welcome to on-campus living at the mount! new students have several options available when applying for housing, including several integrated learning living communities. the residence life staff makes all efforts to accommodate housing requests from incoming students, but we are unable to guarantee new students will receive a housing assignment in any particular housing community.
all students apply to live in general housing, some opt to be considered for placement in an integrated learning living community (illc).
general housing will be in sheridan hall, pangborn hall, bradley hall and areas of the terrace complex. students who choose this option will be assigned randomly to one of these buildings, unless selected into an illc. these areas are home to mainly first-year students. transfer students are assigned housing based on their class year.
in each of the three integrated learning living communities, your floor mates are also your classmates. you will share the same faculty adviser and take at least one course each semester with other members of your community. the illcs are designed for you to explore mutual connections, and interact with your peers and faculty members around topics related to your themed community. you may apply for an illc through your housing application. application for illcs are due june 30.
the honors illc provides gifted first-year students the opportunity to live in a residence hall as a close-knit peer group pursuing shared goals and interests. the cohort of illc students will not only take their honors classes together but will also engage with faculty in co-curricular activities and lectures that complement their course work. this unique dynamic learning experience will take advantage of many of the region’s many resources, such as the library of congress, theaters and museums, and historical sites.
the living with the land integrated learning living community (illc) will help you to connect the material that you are learning in your core courses to intentional ways of living in community, caring for the environment, thinking about and engaging in fulfilling work and leisure, and growing in virtue. over the course of the first academic year, students will earn an additional two academic credits. in the fall, the centerpiece of the illc will involve sustained work, study, and festivity on a local farm. in the spring semester, a sustained reflection on hesiod’s works and days will draw out the relationship between farming as a human act and conceptions of god, man, and the world.
this illc will focus on understanding the experiences of racial minorities in us society, understanding the students' own identity in the context of our society, and building community among a cohort of first-year students of color. students are encouraged to participate in the unity mountward bound pre-orientation program, and participate in events and hall programs specifically led by students and faculty of color.
in this illc designed for women interested in stem fields, students will interact with science faculty, upper-level students, and professionals. participants will be surrounded by other students with interest in science and experience a support system to help foster success and community.
all new students interested in living on campus for the fall semester will need to apply for housing through the mount's symplicity residence housing system.
to apply, use your mount email and password to login into the symplicity residence housing system. all incoming new students will receive their mount email and password in their personal email after they have paid their deposit with the university.
below you will find step-by-step directions on how to complete and submit a housing application through the mount st. mary's university symplicity residence system.
all new students receive a mount email and password in you personal email after you have paid your deposit with the university. this email is how you access the system.
official housing assignments and roommate information will be sent to your mount email account in august. check your email for housing assignments
the section titled "roommate matching" found on the symplicity residence housing system is where you can find your personal passcode for setting up roommates in your housing application. you are not required to select a specific roommate.residence life will match all students who do not select a specific roommate with other students based on compatible answers to the roommate questionnaire.
on the homepage you will find a box on the right called "your passcode." this personal code generated for each resident, can be given to another new student to link the two of you together in the system. before you give out your passcode, please be positive that you want to live with that person.if you change your mind after giving out your passcode, you may go to the group tab to remove yourself from the group to which you're linked.
all roommate selections and changes in the application must be completed by june 30. applications will remain open to edit until the deadline has passed. applications will show in draft form until submitted by the student. please remember that new students will be assigned to various types of housing (2 person rooms, 3 person rooms, suites, etc.), which may require requested roommates to also be housed with one or more additional students. if you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please contact the office of residence life.
please follow these steps only if you would like to identify a roommate yourself next year. our office can also place you with a random roommate based on your roommate matching profile.
login, then click on the roommate tab at the top and select the incoming fall term from the drop down menu. students can search for residents who match their profile by using the information from the roommate questionnaire.please be aware that the system will only provide you with results that match all of the questions you answered, so you may wish to only select those that are of most importance. the results will only include those students who have already applied for housing and have indicated interest in the same type of housing (general housing, honors housing, etc.) and the same smoking preference as you.
after you submit the questionnaire, you will be brought to the browse matching profiles of potential roommates. click on a profile to view it. if you find a potential match, click the "send message" button to email the student to see if they would like to room with you. remember to include your contact information in your message.
once you have collectively decided who you will room with, collect all of the roommates passcodes to enter in the system. only one person needs to enter the resident passcode(s) in the roommate management section.
please be aware that the system will only be able to match roommates of the same gender, those who have applied for the same type of housing (general housing, honors housing, women in stem illc, etc..), and have the same smoking preference. to enter the passcodes click on the "find someone you know tab". enter each roommate passcode individually, when their name appears click on the name to move it into the box below. after each name is entered in the box, click send invite. your roommates will then have to accept the request. you can enter up to 3 passcodes of residents to live with in the fall.
roommate matching is found on the symplicity residence housing systemgo to symplicity housing
please contact learning services to request housing accommodations.
all forms must be received by learning services by the following dates in order to process your request.