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08 Jul

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6 Things to Know About College Orientation

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By Mack the Knight

So it’s the night before Orientation, and you’re wondering what to expect. Here are six things you should know about Orientation at the Mount:

Get ready for LOTS of icebreakers. *Cue the inward groan.* Start thinking of your two truths and a lie now. Yes, they can be cheesy, but icebreakers are a staple of any orientation. They really do help you get to know other people better, and that’s kind of the whole point! So try to play along no matter how silly you think the activity is going to make you look. You never know — it might just lead you to your new best friends. Continue Reading

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08 Feb

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Meet the Mount: Victoria Guglielmo ’20

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

Victoria Guglielmo ’20


Class Year: Junior

Major: Double major in Criminology and Hispanic Studies

Campus Activities/Jobs: MEDLIFE, Big Brothers Big Sisters, work study for the Division of Education, Admissions Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Phonathon

Favorite spot on campus: Education office in Hudson, Aquinas 100 study room, Picnic tables next to the Dominican Center overlooking the Baseball/Softball field

One word to describe the Mount: Home

Victoria Guglielmo ’20 has been enthusiastic about her Mount experience since Day 1. Continue Reading

03 Jul

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The Mount Reflects: Orientation

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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 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 2022! Make sure you visit www.msmc.edu/orientation for a schedule, packing list, and bios of the Orientation Leaders. We’ll see you soon!

31 May

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My Experience as an Orientation Leader!

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So you’ve sent in your deposit, and you are committed to Mount Saint Mary College. Congratulations, and welcome to the Mount family!

After spending more than a year preparing for this moment, now that it’s here, you are probably left thinking “now what?” Now, you register for Orientation and get ready for the best four years of your life! Read on to hear from one of our Orientation Leaders about what to expect from your two-day excursion here. Continue Reading