Events

August 5 - September 3, 2021

Thursday, August 5

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

New Student Zoom Session- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mount Holyoke

Join our student leaders from ISOC, Orientation, and Community & Inclusion,Associate Dean of Students for Community and Inclusion,Dean of the Office of...

7pm
Stream Available

Friday, August 6

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

Christian Cross

Transfiguration celebrates the appearance of Jesus in a transfigured state during his earthly life to three of his disciples.

COVID-19 Testing Center Open Hours

The testing center follows the College’s holiday, break and adverse weather closing and delay schedules.

Saturday, August 7

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

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For members of the Mount Holyoke Clubs of the Peninsula and Northern California. Join us in welcoming the latest Mount Holyoke class before their trek east....

Sunday, August 8

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

Monday, August 9

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

Tuesday, August 10

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

COVID-19 Testing Center Open Hours

The testing center follows the College’s holiday, break and adverse weather closing and delay schedules.

Wednesday, August 11

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Request registration through my.mtholyoke for open seats in Five College courses for which the student is eligible. No instructor permissions are required...

Thursday, August 12

Residential Life at MHC (Preparing to Move to Campus)

Join the Residential Life team as they discuss the move in process & residential experience. In order to participate in this zoom session you must create a...

7pm
Stream Available

Friday, August 13

COVID-19 Testing Center Open Hours

The testing center follows the College’s holiday, break and adverse weather closing and delay schedules.

Saturday, August 14

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For members of the Class of 1965. Please join us as our classmate, Noelle, discusses The Last Pilgrim. To enhance our understanding of The Last Pilgrim,...

12pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, August 19

Christian Cross

Transfiguration celebrates the appearance of Jesus in a transfigured state during his earthly life to three of his disciples.

Islamic Mosaic

‘Āshūrā’ in Arabic means "the 10th", and is commemorated on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram. For Sunni Muslims Āshūrā is a time to remember two...

Sunday, August 22

Arrival and Move-in for New International Students

New international students arriving at Bradley International Airport will be met by upper-class international students and Orientation Leaders! All other new...

Hindu Om

Raksha Bandhan (tying on protection) is a festival in which married and unmarried girls and women tie amulets on the wrists of their brothers for protection...

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The next installment of our popular event series showcasing uncommon alums and their uncommon paths features Environmental & Public Health Consultant Dr. Ann...

5pm
Virtual Event
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For members of the Mount Holyoke Club of Southern California. Book Club to read and discuss The Yellow House by Sarah Broom. This will be an in person...

Welcome Dinner for New International Students

Join new and returning members of our community for your first dinner at Mount Holyoke! Parents and guests are welcome to purchase dinner and join the...

5pm
Stream Available
Welcome Dinner for New International Students

Join new and returning members of our community for your first dinner at Mount Holyoke!

5pm
Stream Available
Social Activity

Details coming soon.

7pm
Stream Available
Welcome Gathering

Welcome to Mount Holyoke! Join new and returning students outside for games, snacks, and an opportunity to make new connections. Skinner Green; rain...

7pm
Stream Available

Monday, August 23

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Make registration changes through my.mtholyoke. Instructor permissions are required for every Five College course being added during add/drop.

Arrival and Move-in for New International Students

New international students arriving at Bradley International Airport will be met by upper-class international students and Orientation Leaders! All other new...

Pre-Orientation for New International Students

All new international students are required to attend. Pre-Orientation concludes with dinner on Tuesday, when Orientation begins.

Shopping Trip

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 9:30am at Mary Woolley Circle.

9:30am
Stream Available
Shopping Trip

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 9:30am at Mary Woolley Circle.

9:30am
Stream Available
Arrival and Check-In for First-Gen Students

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 9:30am at Mary Woolley Circle.

10am
Stream Available
Arrival and Check-In for First-Gen Students

Arrival and Check-In for First-Gen Students

10am
Stream Available
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...

10am
Stream Available
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...

10am
Stream Available
Vendors on the Green

Local banks and cellphone plan providers will be available to answer questions and open new accounts.

11am
Stream Available
Vendors on the Green

Check them out.

11am
Stream Available
Community Tours

Leave from Skinner Green

2pm
Stream Available
Shopping Trip

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet by 2pm at the Community Center bus...

2pm
Stream Available
Monday Fun-Day!

Come outside to meet other new students and connect with Orientation Leaders and ISOC (International Student Organizing Committee). Skinner Green; rain...

