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Mount Holyoke College Update | June-July 2013
A Newsletter for Families and Friends

The MHC Update will be on "summer vacation" until mid-August, when we will return with all the important "back to school" news you need to know!

MHC StudentWhat do Mount Holyoke students do over the summer? They work abroad, intern at home, and strive to make a difference!

The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar WaoJoin us in some summer reading... The New Student Orientation and the Common Reading Committee announce the Common Reading for the 2013-2014 academic year.

MHC Digital NarrativesPractice a second (or third) language over the summer... Our faculty have begun to incorporate digital narrative projects into their courses as an opportunity for students to stretch and grow their language skills while learning to effectively communicate in this new media format.

Lynn PasquerellaListen to President Lynn Pasquerella speak on WHMP radio about her work in medical ethics, her life before returning to MHC, and the state of higher education today.

MHC StudentsYour student's "home away from home"... Take a tour through five of MHC’s diverse residence halls.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events on Campus

Fall Semester Bills Due July 31
In early July, the fall semester online bill will be released. Students and their authorized users are emailed notifications when the bill is available to view in the Cashnet system. Students login through their ISIS account and can link to their billing statement from the On-line AR Account Activity page. Authorized users are provided a link in the notification email directing them to Cashnet. Instructions for setting up authorized users can be found on our website.

Don't Miss Out on Savings of $1,655!
All students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the student health insurance plan—$1,655 this year. A domestic student with existing health insurance that meets or exceeds Massachusetts state requirements AND is available while she is enrolled at MHC may waive the College’s health insurance plan. The waiver process must be completed online by September 4, 2013, or the charge will remain on the student account. Once the waiver is completed, a confirmation email is sent acknowledging the request for waiver; a second email is sent when the waiver request is approved or denied. See our website for more information and waiver instructions.

More Summertime Savings
LITS now offers a discount software purchasing program for students for popular software titles such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Simply go to the site to browse and purchase various software at reduced cost. You will need to register on the site using your email address to access the special pricing.

Quick Links


Academic Calendar

All MHC Events Calendars

Career Development Center

Financial Aid Forms and Deadlines

Housing Deadlines

Study Abroad Deadlines

Varsity Athletics Schedule

Club Sports

Office of the President

Office of the Registrar

MHC Art Museum Calendar of Events

Willits-Hallowell Conference Center and Hotel

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