Mount Aloysius Launches Semester with Move-In, Day of Service, and Cambria County Outdoor Adventures


Mount Aloysius College’s campus is buzzing with excitement for the start of the Fall 2019 semester. Mountie Freshmen will move-in Thursday, August 22 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Friday will be a day dedicated to bettering the local community. The annual Day of Service will take students to various locations in the community to beautify their surroundings. Locations include: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Park and Lemon House, Admiral
Peary Highway, Cresson Lake Playhouse, John Paul II Manor, Cresson’s Veteran’s Park, Valewoods Farms and various locations throughout MAC’s campus. Service activities will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

On Saturday, August 24, first year students will be introduced to the outdoor offerings of Cambria county with an “Outdoor Adventure Day.” Activities include hiking, river tubing, kayaking and even stand up paddle boarding.

Students have the chance to join one of two groups. Some students will partake in kayaking and stand up paddle boarding at the Wilmore Dam. Members of the Bens Creek club will be on hand to assist Mountie students with kayaking. Surf’s Up out of Pittsburgh will be assisting with paddleboarding. The final option will allow students to hike some of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail starting at the Seward Trailhead off of Rte 56. Both activities start at 9:45 a.m.

At 1 p.m., Mount Aloysius students will join together at Greenhouse Park in Johnstown for a group tubing float. The group float will be offered by Coal Tubin’ before students return to the Mount Aloysius campus.