Family and Friends


Every autumn, we invite guests to our beautiful campus to experience Mount Holyoke’s culture of academic excellence and vibrant cocurricular life.


Family & Friends 2023 will be October 20–22. Details and a pdf schedule are now available.


All information is accurate at the time of posting, but is subject to change.


Events will be added as they are finalized.


For additional Family and Friends information or inquiries, please contact us at family-weekend@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2478. If you have questions regarding the accessibility of a venue or an event — or suggestions on how to improve access to College programs, activities and services — please contact family-weekend@mtholyoke.edu.


If you are looking to explore beyond the gates during your visit, check out our list of places to explore in the Connecticut River Valley.


Learn more about Family and Friends Weekend

Academic Highlight: Art Museum Tour

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 10:30am to 11am

This is a past event.

Hear from museum student guides about their favorite works of art in Mount Holyoke's renowned collection.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Lobby

Academic Highlight: Art Museum Tour

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 11:15am to 11:45am

This is a past event.

Hear from museum student guides about their favorite works of art in Mount Holyoke's renowned collection.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Lobby

Save the Date: LEAP Symposium

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 12pm to 4pm

This is a past event.

The LEAP Symposium is a powerful vehicle that demonstrates the strong connections between academic work at Mount Holyoke College and its practical application in the world. Over 130 students will...

Kendade Hall, Kendade Atrium

Conversation with the President Holley and College Leadership

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 9am to 10am

This is a past event.

President Holley and the College leadership team invite you to join them in a conversation about the state of the College and the vision for the future.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Gamble Auditorium

Highlight: Observatory Open House

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 8pm to 10pm

This is a past event.

Mount Holyoke College astronomy students welcome you to the oldest academic building on campus and to look through the school's various telescopes! Faculty and current astronomy majors will be...

Williston Observatory

Transformative Experiences: Learning Abroad

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 1pm to 2pm

This is a past event.

Students who have studied, interned, or researched abroad will speak about how their experiences have shaped their academic, professional, and personal goals. McCulloch Center for Global...

Kendade Hall, 305

Career and Professional Development Panel (Nexus/Internships/Lynk)

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 10:15am to 11:15am

This is a past event.

A panel of faculty and staff will provide examples of the focused, intentional ways in which Mount Holyoke College assists students in connecting their academic work and college experience with...

Blanchard Hall, Great Room

Language & Culture Commons Open House

Sat, Oct 21, 2023

This is a past event.

Come to the Language & Culture Commons (Ciruti 6 lower level) for a brief tour of our redesigned lab/meeting space and an exploration of our amazing resources. Take time to enjoy some...

Ciruti Language Center, & on Skinner Green

Pre-Law Panel

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 11:30am to 12:30pm

This is a past event.

Join Pre-Law Advisor Yaldira G. Felix Castro, a current pre-law student, and recent alums for an interactive panel on the offerings and services that support students who are interested in applying...

Kendade Hall, 305

SLLAS Internship and Experiential Learning Symposium

Sat, Oct 21, 2023 12pm to 3pm

This is a past event.

Join the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department for our annual symposium that showcases our students' recent internships and experiential learning. Student internships connect...

Dwight Hall, Room 101

Office of Health Professions Advising Session

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 1pm to 2pm

This is a past event.

Join Director Katie Lipp for a session on preparing to enter graduate programs in the health professions, and how the Mount Holyoke Office of Health Professions Advising supports our students and...

Community Center, Great Room

Archives Exhibition: Collectivity, Community, Change: Black History at Mount Holyoke

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 9:30am to 4:30pm

This is a past event.

Where we are today is a reflection of those who came before. For nearly 150 years, Black students have been shaping the Mount Holyoke we know. While acknowledging the struggles, this exhibit...

Dwight Hall, Archives and Special Collections (LITS)