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New Student Housing

Welcome to on-campus living at the Mount! New students have several options available when applying for housing, including several Themed Housing Communities. The Residence Life staff makes all efforts to accommodate housing requests from incoming students, but we are unable to guarantee new students will receive a housing assignment in any particular housing community.

Housing Options for First-Year Students

All students apply to live in General Housing, some opt to be considered for placement in an Integrated Learning Living Community (ILLC).

General Housing

General Housing will be in Sheridan Hall, Pangborn Hall, Bradley Hall and areas of the Terrace Complex. Students who choose this option will be assigned randomly to one of these buildings. These areas are home to mainly freshman students. Transfer students are assigned housing based on their class year.

Integrated Learning Living Communities (ILLC)

In each of the three Integrated Learning Living Communities, your floor mates are also your classmates. You will 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 your peers and faculty members around topics related to your themed community. You will need to apply for these ILLCs separately from your housing application. Application is due June 1, 2018. Please contact Jamie Chong Brown if you have any questions about the ILLCS.

  • The Honors ILLC provides gifted first-year students the opportunity to live in a residence hall as a close-knit peer group pursuing shared goals and interests. The cohort of ILLC students will not only take their Honors classes together but will also engage with faculty in co-curricular activities and lectures that complement their course work. This unique dynamic learning experience will take advantage of many of the region’s many resources, such as the Library of Congress, theaters and museums, and historical sites.

  • The Core: Human Values ILLC is an interdisciplinary community with an emphasis of 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 is rooted in the Christian tradition, committed to growing in faith and helping enliven the faith life of the campus community. The Faith and Learning ILLC residents will build a community of faith to foster spiritual growth and to live the faith enhanced by the integration of the core curriculum. Students in this ILLC will participate in a service project in the fall and an off-campus retreat in the spring.

  • Summit Living ILLC is primarily a holistic wellness community in which all aspects of one's mental, physical and spiritual health are managed. Summit Living is a drug and alcohol free community composed of a supportive group of like-minded individuals with a drive to succeed. This living area is meant to be more than just a place where students live, but also a place where educates students can grow in whatever way they choose. Summit residents are mature individuals who are challenged to take an active role in their on-campus life, and in an effort to assist residents along their path to leadership and responsibility. They will be deeply encouraged to invent independent programs that enrich their community, and not to rely on others to shape their social activities. In this way Summit Living is a close-knit community and offers many exciting hall activities, contests and interesting volunteer opportunities. Freshman students residing in Summit Living will be notified of their building placement when they receive their assignment in August. The location for Summit Living is Sheridan Hall, however this may change based on the number of students interested in this housing option.

Apply for Housing

All new students interested in living on campus for the 2018 fall semester will need to apply for housing through the Mount's Symplicity Residence Housing System. The housing applications for freshmen and transfer students will be available online starting May 31, 2018.

To apply, use your Mount email and password to login into the Symplicity Residence Housing System. All incoming new students will receive their Mount email and password in their personal email after they have paid their deposit with the university.

→ Get instructions on how to complete the housing application
→ Get instructions on requesting a specific roommate or finding a roommate match
→ Get information regarding Special Accommodations Housing

Important Dates for New Student Housing Applications

May 31, 2018 - Symplicity Residence System opens for Housing registration
June 1, 2018 - Integrated Learning Living Communities application due (separate from housing application)
June 30, 2018 - New Student Housing Application and Roommate Preferences due by 11:55 p.m.
June 30, 2018 - Special Accommodations Housing forms due for new students

Housing Assignments

Students' official housing assignments and roommate information will be sent to their Mount email account in August 2018.

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