Academic Calendar: Important Dates

Arrival and Check-in for International Students

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

Online registration opens for add/drop period

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Pre-Orientation for new international students begins

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All international students are required to attend pre-orientation for international students. See the orientation schedule for details.

New students arrive and Orientation begins

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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...

Returning students arrive

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Welcome MoHome!

Convocation

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

Classes begin

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First day of classes for the fall semester.

Last day to add a class

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Mid-semester break

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All residence halls are open. Meals are served.

Family & Friends Weekend

Every autumn, we invite guests to our beautiful campus in October to experience Mount Holyoke’s culture of academic excellence and vibrant cocurricular...

Add/drop period for second half-semester courses

Email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu

Academic advising period

Advisors are available to help students select courses for the upcoming semester.

10/28
 
Founders Day

Every November since 1891 the Mount Holyoke community has celebrated Founder’s Day — November 8, 1837. The particulars surrounding this annual tradition...

Thanksgiving recess

All residence halls are open, students must register to stay on campus. Limited meals are served.

Reading days

Ends at 7 pm on Friday.

Examinations

Exam period begins at 7 pm on Friday and ends at 12 pm on Tuesday. Learn more about the examination process.

December recess

Begins at noon on Tuesday, December 17. See the Break Housing page for details on residence hall availability for December break.

Intersession

The break period between the winter break and start of the spring academic semester. Those who are on-campus or in the area are able to participate in...

Online registration opens for add/drop period

Add or drop classes in my.mtholyoke.

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.

Returning students arrive

Includes students who were on campus in the fall, and those returning from leaves and study abroad.

Classes begin

First day of classes for the spring semester.

Last day to add a class

Add classes in my.mtholyoke.

Add/drop period for second half-semester courses

Email changes to registrar@mtholyoke.edu

Mid-semester break

All residence halls are open, students must register to stay on campus. Limited meals are served.

Academic advising period

Advisors are available to help students select courses for the upcoming semester.

3/30/2020
 
Community Day (no classes)

A day to celebrate the Mount Holyoke community.

Reading days

Ending at 2 pm on Friday.

Examinations

Exam period begins at 2 pm on Friday and ends at noon on Tuesday. Learn more about the examination process.

Residence Halls Close (non-seniors)

All Residence halls close at noon. Except for seniors, approved reunion workers and students with approved late 5-College exams

5/6/2020 12pm
 
Reunion I

The Alumnae Association welcomes back classes ending in 5s and 0s, plus the class of 2018, for Reunion 2020! From Back-to-Class sessions to parades to...

Baccalaureate

Speakers selected by seniors will address the graduating class. Music by the Baccalaureate Choir. Families and guests may view the live broadcast in Hooker...

Commencement

The College’s 183rd commencement ceremony. Tickets are required for reserved Kendall Field House seating. Closed-circuit telecast to Hooker Auditorium (open...

Residence Halls Close

All residence halls close at noon for seniors and Reunion I workers.

5/18/2020 12pm
 
Underclass grades due

5/19/2020 11pm
 
Reunion II

The Alumnae Association welcomes back classes ending in 5s and 0s, plus the class of 2018, for Reunion 2020! From Back-to-Class sessions to parades to...