Shadow Days

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Upcoming Dates

Come join the Mount Holyoke conversation during one of our Shadow Days, which are held in September and October. While on campus, prospective students will be paired with current students and will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend classes
  • Meet professors
  • Explore campus
  • Connect with other Mount Holyoke students

As prospective students experience the empowered culture at Mount Holyoke College, parents will have the opportunity to connect with professional staff in order to learn more about our admission and financial aid processes.

We encourage all guests to register prior to the event. For questions, please contact the Admission Events Team at admevents@mtholyoke.edu.

Sample Shadow Day Schedule for Students

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Check-in
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am: Campus tour
  • 10:30 – 11:00 am: Host matching
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Shadow your host. Lunch in the Dining Commons, class visits, and interviews (optional).
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Career Development Student Panel
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Open hours at campus offices
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Campus Life Panel

Sample Shadow Day Schedule for Parents

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Check-in
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am: Campus tour
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: Admission and Student Financial Services Panel
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch with admission staff and current students
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Career Development Student Panel
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Open hours at campus offices
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Campus Life Panel
Learn more about Shadow Days and Register