New Student Orientation


Welcome to Mount Holyoke! Starting college is incredibly exciting. You've worked hard to get here, and all kinds of academic and social opportunities await you. Please make sure to review the Orientation website - you'll find the pre-arrival to-do list, frequently asked questions and campus resources, and much more information about how to plan for starting at Mount Holyoke.

As orientation events are planned, they will be added to this page. Click the headers to see the Orientation schedule for all new students as well as pre-orientation schedules for new international students and our Fearless First students. Please know that orientation events, and their details, are accurate at the time of posting but details may change in the lead up to orientation. You should make sure to connect with your Orientation Leader during orientation if you have any questions.

Arrival and move-in for new domestic students

Fri, Aug 30, 2024 8am to 12pm

New students will move in between 8 am and noon. Details about move-in and Orientation will be sent to each student's MHC email address. Orientation begins after lunch.

Returning students arrive

Sun, Sep 1, 2024

Welcome MoHome! If you have already lived on campus you are considered a returning student, this includes international students.

Fall break

Sat, Oct 12, 2024

No classes. Administrative offices are open. All residence halls will be open. Limited meals will be available and minimal levels of campus services will be available. There is no charge for...