Aerial view of the Mount Holyoke College Campus
Volunteer Conference

Bringing volunteers together to gain training in their discipline, collaborate with each other and get timely insight into the current environment at Mount...

Rachel Maddow: “Blowout”

The bestselling author and host of the Emmy Award–winning “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC will be discussing her new book, “Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue...

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.


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

Opening Day Picnic for New Students and Families

Join us on Skinner Green for a picnic to celebrate your arrival. Families welcome. If you are a transfer student, meet up in front of Blanchard Hall facing...

President's Welcome

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

Academic Advising (mandatory)

New students meet with their Academic Advisors.

Convocation Picnic

Come out to celebrate the start of the academic year with a picnic on Skinner Green.

Welcome MoHome (mandatory)

Join the Division of Student Life and student leaders to learn more about what to expect during orientation and items to know as you join the Mount Holyoke...

Be Well at Mount Holyoke (mandatory)

Come learn about all the well-being resources and services available to you as a member of the Mount Holyoke community, set your well-being intentions for...

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...

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...

President's Reception for New Students and Families

President Sonya Stephens welcomes new students and families. Rain location: Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Academic Fair

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

First Orientation Group Meeting

Check your advising folder to see your orientation group. This is an opportunity to meet your Orientation Leader and the rest of your small group.

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,...

Common Read Kick-Off with Tommy Orange

A discussion with the New York Times bestselling author of "There, There," a the winner of the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and a finalist for the...

Arrival and Check-in for International Students

All day, beginning at 10 am. New international students arriving to campus will be met by upper-class international students and Orientation Leaders....

Shopping Trip

A chance for new students to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 9:30 am at Mary Woolley Circle.

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...

Firstie Plant Giveaway and Talcott Greenhouse Open House

Please visit the Botanic Garden's Talcott Greenhouse at these times to collect your first-year plant — a beloved tradition nearly 50 years in the...

Open House: Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS)

Stop by for an introduction to the many resources LITS has to offer! While here, you can take a tour of our beautiful buildings, meet our fabulous staff,...

Exploring Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Holyoke (mandatory)

How does your story, and the stories of your classmates, add to the story of Mount Holyoke? What does it mean to build a community of individuals from...

First Saturday!

Come meet your fellow new students as you enjoy a summer night with music, food — and so much more! A more low-key option will also be available.

[Not so Secret] Secrets of Academic Success at Mount Holyoke (mandatory for first year students)

This session will cover academic resources, keys to transitioning to MHC academics, general academic success tips, and a reflection on the kind of learner...