Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Participate in Events and Traditions

Details, including dates and times, will be listed here as they become available.

Commencement Meal Tickets Available for Purchase

Fri, Apr 1, 2022 7:15am to 11am

For the two celebratory meals on Saturday, May 21. Tickets are required for friends and family members. Senior meals are complimentary. Meal tickets can be purchased at the cashiers station in...

Community Center, Dining Commons

Fearless First Cording Ceremony For FGLI Graduating Seniors

Sun, May 1, 2022 2pm to 4pm

The Mount Holyoke College Fearless First Cording Ceremony is a recognition ceremony honoring college students who self-identify as first-generation and/ or low-income graduating seniors. Sponsored...

free

Lavender Ceremony

Wed, May 4, 2022 6pm to 8pm

The Lavender Ceremony at Mount Holyoke is a recognition ceremony honoring our LGBTQIA+ Graduates. During this PRIVATE CEREMONY, we will honor graduating seniors through faculty/ staff reflections,...

Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

UPS Store on campus

Thu, May 5, 2022 12pm to 5pm

The UPS Store will be at the Mail & Copy Center to assist students with their packing and shipping.​ Hours: Thursday, May 5, 12pm - 5pm Friday, May 6, 10am - 5pm Saturday, May 7, 10am -...

Senior Mountain Day

Wed, May 18, 2022 10am to 3pm

The Class of 2022 is bringing back Senior Mountain Day! Like in the Fall Semester, Seniors will gather at the Mount Holyoke Summit one last time before commencement! Buses will leave campus from...

Stoling Ceremony 2022 Rehearsal (REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CEREMONY)

Thu, May 19, 2022 9:30am to 11:30am

This rehearsal is mandatory for all students interested in participating in the Stoling Ceremony. More information will be available after registration

free

Commencement Ticket Pickup

Thu, May 19, 2022 10am to 12pm

Seniors only may pick up tickets. 3 times available. You must bring your OneCard. Graduate students can pick up their Commencement tickets at the Laurel Parade or the Welcome Ceremony for New...

Blanchard Hall, Room 227

Welcome New Alum Ceremony

Thu, May 19, 2022 3:30pm to 4pm

The Alumnae Association and the 50th reunion class welcome graduating seniors into the worldwide alum community. During the ceremony, the 50th class presents the graduating class with scarves in...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Class of 1972 Reception Celebrating the Class of 2022

Thu, May 19, 2022 4pm to 5pm

The Alumnae Association and the Class of 1972 honor and welcome graduating seniors into the worldwide alumnae community at this reception following the Welcome New Alum Ceremony.

Outside Mary Woolley Hall

Red Carpet Cocktail Party (seniors only)

Thu, May 19, 2022 5pm

Mount Holyoke's version of the Oscars! Put on your best Hollywood attire (whatever that means to you) and walk the red carpet as we celebrate and honor your hard work and accomplishments. Enjoy an...

President's House, Backyard

Final Lecture

Thu, May 19, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm

SENIOR WEEK EVENT! The Final Lecture, which will be on the evening of Thursday, May 19th is an opportunity to listen to one last “lecture” from a staff and/or faculty member that we the class has...

free

College Archives and Special Collections

Fri, May 20, 2022 9am to 5pm

Share stories about your Mount Holyoke experience, learn about the history of the College traditions and make class buttons. Free postcards, zines, and tote bags! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

Dwight Hall, Ground Floor

NEW DATE: Tree Dedication Ceremony

Fri, May 20, 2022 1pm

Join the Commencement Committee for the Class of 2022 Tree Dedication Ceremony as we celebrate a long standing tradition that will live on in our honor for decades to come. This will be the kickoff...

Mount Holyoke Campus, Top steps of the Rose Garden near the Art Building/Reese

Blessing and Sending

Fri, May 20, 2022 3pm

This ceremony, which includes an exchange of roses, is spiritual more than religious. Seniors, accompanied by family and friends, are given a blessing and a send-off as they commence their new...

Abbey Memorial Chapel, Mary Lyon Garden

2022 Stoling Ceremony

Fri, May 20, 2022 6pm to 8pm

For graduating students of color, this ceremony, which was first held in May 2005 due to the volunteer efforts of faculty and staff of color, serves as an opportunity for the students, along with...

free

Commencement Concert

Fri, May 20, 2022 8pm to 9:30pm

The Commencement Concert features graduating senior soloists and instrumentalists, as well as performances by the Commencement Choir, the Vocal Jazz seniors and the choral ensemble seniors. Alums...

Abbey Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel

Final M&Cs

Fri, May 20, 2022 9pm

We will be showing the Senior Slideshow and enjoying one of our favorite Mount Holyoke traditions, Milk and Cookies, for the last time.

Williston Library, Atrium and Reading Room

free

Laurel Parade

Sat, May 21, 2022 8:30am

The Laurel Parade, which marks the transition from MHC student to alum, is one of the College’s most moving rituals. It traces back to 1900, when graduating seniors paid homage to Mount Holyoke...

Mary Woolley Hall, Mary Woolley Circle

Welcome Ceremony for New Graduate Alum and a Celebration of Graduate Alum

Sat, May 21, 2022 10am

Graduating masters students are welcomed into the Alumnae Association. We will also celebrate all of our graduate alum at this combined Commencement/Reunion Event. Graduates, Alum, and their guests...

Blanchard Hall, Great Room

Stream Available

free

150th Alumnae Association Annual Meeting

Sat, May 21, 2022 10:15am to 11:30am

In celebration of 150 years of tradition and success, Mount Holyoke College alums, graduating seniors and guests gather to honor the past and welcome the future.

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Community Lunch on the Green

Sat, May 21, 2022 11:30am to 1pm

Join us under the tent for this old-fashioned picnic. For alums, seniors, graduate students, families and guests (tickets required for non-seniors). The menu can be found on the Commencemen Dining...

Skinner Green, Under the Tent

Kendall Athletics Tag Sale

Sat, May 21, 2022 12pm to 3pm

Purchase new and used athletic gear at great prices! Take a piece of Mount Holyoke home with you! Cash or check payments only.

Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium

Catholic Baccalaureate Mass

Sat, May 21, 2022 4pm to 5pm

Join Sr. Annette McDermott, Catholic chaplain to the College, for this afternoon mass celebrating seniors, guests, and those seeking to meet their weekly obligations.

Abbey Memorial Chapel

Baccalaureate Dinner

Sat, May 21, 2022 5:30pm to 7pm

Buffet dinner for seniors and guests (tickets required for non-seniors).

Under the tent

Baccalaureate

Sat, May 21, 2022 9pm

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a celebration that honors members of the graduating class. This traditional ceremony is for seniors only and holds a deep meaning: students are given a final charge...

Abbey Memorial Chapel

Canoe Sing

Sat, May 21, 2022 10pm to 11pm

This glowing, ethereal nighttime celebration on Lower Lake dates back to 1911. Twelve canoes of seniors navigate the water, illuminated by paper lanterns in formations choreographed to the lineup...

Lower Lake

Commencement Seating

Sun, May 22, 2022 9am

Seating begins for ticket holders. Non ticket holders who have followed the health and safety requirements can watch the livestreamed ceremony in Gamble Auditorium in the Art Building.

Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Field House

Commencement for Class of 2022

Sun, May 22, 2022 10:30am

The College’s 185th commencement ceremony. Tickets are required for field house seating and are limited to seniors and their families. Each graduating student will receive 4 tickets to the event....

Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Field House

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