MCLA Students Move Back to Campus Over Labor Day Weekend


IN BRIEF: MCLA will welcome new and returning students to campus over Labor Day weekend 2019. Students and families will move into residence areas, and MCLA volunteers will help with the process.

Students will also participate in Welcome Week activities from Sunday, Sept. 1 to Saturday, Sept. 7. For a full, detailed Welcome Week schedule, visit


10 a.m.-4 p.m.: New student check in

New students will move into the Berkshire Towers residence hall on Church Street and the Hoosac Hall residence hall on Highland Avenue.

Noon-4 p.m.: Family photo booth

Campus Center, first floor. Students and families will have their photos taken.


10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Returning student check-in

All residence areas.


10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Returning student check-in

All residence areas. 

7:30 a.m.: Opening Breakfast

Centennial Room, Amsler Campus Center. Please join new and returning faculty, staff, administrators, and community representatives for breakfast as we mark the start of the new academic year—and get a first look at renovations to the Centennial Room.

Noon: Convocation

Amsler Campus Center Gym. Please join us for the formal opening of the year as we welcome new students into the MCLA academic community. Our keynote speaker this year will be Sarah Murphy ’15.

About Sarah Murphy:

Career Counselor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Co-Owner, S&T Media, S&T Rentals

Current Location: Albany, NY 

An English/Communications major, Sarah fell in love with MCLA the moment she took her first tour, and has been finding excuses to come back ever since graduation. In December 2014, she graduated a semester early, cum laude, with a bachelor of arts in English/communications, with concentrations in creative writing and film studies.  Now, she flourishes in various industries simultaneously as the co-owner of two businesses, a student affairs professional, and as a new member of MCLA’s Alumni Board of Directors.

As a student Sarah earned multiple athletic and academic accolades, including most valuable player of the women’s tennis team for three seasons, NAC Player of the Week, induction into the Lambda Iota Tau (ΛΙΤ) Honor Society, Dean’s List and MASCAC All-Academic Team multiple semesters, served as the team’s captain, NEAC All Conference first team singles, NEAC All Conference first team doubles, and NEAC All Tournament Team. Sarah contributes her success to two factors: MCLA’s preparation for what’s to come, and her mom.

Sarah now holds her master of science in education in college student services administration, where she works to tackle issues surrounding student wellness and the holistic student experience. Her interest in the field began early as a peer advisor, academic resource assistant, program coordinator for H.A.L.F. Times, and student worker in the Athletic Department.


Classes begin

Our fall semester officially begins on Sept. 4.

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