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Mount Saint Mary College    
  Jul 27, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Campus

Mount Saint Mary College is situated on 86 rolling acres acres in Newburgh, New York, overlooking the Hudson River. The main campus is 60 acres and the Desmond Campus is 26 acres. The College is 58 miles north of New York City, and 12 miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The campus is highly accessible, located at the “crossroads” of New York State:  from Exit 17 of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87); the Taconic Parkway to Interstate 84; or NYS Route 9 on the east side of the Hudson River. The Short Line Bus System runs between New York City and Newburgh. Adirondack Trailways runs between Albany and Newburgh. Metro-North Commuter Railroad runs between New York City and Beacon (the trip is slightly over an hour), and ferry and taxi service is available between Beacon and Newburgh. The College provides free shuttle service to the train station in Beacon.

Several major airlines serve the Hudson Valley with daily scheduled flights into Stewart International Airport, located about six miles from the campus. Limousine and taxi service is available at the airport directly to the campus.

Campus Buildings

Aquinas Hall, built in 1963, holds smart classrooms; a multimedia presentation hall; science, nursing, and computer laboratories; a television studio; an art studio; administrative and faculty offices; the Technology Support Center, the mailroom;  a 1,100-seat theater; the dining hall, or “The View;” a student lounge; and the campus store. The Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science, and Technology Center is a 52,000-square-foot addition to Aquinas Hall. The center provides state-of-the-art computer and science labs, administrative and faculty offices; a café; and an atrium with support space.

Bishop Dunn Elementary School, an adjunct facility, is an elementary school where education students teach and observe. Individually guided programs, on both primary and middle levels, are conducted here, as well as classes for children with learning disabilities.

Curtin Memorial Library located at the southern end of Aquinas Hall, offers traditional research resources and services in a high-tech learning environment. The library will move from Aquinas Hall to the Dominican Center in 2014.

The College Courts, renovated in 2010, are newly renovated townhouse-style student residences. All rooms are either singles or doubles with air conditioning throughout. With over 150,000 square feet of space, these residences offer upper-class students both a spacious community atmosphere as well as the privacy they desire.

The Desmond Campus, an estate left to the College in 1991, is located two miles from the main campus in Balmville. It houses the Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment, which offers the Hudson Valley region community education programs and noncredit classes. The Mount also participlates in the international Road Scholars program, organized by staff at the Desmond Campus.

The Dominican Center, built in 1927, was the site of Greater Mount Saint Mary Academy, the high school that remained open until 1979, and the Motherhouse for the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh. The Mount purchased the Center in 2011, and this five story, 100,000-square-foot building is being renovated in 2013 to re-open in phases throughout 2014 as a new living and learning center. The lovely Chapel of the Most Holy Rosary is located in the Center. 

The Garden Apartments house upperclass residents. All rooms are either singles, doubles, or triples with air conditioning throughout.

Guzman Hall, built in 1963 and recently renovated, is a multi-purpose residence hall with a Campus Security office, the Health and Wellness Services center, Founders Chapel, and the student newspaper office. Student rooms are one- or two-bedroom suites. Amenities include a fitness room, computer room, vending area, laundry room, and a multimedia lounge.

Hudson Hall contains state-of-the-art, technology-enhanced smart classrooms, a multipurpose auditorium, a café, student lounges, and administrative and faculty offices.

The Elaine and William Kaplan Recreation Center is available for recreational and intramural activities and intercollegiate sports. The annex has four classrooms, including three smart classrooms. The new Kaplan Athletic field with an all-season turf field and six new tennix courts opened in 2011. A new baseball and softball field lies just south of the Dominican Center.

The Powell Avenue properties are located across the street from the main campus and are used as administrative offices.

Sakac Hall, opened in 2006, houses residents in two-, four- and six-person suites. The ground floor has a fitness room, computer room, vending area, television lounge and laundry room. The first floor includes a reception hall and television lounge, and the second, third, and fourth floors have lounges with study carrels, a conference table, and cable television.

The Villa Madonna, an historic Gothic Revivalist mansion built in the 1840s, was a part of the original estate sold to the Sisters in 1913. Here you’ll find the offices of the College president, Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Admissions, Marketing, Community Relations and News Services, Institutional Planning and Research, and the lovely Villa Library.

Whittaker Hall, formerly a carriage house, contains administrative and faculty offices.

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