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Nearly 85 percent of students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite style housing, apartments or our University Cottages. Housing is guaranteed for all four years.


Residence Hall Quick Guide

In every residence hall room you will find an XL twin bed, desk with a chair, dresser, a wardrobe or closet, and a mini-refrigerator with microwave unit. In some rooms bed may be bunked to ensure space and comfort for the residents. Our traditional halls have community-style bathrooms that are regularly maintained by university staff. Students in our residence halls also have the added support of our friendly and welcoming Resident Assistant student staff members.

Traditional Residence halls

Pangborn Hall

Pangborn Hall is home to nearly 150 freshmen students.

History: Dedicated on October 15, 1955 by Archbishop Keough, Pangborn Hall was built as campus enrollment rose after WWII Navy V-5 and V-12 programs left. The building is named after Thomas W. and John C. Pangborn of the Pangborn Construction Company in Pittsburgh, Pa. The building was the first residence hall to incorporate a chapel located at the north end of the building. The south end of the hall includes a replica of the Pangborn corporate offices, which is now home to the iLEAD Office and the Pangborn memorial room.

Contact Rebecca Nagel with questions about Pangborn Hall.

Room Types:
2-, 3- and 4-person rooms, and 4-person semi-suites

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
Mostly first-year students

Coed by floor

Sheridan Hall

Sheridan is home to about 240 freshman and sophomore students.

History: Sheridan Hall opened in 1962, and was built after the Navy barracks were removed from campus. The current location of Sheridan housed the married Navy personnel and their families while they were stationed at the Mount. After the Navy left there was no need for the structure and a true residence hall was constructed. The building is named after Msgr. Sheridan who was a member of the class of 1871, seminary class of 1921 and the president of the school from 1937-1961. Msgr. Sheridan was instrumental in guiding the Mount through the Great Depression and WWII. He also played a key role in instituting the Navy V-5 and V-12 program, which kept the Mount afloat as enrollment dropped due to WWII. During Msgr. Sheridan’s time as president, he oversaw the building of Memorial Gym, first annex to the Seminary, Pangborn Hall, the Phillips Library, and Sheridan Hall. Msgr. Sheridan is also the first inductee into the Mount St. Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame and the first to be publicly inaugurated as president.

Contact Rebecca Nagel with questions about Sheridan Hall.

Room Types:
2-, 3-, 4- and 6- person rooms

Community-style bathrooms (2-per floor)

Residents:
First-year students

Coed by floor

Themed housing: Honors, Summit, WIS


The Terrace Complex

Once the original university building, the Terrace is three residence halls in one. Almost every student at the Mount lives in the Terrace at one point or another — it can house over 400 students. Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students live here. The Terrace also includes Kane Chapel, several study and programming lounges, and a 24-hour workout cardio room.

The Terrace Complex

Brute Hall

Brute Hall is currently home for 150 students and is equipped with an elevator.

The cornerstone for Doric Hall, now called Brute Hall, was laid in 1843. It was built for $9,500 dollars. Originally, this part of the Terrace was used as a study hall. However, around 1897 the open porches that connected DuBois and Brute were closed in with stone and the study hall became the library. What is currently known as A and B deck served as the library until 1960 when Phillips library was built. The first college degrees were granted in 1832. For years, there was no place for a commencement service to be held. When Brute Hall was built it served as the college commencement hall and was first used to graduate 5 students in 1844. In 1908 the College Council officially named the building Brute Hall. Fr. Brute had joined Fr. DuBois at the Mount in 1812 and served at the Grotto helping to create the paths that are still used. Fr. Brute also served on the faculty and as a school administrator.

Contact Jaime Wright with questions about Brute Hall.

Room Types:
2-, 3- and 4-person rooms.

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
All class levels

Coed by floor

McCaffrey Hall

This building is home to approximately 170 students and is equipped with an elevator.

McCaffrey Hall was built on the site of the original all-purpose building. The original building was a log structure that was demolished in 1844. Although construction of McCaffrey Hall began in 1852, the building was not dedicated and used until January 11, 1858. McCaffrey was originally two stories high and housed the college refectory until 1962. In 1962 the Cogan Student Union Building was built; now known as Patriot Hall, the McGowan Center, and Cogan Hall. The building was originally only two stories due to a shortage in funds related to the Civil War and so that more attention could be dedicated towards the Gothic style church that was intended to extend from the Immaculate Conception Chapel down to the current location of Patriot Hall. Money ran short on such a large project and construction was never completed. The leftover stone was used to build Flynn Hall. In 1897 the third and fourth floors of McCaffrey Hall were completed and the rooms were considered to be the first deluxe housing found on campus. The building was named after the 7th President (1838-1872), Fr. McCaffrey. During his presidency, he oversaw the construction of Brute, McCaffrey, and Purcell Halls, and led the college through the very turbulent times of the Civil war and the battle of Gettysburg that occurred very close to campus.

Contact Jaime Wright with questions about McCaffrey Hall.

Room Types:
2-, 3- and 4-person rooms and 8-person suites;

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
All class levels

Coed by floor

DuBois Hall

Home to nearly 100 students.

DuBois hall was technically the first dormitory on campus; It was constructed in 1808 as an all-purpose building, which housed the President and faculty along with the students. Fr. John DuBois began construction on the first residence hall and classroom in 1824. The original hall was built where Purcell Hall is currently located. Shortly after being built, due to deficiencies in construction, the building burned down. After this, construction began on a much safer and more adequate building that currently stands today. It was dedicated on December 16, 1825. Throughout the rest of the century the building housed the seminary until 1907 when McSweeny Hall was built. The cupola at the top of DuBois held the original college bell. The clock, a gift from Fr. McSweeny, was not installed until 1888. The building was officially recognized as DuBois Hall in 1908, when the College Council approved the names for all current residence halls found in the Terrace. It is named after founder, Fr. DuBois, the first Mount president and later the first resident Bishop of the New York Diocese.

