Commencement 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Welcome back to campus! A series of events have been planned in order to celebrate your achievements. Events will be added here as they are finalized.

Dinner with the Stars

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

This is a past event.

Buffet dinner for seniors and guests. The menu is available on the Commencement 2020 Dining page.

Skinner Green, Under the Tent

Class of 2020: My Journey Begins

Fri, May 27, 2022 2pm to 4:30pm

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All members of the class of 2020 are invited to stop by to pick up a souvenir from the Career Development Center, create a sign and have a photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins. Ask any quick career or...

Career Development Center

Stoling Ceremony Class of 2020

Fri, May 27, 2022 7pm to 9pm

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In this celebration of mentorship, students of color honor mentors who have helped them succeed. In return, mentors give students a stole — a long scarf — made of boldly colored kente cloth that is...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Laurel Parade - Class of 2020

Sat, May 28, 2022 9am

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The Laurel Parade, which marks the transition from MHC student to alumna, 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, Outside Mary Woolley Hall (Rte. 116 side)

Community Lunch on the Green - Class of 2020

Sat, May 28, 2022 11:30am to 1pm

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Join your connections class of 1970 for lunch under the tent. The menu can be found on the 2020 Commencement Dining page.

Skinner Green, Under the Tent

Kendall Athletics Tag Sale

Sat, May 28, 2022 1pm to 3pm

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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

Lavender Ceremony - Class of 2020

Sat, May 28, 2022 1pm to 2:30pm

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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

First Generation and Low Income Cording Ceremony

Sat, May 28, 2022 4:30pm to 6pm

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An event is to celebrate FGLI graduates from the class of 2020. Participants will receive their official FGLI cord, take pictures in-front of a special back-drop with their cord, while being...

Art Building, Gamble Auditorium


Strawberries and Champagne

Sat, May 28, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm

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It's time for the Class of 2020 to toast their accomplishments and be welcomed into the worldwide alumnae community. Enjoy Strawberries and champagne or sparkling cider with classmates, faculty and...

Outdoor Location,, Skinner Green Tent

Class of 2020 Canoe Sing

Sat, May 28, 2022 10pm to 11pm

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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 for the Class of 2020

Sun, May 29, 2022 11am

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It's time to celebrate the Class of 2020 at this in person Commencement ceremony. Tickets are required for seating and are limited to seniors and their families. Each graduating student will...

Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Field House