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Mountward Bound: Pre-Orientation Trips

Mountward Bound Trip Options

Jump start your Mount experience with Mountward Bound with a specially designed excursions just for first-year students!



Encounter is an engaging retreat providing an opportunity to get connected with Mount students and your soon-to-be classmates for fellowship, reflecting with your peers, sports, and free time. Led by upperclassmen, Encounter provides the opportunity for preparing for the challenge of the transition from home to campus life, excelling in your studies, and living your faith.

  • Move In Date: 2021 Dates TBA
  • Retreat Dates: 2021 Dates TBA
  • Cost: $TBD
  • Contact: Email Campus Ministry or call 301-447-5223
  • Registration: Not yet open for this program.


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Unity is a five-day immersive experience for students interested in expanding their self-awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity. Through meaningful identity development and exploration, students will dialogue about topics related to multiculturalism and inclusion, visit some of the region's most popular cultural attractions, and learn to value the way our unique stories and experiences intersect and unite us.


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Harmony is an intensive retreat that provides you with an opportunity to engage in college life and learning, while honing your musical skills and getting to know members of the musical performing ensembles. Singers, wind players, brass players, percussionists and string players will join with returning members of the MSMU Chorale, Wind Ensemble and String Ensemble respectively, working with your future Mount ensemble directors as you prepare for a couple of special performances for the Mount and Frederick. communities. Get a jump on your experience as a college musician, make new friends, and enjoy the rich artistic culture in downtown Frederick, Maryland. You also get the added benefit of moving into your dorm room ahead of the rush; a modest fee provides you with your meals, activities, and transportation to events.


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Plugged-In is an experience that allows you to engage with other students and get started on your college experience doing what you love: gaming. At the Plugged-In retreat, you'll play a variety of video, board, and tabletop games all aimed at building community and using games as avenues for personal growth. Along with the Director of Esports and some of your fellow students in the Esports program, you'll engage with games and gaming culture and learn how games can help us grow socially, emotionally, and creatively.

  • Move In Date: 2021 Dates TBA
  • Trip Dates: 2021 Dates TBA
  • Cost: $TBD
  • Contact: Email the Esports Program or call 310-447-5308.
  • Registration: Not yet open for this program.