We know that starting college can be a confusing and scary time, but we want to help you make sure that you’re ready and prepared for your time here at the Mount! Follow these steps and check out the info below, and if you have any questions, send us an email. We’re always happy to answer your questions.

Step 1: Advising and Registration

After completing some required tasks, you’ll meet with an academic advisor to register for fall classes. Learn more >

Step 2: On-Campus Orientation

On-Campus Orientation introduces you to our campus, professors, resources, and new friends! Learn more >

Step 3: Welcome Weekend

We love to celebrate, and we’ve got lots of fun activities planned for you to take part in before classes start. Learn more >

Step 1: Advising and Registration

Registering for classes is one of the most important tasks you’ll complete as you start your academic journey at Mount Aloysius College.

You will receive an email inviting you to work one-on-one with your academic advisor. It will give you instructions on how to set up your advising appointment. During this appointment, you will review any credits you may be transferring in and requirements for your major. You will then sign up for your fall 2022 classes. Your advisor will answer any questions you have during this appointment.

Student posing on campus

Tips to ensure a successful advising and registration appointment

  • If you are having a virtual appointment, make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and camera. Also, it’s important to be able to meet virtually when you’re in a quiet location with no distractions.

Step 2: On-Campus Orientation

At Mount Aloysius College, we strive to make the transition to college as seamless as possible. During your On-Campus Orientation as part of the New Student Experience, we will introduce you to all the tools, knowledge, and support you’ll need for the semester ahead. We look forward to welcoming you and up to two guests to participate in our exciting on-campus orientation programming.

Register for One Orientation Date on your Mountie Status Page
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Thursday, June 9

9:30am to 4pm

Friday, June 10

9:30am to 4pm

Friday, June 17

9:30am to 4pm

Saturday, June 18

9:30am to 4pm

During On-Campus Orientation, you will:

  • Connect with members of your campus community, including other incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff.

  • Learn about College policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Get introduced to resources that will support your success in your first semester and through graduation.

  • Discuss the college transition process with student leaders.

  • Engage with campus life and Mount Aloysius College culture.

Parent Track:

8:30am- Check In/Coffee & Donuts in the MAC Shack Mobile behind Cosgrave

9:30am- Welcome in the Bertschi Center Multipurpose Room (MPR)

10:00am- Academic Department Panel in the Bertschi Center MPR

10:30am- NAVIGATE Session in the Bertschi Center MPR

10:45am- Student Services Group Rotations in the Bertschi MPR and Cyber Cafe

11:45am- Lunch – This time may be also be used to visit the bookstore and campus offices, or take a walk around campus!

1:20pm- Parent Sessions in the Bertschi Center MPR – Panel Discussion with Orientation Leaders, Supporting Your College Student

2:45pm- Hospitality in the Bertschi Center MPR – Enjoy coffee and more while mingling with other parents and guests.  Student Services Available

3:30pm- Giveaways and Sendoff in the Bertschi Center

Student Track:

8:30am- Check In/Coffee & Donuts in the MAC Shack Mobile behind Cosgrave

9:30am- Welcome in the Bertschi Center Multipurpose Room (MPR)

10:00am- Academic Department Panel in the Bertschi Center MPR

10:30am- NAVIGATE Session in the Bertschi Center MPR

10:45am- Student Services Group Rotations in the Bertschi MPR and Cyber Cafe

11:45am- Lunch – This time may be also be used to visit the bookstore and campus offices, or take a walk around campus!

1:20pm- Rotating Sessions around campus – Library Information Session; Canvas, Google, & Portal; IDs, Parking Passes, Bookstore, etc.; Engagement Fun; Resident & Commuter Life; High School vs. College Differences

3:30pm- Giveaways and Sendoff in the Bertschi Center

Step 3: Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is our celebration of all of our new students, focusing on:

  • Getting you settled into the campus environment

  • Providing information you need to start the semester

  • Lots of fun and exciting activities that will help you get engaged with campus life and develop your own community

Check Out the Welcome Weekend Schedule!

9am-1pm: New Student Move In
11:30am-1pm: Lunch in Cosgrave Dining Hall and MAC Shack Mobile (ALL students + guests invited!)
12:30pm-2pm: Resource Fair in Wolf-Kuhn
5:00pm: Dinner in Cosgrave
7:00pm: Bonfire outside of McAuley with s’mores, popcorn, and more!

11:30am: Brunch in the dining hall
1:00-4:00: Find Your Classes with Orientation Leaders (scheduled times)
1:00pm: Lawn Games with American Sign Language Program
2:00pm: Wellness Center Demonstrations in ACWC
3:00pm: Walk the Mountie Trail
4:30pm: Dinner in the Cosgrave Dining Hall
8:00pm: Dance Floor Theory Energizer with all athletes and new students in Bertschi
9:00pm: Ice Cream Social outside Bertschi

11:30am: Brunch in Cosgrave Dining Hall
1:00pm-4:00pm: Find Your Classes with Orientation Leaders (scheduled times)
1:00-4:00: Lawn Games  Available
4:30pm: Dinner in Cosgrave Dining Hall
7:00pm: Campus Block Party! Enjoy music, inflatables, food from local eateries, and the MAC Shack mobile!

Still have questions?

A member of the admissions team would love to get connected with you!

Admissions Office

Main Administration Building
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630