Hi, I’m Mikayla Zaccaria! I’m an Admissions Ambassador at the Mount, and I’m hoping that I’ll get to meet you on March 5th or 26th for New Student Day!
Let me tell you a little bit about myself first. I’m a sophomore here at the Mount and a history major pursuing certification in elementary and special education. I am the Sophomore Class President, an Orientation Leader, part of Student Senate, and a member the Women’s Tennis team.
I attended New Student Day when I was a high school senior in 2015. My experience at New Student Day was awesome. At first, I felt awkward because I didn’t know anyone, but once I just started introducing myself “Hi my name is Mikayla and I am from Long Island,” that opened a lot of conversation starters.
The picture on the left is of me at my New Student Day in 2015 (I’m all the way to the right!) and the picture on the right is of me last year working New Student Day as an Admissions Ambassador!
During New Student Day there is an event called the College Bowl. At the College Bowl, many games are played such as basketball, trivia, and even digging through a pie to find a piece of gum! You are all probably thinking “Why would I want to play these games especially with people I don’t know?” Well for one, you can win awesome prizes from the bookstore, but funny story, I was picked to participate in a trivia event, and I ended up competing against one of my best friends today. Here she and I are battling it out, not knowing we’d one day be best friends (I’m the one on the right).
And here I am winning the trivia contest at the College Bowl!
Before attending New Student Day, I hadn’t decided whether or not I was coming to the Mount, but I committed to the Mount after attending New Student Day. I felt that Mount Saint Mary College was the place I belonged because the welcoming and friendly staff really made my New Student Day experience.
I can’t wait to meet you! See you at New Student Day!
Mikalya Zaccaria, Class of 2019, is a history major with a certification in childhood education and special education from Long Island, NY.
Ready to sign up for New Student Day? Remember, you don’t have to be committed to the Mount to come; all accepted students are invited! For many of our students, New Student Day was what helped them to decide that the Mount was right for them, and we hope that your New Student Day will do the same for you! To register, visit www.msmc.edu/nsd