Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University Begins Welcoming New Students

Campus News, Student Life

By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: orientation, students

New students participate in an activity to get acquainted with their future classmates.

The first of three orientation sessions for new Mount St. Joseph University students began on Friday June 22, 2018.

Orientation gives students the opportunity to explore campus life as well as learn about organizations, make new friends, and be welcomed into the Mount Community. Events and activities included breakfast with President Williams and First Lady Carole Williams, a heritage walk that encompassed the Mater Dei Chapel and the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse grounds, and a Campus Showcase involving the various clubs and departments on campus.

Attendees chose from a variety of informational sessions about college life topics such as commuting, student athletics, and support services. Parents attended round table discussions, while the students also had free time to explore, socialize with other students, and choose from a variety of evening activities. Saturday's schedule include technology sessions, student organization sessions, and small group activities.

Riley Ferguson is a senior at the Mount majoring in communication and new media studies with a minor in graphic design. She has been part of the Mount's Orientation Team since her sophomore year. This year, she will serve as a Lead Orientation Leader.

“I didn’t know anyone coming to the Mount. The Orientation Leaders helped me make new friends and answered all my questions,” she said. “It’s an important position because many freshmen don’t know any other students, and it’s up to the Leaders to be a familiar face in the halls, and help students fall in love with the Mount just like we did."