Family and Friends Weekend

Family and Friends Weekend brings an exciting array of events for the MHC community and guests to enjoy together. Events will be added as they are confirmed.

If you or a member of your party are in need of accommodations or have accessibility needs please contact the Office of Student Involvement at studentinvolvement@mtholyoke.edu, or stop by the welcome table in Blanchard Hall.

Equestrian Center Open House

Visit the Equestrian Center to take a self-guided tour.

Fall Student Art Auction

Come experience the diverse work of current MHC students! Bring the creativity home with you and help support the pursuit of our students' art practices by...

Jumma Lunch and Prayers

Join the Muslim community for a Halal lunch and a conversation afterward. The Friday prayer will be offered in the prayer room at 12:45 pm. All are welcome.

Learning from Application (LEAP) Symposium

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...

Muslims at Mount Holyoke College

Get to know the Muslim community of Mount Holyoke and learn about programs and events that are offered on campus. Everybody is invited. Bring your questions...

Tea at Wa-shin-an

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be hosting demonstrations of the Japanese tea ceremony at Wa-shin-an, the Japanese teahouse and meditation...

Tea at Wa-shin-an

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be hosting demonstrations of the Japanese tea ceremony at Wa-shin-an, the Japanese teahouse and meditation...

Academic Highlight: Sand, Slime, Cells and Crowds

“Hard” condensed matter physics has been studied in-depth over the centuries and brought about the computer revolution, among other advances. Kerstin...

Tea at Wa-shin-an

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be hosting demonstrations of the Japanese tea ceremony at Wa-shin-an, the Japanese teahouse and meditation...

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Join the Jewish Community for Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Families are welcome to stay for Community Shabbat Dinner immediately after the service.

Jewish Community Shabbat Dinner

Join the Jewish Community and Amelia Ender, the Jewish Chaplain, for Community Shabbat Dinner. All are welcome.

Pelmeni Fest

Are you interested in eating delicious Russian pelmeni? Come join us! Russian department students, faculty, friends, and anyone else interested will get...

Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace

Join Leslie Fraser, the Multifaith Chaplain and the advisor to Unitarian Universalist students, for prayers for world peace. All are welcome.

Fall Craft Night

Calling all students, families and guests to join us for an evening of crafting fall themed items and take-aways.

"Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill

The classic tale of terrible first impressions, powerful social hierarchies, and the games people play all in the name of love — and money.

Jazz Concert - "Makin' Some Noise!"

Come hear the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke (Big Band, Vocal & Chamber Jazz) produce voluminous sounds by Harold Arlen, Alan Baylock, Charles Mingus, Janis...

S'Mores under the Stars

Come out and enjoy the newly opened fire pit! We will have supplies for s’more making.

Morning Coffee

The Mount Holyoke Fund invites you to come for morning coffee, tea, and pastries, and stay to socialize with other guests before you attend the Conversation...

Conversation with the President and College Officers

President Stephens and the College officers invite you to join them in a conversation about the state of the College and the vision for the future.

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

A panel of faculty, staff, and students will provide examples of the focused, intentional ways in which Mount Holyoke College assists students in connecting...

Family and Friends Choir Community Rehearsal

All family members and friends are invited to come to a fun and engaging rehearsal to sing together and learn the combined piece the morning of the concert....

Keep the Tradition Alive!

Does your firstie plant need repotting? Is it not as perky as it was when you adopted it? Perhaps you want to make more plants to share with family and...

M&Cs for Alumnae Family and Friends

It's never too early for M&Cs! The Alumnae Association invites all alumnae family and friends of current students to connect with one another while enjoying...

MHC Swim/Dive: Alumnae Meet

Join us for our Annual Alumnae Meet. It's a fun opportunity to connect with current and former teammates!

Art Museum Sampler Tour

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

Academic Highlight: Entrepreneurship and Business in This Century

Come participate in hands-on, project-based learning that demonstrates the course work and curriculum and receive an overview of the Entrepreneurship,...

