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Presidents Invitation to Serve

In keeping with Mount Saint Mary’s designation as a Catholic institution with strong emphasis on social and ethical values and in honor of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we have created a special day in which to serve the community. On one extraordinary day each academic year, the Office of Community Engagement invites faculty, staff, students, administration, Alumnae and friends of the college to gather together for a day of service.

We have received a record number of registrations for our 12th Annual President’s Invitation To Serve and all sites are now filled! All new registrations will be added to our waitlist. If we receive cancelations, we will contact people on the waitlist in the order that they registered. For questions about your registration or the waitlist, please contact Kimberly Terrill at or Susan Cacique at
If you are a tradition undergraduate student and have not placed your $10 deposit, please complete your registration by posting your deposit online at the link on the right side of the page or contact Community Engagement or For online deposits, select "President’s Invitation to Serve" in the event name dropdown menu. If you do not see "President’s Invitation To Serve" listed on the event name dropdown menu, select “If Other” and type in “President’s Invitation to Serve”.

President's invitation to serve

All traditional students, see below for information about placing a deposit to reserve your space.


If you are a student enrolled in the traditional A.A. or B.A. programs, you are required to place a $10 deposit in order to finalize your reservation for the event. This deposit will be returned to you once your attendance at the President’s Invitation To Serve is confirmed. The deposit can be made either online through the below link below or in-person. In-person deposits can be made at  the Community Engagement Office at Doheny (Building 11/ Ahmanson Commons, #211 or 204) or at Chalon through Student Affairs, (H200). Cash deposits will be returned when students check-in to the event on November 4th. Credit deposits will be credited back to the student’s account within a few weeks of the event.

Without a deposit, your registration is not complete. Students can request a waiver for the fee by contacting Kimberly Terrill at or Susan Cacique at  

To place your deposit online, click here and select "President’s Invitation to Serve" in the event name dropdown menu. If you do not see  "President’s Invitation To Serve" listed on the event name dropdown menu, select “If Other” and type in “President’s Invitation to Serve” The last day to place a deposit is October 24th and the last day to cancel and receive a refund is October 27th.

Are you an alum, student, parent, faculty member, or friend of the Mount living outside Los Angeles? Good news! This year, we are offering service projects on Saturday, November 4 in selected regions outside Los Angeles. This is an excellent opportunity to join your local Mount community and support a wonderful cause or organization. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt!

Greater Phoenix, AZ
Orange County, CA- Coming Soon!
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA

For questions, comments or to inquire about requesting a waiver for the deposit, contact:

Past invitation to Serve Dates, the Mount family volunteered at various places in the Los Angeles community throughout the day. The Day of Service has included serving at different sites including:

  • Alexandria House
  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Heal the Bay
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Puente Learning Center