Sophomore Class Calendar

Sophomore Re-Orientation

Sophomore year is a time of imagination, discovery, and refinement. Who am I really? What skills do I need to develop? What fuels my passions? These are important questions to ponder as you move through the milestones of major declaration, choosing an advisor, or deciding to study abroad. As you move from uncertainty to clarity, the College is here to help.

Sophomore Re-Orientation is a series of information, programming, and workshops designed to help sophomores reflect on who they are and how that sense of self aligns with their academic and social interests. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Deans, Office of Advising and Student Success Initiatives, Alumnae Association, Career Development Center, McCulloch Center for Global InitiativesStudent Life, and the Weissman Center for Leadership.

Join us for the Orientation kick-off event on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall. Meet your class dean, Alison Hopkins, hear words of wisdom from an alumna from the Class of 2015, and learn about resources available to help you chart your academic, leadership, and career path at the College. Keep on your yellow and show your Sphinx pride as this first event concludes with a sophomore class photo.

Sophomore Re-Orientation Programming Highlights

Academic Fair

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

A chance to explore new academic interests by meeting faculty from the MHC academic departments. All departments will be represented, so this is a great way to have your questions answered!

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores and Juniors

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Hooker Auditorium | 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Everything you need to know for a successful launch into internships and experiential learning! Get an overview of the numerous campus resources available from departments, centers, and organizations as well as how to best leverage your strengths in pursuit of your goals. Learn what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities! Register in LyonNet.

Student Org Fair

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Skinner Green | 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about Mount Holyoke's 100+ student organizations and student governance groups.

International Fair: Go Global!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Thinking about study, internships, or research abroad? Come meet with representatives of study abroad programs around the world (including MHC's own programs and dozens of others), and MHC's international internship program (MHC-IIP). The fair is the single best opportunity this fall to learn about the many study abroad opportunities available to MHC students, so we hope you will join us!

Passport to Leadership


Sophomore Institute

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | TBA

This award-winning pre-professional conference for sophomores will teach you how to network with authenticity and confidence, set and achieve goals, get a great internship and more!

Department Teas

Spring 2017 | TBA

Departments teas are an oppotunity for prospective majors to meet students and faculty in academic departments. The Office of Academic Deans will post an update schedule each spring semester.