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Virtual Orientation

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Welcome to the Mount!

At the Mount we offer a three-part orientation program: virtual summer orientation, online orientation modules, followed by August (move-in day) orientation. Each event is designed to immerse you in your new community. Throughout your orientation experience, you will learn about the dedicated resources and student support offices built to guide your journey, and get a taste of how easy it is to get involved on campus. You will have a chance to meet your future classmates and learn about your checklist items you need to complete before coming to campus in the fall. You will also have a chance to meet with faculty members and fellow students to learn more about MyMount, symposium and make connections.

Virtual Orientation is designed to:

  • Prepare you for your Mount journey, both academically and socially.
  • Show you what it means to be a Mountaineer.
  • Connect you with your new community and resources.
  • Provide experiences for you to build relationships with fellow students, professors and administrators.
  • Share an authentic sense of school pride with you.
  • Help you transition to college life.

Office of Orientation and New Student Services
301-447-6783

Contact the Office of Orientation and New Student Services

Virtual Orientation for Summer 2022

Welcome to our Virtual Orientation for Summer 2022 – learn more about the Mount through the recorded sessions below.

For Students and Parents

Welcome & Opening Prayer 

Justin Buelto, C'24 (Orientation Office Student Coordinator), Rev. Martin Moran (University Chaplain),  Kraig Sheetz, Ph.D. (Executive Vice President), Andrew Truhan, C'24 & Shahanaaz Soumah, C'24 (Graduate Assistant for Orientation and New Student Services)

Understanding your Student Account

Brenda Dayhoff (Director of Financial Aid), Linda Northrup (Director of Accounts Receivable) 

Financial documents, financial aid, FERPA, and more…let us help you understand your student bill and financial responsibilities. Information will also be shared about the parent MyMount portal.

Learning Services: Disability Support Services, Transition Program, Peer Tutoring, and Academic Support

Erin Lukban (Learning Services Specialist/MountCares Coordinator)

Learn the many ways that our professional staff, peer mentors, and tutors can help to support you at the Mount.

Student-Athlete's Life After High School

Justine Miller (Assistant Athletic Director of Academics & Student Athlete Support for Division I Sports)

Join us to learn what you need to know about how to support your student-athlete from afar and the expectations and support services we offer to student-athletes.

For Students

MyMount Sneak Peek

Asia Yates, C'22 (Orientation Coordinator)

In this session, we'll talk about how to navigate some of our important student platforms and planning for course registration. Getting acquainted with MyMount and Canvas will make for smooth sailing throughout your first semester.

Symposium Overview

Ed Egan (Director, Pre-Law Program/Director, First Year Symposium/Lecturer)

All first year students are required to take the Mount's First Year Symposium course. We invite you to learn more about this course and how it is designed to help you succeed during your time here.

Closing Remarks

Shahanaaz Soumah, C'24 (Graduate Assistant for Orientation and New Student Services)

Thanks for joining us for the 2022 Virtual Orientation! Before you go, hear about exciting summer opportunities such as Mountward Bound and Mount 101. We'll see you in August!