New Student Orientation

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We’ve been waiting for you!

The New Student Orientation (NSO) staff is pleased to welcome you to the Mount Aloysius College! NSO’s primary goal is to provide you and your family with the information and tools you need to explore MAC’s offerings, access important resources, learn about a wide range of activities and programs, and discover what it means to be a “Mountie.”

We hope this site will be your road map to a successful transition to the College. It is filled with important information about NSO and the College, including important updates about tasks you’ll need to complete before arriving on campus.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Next Step – Complete the Orientation Checklist!

Register for Orientation

Complete Your Online Orientation

Login to Canvas to complete your online orientation.

Complete Your Health Form

Visit the Health Services page, scroll to the bottom of the page and download any Health Forms that pertain to your student status.

NSO Schedule

Traditional Orientation Schedule:

Thursday, August 22nd:

  • Check in and Move In from 10am to 1pm in Bertschi
  • Welcome
  • Photo Option for students from MAC Alumni Families
  • Parent and Family Orientation
  • Information Sessions
  • Get ID Cards, Parking Passes, and more!
  • Swift Kick Keynote in the evening

Friday, August 23rd

  • Advising Sessions with Faculty
  • Various Info Sessions
  • Day of Service
  • Bonfire in the evening

Saturday, August 24th

  • Outdoor Adventure Day- hiking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and a river float (pre-registration required)
    • Morning activities include either hiking or Standup Paddleboarding/Kayaking
    • Group float on the Stoneycreek River in the afternoon
  • Soccer Games
  • Barbeque Dinner

Sunday, August 25th

  • Liturgy
  • All Resident Meeting

Nontraditional Students and Fall Athletes/ Express Orientation

Friday, August 16th

12:30pm Bertschi

  • Get the basic information that you’ll need to be successful on the first day of class from campus resources
  • Secure ID Cards, Parking Passes, and More
Remember to complete Online Orientation in Canvas (our learning software) before you arrive in August! You’ll receive an email to your student account when you’ve been added to the course!
Housing Preference Form

Fill out the Housing Preference form.

EduRisk Training

Register and Complete the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act Learning Program. The course you will select is “Lasting Choices: Preventing Sexual Assault”

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To begin Training, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Register Now on the right side of the screen.
    1. Create a username and enter the required demographic information.
    2. Enter a valid  campus email address and your role* at the institution.  *Role : Student
    3. Enter this institution code: 2777-SE37-XY12 (include dashes).
    4. Select the Department  Student
  3. After clicking Register, you will receive a welcome email from EduRisk with your username and a temporary password.
    1. Follow the link in the email to sign on.
    2. You will be prompted to enter a new password.
Personalized Feedback Indicator

Complete the Personalized Feedback Indicator

Meal Plan Options

Review our meal plan options.

Student Success and Advising

Schedule an appointment with Student Success and Advising.

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get in contact!

Student ID/Parking Permits

Stop by the Campus Police Office in Cosgrave 104 to get your picture taken for your Student ID- You will need to bring your license or another photo ID to your appointment.  If no officers are in the office, call 814-886-6327 and someone will assist you.

For parking permits, please bring your driver’s license and vehicle registration.  You will also be given an opportunity to complete this on your first day of orientation.


Fill out the FERPA Waiver form, look at the Academic Calendar and review your course requirements in the College Catalog on the Registrar’s page.

Media Release Form


Mount Aloysius College and its representatives on occasion take photographs and videos for use in publications, videos, websites, news media, social media, or other recruitment or promotional materials. Subjects include but are not limited to, its students, faculty and staff, in situations appropriate to the image of an academic institution. This serves as public notice of the College’s intent to do so and as a release of permission to the College to use such images as it deems fit. Students who object to the use of their photographs have the right to withhold their release by completing a form in the Director of Communications’ Office. For more information, email This policy can also be found in the Student Handbook.

Request for Accommodation MAC Portal Page

Complete tasks on the MAC Portal page.

  • Once you register for classes, you will find your Student ID number on your schedule. Enter that number here with your last name to get your email information.
  • Access your email.
  • Sign up for the MAC Alert System by logging into the MAC Portal, clicking on the HELP tab, and choosing MAC Alerts.
  • Sign up for your Campus Parking Pass. (when you pick it up you will need your license, registration, and payment of $40)
Pay Tuition Bill

Pay your tuition bill

  • You can check your bill on line.  All financial requirements must be met prior to the start of classes.Your invoice will be available on-line.  You can access your bill through the portal page or by accessing your account on This is the same site that you use to review your schedule and your grades.
Buy Textbooks

Buy Books from the MAC bookstore.

Campus Map

Map out your classes to avoid any first day confusion.

Helpful Links


We are excited for you to call our mountain home!


Students celebrating at orientation