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Office of Residence Life

The Mount community is made up of wonderful people with diverse backgrounds, and just like at home, you will have lots of fun in your shared living space. The Office of Residence Life is here to support students at all points in their college experience. If you are having issues or concerns with your living arrangement or roommate group, the Office of Residence Life can help!

The Office of Residence Life at Mount St. Mary’s University strives to create safe and inclusive living and learning environments for all residential students at the Mount. Through fair, just, and restorative student conduct processes, in-hall educational and social programming, and an overall care for creating comfortable physical spaces, the Office of Residence Life provides a supportive environment for students to live out the university mission. By living on campus, students will develop the skills necessary to positively engage in their communities with integrity and respect for others. It is our goal to ensure that students will graduate as positive contributors in their communities and society.

Meet the Staff

Our residence halls are run by professional staff which includes 34 resident assistants (RAs) and 5 community assistants (CAs) that will make you feel at home from day one. Living away from 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 academics, are experiencing social issues or just need someone to talk to, the RAs and CAs at the Mount know the ropes and are to make your Mount experience the best it can be.

Important Dates

Please note that dates are subject to change.

Summer 2023

  • Summer Session I - May 30 - June 30
  • Summer Session II - Jul 3 - Aug 4.

Fall 2023

  • New student orientation - August 17- August 20.
  • Move-in day for first-year students - August 17.
  • Move-in day for returning students - August 20.
  • Fall break - October 7-15
    • Residence Halls will close on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m.
    • Residence Halls reopen on Sunday, October 15 at 9 a.m.
  • Thanksgiving break - November 22-26
    • Residence Halls will close on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m.
    • Residence Halls reopen on Sunday, November 26 at 9 a.m.
  • Finals - December 11-15, 2023
    • Students should prepare to depart on the evening of their last final.
    • Residence Halls will close on Friday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Winter Recess - December 16 - January 15

Spring 2024

  • Residence Halls will reopen Monday, January 15 at 9 a.m.
  • Classes resume - January 16
  • Spring break - February 24- Mar 3
    • Residence Halls will close on Friday, February at 6 p.m.
    • Residence Halls reopen on Sunday, March 3 at 9 a.m.
  • Easter break - March 28 - Apr 1
    • Residence Halls will close on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
    • Residence Halls reopen on Sunday, April 1 at 9 a.m.
  • Last day of classes- May 2
  • Reading Day - May 3
  • Final Exams - May 4 & 6-9
    • Students should prepare to depart the evening of their last final
    • Residence Halls will close on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. 
      • Only students with an approved extended stay and graduating seniors will be permitted on campus beyond Thursday, May 9.
  • Baccalaureate - May 10
  • Commencement - May 11
    • Residence Halls will close on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
      • Students with an approved extended stay and graduating seniors will be required to move-out on Saturday, May 11 by 6 p.m.

Terms for Residential Status

  • Resident - students who live in universtiy-owned housing
  • Non-Resident - students who live off-campus [Emmitsburg or neighboring location]
  • Commuter- students who live at home with a parent or guardian, within 50-miles to the Mount
  • Remote- students who have been granted approval by the Office of the Vice Provost to continue their studies online from their permanent residence.

Located in the McGowan Student Center
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Call: 301-447-5274
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