We are excited that you will be joining our creative community this fall! To help streamline the enrollment process, we have put together a timeline of necessary next steps for you to take over the summer.


We are very excited to welcome you to campus on Saturday, August 24, 2019! Here is some logistical information about our Opening Day activities for everyone.

The schedule for Opening Day is as follows:

Saturday, August 24, 2019

8am – 11am:      RESIDENT students move in to their apartment! Room assignments were sent to each student’s Montserrat email the week of August 5th. Students should go directly to their house. There will College staff to greet you. You should bring a dolly or some such thing if you will need that to move your student’s belongings. MOST houses do have (at least) a few exterior steps.


9am – 11:30am:  ALL students can get their ID photo taken at Hardie, grab a cup of coffee and a snack at a local restaurant, take care of any ‘holds’ (residents MUST do this before they can move in), take a deep breath, etc. COMMUTERS are welcome to come to campus ANY time before 11:30am!

Everyone  will be asked to leave the residence halls by 11:15am to attend the Orientation events.

11:30am         STUDENTS will meet at the Hardie Checkerboard to meet their Orientation Leaders!

                       FAMILIES will meet at the First Baptist Church at 221 Cabot St. for the FAMILY WELCOME PROGRAM. The welcome program will include:

President Kurt T. Steinberg, EdD

Brian Pellinen, Academic Dean

Jeffrey Newell, Director of Admissions

Maureen Wark, Dean of Students

Janet Dauray, PhD, Counseling Psychologist

12:30pm – 2pm   Lunch and Resource Fair, Beverly Common

                         All are invited to enjoy wraps and salads and speak with many campus and community resources! It would be helpful (but not mandatory) if you could let us know BY TUESDAY how many in your family will be attending the luncheon. Please just click (or cut and paste) the link below and answer a few questions! 


At this time, participants at the Resource Fair include: The Health and Counseling Offices, Registrar, Writing Studio and Academic Access Studio, CTS (IT) Office, Pop-Up School Store, Peapod (grocery delivery), AFC Urgent Care, Beverly Bank, People’s United Bank and TD Bank.

2:10pm                Class Photo taken on the steps of the Beverly Public Library

2:15pm – 3pm      ‘See Yourself at Montserrat’ New Student Exhibition and Dessert, 2nd floor of Hardie

2:15pm – 6pm       Free time! Finish settling in, take a nap, go grocery shopping, pick up those last minute items you forgot, take a walk to the beach and/or around town, pick up packages that you had shipped to the College (you can do that on the first floor of Hardie 2:30pm – 5pm-please bring an ID). Commuters can pick up their Starter Kits if they haven’t yet (1st floor of Hardie, 2:30pm – 5pm).

6pm                      Campus Life Welcome – ALL residents MUST attend and commuters are welcome, too! 

Families can head home at this point or check out the fun Beverly Block Party on Cabot St! https://www.beverlymainstreets.org/event/1766-copy/

ALL Orientation sessions are MANDATORY for ALL students, through Convocation on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

PARKING: Once your car is unloaded, PLEASE MOVE YOUR CAR so that others can unpack easily. Parking is available at the Hardie Building, the lot at 42/44 Essex St. and the Dane Street Church lot. PARKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE BEVERLY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOT ON WINTER ST. There is limited free street parking around the College, as well as very reasonably priced metered lots and street parking.  

GPS: Use your students’ HOUSE address to arrive at the house. COMMUTERS: Use 23 Essex St and someone can direct you to parking if none is available there.

Campus map:  https://www.montserrat.edu/campus-map/

Beverly parking information:  https://www.parkbeverly.com/

I hope that I’ve answered all of your questions! Please feel free to email Maureen.wark@montserrat.edu if you have additional questions. Next week is a busy week on campus, but I will do my best to respond to your email within 24 hours, through Friday.

Enjoy this last week! I know it is a time full of many emotions. Hopefully, everyone there is ready…we are ready to meet everyone on this end!