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Living on Campus

Living on campus is part of the traditional college experience, and it doesn’t get much better than living on a close-knit, beautiful campus like the Mount. Our small campus keeps you right in the middle of everything – from concerts to club meetings. You’re close to classes for mornings when “the alarm doesn’t go off,” close to the library for late night cram sessions, and being in the Catoctin Mountains means it’s easy to find space to breathe.

Our residence halls are run by professional staff and RAs that will make you feel at home from day one. Transitioning from living at home can sometimes be difficult, so the low student-to-RA ratio ensures that students have maximum direct contact with their RAs. Whether you need help with school issues or just someone to listen, RAs at the Mount know the ropes and make the transition to campus life as smooth as possible.

Find out more about Res Life and housing.

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Neighbors 83% Students live on campus.
Diversity 37/9 States and foreign countries represented.
Parking 60% Of residents have cars - all have free parking.
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Choose Where You’ll Live

Students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite-style housing, apartments or our University Cottages. Housing is guaranteed for all four years. Check out our housing options!

HOUSING OPTIONS
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Apply for Housing

All students apply to live in general housing, which includes Sheridan Hall, Pangborn Hall, Bradley Hall and areas of the Terrace Complex. Some opt to be considered for placement in an Integrated Learning Living Community (ILLC), but those who do not are randomly assigned to a building with others in their class year.

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Integrated Learning Living Communities

As an enhancement to living in one of our residence halls students can choose to participate in Integrated Learning Living Communities (ILLCs). In ILLCs your floormates are also your classmates. You share the same faculty adviser and take at least one course each semester with other members of your community. The ILLCs are designed for you to explore mutual connections, and interact with peers and faculty around topics related to your common academic interests.

  • The Honors ILLC

    A cohort of honors program students living and learning together. Residents here will take advantage of many of the region’s resources, such as the Library of Congress, theaters and museums, and historical sites.

  • The Core: Human Values ILLC

    An interdisciplinary community with an emphasis on understanding the connections between disciplines, how narratives develop, and the ways in which important human values intersect with diverse cultures and experiences. Residents of this community will work with faculty advisors to develop a farm in the Emmitsburg area.

  • The Faith and Learning ILLC

    A community rooted in the Christian tradition, committed to growing in faith and helping enliven the faith life of the campus community. Students in this ILLC participate in a service project in the fall and an off-campus retreat in the spring.

  • Summit Living ILLC

    Primarily a holistic wellness community in which all aspects of one's mental, physical and spiritual health are managed, this supportive group of drug and alcohol-free residents encourage responsible social roles and leadership development.

Housing FAQs

The answer to your first question is YES, all Mount students get free laundry onsite, free Wi-Fi, free cable TV and free parking. If you have other questions about living on campus, meal plans and other campus services check out our FAQs.

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Meet Our Staff

We’re here to help, and make living on campus as comfortable and convenient as possible. Contact us anytime by phone (301) 447-5274 or email residencelife@msmary.edu, or you are welcome to visit our offices in the McGowan Student Center, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Abby Van Anden

Abby Van Anden

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life

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Jamie Chong Brown

Jamie Chong Brown

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations

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Jai Wright

Jaime "Jai" Wright

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Works with Sheridan Hall, Pangborn Hall, Powell Hall and the Cottages

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Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Works with residence halls in the Terrace and the Apartments.

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Noreen O'Donnell

Noreen O'Donnell

Administrative Assistant

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