Parents & Families

At Mount Ida, we understand that sending your son or daughter off to college is a big step that affects your entire family. From completing applications, navigating financial aid requirements to scheduling campus tours—it’s a big undertaking. We’re here to help you with whatever you need, especially in the process of deciding if Mount Ida is the right fit for your son or daughter.


Once your student is enrolled at Mount Ida, we understand that your role as parents and family members doesn’t end with college orientation or when college classes begin. In fact, all of us at Mount Ida honor your family’s ongoing guidance and support throughout your student’s college years. We have a number of resources in place for you to stay informed, connected and active with us.

Visit and enjoy Mount Ida, yourself

The best way to get to know Mount Ida is to visit us yourself. There is a lot to discover on our beautiful New England campus, from our student-led tours and Homecoming and Reunion weekends to Mustang NCAA Division III play on Alumni Field, our all-season artificial turf facility, complete with lights, press box and stands. Other exciting developments include major campus renovations and construction, including a new student center with multiple dining options, recreation and study areas, a brand new state-of-the-art fitness center and an expanded dental hygiene center, to name just a few of the improvements. If you haven’t been to Mount Ida recently, you should plan a visit soon.

In the meantime, check out these helpful links:

Commuter LifE

Residence Life


Successful College Parenting E-Guide

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