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Traditions Council & Class Cabinets

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

You can create lasting memories for you and your classmates as part of the Class Cabinet program and plan memorable Traditions!

Class Cabinets are a group of dedicated, talented individuals who want to strengthen the Mount Ida community and foster bonds that will last a lifetime. This is accomplished through hosting social and professional events with the goal of connecting students with each other and resources available while at Mount Ida. In Senior Year, the Class Cabinet plans the Senior Events and Grad Week prior to Commencement as well as plan thetransition to the real world upon graduation. Cabinet members are elected in their first year at the College and help build community among their class through Commencement, and beyond.

If you have an idea that you want to explore for your class or for all Mount Ida students, contact the Dean of Student Leadership and Transition Programs, Patrick Romero-Aldaz via email at pra@mountida.edu or by phone at 617-928-4073.

With over 100 years of history, Mount Ida College is proud of its established traditions while also adapting or  introducing new traditions. The College and the Traditions Council take the lead in reviewing and planning events associated with the traditions but all student feedback is welcomed to make the traditions dynamic and interesting.  You can speak to you Class Cabinet representative about your ideas and explore ways to put it into action.  Below is a sample of the evolving traditions at Mount Ida:

  • Round Up: The extension of the Orientation program that is held four days before the start of classes, featuring the Harbor Cruise
  • Mustang City Photo: A new tradition, the Mustang City Photo takes place on Check-In Day for new students, family and community members on the Alumni Field
  • Convocation: The official College welcome, Convocation features Mount Ida College faculty and a welcome by the College President and Provost
  • Week of Welcome: Occuring the first week of classes, the Week of Welcome is the kick-start to the new semester and features programs for new and returning students
  • Fall Fest: The Fall Fest features the family weekend, the awarding of the Mayor of Mustang City, and alumni events throughout the week
  • Midnight Madness & Pep Rallies: Midnight Madness is the kick-off for the basketball teams to officially begin practice for their season, and features a rally for the athletes. Other rallies are held throughout the year, and you never know what entertainment will be done for the Mustangs in the audience!
  • Fall Gala: The Fall Gala is the CAB-produced semi-formal dinner and dance. Students of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy a Boston-area venue
  • Almost Midnight Breakfast: The night before finals during the Fall and Spring semesters, make sure to go to the Almost Midnight Breakfast. Served by College administrators and faculty, the breakfast is a late-night finals-week event to help close the semester among friends
  • Spring Week: Spring Week is a CAB-produced week of activities to celebrate the Spring semester, and is capped off with the Spring Stampede, a day-long concert featuring known musical artists
  • Senior Events and Grad Week: Senior events begin at the start of the Spring semester for seniors who will graduate during the year. Immediately following Spring finals, Grad Week events celebrate those students who will be attending Commencement
  • Commencement: The College awards degrees for all graduating students at Commencement. Featuring a student speaker and valedictorian, Commencement is the culmination of your academic career and time spent at Mount Ida College and is the start to a life-long alumni relationship with your Alma Mater