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In class, you will be challenged — a lot — because we are here to push you to the next level. But what happens outside of class is just as important and instructive. It’s where you learn not just how to think in this world — but how to be. Treat the next four years as a grand exploration. Venture out of your comfort zone. Test your limits. See what happens.
Living on Campus
Mount Holyoke College is a residential college, which means that the vast majority of students live on campus. As a result, students share their learning and their lives. Friendships develop over early-morning workouts, late-night study breaks, and in labs, libraries, and residence hall common areas.
The majority of students live in one of 18 unique residence halls. Living-learning communities allow students who share common interests to live together.
Our Dining Commons offers diverse and extensive menu options. We also have a Grab 'n Go and a pub. All dining options are Green Restaurant certified.
Be Well is the College’s wellness program that provides students with strategies and opportunities to create their own path to wellness.
On our 800-acre campus, there are more than 100 student organizations for you to dive into, plus concerts, parties, exhibits, special events, and lectures (the kind that entertain, inspire, and illuminate).
Student organization events and programs celebrate the depth and breadth of our diverse community, and provide a great opportunity for making connections.
You can find your place at Mount Holyoke. Our priority is promoting “a beloved community“ by cultivating an inclusive and socially just campus environment.
From Convocation to Milk and Cookies and the Laurel Parade, traditions bring the community closer together and create memorable moments to last a lifetime.
The arts are an essential part of our liberal arts curriculum, with opportunities to perform, play, create, experience and be inspired.
Mount Holyoke participates in 13 intercollegiate varsity sports and a variety of club sports, including rugby and ice hockey.
The Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center hosts three collegiate teams and a variety of options for Physical Education (PE) riding lessons.
Diversity and Inclusion
Mount Holyoke College strives to build and maintain a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and free of discrimination. Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts extend beyond specific departments and are embedded in all areas of the College.
We foster an inclusive environment in which students from historically marginalized identities and underserved communities feel a sense of belonging.
Centers host programming to increase inter-connectedness for students & allies who identiify as African, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Native American and more.
We connect international students with the support and resources they need to thrive and become active engaged members of the Mount Holyoke community.
We offer resources to guide first-generation and low-income students and also help them find community at the College.
We provide resources for students living in the United States without documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
We strive to provide all persons access to education, employment, services, technology, programs and activities.
A large part of the Mount Holyoke experience is taking advantage of all that the Pioneer Valley — the beautiful region where Mount Holyoke is situated — has to offer. Craving a city visit? Our campus is only 90 minutes from Boston or 3 hours to New York City.
Regina Carey ’20 reflects back on some of her fondest memories throughout her time at Mount Holyoke, finding that many of them took place beyond the gates.
Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, & Smith Colleges, and the Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst are located in a 6-mile radius & connected by a bus service.
1 in 3 juniors persue one of 150 study-abroad programs in 50 countries and emerge as more astute and independent global citizens.
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