Science Center

Students on the campus of Mount Holyoke College. Photo by Michael Malyszko.
Students on the campus of Mount Holyoke College. Photo by Michael Malyszko.

This complex is built around state-of-the-art Kendade Hall and includes labs dedicated to molecular biology, genetics, advanced physics and optics. In facilities ranked among the best in the U.S., per the 2019 Princeton Review, students access everything from scanning and transmission electron microscopes and DNA sequencing equipment to a custom-built Mössbauer spectrometer and an atomic force microscope.

Starting as early as their first year, Mount Holyoke’s science students get practical experience with sophisticated equipment, such as:

Kendade, Interior, with students sitting and walking through.

The multimillion-dollar Kendade Hall is a state-of-the-art facility whose interconnected classrooms, faculty offices, and laboratories foster cross-disciplinary work. Outfitted with advanced scientific instrumentation, Kendade is the nexus of the Mount Holyoke College Science Center, connecting Carr and Clapp laboratories and Shattuck and Cleveland halls. Its striking 3,000-square-foot atrium is a popular spot for studying or hanging out with friends.