Jul 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

Identification Cards

The MOUNTcard is a multifunctional campus ID card. It is the official photo ID for the Mount. All students (undergraduate and graduate) are issued a card. The card serves the following functions:

  • Library card
  • Use of the Knott Athletic Recreation and Convocation Complex
  • Entrance to athletic events
  • Option of opening a prepaid debit account for spending on campus
  • Printer use
  • Badge access to enter the Frederick Campus

For Frederick Students, the front information desk is your MOUNTcard office.  Photos can be taken there and then your advisor will work with the MOUNTCard office to produce your MOUNTCard.   If you are an Emmitsburg student, then the MOUNTcard office is located in the in the Accounting and Finance Office on the third floor of Bradley Hall, on the main campus in Emmitsburg, MD. Please call 301-447-5348 for more information or to schedule an appointment on the main campus to receive a card.

Emergency or Class Cancellations

Students are encourage to sign up to the Mount Alert system (www.msmary.edu/mymountalert) to receive messages on class cancellations or emergencies. In the event of severe weather, students can also contact the weather line at 301-447-5777, check the Mount website, www.msmary.edu, or listen to area radio stations for announcements. Please note that it is possible for one campus location to close while another remains open. Frederick students can also call the Frederick Campus at 301-682-8315.

Vehicle Registration

When at the main campus in Emmitsburg, please register your vehicle in person with Public Safety (the small white building located at the main entrance to campus). There is no cost for vehicle registration. While the Office of Public Safety is open around the clock, normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public Safety personnel are still able to issue temporary parking permits outside of normal business hours.

Unless otherwise directed, commuting graduate students may park in lot 10, next to the Memorial Gym, and in lot 8, near the Apartments and the main campus entrance, across Annandale Road from the Office of Public Safety/Visitor’s Center. Resident graduate students are permitted to park in lot 7 (Bicentennial Hall), lot 10 (Memorial Gym), or in the lots adjacent to the Graduate House on East Campus. If you have any questions regarding parking or similar matters, contact Public Safety at 301-447-5210.

Vehicle registration is not required for Frederick campus students.

Obtaining Official Mount St. Mary’s Graduate Transcripts

Official transcripts will be provided to schools, employers or to the individual at no cost. Transcripts can be issued in either paper or electronic format.

Written request must be made for each transcript. The request will be made online at https://inside.msmary.edu/registrar/transcript-requests.html .

No request can be honored until the financial account has been cleared by the Finance Office. Requests will be processed as expeditiously as possible; however, a minimum of five working days should be allowed for processing. During examination periods, registration, and the two-week period immediately before and after the end of semesters, there may be an additional delay.

Confidentiality of Student Records

The graduate programs abide by the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Under this act, no unauthorized individuals are allowed to see a student’s record without the written permission of the student.

Graduate Student Representation

Each year, representatives from the University graduate programs are appointed to serve on the following campus committees:

Mount Council

Advises the president on matters placed before the council by the president or members of the council. Coordinates all planning activities, reviews annual operating budgets, recommends policies and practices of governing the Mount, and serves as a communication vehicle to various Mount constituencies.

Committee for Curriculum and Assessment

Initiates or reviews proposals and makes recommendations on matters related to undergraduate academic programs, graduate programs, policies, academic assessment, and services.

Technology Advisory Committee

Advises the president, the other executive officers, and the directors of technical services and user services on the implementation of technology to support the objectives of the University including the seminary. Also serves an educational purpose as the vehicle through which information on technology-related matters is disseminated campus wide through its representatives.