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Living on Campus

Living on campus is an exciting part of the college experience that immerses you in learning more about yourself, the Mount culture around you and the role you will play as a leader within your community and abroad.

Adjacent to the Cactocin Mountain and surrounded by the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, our small campus connects you in a way that is uniquely different from other colleges and universities in the area. Here at the Mount, you will have an opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, socially, and personally just from getting involved and actively participating in what the Mount has to offer.

Living on campus puts you right in the middle of everything. By choosing to live on campus, you will have the opportunity to get connected in all apsects of the Mount. From campus activites, to club meetings to your classes, living on campus will allow you to fully immerse yourself in all the Mount community has to offer.

Residential Living

As a prospective incoming student at the Mount, you will receive housing information as a part of your admissions and orientation package. First-year students, while encouraged are not required to live on campus. All full-time undergraduate students (taking 12 credits or more) are eligible to live in university-owned housing, unless they are enrolled as a commuter. While we are not able to guarantee housing for graduate students, if available, housing options will be offered only after all undergraduate students have been assigned housing.

The Office of Residence Life seeks to create an enriched residential experience that supports the Mount's mission, especially in areas of spirituality, cultivating one's identity, respect for self/others, and citizenship. The purpose of Residence Life is to foster a safe, inclusive and educational living environment for all students in support of their academic pursuits.

Find out more about the Office of Residence Life, housing terms, housing contract and becoming an RA.

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Neighbors 77% Students live on campus.
Diversity 44/37 States and international countries represented.
Parking 60% Of residents have cars - all have free parking.

Fast Facts

  • 1460 bed campus
  • 8 residence halls [traditional, communal, & suite-style living]
  • 3 apartment complexes
  • 5 cottages
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Choose Where You’ll Live

Students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite-style housing, apartments or our University Cottages. Check out our housing options!

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New Student Housing

All students apply to live in general housing, which includes Sheridan Hall, Pangborn Hall, Bradley Hall and areas of the Terrace Complex. Some opt to be considered for placement in an Integrated Learning Living Community (ILLC), but those who do not are randomly assigned to a building with others in their class year.

Learn More About New Student Housing

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Integrated Learning Living Communities

As an enhancement to living in one of our residence halls students can choose to participate in Integrated Learning Living Communities (ILLCs). In ILLCs your floormates are also your classmates. You share the same faculty adviser and take at least one course each semester with other members of your community. The ILLCs are designed for you to explore mutual connections, and interact with peers and faculty around topics related to your common academic interests.

  • The Honors ILLC

    The Honors ILLC connects gifted first-year students in the pursuit of shared goals and interests with faculty in co-curricular activities and lectures that complement their course work. Students will need to be accepted to the University Honors Program in order to apply to live in the Honors ILLC.

Housing FAQs

The answer to your first question is YES, all Mount students get free laundry onsite, free Wi-Fi, free cable TV and free parking. If you have other questions about living on campus, meal plans and other campus services check out our FAQs.


Meet Our Staff

We’re here to help, and make living on campus as comfortable and convenient as possible. Contact us anytime by phone (301) 447-5274 or email, or you are welcome to visit our offices in the McGowan Student Center, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Rebecca Rudd

Associate Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life

Chantel Broxton

Chantel Broxton

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Amelia Kline

Amelia Kline

Graduate Hall Coordinator

Oversees Sheridan Hall and Pangborn Hall.

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Denise Shaffer

Administrative Assistant


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