Family and Friends


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


Family & Friends 2022 will be held Friday October 21–Sunday October 23.


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.


LEAP Symposium 2022

Fri, Oct 21, 2022

LEAP Symposium is Mount Holyoke's premier showcase of student summer work, organized by and for Mount Holyoke students. From labs and law offices, embassies and businesses, archives, television...

Mount Holyoke Campus

Family and Friends Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 5pm to 6pm

Sing songs, schmooze with friends, and nosh on fresh baked challah with Mount Holyoke's Jewish community as we welcome Shabbat and celebrate this special period of rest and renewal. Bring your...

free

Family & Friends Weekend Jazz Concert: “Wild Life!”

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Kick off Family & Friends Weekend with a fun-filled performance by the Jazz Ensembles of MHC (Big Band, Chamber Jazz, and Vocal Jazz) featuring music inspired by the animal kingdom. Mark...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

The Sweet Science of Bruising

Fri, Oct 21, 2022 7:30pm to 9:30pm

We begin the theater season with Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, a rambunctious new play about the underground world of Victorian female boxing. Four very different women are drawn...

Rooke Theatre

$8-10

SLLAS Internship Symposium

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 11am to 2pm

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

Dwight Hall, Room 101

Wa-shin-an Japanese Teahouse open for visiting

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 1pm to 5pm

Wa-shin-an, which translates literally as "Peace-Mind House", is a traditional Japanese meditation garden and teahouse located on the top floor of Eliot House. Wa-shin-an will be open for...

Eliot House, Top floor

Fall Fest

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 2pm to 4pm

Celebrate autumn at MHC with crafts, games, mini-golf, and more! This event is for the entire Mount Holyoke community, we warmly encourage all to attend! To request accessibility accommodations,...

free

Family and Friends Weekend Choral and Orchestra Concert

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 4pm to 5:30pm

Join Friends and Family on campus as we celebrate the first Friends and Family Weekend in person since 2019! The orchestra plays music selected from our two programs for the fall, with the Finale...

Abbey Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel

The Sweet Science of Bruising

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 7:30pm to 9:30pm

We begin the theater season with Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, a rambunctious new play about the underground world of Victorian female boxing. Four very different women are drawn...

Rooke Theatre

$8-10

Pumpkin Painting and Donuts

Sun, Oct 23, 2022 1pm to 3pm

Join the Abbey res life team for an afternoon of pumpkin painting fun with cider and donuts! Be sure to RVSP so we can get you a pumpkin.

free

The Sweet Science of Bruising

Sun, Oct 23, 2022 2pm to 4pm

We begin the theater season with Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, a rambunctious new play about the underground world of Victorian female boxing. Four very different women are drawn...

Rooke Theatre

$8-10