm
Join Father Greg in a celebration to begin the year!

Beach BBQ

The View in Aquinas Hall
5-8 pm

Join MAP for a beach-themed barbecue! Come and enjoy some great food and stop by the DIY craft tent on the Guzman lawn for giveaways!

Summer Orientation is the beginning of your time on the MSMC campus! As such, we want to remind you that you are responsible for adhering to the MSMC Student Code of Conduct and all Residence Life policies. College staff will go over policies in your orientation sessions, however, please ensure you are familiar with College policies by viewing the MSMC Student Handbook online here. These policies are in place to ensure that everyone has a beneficial orientation experience! 

Questions? Email orientation@msmc.edu