Where is the Mount?


Mount St. Mary’s University is a private Catholic liberal arts college tucked in the side of the Catoctin Mountains in Emmitsburg, Md. Our idyllic 1,400 acre campus is adorned with lush greenery and striking stone buildings. Our campus includes the University, a Seminary and the National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes where visitors find sanctuary form the daily hustle and bustle of life.

Our location is quick drive away from many major cities including Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; and New York;  making for many exciting excursions during your stay with us at the Mount.


Program participants will stay on campus in one of our residence facilities – the University Cottages or in Powell Hall.

University Cottages
Air-conditioned 10-room suite style houses with shared bathrooms. Each cottage has a lounge and TV area with an eat-in kitchen, free onsite laundry and large porch.

Powell Hall
Air-conditioned suite-style residence hall with one elevator, and free laundry on each floor. Most suites are equipped with a living room and a bathroom.

On campus housing is included in the cost of the program package and will be arranged for students and faculty by MSMU Conference Services. Alternative accommodations are available off-campus at an additional cost.

Email MSMU Conference Services with inquiries about housing.

Come To

16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Call To

Local: (301) 447-6122
MSMU Admissions: (800) 448-4347

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