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01 Jun

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Dorm Decorating Tips


Hey Class of 2021! Did you know that there are only 87 days until move in? Have you figured out how you’re going to decorate your dorm yet? Keep reading for tips from current students and recent alums about ways to personalize your room in Sakac or Guzman!

Steven Juergensen, Class of 2017 – “Conversation starters!! Posters of your favorite bands and photos of your friends and yourself doing something you love.” Wall art can not only help to liven up the space, but can also be a great way to start a conversation with someone new.

Daria Sullivan, Class of 2017 – “Use the space under your bed!!! This additional space is perfect for food, storage, drinks, or shoes (etc). Although it may not look like a whole lot, using that space will de-clutter your desk area and make dorm living easier!” Continue Reading

10 Apr

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Why Division III – Mount student athletes share their love of the game


Last week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) celebrated Division III Week, highlighting and honoring student athletes across the country who participate in collegiate sports at the DIII level. In celebration, members of the MSMC Knights shared their thoughts about why they enjoy being part of a Division III team here at the Mount:

Diamond Umunna (Freshman, Women’s Cross Country)
“Being a DIII athlete is the best way to enjoy college. You have a social life, people on campus look up to you, you get to meet and participate with other non-athletes, and you still have the opportunity to play the sport you love at a high level. Moreover, you graduate with a good degree and you’re extra-ready for the real world – crazy schedules, commitment, competition. So if you’re thinking about what collegiate level to choose, don’t look past DIII just because it doesn’t have the same athletic hype and moreover the money. College is a full experience, and if you want that experience and still want to play sports, then DIII is right for you.” Continue Reading

24 Feb

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Why I loved (and still love!) New Student Day


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

09 Jan

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Interning (not Studying) Abroad


Clare O’Keefe is a senior public relations major at the college. She completed an internship in the summer of 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, and recently told Knight Life about her experiences.

In the summer of 2015, I was fortunate to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland for three months. With the help of the Career Center and Study Abroad office, I was able to get an internship at the public relations agency Heneghan PR. I didn’t really know too much about interning abroad, so I assumed that it would be similar to studying abroad.

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04 May

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Advice for the Class of 2019


In exactly twelve days, Jade Hanley and Emily DiBiase will become graduating members of the Class of 2015. As the students who have brought you Knight Life for the past few semesters, Jade and Emily wanted to share some of their advice with the Class of 2019 before they become official alumnae of the College.

On Opening Day

Jade: Don’t stress out on moving in with “strangers” because these people quickly become your Mount family. I’m still friends with my first roommates! Opening Day is a good time to get to know each other. This is also a crucial time to set up schedules. You should always know your roommate’s schedule (like when they wake up in the morning). Also, don’t be afraid to set up a cleaning schedule right away! It’s better now in a definitive format than later when dust bunnies are taking over.

Emily: Opening Day will be one of the most stressful and yet absolutely wonderful days of your life. The people who you meet today will be your classmates, co-workers, and best friends for the next four years and beyond. Make this a day to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be in a brand-new place! Also, go to the Club Fair on Opening night; getting involved on campus will make the Mount seem like your home in no time. Continue Reading