21 Aug

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The Mount Reflects: What Every Freshman Should Know

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Alright Class of 2021, one week left until the start of classes! A week from today, you will be heading off to your first classes and embarking on the journey of a lifetime. We asked some of our current Mount students what they wish they had known when they were freshmen, and here’s what they told us:

Danielle Petricca, Sophomore – “Get to know your professors!! So many of the professors here are willing to do so much for their students, and creating a good relationship with your professors will only help you. I have many good relationships with my professors and it’s made my time here so much better than it would’ve been if I didn’t do so.”

Alex Perlak, Sophomore – “Every Mount freshman should know that there are many components to college life itself. There is the social aspect, academic, and leisure. You should try to balance these to make the best out of your freshman year. But remember, college is about learning, so don’t slack on your academics…every freshman should know that there are many resources you have offered to you. There are academic coaches to help you with anything you need, tutoring, the Writing Center, and so much more. Don’t be afraid to seek help when you start to need it.”

Nicole Laghezza, Junior – “Step out of your comfort zone and try new things, make the most of your college experience, and don’t be afraid (everyone feels the same; you’re not alone!).”

Christina Mistretta, Junior – “Don’t be afraid to get lost; try something new; if there is something you want to do, ask about it – if we don’t have it yet, you can start it.”

Amanda Greenwood, Junior – “Every freshman should come to college, not only with school and dorm supplies, but an open mind. Some of the best friends I’ve made here I would’ve been too nervous to even talk to in high school! Do things you’ve never done before, start conversations, and take electives that strike your interest!”

Ashley Lane, Senior – “Every Mount Freshman needs to know that they should absolutely get involved on campus! Especially in the first few weeks where it takes some adjustment being away from home, getting involved on campus with clubs really helps to build friendships and ease the transition from high school to college.”

Megan Torpey, Senior – “Don’t over pack. I promise you don’t need a whole bin full of snacks! Also, get involved the first week; it will be so much easier to make friends this way.”

Men’s Baseball Team – “Get to know your academic coaches and advisors (they are a TON of help). Use the Writing Center and Career Center, and take advantage of work study opportunities. Find time to study and have fun!”

So, are you ready to make your mark on the Mount campus? You only have to wait one more week, Class of 2021. We’ll see you then.

14 Aug

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The Mount Reflects: School of Nursing

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Are you interested in the nursing program here at Mount Saint Mary College? We take great pride in our School of Nursing. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, boasts NCLEX-RN passage rates that exceed the state average, and enjoys a long-standing reputation with area hospitals as a leader in healthcare education. But don’t just take it from us – here’s what some of our current students have to say about the School of Nursing at the Mount!

“I wanted to become a nurse because I want to help others who are going through a tough time. I decided to come to the Mount because everyone says it’s a good school, and local hospitals will ask to hire Mount students. It’s very competitive to get into the School of Nursing because it is very good. We’re a big family; everyone is really friendly and wants to see you succeed.” – Cynthia Fraile, Sophomore Continue Reading

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27 Jul

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The Mount Reflects: Living On Campus

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Class of 2021!! There is exactly one month until move-in day. As you hurry around collecting dorm essentials, we thought we’d share with you some of the reasons Mount students love living on campus!

Danielle Petricca, Class of 2020 – “Being able to have fun with your friends whenever you want and being so close to school that you can wake up and be in class in 10 minutes. It’s a new experience to live away from home and it brings out independence that you might not even know you had. It creates a huge difference between high school and college.”

Christina Mistretta, Class of 2019 – “Getting to know people and making close relationships, and Late Knight events!”

Megan Torpey, Class of 2018 – “Being close to your friends 24/7!”

Nicole Laghezza, Class of 2019 – “Being so close to your classes. It’s only a 5 minute walk!”

Men’s Baseball Team – “Tons of campus activities, always around your friends, and accessibility to everything on campus (food, athletic buildings, study spaces).”

Ashley Lane, Class of 2018 – “The best part of living on campus is definitely always having friends around. Living with your friends provides constant entertainment and they are also a great support system. Another great aspect of living on campus is that it makes getting involved and going to events so much more enjoyable, since they’re within walking distance from your bedroom.”

Amanda Greenwood, Class of 2019 – “Living on campus is great because your friends are never too far away when you need them!”

Alex Perlak, Class of 2020 – “Everything is right here. Everything is in walking distance and you don’t have to drive looking for food or something to do because there is always something happening at the Mount. I also loved living on campus because I got to have a roommate and experience one of the greatest parts of being a college student, autonomy.”

So there you have it – 8+ reasons why living at the Mount is great! As you start to pack, make sure you check out our handy “What to Bring to Campus” list for more information. We’ll see you in a month, Class of 2021!

03 Jul

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The Mount Reflects: Orientation

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Class of 2021! Who’s pumped for Orientation? As you pack up and prepare to head out this week or next for Orientation, you might be a little nervous – but don’t worry! You’re going to have a great time getting to know the campus and meeting your new friends and classmates!

Orientation holds a special place in the hearts of current Mount students as marking the beginning of some of the best years of their lives. We asked some of our current students what their favorite parts of Orientation were, and here’s what they said:

Megan Torpey, Senior – “The scavenger hunt!!”

Nicole Laghezza, Junior – “Although some may disagree, I enjoyed the icebreaker games; it forces you to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people.”

Alex Perlak, Sophomore – “It definitely had to be the relationships I made with my peers and Orientation Leader. At Orientation, I opened up and had a great time. Orientation is only one night, so make the most out of it.”

Amanda Greenwood, Junior – “The Orientation Leaders! And the DJ party is honestly just so much fun.”

Danielle Petricca, Sophomore – “Having everyone together in the gym to play games, and just meeting new people in general.”

Ashley Lane, Senior – “The best part of summer Orientation is getting the feel for the campus and meeting your classmates. Building relationships there helps for sure when there are some friendly faces in August!”

Christina Mistretta, Junior – “Dance party/BBQ on the Sod Field!”

Members of the Men’s Baseball Team – “Scavenger Hunt, winning prizes, Kahoot, learning the college experience, and MAKING NEW FRIENDS!”

You’ve got so much to look forward to at Orientation, Class of 2021! Make sure you visit www.msmc.edu/orientation for a schedule, packing list, and bios of the Orientation Leaders. We’ll see you soon!