frequently asked questions
If you accept this invitation to apply and you are selected, the cost to you for this 19-day bridge program will be $250. The actual cost per person is close to $1600; however, generous friends and alumni of MVNU have established an endowed scholarship which offsets a majority of the costs. Included in the summer session are all meals, the necessary books and supplies, on-campus housing, as well as academic instruction and resources which include software, peer tutors and peer mentors. We'll also take care of the costs for transportation, recreation and our group entertainment outing on the weekends. Paying your $250: The best way to pay your $250 is by check or money order. Make it out to MVNU or Mount Vernon Nazarene University and write 'Nease Institute' in the memo line. 'Nease Institute' in the memo line is very important.
Mail the check to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
There is quite a bit that you will want to bring. And keep in mind that whatever you bring can be moved into your freshman dorm room on the last day.
All of the mattresses in the dorms on campus are single, extra-long mattresses. You'll want to keep this in mind as you pick out your sheets to bring for your bed. The standard length of mattress pad and fitted sheet just won't fit over the mattress. You will need to bring a mattress pad, sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket, etc.
Laundromat - Yes! Free! A laundry basket/bag is handy for carrying your laundry, and you'll need detergent and some dryer sheets.
Personal items along with shower gels/soaps and washcloth, towel, blow drier, etc. A caddy will help get this to and from the main bathroom. There is a sink in every dorm room!
- A laptop or desktop computer will certainly be handy, but is not necessary. There are internet connections in the dorm rooms. If the computer is not outfitted with Wi-Fi, bring an Ethernet cord of approximately 6-8 feet. The computer labs will be available for us to use during the Nease Institute.
- Cell phones & smart phones are certainly allowed, but there will be times during the sessions when you will be prohibited from using your phone, but never more than 2 hours. An alarm with battery back-up to help you wake up will be good - most of you probably have this on your phone.
- We have found that there is not a lot of time for you to stay in your rooms and watch TV. We certainly don't prohibit televisions in rooms and there is a cable jack provided -- you would need to bring a connecting cable.
You are welcome to bring a vehicle, but it is not necessary. For those with a vehicle, we will set aside some time for you to register your vehicle with MVNU Public Safety. This way, your car is identified as that of an MVNU student and there is one less task to take care of during move-in day.
Money & Food:
Some spending money will probably be wanted for some little things -- snacks, drinks, etc. There is an ATM on campus. But, we'll try to take care of your snack attacks. We will be eating our meals in the MVNU cafeteria so there will not be any shortage of food.
Lounge & Refrigerator:
We'll have a lounge/lobby in Pioneer or Galloway Hall that will be just for the Nease Institute students. We will also have a refrigerator for any medications that you have that need to be refrigerated. Of course, you are allowed to bring a refrigerator for your room if you wish. It needs to be regulation sized. You'll learn about this at New Student Orientation in June.
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