Commencement 2009

McAleese to MHC Grads: "The World Needs You"
Irish President Mary McAleese gave the 172nd commencement address to 594 Mount Holyoke College graduates on Sunday, May 24. Experience the multimedia coverage.
May 24, 2009

Commencement Videos
Watch Irish President Mary McAleese, Princess Loulwa al-Faisal al Saud, Clare Waterman ’89, and Caitlin Healey ’09 deliver their commencement speeches.

Commencement 2009 Photo Gallery
Images from Commencement, FP Celebrations, Baccalaureate Service, Laurel Parade, Seniors of Color Celebration, and more.
May 24, 2009

Class of 2009 Baccalaureate Service
MHC's senior class gathered with family and friends for the baccalaureate service. Read the story and addresses, and view the photo gallery.
May 24, 2009

Graduating Seniors Celebrated At Laurel Parade
The College tradition marks the transition from MHC student to MHC alumna. Read the story and history and view the photo gallery.
May 23, 2009

Senior Barbecue Pics
Hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, potato salad, and lots of sunshine were on the menu at the Class of 2009 Barbecue on Thursday evening, May 21.
May 21, 2009

Commencement Planning 101
It’s only one day out of the year, but the planning for Mount Holyoke’s commencement festivities rivals the lead-up to President Obama’s inauguration.
May 21, 2009

MHC to Host "Green" Commencement May 24
The College will host the president of the Emerald Isle as its commencement speaker, the class of 2009 color is green, and this year’s commencement weekend will be extra ecofriendly.
May 19, 2009

Ireland's President Is Commencement Speaker
Ireland's eighth president Mary McAleese will deliver Mount Holyoke's 172nd commencement address and will receive an honorary degree May 24.
April 6, 2009

Commencement to be Broadcast on Web
For the first time in Mount Holyoke College history, commencement will be broadcast in a live stream on the Web to families and friends around the world.
May 1, 2009

Green Commencement 2009
Inspired by the senior class color and the increasing motivation for environmental action, Mount Holyoke College aims to make commencement weekend even more ecofriendly.

Class of 2009 News
All the news related to MHC's senior class of 2009: awards, scholarships, fellowships, celebrations, photo galleries, and feature stories.

Commencement and College Ceremonies
Information from the Office of the President: schedules, menus, senior week, ticket information, and more.
May 21-22, 2011