Though it still feels like summer, the new school year is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome our newest Mustangs to campus! To help you prepare, we’ve created a downloadable packing list and rundown of important dates.



For news, updates, and good old Mount Ida spirit, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@mountidanews), Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (username: mountidacollege)! Here’s an overview of important Mount Ida back to school events. Football players will return to campus Friday, August 12 and all fall athletes will check in on Thursday, August 18.
On Thursday, August 25 student leaders will head to campus for check-in.

The Final orientation session for International Students will begin on Monday, August 29 and they will be joined on Tuesday, August 30 by any students coming for orientation sessions.

– First Year Round Up begins on Thursday, September 1.
– Week of Welcome begins on Monday, September 5


If you are an incoming student who has not attended orientation, our Final Orientation Session is on Tuesday, August 30. New students move into residence halls on Thursday September 1 and we will kick off the new academic year with convocation later that afternoon. Members of the class of 2020 will enjoy a series of special events called Mustang Round Up lasting from Thursday, September 1 until Sunday, September 4. Please check back in for updates as we reveal the exciting details.

Returning students will move into their residence halls on Monday, September 5. All students will be welcomed to campus with a weeklong series of events called Week of Welcome or WOW starting Monday September 5. Please check back in for updates and event specifics. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 6 with add/drop period ending on Wednesday, September 14. Last but not least, students can learn about Mount Ida’s vibrant clubs and organizations at the Involvement Fair on Wednesday, September 14.

Looking forward to seeing you on campus! Welcome New and Returning Students!


Summers Don’t Slow Down at Mount Ida

The orientation team kicked into high gear

As soon as Commencement 2016 ended, the Orientation Team from Student Affairs and a new crew of student Orientation Ambassadors shifted into high gear to welcome the class of 2020.

In three sessions held in June and July, students were introduced to everything Mount Ida has to offer.  After hearing from President Brown and Provost Akie, the Orientation Ambassadors took to the stage with rallying cries and a dance number.

Vice President of Student Affairs Laura DeVeau took it from there.  First she gave the students time for a hug from their parents and those there in support, and then sent the adults on their way to workshops to help them transition to their new-found roles.

Then the students broke up into small groups and headed off to a chance to get to know their ambassadors and each other. At the end of the one and a half day sessions, they were all Mustangs and eager to come back and get started in September.

Class of 2020, be sure to join Mount Ida’s Facebook group to connect with students, staff and faculty and stay up-to-date on everything on campus.


Get ready to cheer on the home teams!

Schedules have been released for the Mount Ida Athletic teams 2016-17 year and September 2nd with kick off the Football season here at Mount Ida.
Make sure to visit to view the upcoming games for the year and plan ahead to cheer on your Mustangs!

2016-17 Schedules:

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

Field Hockey


Women’s Tennis

Mount Ida Athletes, please be sure to check out information regarding Fall Training Camp.