Aerial view of the Mount Holyoke College Campus
Welcome Dinner

Join new and returning members of our community for your first dinner at Mount Holyoke! We will take time to give introductions and then encourage folks to...

Welcome Tent and Family Resource Fair

Pick up your room key, grab an Orientation schedule and some breakfast, and visit the resource fair for new students and families.

President's Welcome

Words of welcome to the incoming class from President Sonya Stephens.

Campus Tours for New Students

A chance for new students to learn more about where things happen at Mount Holyoke. Sign up for a tour in Blanchard 227.

Evening Social: Pajama Party and Movie Night

Join the International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC) and members of the orientation team for this fun welcome and introduction to the Mount Holyoke...


Convocation kicks off the new academic year — and kicks class spirit into high gear.

New international students arrive

All day, beginning at 10 am. New international students will be met by upper-class international students and Orientation Leaders. On Tuesday those...

Shopping Trip

A chance for new students to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Students will be in their assigned...

Opening Day Picnic for New Students and Families

Join us on Skinner Green for a picnic to celebrate your arrival. Families welcome. Rain location: Dining Commons

Academic Advising (mandatory)

New students meet with their Academic Advisors.

Be Well at Mount Holyoke (mandatory)

The afternoon will be given to learning about and engaging with Be Well, our integrated wellness program, which is rooted in the belief that wellness looks...

Mount Holyoke Traditions: Your First M&Cs (mandatory)

Come join in one of the most delicious MHC traditions, Milk and Cookies! (In Mary Lyon's day, it was crackers.) Socialize with classmates and staff from...

"What I Wish I Knew"

We encourage you to join us for this advice fair. Students, faculty, and staff will be present to answer questions about various topics that will help...

New students arrive and Orientation begins

Move-in day for new students, including new transfer and Frances Perkins students.. All residence halls will open at 9 am. See the orientation schedule for...

Parent and Family Orientation

Join us for a number of different breakout sessions targeted to parents, families and guests of new students!

Movie Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing

Come join your fellow new students and cheer when “nobody puts Baby in the corner” because “Baby’s starting Mount Holyoke in the fall”! Rain Location: Mary...

Welcome MoHome (mandatory)

We are excited to welcome our newest community members to Mount Holyoke! This time will be given to introducing new students to our community values and will...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mount Holyoke (mandatory)

The afternoon will be given to learning about and engaging with the College’s commitment to building a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and...

Honor Code Ceremony (mandatory)

All new students must attend and sign the honor code. I will honor myself, my fellow students, and Mount Holyoke College by acting responsibly, honestly,...

Academic Success at Mount Holyoke (mandatory)

This time will be given to introducing new students to academic resources, providing keys to transitioning to MHC academics, general academic success tips,...

Academic Fair

Curious about a particular major or minor? Come to the academic fair and meet representatives from the academic departments. Bring your questions!

Classes begin

First day of classes for the fall semester.

Mount Holyoke College and Western Mass Mathematics Partnership Lecture Series: Tracy Zager

Tracy Zager, author of “Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms,” will present the talk “How Will We Know...

Online registration opens for add/drop period

Add or drop classes in my.mtholyoke.

Tuberculosis Testing

All students who have been identified as needing a tuberculosis screening are required to do so at the Health Center. Students will have been notified over...