Come home this fall and join fellow Mustangs in adding to our history as we celebrate Coming Home Homecoming 2014 at Mount Ida October 18, 2014.

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IDA_004_inside_post_642x428We have a full day of activities and events for alumni, friends and family. Homecoming kicks off on Saturday, October 18, with an alumni meet and greet and campus tours – your first opportunity to connect with friends, your favorite faculty members and to see the beautifully renovated Shaw Hall, new student fitness center, and many of the other state-of-the-art renovations that have taken place on campus over the past two years.

Mount Ida Mustang football will face off against Castleton State Saturday afternoon for the annual homecoming football game. Cheer on our Mustangs while joining fellow alumni, faculty and friends for the Alumni and Donor BBQ on Alumni Field.

Saturday is filled with events for everyone including the alumni lacrosse games and our afternoon pub tent, food, music and trivia event. It’s a day you don’t want to miss.

Register now for Homecoming

Questions about Homecoming? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at for more details.

The time for looking back is also the time for giving back. Help current students by making a gift to the Fund for Mount Ida in honor of your reunion!

Schedules and events may be updated periodically. Please check back to stay informed by visiting the Mount Ida Homecoming webpage.

Just in time for the new school year, the parking and wayfinding signage on the Mount Ida College campus is getting a new look.

This fall, Mount Ida is introducing new identification signs and a redesigned campus map to make it easier for students, faculty and visitors to navigate campus. The new signs and map are designed to familiarize our students and faculty with, and introduce visitors to, all that Mount Ida has to offer.  Our student-focused campus renovations, including our new campus center and fitness center, will be highlighted by the new signs and map.


At the gate house on Carlson Avenue, a new electronic message center will display timely information, including current events and campus updates.In addition, a campus map and directional signage will orient you as soon as you enter the main campus area.

The redesigned campus map will feature a new color coding system. The system will delineate the academic and residential areas of campus. The residential buildings will be shown as red and the academic buildings will be shown as orange.


Our campus is represented on the map as an orange and red circle with a green line bisecting it. The green line represents the newly named Shaw Road which provides a convenient way to get across campus. The orange section of the map represents North Loop, which houses our academic buildings, and the red section of the map South Loop, housing our residential buildings. When you are traveling on the North Loop all of the signs and banners you will see will be orange; similarly, when you are traveling on the South Loop all of the signs and banners you will see will be red; lastly, when you cross campus on Shaw Road you will notice green signage. This system will provide a visual cue to your location on campus. At each intersection, color coded signs with arrows will indicate how to find your destination.


New signs will assist students, faculty, visitors and first responders to navigate campus. The project’s completion is expected during the fall semester with the addition of new festive pageantry to highlight our Mustang pride.

Mount Ida College is introducing a new campus-wide parking plan for fall 2014, with the goal of providing safe, orderly, and convenient parking for students, employees, and visitors to our campus. We strive to make parking on campus as convenient as possible, while promoting safe movement of vehicles, providing for pedestrian safety, and assuring free and continuous access to buildings and walkways for pedestrians and emergency vehicles. New, color-coded parking signage will identify the updated parking area designations.

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Effective September 5, 2014, new parking regulations will be implemented for the purpose of establishing a more efficient and organized use of parking spaces.

Vehicles on campus (day or evening) must be registered with Mount Ida’s Campus Police Department and must display a valid permit. Please go directly to the Campus Police Department to obtain a parking permit.

Please read below for our FAQ on new campus parking procedures:

Q: Will I still be able to use my current parking pass after September 2014?

A: No. Effective September 15, 2014, any previously issued parking tags will not be considered valid.

Q: Will students need to apply and register for parking each year?

A: Effective September 2014, students will be required to apply and register for parking annually.

Q: Will there be specific parking designations for resident students, commuter students and faculty/staff?

A: Yes. Campus Police will issue new parking permits with specific designations for resident students, commuter students and faculty/staff. Parking spaces will be designated and clearly marked based on these three permit types. Parking designations will be strictly enforced.

Q: Where will resident student parking area designations be located on campus?

A: Resident student parking permits will allow a resident student to park in any of the lots by Chapman, Malloy, Wingate, as well as the roadway adjacent to Trustee Field. Resident parking will be identified by red signs.

Q: Where will commuter student parking area designations be located on campus?

A: Commuter student parking permits will allow a commuter student to park in the Longfellow, NEI, and Veterinary Technology lots, as well as the roadway that runs from Halden to the NEI building. Commuter parking will be identified by orange signs.

Q: What is the parking registration procedure for faculty and staff?

A: Faculty and staff must register for parking on or before September 5, 2014.

Q: Where will faculty and staff parking area designations be located on campus?

A: Faculty and staff parking permits will allow an employee to park in the Holbrook lot, the field side of the Shaw Middle Road adjacent to the lower field, Halden, Miller, Appleton, School of Design and designated spaces in the NEI parking lot.  Faculty/staff parking will be identified by green or orange signs.

Q: Will there be designated areas for guests and visitors?

A: Yes. Visitor and guest parking will be in the Campus Center lot.


For questions or concerns regarding parking permits and parking assignments, please contact Campus Police at