Mount St. Joseph University

From All of The Mount

  • Aug 23

    Orientation: You Choose Session


    Choose a sessions of interest to you to learn more about resources at the University. Tip: If you split up during
    these sessions, you will be able to get more information about the University!

    • Commuter Student Session
      presented by Janet Cox, Dean of Students
      Location: CL 101
      Are you a student or guest of a student planning to commute to MSJ? Come get some helpful hints and pointers from staff members and actual commuter students.
    • Residence Life Session
      presented by Tina Hoesl, Coordinator of Residence Life
      Location: CL 11
      Are you or your student living on campus? Come hear current resident students talk about their experience and receive tips to help you navigate the residence hall.
    • Career & Experiential Education Center Session
      presented by Career & Experiential Education Center staff
      Location: Recital Hall
      Interested in service learning, co-op programs, polishing up your resume, or learning more about effectively interviewing? The CEEC is a one-stop shop for all of these needs. Stop by to learn more from staff and a panel of students.
    • Wellness Session
      presented by Patsy Schwaiger, Director of Wellness Center and Amy Demko, Nurse Manager, Health Services
      Location: CL 115
      Experiencing cold/flu symptoms? Feeling overwhelmed/stressed? Come and learn how our Wellness Center staff can help you stay healthy.
    • FIRST: Generation Success!
      presented by Autumn Richards, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
      Location: CL 106
      Are you the first person in your family to go to college? This session is for students and guests who desire to
      learn more about resources, services, and programs that will contribute to your success.
    • Learning Center & Disability Services Session
      presented by Meghann Littrell, Director of Learning Center & Disability Services
      Location: CL 104
      Interested in MSJ’s tutoring and resources for academic support? Stop by and learn more.
    • Student Athlete Session
      presented by Athletics staff
      Location: University Theatre
      Learn how to balance being a student and an athlete. Listen to actual student athletes and their coach’s talk about their experiences and give some tips.

    Students and Guests are welcome to visit Financial Aid at this time, located in the Student Administrative Services Office in the Conlan Center, adjacent to the first floor classroom lobby.


  • Aug 23

    Orientation: Commissioning Ritual

    Mater Dei Chapel

    Led by Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., D.Min, Director of Mission Integration

    Take part in this MSJ tradition! All incoming students sign their name in the MSJ Book of Names – a piece of living history.


  • Aug 23

    Orientation: Free Time

    Check out the bookstore, go on a tour of the residence hall, talk to Financial Aid, get your ID/parking permits, solve any technology issue you are having, or have coffee drinks with Janet Cox, Dean of Students and Mrs. Carole Williams, First Lady, in Starbucks.

  • Aug 23

    Freshman Move-in

    Seton Residence Hall

    Specific move-in times are based alphabetically by last name and are as follows:
    Students A – E: between 5:30pm and 6:00pm
    • Students F – K: between 6:00pm and 6:30pm
    Students L – P: between 6:30pm and 7:00pm
    Students Q – Z: between 7:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Aug 23

    Orientation: Goodbye Time

    Seton Center Lobby

    Guest Orientation concludes

    Students: Meet with orientation leaders in Seton Center Lobby at 5:30 p.m.


  • Aug 23

    Orientation Small Groups

    Assigned lounges

    Students will meet for a third and final small group session with Orientation Leaders.


  • Aug 23

    Orientation: Academic Major Social

    5/3 Dining Hall

    Come grab a bite to eat and mingle with other students within your major.

  • Aug 23

    Orientation: Night Activities

    Harrington Center

    • Basketball and Volleyball / Harrington Center Gym
    • Soul Palette/Painting / Harrington Food Court, Harrington Center
    • Movie / Student Organization Center, Harrington Center


  • Aug 24

    Welcome Weekend

    Mount St. Joseph University

  • Aug 25

    Upperclass Student Move-In

    Seton Residence Hall

    Returning students will move into Seton Residence Hall on Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, between 8:00am-5:00pm.  Please check in at the Seton Residence Hall lobby front desk to pick up your room key and fill out the necessary paperwork