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Visit. See it. Believe it. 

The Best Ways to See the Mount

We offer numerous types of tours and events for you to experience our beautiful campus. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • Daily Visit

    Visit almost any weekday throughout the year and we’ll start you with a one-on-one information session, followed by a student-led campus tour.

    • Morning visit: 1.5 hours showcasing the main academic campus.
    • Afternoon visit: 2 hours showcasing both academic and athletic facilities.
    Instant Decision option: If you are high school senior, you do not have to wait to find out your application decision. The Mount can help take some of the stress out of the college application process by providing a decision the day of your visit. If you are interested in receiving an Instant Decision, please submit the Daily Visit registration form and we will send you more information.

  • Preview Event - May 4

    Designed specifically for prospective students beginning their college search, this event shares information about the Mount's admissions criteria, academics, and various campus and social activities. You and your family will also be treated to a student-led campus tour, where you will visit classrooms, laboratories, residence halls, dining facilities and more. Join us May 4, 2019.

  • SPARC Festival Visit Day - April 25

    We invite accepted, high school seniors and their families to join us at the Mount to experience our annual SPARC Festival. The SPARC Festival is the Mount's yearly academic celebration of scholarship, performance, art, research and creativity, where you will have the opportunity to watch our students present some of their best research or creative projects.

  • Overnight Experience

    Only open to accepted, high school seniors for the spring semester: Experience the Mount firsthand during an overnight visit. When you arrive on Sunday night, you will be hosted by a current Mount freshman and take part in evening activities. When you wake up on Monday, you’ll have the opportunity to attend first-year core curriculum classes. At the same time, parents can attend a series of short presentations, learning about many aspects of campus life. Host and student match-ups are made based on gender and availability of hosts.

  • Sunday Visit

    Just beginning the college search process? Bring your family on one of the select Sundays during the school year for an information session and campus tour led by our knowledgeable and passionate student leaders. You’ll also have the option to eat lunch in our dining hall and/or attend noon mass at the Grotto.

  • Customize a Visit

    If you're a high school junior or senior call us to set up a customized visit tailored to what you would like to learn about the Mount. This type of visit can provide you with the opportunity to meet with a professor, observe a class, enjoy lunch on us, take a campus tour, and more. Due to the custom nature of this visit, we only schedule these events by phone at least three weeks in advance. Please call Visit Liaison Brenda Rigby at 301-447-5032 to schedule your visit.

  • Mountaineer Visit - Summer 2019

    Designed specifically for students and families beginning the college search, these group sessions include a presentation with information about academic programs, student life, athletics, admissions, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, followed by a student-led campus tour. This program will be offered again in the summer of 2019.

  • Open House Event - Fall 2019

    Get an in-depth look at the Mount's academic programs, admissions criteria, financial aid information, and various organizations on campus. Take a student-led campus tour, and don't miss lunch in Patriot Hall. This program will be offered again in the fall of 2019.

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Customize Your Experience

Interested in a tour more personalized to you or your group? Consider one of these ways to tour the Mount.

  • Transfer Day, Every Day!

    If you’re a transfer student, schedule a time to meet with Transfer Coordinator Mary Catherine James. In addition to discussing transferring your credits to the Mount, you can have your official/unofficial transcripts reviewed, take a tour of our beautiful campus, discuss scholarships and financial aid, and have lunch on campus. Schedule your interview time today—800-448-4347.

  • Group Visits

    Your high school group is welcome to visit the Mount for an official tour and an admissions discussion. Group tours can only be accommodated with a prior reservation at least three weeks in advance, and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis based per staff availability. For more information call Lara Truitt, assistant director of admissions at 301-447-5449.

  • Multi-Language Tours Available

    The Admissions Office hosts personalized tours in various languages. All other meetings, confirmations, materials, and student services are only available in English. We expect the prospective student can converse in English. If you are interested in setting up one of these appointments, please contact Brenda Rigby at 301-447-5032 (this conversation will be in English). Based on the availability of our tour guides and your family, we will find the right time for you to visit Mount St. Mary’s University.

Contact Us

If you're not sure what kind of visit would suit you best give us a call at 800-448-4347 or email us at admissions@msmary.edu so we can help you find the right visit type or customize one just for you.

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Much More than a College Visit

When you’re not exploring everything our scenic mountain campus has to offer, there will be plenty of other things to interest and excite you. From legendary historical sites to outdoor activities to shopping and dining, you’ll want to stretch your visit to the Mount into a full-blown vacation.

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Can't make it to the Mount?

Then we’ll bring the Mount to you. We travel to high schools and college fairs throughout the year. Find out when we'll be near your hometown.

SEE THE SCHEDULE
April 25
10:00a - 4:30p
SPARC Festival Visit Day
April 28
12:00p - 3:30p
Sunday Visit
April 28
6:00p - 2:15p
Overnight Experience
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