True Blue

We’re in this together.

At Mount Marty University, we want to make sure you succeed — in school and in life. Whether you’re the first person in your family to attend college or you’re just hoping to get your first year off to a great start, we’re here. We’ll listen to you, guide you, and help you discover your passions, wherever they may lead. We’ll help you find a career and ways to serve others. We call it True Blue. It’s part of our Catholic Benedictine values, and it’s what makes Mount Marty different — and just right for you. 

True Blue is an orientation program designed to help you:

  • Recognize your strengths,
  • Identify your lifelong learning goals,
  • Find ways to lead and serve in the community.

Yes. We’ll talk about responsibility and expectations, but we’ll also share strategies to help you adjust to college-level academics. When you sign up for True Blue, you’ll be enrolled in a freshman-level general education course for the fall semester. You will also use what you learn during this course throughout the True Blue program. So, you’ll quickly start to understand your learning style and figure out ways to pick up content before you get into all of your classes. You’ll be able to use the same strategies in First-Year Seminar, workshops you take through the Center for Academic Excellence, and the Partnership for Academic Student Success (PASS) program. 

To learn more, contact Karly Kattenbraker, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, at or 605-668-1518.