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.

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

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

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 spring 2023 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.

Registration Opens May 1!

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Thursday, June 8

9am to 4pm

Thursday, June 15

9am to 4pm

Friday, June 16

9am to 4pm

Saturday, June 17

9am 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.

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

New student move-in is Friday, August 25 from 9am to 1pm.

Welcome Week Schedule

9AM-noon – OLs Move in

1-5PM – OL Training and Activity

5-7PM – OL Dinner

9AM-Noon – Welcome Crew & Athlete Helpers Arrive/Move In

12:30-4:30PM – Student Affairs, Welcome Crew and OLs sets up for NSO/Move In

8:30AM-4PM – Pick up Textbooks

9AM-1PM – Residence Hall Move In & Hospitality Tent (Mission & Ministry, Student Activities)

11:30AM-1PM – Lunch & Resource Fair

1PM – Optional Parent Goodbye/Blessing (President McKeegan, Dr. Haschak, Dr. Gore)
– Commuter Hospitality Tent – Alison & Student Activities)

1-5PM – Commuter Celebration and Activities

1:30PM – New Student Group Photo (Soccer Field)

2:00-4:00PM – Nursing Student Orientation

4:30PM – All Hall Meeting (Get-to-know-you activity, introduction of staff, top 10 things to know, floor meeting will happen this coming week…) (Cosgrave Dining Hall)

5-7PM – Dinner

7PM-9PM – Get-to-Know-You Bunco (Bertschi) (Student Activities)

9-11PM – “Summer Sunset Fest” w/Bonfire & Smores (McAuley) (Student Activities)

10AM – Morning Yoga on the Lawn  (Ihmsen Circle)

10-11AM – Find your Classes (MAC Plaza) (with Orientation Leaders)

11:30AM-1PM – Brunch (Cosgrave)

2-4PM – Residence Hall Programming (Yard Games, Res Hall Wars, etc)

4:30-6:30PM – Dinner (Cosgrave)

8PM – Mugs & Movie Night (Cosgrave Meeting Rooms)

9AM-4PM – Returning Student Move-In

9AM-3PM – “Outdoor Adventure Day” (Meet at MAC Plaza)

11:30AM-1PM – Brunch

Noon-2PM – Pick up Textbooks

3:30-5:30PM – Shopping Trip to Ebensburg

4:30-6PM – Dinner

6-7PM – Mass

7-9PM – Taste of Cresson Block Party (Ihmsen Circle)

Check out the rest of the Welcome Week Schedule on the Mountie Student Events Calendar!

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