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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 77% Students live on campus.
Diversity 44/37 States and international 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. 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

    The Honors ILLC connects gifted first-year students in the pursuit of shared goals and interests with faculty in co-curricular activities and lectures that complement their course work. Students will need to be accepted to the University Honors Program in order to apply to live in the Honors ILLC.

  • The Invictus ILLC

    Focuses on understanding the experiences of racial minorities in U.S. society, understanding the students' own identity in the context of our society, and building community among a cohort of first-year students of color.

  • Living with the Land ILLC

    The Living with the Land ILLC helps first-year students connect the material from the Mount’s core courses to intentional ways of living in community, caring for the environment, thinking about and engaging in fulfilling work and leisure, and growing in virtue.

  • Women in STEM ILLC

    Women in STEM ILLC students interact with science faculty, upper-level students, and professionals. Participants will be surrounded by other students with interest in science and experience a support system to help foster success and community.

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.

Jamie Chong Brown

Jamie Chong Brown

Associate Director of Residence Life

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Elizabeth Stoehr

Elizabeth Stoehr

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Oversees Pangborn and Sheridan Halls

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Noreen O'Donnell

Noreen O'Donnell

Administrative Assistant

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