Mount St. Mary’s welcomed nearly 500 incoming undergraduates to a pair of orientation sessions this month at the College’s Chalon and Doheny campuses. Several dozen returning students served as orientation leaders on each campus, helping to introduce the Mount’s newest students to the Athenian life.
“Our orientation leaders are integral to the success of this process, and they also serve as mentors to new students,” says Rosalyn Kempf, director of the Mount’s Office of Women’s Leadership.
“So this serves as a leadership opportunity for our older students, and it gives our new students the opportunity to learn about college resources, meet their faculty advisors and participate in fun activities that will help them get to know their fellow classmates.
Representatives from a wide variety of College programs, academic departments and campus clubs also meet with students, including leaders from Admissions, Residence Life, Student Affairs and the Mount’s Business Office.
In addition, Mount St. Mary’s hosted two separate parent orientation days this summer, helping to familiarize parents with the College. And Mount St. Mary's also coordinates orientations for new transfer students, inter-program transfer students (Doheny to Chalon) and Pre-ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) students. All programs are tailored for each student population to provide them with information critical to their academic and social success at the Mount.
Check out photo albums from the Mount’s Doheny and Chalon first-year student orientation days on Facebook: