The Cottages: New Residential Option for Students
Emmitsburg, Maryland - The Mount's newest housing opportunity, the Residential Cottages at Alumni Court, are now open for students.
"The cottages certainly add to our housing experience and are distinctive to the Mount. You don't see residential cottages on many college campuses and we are excited to develop this new living learning community," said University President Thomas H. Powell.
Constructed by Warner Construction of Frederick, MD, the four cottages are located off Old Emmitsburg Road, on the northwest side of campus. Each building houses 10 students, and features single bedrooms, a laundry room, a great room and a fully equipped kitchen with a peninsula for convenient seating. The surrounding area has been landscaped providing recreational outdoor space.
"While keeping up with the demand of a growing student population, we are excited to add housing focusing on innovative student communities," said Michael Post, vice president for enrollment management.
Campaigns are now underway by the alumni classes of 1964, 1968 and 1973 to name three of the cottages, while a fourth is named for the University Board of Trustees. Additionally, the house adjacent to the cottages - currently housing the Summit Program - is a part of this renovation, and the National Alumni Association has taken on the fundraising challenge to name it Alumni House.
In all, more than 50 students are living in the Residential Cottages at Alumni Court.
The dedication and blessing of the cottages will take place during Alumni Reunion next June. If you would like to make a gift to one of the class cottages or the Alumni House, please contact Robert Brennan, C'85, vice president for university advancement at (301) 447-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.