Latrina L. Denson Around Campus

A gradient moon (blue to orange) rises behind brown mountains in various shades. Text reads "Mount Holyoke Colloege. TOCLC. Trailblazards of Color Leadership Conference"

The Trailblazers of Color Leadership Conference is back

Mount Holyoke’s eighth annual Trailblazers of Color Conference focused on community connections and collective wellness.

This is a side-by-side image. On the left, rainbow-colored block letters read, "Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming Safe Space For Everyone. We stand together." On the right, a hand holds a lavender tassel, lavender sprig and a rainbow flag.

Lavender Ceremony for the Class of 2022

Mount Holyoke College’s LGBTQ+ students from the Class of 2022 were honored during Senior Week. 

The Fearless First cohort for the class of 2022 celebrated one another at their cording ceremony on May 1, 2022.

Sixth annual Fearless First cording ceremony

Mount Holyoke College first-generation and low-income seniors were praised at their cording ceremony for being resilient, brave and unstoppable. 

Construction on the new Zowie Cultural Center.

New space, same place

The Zowie Banteah Cultural Center is moving, but its mission to promote Indigenous visibility remains the same. 

Hortense Parker

Celebrating history, looking to the future

Mount Holyoke honors students of color on the annual Hortense Parker Celebration, so named for the first known student of color to graduate.

Photo of stoles made of boldly colored kente cloth

Honoring students of color and their mentors

Mount Holyoke’s Stoling Ceremony this year was both virtual and in person, the better to honor faculty and staff who support students of color.

This is an image of a digital slide from the cording ceremony that reads, "To our bold, brilliant, and beloved seniors- congratulations! We are so proud of you! #FearlessFirst."

Cording Ceremony 2021

The Cording Ceremony is a moment to honor the unique challenges that first-generation and low-income students overcome to graduate.

Mount Holyoke College was recently named a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success.

Mount Holyoke wins First-gen Forward honor

Mount Holyoke has received national recognition for its demonstrated commitment to advancing first-generation college student success.

Bestselling author Beverly Daniel Tatum will give a public talk about intergroup dialogue on June 8 at 7 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium. She is a former professor, dean and acting president of Mount Holyoke.

Conversation as catalyst — a conference

Mount Holyoke is co-sponsoring the 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Conference, drawing together experts with a shared passion for collaborative communication.

Latrina Denson (center), associate dean of students, received the Mary Lyon Leadership Award from Heidi Friedman (left), director of human resources, and Acting President and President-elect Sonya Stephens (right).

Celebrating the work of Mount Holyoke staff

Mount Holyoke recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the staff in making the College the extraordinary place it is.

L-R) Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory are the keynote speakers for the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference this year.

Engagement and empowerment in action

Mount Holyoke College hosts its annual Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference to empower students, faculty and staff.

Beverly Daniel Tatum will be speaking with Marcella Runell Hall, dean of students, on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium.

Beverly Daniel Tatum to speak at MHC, Nov. 2

Tatum, an expert in race relations and a former Mount Holyoke professor, dean and acting president, will spend the day on campus and give a public talk.

This is a photograph of the Rockefeller residence hall, where two of the three new living-learning communities are housed

Live your dream

Three new Living-Learning Communities add new spaces for new and returning faces to explore their passions and find friends

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, W.E.B. Du Bois Center, UMass Amherst

Honoring MHC’s students and alumnae of color

The 2017 Hortense Parker Celebration featured speeches by UMass Amherst’s Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Kymberly Newberry FP’15.

This is a picture of poet Staceyann Chin, keynote speaker

Women of Color Conference, April 1

Slam poet Staceyann Chin will keynote the fourth annual Women of Color Conference aimed at empowerment and opportunity