7pm
Stream Available
Social Activity

Details coming soon.

7pm
Stream Available

Tuesday, August 24

Arrival and Move-in for New Domestic Students

Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address. Please anticipate a...

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Pre-Orientation for New International Students

All new international students are required to attend. Pre-Orientation concludes with dinner on Tuesday, when Orientation begins.

Community Tours

Leave from Skinner Green -meet outside of Blanchard Hall.

9am
Stream Available
Shopping Trip

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 9:30am at Mary Woolley Circle.

9:30am
Stream Available
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...

9:30am
Stream Available
TB Testing Clinic

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...

10am
Stream Available
TB Testing Clinic

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...

10am
Stream Available
Vendors on the Green

Local banks and cellphone plan providers will be available to answer questions and open new accounts.

10am
Stream Available
International Student Immigration Session (required)

Brittany Rhodes, Director of International Student Advising, and Jenny Medina, Immigration Advisor for International Students, will review immigration...

2pm
Stream Available
International Student Work Clearance (required for those working on-campus)

New students who plan to work on campus must complete required forms during this session (I-9 and federal/state tax forms). Bring your passport and I-20 form...

2:30pm
Stream Available
Transitions Abroad with ISOC: International Student Organizing Committee 
(required)

Members of the International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC) will answer your most pressing questions and facilitate a discussion of life at MHC and in...

4pm
Stream Available
First Orientation Group Meeting (required)

Join your Orientation Leader and other members of your orientation group! You'll start in the Dining Commons and then will be meeting on Skinner Green.

7pm
Stream Available
Meet Your Res Life Staff (required)

Students will meet in the common areas of their residence halls to get to know their staff and fellow new students. Then they will walk over together to...

8pm
Stream Available
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”! Amphitheater; rain...

9pm
Stream Available

Wednesday, August 25

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Welcome to MoHome and Orientation Groups (required)

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...

10am
Stream Available
LITS welcome table

Meet LITS staff at in the Library, ask questions, pick up buttons and stickers!

12pm
Stream Available
CO-TALK: The Insider's Guide to Having Difficult Conversations (required)

Adjusting to campus life can be challenging. This program is designed to offer students a strategy to approach each other and engage in collaborative...

1:30pm
Stream Available
Exploring Diversity and Inclusion at MHC (required)

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

3:30pm
Stream Available
Orientation Groups

Meet up with your Orientation group in the location identified by your Orientation Leader, and then you'll go to the Honor Code Ceremony together.

7pm
Stream Available
Honor Code Ceremony and First M&Cs (required)

The Honor Code Ceremony is one of the most special traditions held during Orientation. You'll hear from President Stephens and a faculty alum, and be able to...

8pm
Stream Available

Thursday, August 26

Blue lion class symbol

Welcome back to campus! Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address....

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Creating a Gender Inclusive Community (required)

You'll attend this session with your Orientation small group.

10am
Stream Available
Frances Perkins Scholar Lunch

Join other Frances Perkins Scholars for lunch!

12pm
Stream Available
LITS welcome table

Meet LITS staff at in the Library, ask questions, pick up buttons and stickers!

12pm
Stream Available
Title IX and Gender Based Equity (required)

Mount Holyoke College is committed to a campus environment free from bias, discrimination and violence. Sex and gender based discrimination can show up in...

1:30pm
Stream Available
(Not So Secret) Secrets of Academic Success for First Years (required for 
first years)

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

3pm
Stream Available
Welcome and Academic Success for Transfer Students and Frances Perkins 
Scholars (required)

This session will focus specifically on the transfer and Frances-Perkins experience, with resources provided by staff and students. It will cover academic...

3pm
Stream Available
Lower Lake Resource Walkthrough

With your Orientation small groups, explore the different resources found near Lower Lake. Get a glimpse into projects done at the Makerspace, wander through...

4pm
Stream Available
First Re-Orientation Group Meeting

Join your Re-Orientation Leaders and the sophomores in your group to connect! Join your Orientation Leader and other members of your orientation group!...

6pm
Stream Available
Meet Your Res Life Staff (required)

Students will meet in the common areas of their residence halls to get to know their staff and fellow new students. Then they will walk over together to the...

7pm
Stream Available
Cultural Centers, Unity Center, and Eliot House Open House

Students will have an opportunity to enjoy great food, games, and activities while visiting each Cultural Center, the Unity Center and Eliot House in order...

