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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find answers to all your questions about living on campus at Mount St. Mary’s.

If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Residence Life Office by phone or email.

Office Information

How do I apply?

You’ll receive applications for housing as part of your orientation package after you receive admission and accept. These are typically sent in the early summer prior to the fall semester.

When do I move in?

Move-in dates are in August and January each year. You’ll receive details as part of your application process.

What can I bring?

Check out our handy list of brings (and don’t brings) here

How much does a room in the residence halls cost? And does it include food?

Click here for all our pricing options, and yes, our housing plans include meal plans.

What kind of food is served?

Various meal plans are available; you’ll receive information on this as part of your orientation package.

Is it safe?

Yes. Campus Security patrols both the Chalon and Doheny campuses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Access to both campuses is constantly monitored for a safe living and learning environment.

Can I bring my car to school?

Sophomore, junior, and senior residents may park on campus. Freshmen residents cannot purchase parking permits unless they are granted an appeal by the Parking Committee.

Can I have guests visit me at school?

Yes, overnight guests who are 14 years and older and of the same gender can stay overnight for no more than three consecutive nights per month. Guests of the opposite gender are welcome Sun-Thurs 10AM-12AM, and Fri-Sat 10AM-2AM.

Can I bring my pets?

Unfortunately, no. We cannot allow pets to live on campus. We do allow for 5-gallon fish tanks, however.

What other rules are there?


Each year, the new Student Handbook is published and posted online here: Students will also receive a copy of the Student Handbook when they move in, and your RA will go over the policies during your mandatory first floor meeting.