New Student Orientation

Welcome, Class of 2023!

New student orientation for spring admits begins on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 for international students and Thursday, January 16, 2020 for all other students.

Note that the orientation schedule is subject to additions and changes.

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Pick up your All-Campus ID card and mail.

Check-in and Welcome for International Students

New international students arriving at Bradley International Airport will be met by upper-class international students and Orientation Leaders! All other new...

Lunch in the Dining Commons

Join your friends for lunch at any time during the lunch hours.

1/15/2020 11:30am
Dinner in the Dining Commons

Join your friends for dinner at any time during the dinner hours.

Breakfast in the Dining Commons

Start the day off with a good meal.

Welcome Center & Resource Fair

Room keys, Orientation schedules, and a resource fair for new students and families.

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Members of the International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC) will answer your most pressing questions and facilitate a discussion of life at MHC and in...

Welcome Lunch for New Students and Families

Enjoy lunch in the Dining Commons.

1/16/2020 12pm
Immigration Regulations and On-Campus Employment for International Students (Mandatory)

Bri Rhodes, Director of International Student Advising, and Jenny Medina, Senior Immigration Advisor for International Students, will review immigration...

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Student life and academic professionals discuss your student’s transition into college life at MHC. Those attending will have the opportunity to have...

Welcome to MoHome (Mandatory)

Join the Division of Student Life and student leaders to learn more about what to expect during orientation and items to know as you join the Mount Holyoke...

Dinner in Orientation Groups

Enjoy dinner with your orientation group.

Shopping Trip

Take this opportunity to purchase bed linen, pillows, and those odds and ends that did not fit into your suitcase. Meet at 7:15pm at the Community Center bus...

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This session will cover academic resources, keys to transitioning to MHC academics, general academic success tips, and a reflection on the kind of learner...

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Stop by for an introduction to the many resources LITS has to offer! While here, you can take a tour of our beautiful buildings, meet our fabulous staff,...

Lunch with Orientation Groups

Enjoy lunch with your orientation group.

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Are you looking to impact MHC and the greater community? Want to learn how to get involved on-campus, explore your ideas and passions, and start to build...

Talcott Greenhouse Open Hours

Come pick up your new student (firstie) plant!

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New students meet with their Academic Advisors.

TB Screening and Testing

All students who have been identified as needing a Tuberculosis screening are required to do so at the Health Center. Students will have been notified over...

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Students will meet to get to know their staff and fellow new students. Then they will walk over together to enjoy First M&Cs!

MIlk and Cookies

Come join in one of the most delicious MHC traditions, Milk and Cookies! (In Mary Lyon's day, it was crackers.) Socialize with classmates and staff from...

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Mount Holyoke College strives to build and maintain a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and free of discrimination. Learn more about how our...

Be Well at Mount Holyoke

Come learn about all the well-being resources and services available to you as a member of the Mount Holyoke community, set your well-being intentions for...

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Mount Holyoke College is committed to a campus environment free from bias, discrimination and violence. Sex and gender based discrimination can show up in...

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All new students must attend and sign the honor code. I will honor myself, my fellow students, and Mount Holyoke College by acting responsibly, honestly,...

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President Sonya Stephens welcomes new students.

Dirty Dancing

Come join your fellow new students for this annual tradition of watching the movie Dirty Dancing, and cheer when “nobody puts Baby in the corner” because...

Aware Today, Alive Tomorrow (Mandatory)

Come for 30 minutes to test your knowledge about ways to reduce your risks and build harm reduction skills that benefit you and the community at Aware Today,...

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Join in a tradition that helps you get acquainted with the ins and outs of life at MHC. The only prerequisite is a sense of humor. This is a spirited (and...

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This event is geared towards for first-years, transfers, and other students who have recently completed the AccessAbility Services application process....