Internship Symposium

Learn about students’ experiences during their internships in Spanish speaking/Latinx communities while discussing topics of water equality, public health,...

Transformative Experiences: Learning Abroad

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

Field Hockey (Home) vs. Wheaton College

Cheer on the field hockey team as they take on Wheaton College!

10/19 12pm
 
Academic Highlight: Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab and MHC's Maker Culture

The staff and faculty of the Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab will introduce participants to the space. The Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lav provides the...

Highlight: Trees of Mount Holyoke Tour

One of the most alluring aspects of campus are the trees that envelop the campus in an ever-changing mantle. Join Botanic Garden director and curator Tom...

LITS Welcome Table

LITS (Library, Information, and Technology Services) staff welcome you to campus! Stop by the Library Atrium to learn about LITS services and to ask your...

Pre-Law Panel

Join Pre-Law Advisor pre-law advisor, Yaldira Felix Castro, for an interactive panel on the programs and services that support students who are interested in...

Wa-shin-an Japanese Tea House Open Hours

Wa-shin-an will be open for tours and quiet sitting — no reservations required.

Fall Fest with the Division of Student Life

Celebrate autumn at Mount Holyoke with delicious treats from local Atkins Farm, music, activities, crafts, and so much more!

Language Resource Center Open House

Bring your family and friends to thye the Language Resource Center and show off our language tools, facilities and community! Enjoy snacks and games as you...

Soccer (Home) vs. WPI

Cheer on the soccer team as they take on Worcester Polytechnic Institute!

MHC Volleyball: Alumnae Match

Join us for our Alumnae Match. It's a fun opportunity to connect with current and former teammates!

Academic Highlight: Campus Sustainability Tour

Join Carey Lang ’15, assistant director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, to learn about what's new at Mount Holyoke around sustainability,...

Family and Friends Choral/Orchestral Concert

The Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Symphony Orchestra join forces to present a diverse selection of repertoire, culminating with a combined...

President's Reception for Parents and Families

On behalf of President Sonya Stephens, parents and guardians of current students are invited to attend the President’s Reception. We are looking forward to...

Fall Student Art Auction Reception

Come experience the diverse work of current MHC students! Bring the creativity home with you and help support the pursuit of our students' art practices by...

Highlight: Observatory Open House

The Society of Astronomy Students welcomes you to come see the oldest academic building on campus and look through the Clark Refractor telescope! Faculty and...

"Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill

The classic tale of terrible first impressions, powerful social hierarchies, and the games people play all in the name of love — and money.

"Fall Jam" A Cappella Performance

Experience a Mount Holyoke tradition! Enjoy a night of talented and diverse a cappella voices, with artful intersections. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Highlight: Trees of Mount Holyoke Tour

One of the most alluring aspects of campus are the trees that envelop the campus in an ever-changing mantle. Join Botanic Garden director and curator Tom...

International Catholic Mass

Join the Catholic Community for a Mass of international songs and prayers.

Pre-Health Session for Family and Friends

Join Director of Pre-Health Programs Kathryn Lipp for a session on preparing to enter graduate programs in the health professions, and how the pre-health...

International Tea and Pastries

Join staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for international tea, pastries, and conversation. Discover which programs, services, and...

Brunch at Willits-Hallowell

Enjoy a special Sunday brunch at the waterfront Willits-Hallowell Conference Center during Family and Friends Weekend. This special brunch is a celebration...

Canoeing on Upper Lake

All are welcome to paddle on Upper Lake. An adult must accompany children. Life jackets are required and provided to all participants. Enjoy this Family and...

MHC Field Hockey Alumnae Game

Join us for our annual alumnae game. It's a fun opportunity to connect with current and former teammates!

MHC Squash Alumnae Match

Join us for our annual alumnae match. It's a fun opportunity to connect with current and former teammates!

"Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill

The classic tale of terrible first impressions, powerful social hierarchies, and the games people play all in the name of love — and money.