Events

Friday, August 30

Counseling Services Open House

The MHC Counseling Service aims to help students achieve their educational and personal goals and be their healthiest selves. "Counseling" though, may not...

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.

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...

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...

Welcome Session for Parents of First Year and New Varsity Student Athletes

Join the director of athletics and other members of MHC’s athletics program to discuss your student’s experience as a varsity student-athlete. Information...

Check-In and Welcome for Frances Perkins Scholars

Gather as a group before the President's welcome to learn about Orientation programming. Upperclass students will be on hand to answer questions, connect new...

President's Welcome

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

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...

Academic Success for Transfer Students and Frances Perkins Scholars (mandatory)

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

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,...

Academic Advising (mandatory)

New students meet with their Academic Advisors.

Parent and Family Orientation: Student Life and Services Panel

Student life and academic professionals discuss your student’s transition into college life at MHC. Offices represented will include Residential Life,...

Parent and Family Orientation: Supporting Your #FearlessFirst Student

Join the FirstGen Network to learn about resources and tips on how to support your first generation student during their time at MHC.

Parent and Family Orientation: Experiential Learning Session

At Mount Holyoke College, students have many opportunities to connect academic work with professional development through focused experiential learning. This...

President's Reception for New Students and Families

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

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.

Meet Your Res Life Staff (mandatory)

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...

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...

Friday, August 30