Please welcome the newest Mount Holyoke students!
They come to campus from as far away as China and as near as South Hadley. They number an even 600, including 33 transfer students and 21 Frances Perkins scholars, the College’s program for women 25 years and older who have experienced an interruption in their education.
They hail from 47 states and 45 countries. Among their ranks are scientists, poets, filmmakers, athletes and activists. With resumes that include impressive internships (at the Afghanistan Parliament), MVP awards (for high school wrestling in New York City), scientific journal publications (for research on woodpeckers) and short film production (on fracking in Oklahoma). And with interests in beekeeping, aeronautics, taekwondo, freediving, underwater cinematography, outrigger canoeing and hip-hop dance.
Before they look to embark on business ventures, go into politics or join nonprofits, they will swell the College’s departments of computer science, economics, anthropology and environmental studies — among a host of others.
We are delighted to meet you and hear what you want to do. A community buzzing with diversity of thought and action just got, well, buzzier. Welcome to Mount Holyoke!