8pm
Stream Available
Honor Code Ceremony and First M&Cs (required)

The Honor Code Ceremony is one of the most special traditions at the College. You'll hear from President Stephens and a faculty alum, and be able to sign the...

8pm
Stream Available

Friday, August 27

Red pegasus class symbol

Welcome back to campus! Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address....

Yellow sphinx class symbol

Welcome back to campus! Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address....

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Blue lion class symbol

Calling the Class of 2024! Join us for a full day of workshops, traditions, and events.

Welcome to MoHome and Re-Orientation Groups (required)

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...

10am
Stream Available
Academic Advising for New Students (required)

Students meet with their academic advisors.

12pm
Stream Available
CO-TALK: The Insider's Guide to Having Difficult Conversations (required)

Adjusting to campus life can be challenging. This program is designed to offer students a strategy to approach each other and engage in collaborative...

1:30pm
Stream Available
LITS Open House

Meet LITS staff at in the Library, ask questions, pick up buttons and stickers!

2pm
Stream Available
Academic Fair

Come learn about the various academic departments.

3pm
Stream Available
First Year Plant Distribution

First year plants will be distributed at Talcott Greenhouse. Class of 2024 come by to if you haven't picked one up yet!

3pm
Stream Available
Exploring Diversity and Inclusion at MHC (required)

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

3:30pm
Stream Available
First Friday: Silent Disco

Silent Disco is epic! Everyone gets their own headset and three channels of music to choose from, come dance the night away with glow-in-the-dark items...

8pm
Stream Available
Re-Orientation Groups

Meet up with your small group in the location identified by your re-orientation leader.

8pm
Stream Available
Movie Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing

Come join your fellow classmates and cheer when “nobody puts Baby in the corner” because “Baby’s starting Mount Holyoke in the fall”! Amphitheater; rain...

9pm
Stream Available

Saturday, August 28

Red pegasus class symbol

Welcome back to campus! Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address....

Yellow sphinx class symbol

Welcome back to campus! Sign-ups for move-in times will be made available to all students by mid-July. More details will be sent to your MHC email address....

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Blue lion class symbol

Calling the Class of 2024! Join us for a full day of workshops, traditions, and events.

First Year Plant Distribution

First year plants will be distributed at Talcott Greenhouse. Class of 2024 come by to if you haven't picked one up yet!

2pm
Stream Available
International Student Immigration Session (required for those who have 
never been to campus before, recommended for all)

Brittany Rhodes, Director of International Student Advising, and Jenny Medina, Immigration Advisor for International Students, will review immigration...

2pm
Stream Available
International Student Work Clearance (required for those working on campus)

Sophomore students who plan to work on campus must complete required forms during this session (I-9 and federal/state tax forms). Bring your passport and...

2:30pm
Stream Available
Class of 2024's O101 Watch Party

Want to re-watch O101 from your first year? Come join us!

4pm
Stream Available
O101 Viewing Location

Want to watch Orientation 101 in a quieter environment, this is place!

9pm
Stream Available
Orientation 101

Join in a tradition that helps you get acquainted with the ins and outs of life at MHC. The only prerequisite is a sense of humor. This is a spirited (and...

9pm
Stream Available

Sunday, August 29

Cheer!

Orientation will begin after dinner on Tuesday.

Red pegasus class symbol

Calling the Class of 2022! Join us for welcome back sessions with your class.

Yellow sphinx class symbol

Calling the Class of 2023! Join us for welcome back sessions with your class.

Blue lion class symbol

Calling the Class of 2024! Join us for a full day of workshops, traditions, and events.

Convocation

Convocation kicks off the new academic year — and kicks class spirit into high gear. See the convocation page to learn more about this annual tradition.

Firstie Plant Distribution

First year plants will be distributed at Talcott Greenhouse. Class of 2024 come by to if you haven't picked one up yet!

1pm
Stream Available

Monday, August 30

Mary Lyon Aerial View for Generic Use

First day of classes for the fall semester.

Hindu Om

(Also called Janmashtami) celebrates the birthday of Krishna, the eighth of the 10 incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu. Krishna is considered the preserver...

Friday, September 3

Paryushana-parva begins

The holiest period of the year for the ascetic Shvetambara sect. This 8 day period, concluding on Samvatsari, is a time of dedication to Jain ideals through...

August 5 - September 3, 2021