Marymount Manhattan

Marymount Manhattan Podcasts

Missed out on Griffin Days? No worries! We asked some of our panelists to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions, just in case you couldn’t make it!


  • Tips for Academic Success (3:54)

    One of the biggest challenges your student may face is a change in academic workload. Kathleen LeBesco, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, offers some advice to make sure your student’s first year is a success.


  • What is the New York City Seminar Course? (1:57)

    All first-years are enrolled in our New York City Seminar class. What is it? Professor Julie Huntington provides the details for this newly designed program just for first-year students. 


  • First-Year Homesickness: How to Handle It (1:16)

    Moving away from home is tough. Paul Grayson, the Director of Wellness Services, advises parents about handling your student’s homesickness. 


  • What Are the Writing Courses that First-Years Have to Take? (0:53)

    All first-years are placed into an Academic Writing course. Wondering what that is? Curious as to what the different writing classes are? Professor Mark Bresnan of our Academic Writing department explains the basics of our Writing courses and how students are placed in them.


  • My Son or Daughter Won’t Call Me Back! How Should I Handle It? (1:34)

    Has your student lost touch with you? Suzanne Sorrentino, Assistant Director for Wellness Services, provides parents some advice on handling your son or daughter’s new independence. 


  • What Are Some of the Challenges My Student May Face During Their First Year? (2:40)

    Curious as to some of the “bumps” your student might face during their first year in college? Our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kathleen LeBesco, sheds some light on various issues that may come up for your son or daughter during their first year at MMC. 


  • The New Concentration: Performance and Digital Media (2:06)

    Our theater department has an exciting new program called Performance and Digital Media. Wondering what types of courses are required? David Mold, Chair of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts, provides the details about this concentration.


  • How Do We Create Schedules for First-Years Who are Undecided? (1:17)

    Don’t know what you want to study yet? No worries! Our Dean of Academic Advisement and Student Retention, Michael Salmon, explains how undeclared incoming students are placed in classes for their first semester. 


  • How Are Schedules Created for Incoming Dance Students? (1:05)

    Curious as to how we develop schedules for Dance majors? Professor David Mold, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division, explains the required courses for these students and the process MMC takes to ensure academic success for first year students.


  • How Are Schedules Created for Incoming Theater Students? (1:22)

    Curious as to how we develop schedules for our new Theater majors? Professor David Mold, Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Division, explains the required courses for these students and the process MMC takes to ensure academic success for first year students.


  • How Are Schedules Created for Students Who Have Not Yet Selected a Major? (1:17)

    Don’t know what you want to study yet? No worries! Our Dean of Academic Advisement and Student Retention, Michael Salmon, explains how undeclared incoming students are placed in classes for their first semester. 


  • Musical Theater Students: Why Are There 2 Labs on My Schedule? (1:10)

    Our Musical Theater students are automatically signed up for 2 additional LAB courses. Professor David Mold, Divisional Chair of Fine and Performing Arts, explains what these particular classes are and provides some detail on what your student can expect as they transition into their first year in this program.