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Mount 101: Summer Bridge Program

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. Students go right from Summer Orientation into the Summer Bridge Program.

Summer Bridge Program date 2017This 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


June 23- July 7, 2017

Course Fees and Lodging

Cottages$700 - Cost includes course instruction and fees, books and/or class materials, activities, lodging and most meals.

Lodging is on campus in the University Cottages with single rooms and shared bathrooms. Students will have access to a full kitchen in the house, free WiFi and a common area lounge that includes a cable TV, comfortable furniture and plenty of room for studying. All on-campus meals are included and served in Patriot Dining Hall.

How to Register

*** 2017 Mount 101 Registration Closed***

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

► First, we recommend you register for Summer Orientation (the June 23 date is most convenient) and complete the health forms, language placement testing and fall on campus housing application as required for Orientation.

► Then, fill out the online registration form for Mount 101. You will receive an email confirmation once we have received your form.

Pay your registration fee of $700 to confirm your registration. Details on how to pay are included in your registration confirmation email.

Registration Deadline is June 9, 2017


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

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