- by Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary College freshmen and transfer students participate in the Great First-Year Scavenger Hunt on Monday, September 18.

A little rain couldn’t keep Mount Saint Mary College’s freshmen students from competing in the Great First-Year Scavenger Hunt on Monday, September 18.

Organized by the Mount’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program, the scavenger hunt served to familiarize students with important offices and people on campus, while creating memorable experiences through team-based activities. 

Approximately 200 freshmen worked in teams – and against the clock – to complete activities in several locations on campus in just 55 minutes. Once located, the teams completed an activity before moving on to the next location. These activities included making a citation out of Lego with the Kaplan Family Library and the Writing Center, answering Mount trivia questions in the Desmond Center for Wellness and Community Engagement, and learning breathing and self-awareness techniques with the Mount’s Counseling Services team.

The scavenger hunt was coordinated by Billy Biersack, instructional designer and adjunct instructor; Brianna Bosco, assistant director of Digital Communications; Mike Daven, professor of Mathematics; Tisha Dunstan, administrative assistant for the Writing Center and FYE; Gina Evers, director of the Writing Center and FYE; and Gina Trask, assistant librarian for Assessment and Instruction.

The FYE program cultivates community-based learning, academic success, the personal development necessary for college life, and a connection to the Mount as first-year students become active members in our community of learners.

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FYE: The Great First-Year Scavenger Hunt 2023

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