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“Go forward, attempt great things, accomplish great things”
— Mary Lyon, Founder of Mount Holyoke College
Commencement is a treasured ceremonial occasion that celebrates students who have graduated from Mount Holyoke College after completing all academic requirements and obligations. Typically, Mount Holyoke holds one annual Commencement in May to honor all graduates.
It’s time to celebrate your accomplishments
New Mount Holyoke graduates toss their caps into the air in celebration under Mount Holyoke's iconic gates.
This year’s Baccalaureate at Mount Holyoke College was livestreamed for the first time in its history, due to COVID-19.
The Cording Ceremony at Mount Holyoke is a signature event for low-income and first-generation students in recognition of their unique accomplishments.
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.
Now in its fifth year at Mount Holyoke College, the Lavender Ceremony is a celebratory rite of passage for the LGBTQ community.
Mount Holyoke College has announced the three trailblazing honorary degree recipients who will join its 2021 Commencement.
Congratulations and best wishes to the members of the class of 2021, some of whom have shared their stories.
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