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Mount 101: Summer Bridge Program

The Mount Summer Bridge Program is a two-week college acclimation program for first year students that includes a 3-4 credit humanities course, community building activities, and field trips. This program helps you get a jump start to a great college experience.

This summer course helps students create long-lasting connections with their peers, faculty and staff and fosters an increased sense of belonging to the Mount community through the following activities:

  • Tour campus facilities and local community
  • meet key university faculty, staff and administrators to learn more about what the Mount has to offer
  • participate in cultural enrichment activities
  • get acclimated to college life before you start
  • have fun and make lifelong friends

In Class and Out of Class Learning

Your daily activities will be scheduled in two sessions, session A will equip students with academic tools and strategies for success in our rigorous core curriculum, while Session B is focused on life on campus and the college experience. Presentations are designed to help high school students prepare for their college experience. Coupled with their academic work, College 101 programs will help equip students to understand and prioritize what to look for at college and to hit the ground running when they arrive.

Below is a sample of what may be offered this summer:

  • College Level Writing Skills
  • College Level Reading Comprehension
  • Research Development
  • Academic Advising: creating a course timeline and completing your goals
  • Navigating College Finances: financial aid, scholarships, buying books and everyday pizza money
  • Center for Student Engagement and Success: connecting you to campus resources from writing support and note taking services to health care and counseling options
  • Career Advising: from choosing a major to resume writing and professionalism
  • Staying Organized: time management and goal setting
  • Life Balancing: prioritizing and practicing self care
  • Catoctin Mountain: get to know Emmitsburg, Frederick and Gettysburg
  • Practical Campus – registering for courses, parking, laundry, using your MountCard student ID

Dates

TBD

Course Fees and Lodging

$TBD - Cost includes course instruction and fees, books and/or class materials, activities, lodging and most meals.

Lodging is on campus in the residence hall room you've been placed in for the fall semester. All on-campus meals are included and served in Patriot Dining Hall.

How to Register

Any accepted first year student attending in the fall can apply to Mount 101.

  1. First, we recommend you register for Summer Orientation and complete the required forms: 
    • health forms
    • language placement testing 
    • fall on campus housing application
  2. Then, fill out the online registration form for Mount 101. The page requires you to log in with your Mount username and password to access the form. You will need to pay the registration fee to process the form and will receive a confirmation email once the process is complete.

Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details or feel free to email Dr. Timothy Fritz or call 301-447-5828.