September 2, 2022

Sep 1 Sep 3

Arrival and Move-in for New Domestic Students

Fri, Sep 2, 2022

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. Orientation begins after dinner.

Pre-Orientation for New International Students

Fri, Sep 2, 2022

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

Counseling Services Open House

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 8am to 12pm

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


TB Testing

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 8am to 12pm

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 the summer or upon check-in at...


Welcome Tent and Family Resource Fair

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 8am to 12pm

Room keys, Orientation schedules, and a resource fair for new students and families.


Welcome to MHC and an Introduction to the First Gen Network

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 8am to 8pm

The Fearless First Academy is an optional pre-orientation program for first generation (a student who is first in their family to attend a four year college/ university in the United States) and/...


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

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 10am to 11am

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 regarding academic and athletic...


Check-In and Welcome for Frances Perkins Scholars

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 10:30am to 11:30am

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 and returning students, and help you...


President's Welcome

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 11:30am to 12pm

Words of welcome from Interim President Beverly Tatum.


Opening Day Picnic for New Students and Families

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 12pm to 1:30pm

Rain location: Dining Commons, Community Center If you are a transfer student, meet up in front of Blanchard Hall facing Skinner Green! We’ll eat lunch together and have you meet your Orientation...


Academic Success for Transfer students and Frances-Perkins Scholars (mandatory)

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 1pm to 2pm

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


Talcott Greenhouse Open House

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 1pm to 4pm

The firstie plant give-away is a beloved tradition nearly 50 years in the making! Please visit the Botanic Garden's Talcott Greenhouse at these times to collect your first-year plant. While there,...


The Great Goose Chase! - A LITS (Library, Information, and Technology Services) Scavenger Hunt

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 1pm to 5pm

Stop by and get caught up in the LITS Great Goose Chase! Jorge, our unofficial mischievous goose mascot, has gotten lost in the building, and you'll need to solve puzzles and follow clues to find...


Parents & Family Orientation: Student Life and Services Panel

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 1:30pm to 2:50pm

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


Parents & Family Orientation: Supporting Your #FearlessFirst Student

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 3pm to 3:50pm

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


Parents & Family Orientation: Experiential Learning Session

Fri, Sep 2, 2022 4pm to 4:50pm

At Mount Holyoke College, students have many opportunities to connect academic work with professional development through focused experiential learning. This process often starts during the first...