Contact Jaime Wright with questions about DuBois Hall.

Room Types:
2-, 3- and 4-person rooms and 5-person suites

Community-style bathrooms; private bathrooms in suites

Residents:
All class levels

Coed by floor

Bradley Hall

Students residing in Bradley Hall live on the fourth floor of this administration building. Faculty and staff share this unique during the day, which gives students a direct link to the professors and administrators that they work with while they attend the Mount. This hall is home to mainly freshman female students living in 2-person rooms or singles. This building is equipped with an elevator.

Contact Jaime Wright with questions about Bradley Hall.

Room Types:
Singles and 2-person rooms;

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
First-year students and some upperclassmen

All female

The Annex

Home to about 32 students, the Annex suites offer another housing option for upperclassmen. Each suite has a private bathroom and living area, as well as air conditioning.

Contact Jaime Wright with questions about the Annex.

Room Types:
3- and 5-person suites

Private bathrooms

Residents: Upperclassmen

Coed by suite


Suites and Nontraditional Residences

Powell Hall

Powell Hall is a 170-student air conditioned suite style residence hall with one elevator and a laundry room on each floor. Built in 2008 home to sophomore, junior, and senior students. Most suites are equipped with a living room and a private bathroom.

  • Majority of suites house 4 students along with a bathroom and living room. A small number of 2- and 3-person suites are also available.

Contact Jamie Chong Brown with questions about Powell Hall.

 

Residents:
All class levels

Coed by floor

Themed housing: Honors

University Cottages

The most recent addition to the Mount's on campus residence options, this group of four cottages each house 10 single rooms with two shared bathrooms and a shared kitchen and living area. Amenities include onsite parking and laundry, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and a small porch with Adirondack chairs.

Contact Jamie Chong Brown with questions about the University Cottages.

Room Types: Singles

2 community-style bathrooms

Residents:
All class levels

Coed by room

Themed housing: Summit, WIS

The Alumni House

The Alumni House is a university owned house that is designated for upperclassmen in the Summit Living Community.

Contact Jamie Chong Brown with questions about the Alumni House.

Room Types: Singles, doubles

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
Upperclassmen

The Graduate House

The graduate house is a university owned, split-level house located on East campus near the PNC Sports Complex. Female graduate students reside on the second and third floors with their own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, living room and laundry facility to share among other female residents. Male graduate students reside on the first floor with their own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, living room and laundry facility to share among the other male residents. The placement of female and male students is subject to change each year, based on interest and availability.

On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis to full-time graduate students on the Mount's Emmitsburg campus. If you are interested in applying for graduate housing please call 301-447-5274.

Room Types: Singles, doubles

Community-style bathrooms

Residents:
Graduate students

Coed by floor


University Apartments

Keelty, Rooney and Horning Towers

The Apartments are home to many junior and senior upperclass students. Each apartment includes a full kitchen, living room, private bathroom, and air conditioning. 

  • Type of apartments: 2-, 3- and 5-person apartments.

Contact Rebecca Nagel with questions about the Apartments.

Apartment types:
2-, 3- and 5-person apartments

Private bathrooms

Residents:
Juniors and seniors

Coed by floor


Off-Campus Housing

Town of Emmitsburg

Emmitsburg, located just south of the Mason-Dixon line, is a town with a population of around 3,000, in Frederick County Maryland. Founded in 1785 by William Emmit, the town is now home to Mount St. Mary's University and The National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes, the Basilica and National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton and the National Emergency Training Center (FEMA Emergency Management Institute)

Room Types:
Rental unit styles vary

Residents:
Town population is approximately  3,000 people.


Themed Housing

Themed Housing consists of intentionally designed living experiences centered around academic, cultural, organizational, and/or personal interests. Themed Housing is way students can get involved with the community through shared interest living and learning environments.

  • The Honors Themed Community offers the opportunity for members of the George Henry Miles Honors Program to continue their collaborative learning experiences in a relaxed residential setting. Students are able to pursue a range of academic and social activities with like minded colleagues. At the same time, students develop strong friendships through common goals, classes, conversation, and social activities. This housing option is located in Sheridan Hall for freshmen students, and in Powell Hall for upperclassmen students.

  • Summit Living is a holistic wellness community in which all aspects of one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health are supported. Summit Living is also a drug and alcohol free community, and is composed of a supportive group of like minded individuals with a drive to succeed at the Mount. This living area is meant to be more than just a place where students live, but also a place where students are educated and can find growth in whatever way they so choose. Summit Living residents are mature individuals who aim to take on leadership roles on campus and in the greater community. Each year, Summit Living continues to develop close-knit communities that offer many different fun hall activities, contests, and interesting volunteer opportunities. Freshmen students residing in Summit Living will be assigned to Sheridan Hall. Upperclass students in Summit Living will reside in the Summit House and new University Cottages.

  • Women in STEM (WIS) Community is open to females of any class year who are majoring, or have a strong interest in science and technology fields. This housing option is located in Sheridan Hall for first-year students and the new University Cottages for upperclass students. This housing community option is open based on level of participation, and availability of space.

Housing Rates

Current information regarding housing rates can be found on our tuition and fees webpage.

 
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