FAQs: Student Life | Mount St. Joseph University
How do I find out what is happening on campus?

The Calendar has up-to-date information about times and locations of upcoming events. Also check News.

What are the Harrington Center's hours?

The Harrington Center is open the following hours during the academic year:

  • 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday
  • 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday
  • 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday

There are shortened hours during the summer and over breaks.

Are microwaves allowed in residence hall rooms?

No. Microwaves are not allowed in residence hall rooms. We do have microwaves you can use on each floor.

Do I have to be Catholic to participate in Campus Ministry programs or events?

Absolutely not! We invite people of all faiths to join any of our programs. While our mission was formed in the Catholic Christian tradition, we enjoy the discussion and diversity of gifts and opinions offered by people of different faith traditions.

How can I get involved with Campus Ministry?

Events are scheduled throughout the year. Campus Ministry is not a club you have to join in order to participate, but some programs do require more than a one-time commitment like F.I.S.H. (Faith In Sharing) groups that meet weekly, or the student leadership team. To learn more, see Campus Ministry.

Where can I go to Mass at the Mount?

You can join us every Sunday night at 8 p.m. in the sixth-floor chapel for Sunday Mass. This is an awesome experience for many of our students, with great homilies and friendly priests, lively music and great fellowship.

What is the Office of Diversity & Inclusion?

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion initiates programs and resources that support a multicultural community. The office also provides resources for the unique needs of students of color and international students. We seek to preserve the rich heritage of multiculturalism by addressing the academic, spiritual, social, and cultural needs of all students.

What are the Police staffing hours?

The police department is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Are Campus Police certified police officers?
Campus Police are state-certified police officers, and enforce all criminal laws and policies set by the University. They have arrest powers like any other police jurisdiction.

Is Orientation mandatory?

All first-time freshmen must attend an Orientation Session and Welcome Weekend. Traditional transfer students can come to both, but are only required to attend Welcome Weekend.

Adult students are strongly encouraged to attend Adult Orientation, which is a separate event from the above-mentioned Orientation and Welcome Weekend.

Should parents attend orientation with their son or daughter?

Parents are invited to attend Summer Orientation Sessions with students.

At orientation, there is a special track for parents where they can learn more about resources available to students, meet key staff and faculty members and learn how to support students during their college experience.

Welcome Weekend sessions are geared only to students.

How Can I Get Involved on Campus?

There are a variety of opportunities to get involved. The Mount has more than 40 active student clubs and organizations including Student Government Association, the MSJ Dateline student Newspaper, Black Student Union, and the Campus Activities Board. See campus activities for more information.

What is the cost for counseling services?

Counseling services are free to students enrolled in any of the Mount’s academic programs. You can make an appointment with a counselor by calling (513) 244-4949.

Who can use the counseling services?

Any enrolled student may use the counseling services. You can also arrange evening appointments with a counselor.

What happens in counseling?

When you make an appointment with a counselor, you will meet with a trained professional dedicated to providing a safe and confidential setting. You and your counselor will set goals and work out a schedule of meeting times. Students come to counseling for a lot of different reasons, including:

  • Feeling alone, homesick, or having difficulty adjust to college life
  • Having relationship problems/ family problems
  • Having academic problems
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Felling anxiety about taking tests, making friends or being in groups
  • Having problems with self-image or self-esteem
  • Feeling stressed about money or time