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Fall 2017 Schedule of Events

Check out MHC's weeks of welcome and explore the amazing activities that happen on campus. For information on events, opportunities, and programs happening throughout the first two weeks see below. Make sure to track Welcome Mohome and tag your experiences using @MHCStuProg on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat with #WelcomeMoHome and #MyMountHolyoke.

Tuesday, September 5

Academic Fair 
9:00am 
Chapin Auditorium
Sponsored by Academic Deans.

Senior Breakfast
10:00 AM
Blanchard Great Room
Sponsored by President's Office. Calling all Class of 2018!  

Class of 2021 and Frances Perkins Picture
11:15 AM
Amphitheatre
Sponsored by Orientation.  

Convocation
11:30 AM
Amphitheatre
Sponsored by President's Office. Join Acting President Sonya Stephens for a ceremony marking the official opening of the academic year. 

Convocation Picnic
12:30 PM
Skinner Green/Rain: Dining Halls
Sponsored by Dining Services.  

Big Sibling/Little Sibling Treasure Hunt: Where to Next?
2:30 PM
Meet at Mary Lyon's Grave
Sponsored by Class of 2019. Hi Little Sibling! Enjoy a great treasure hunt with your Big Sibling class of 2019 on Convocation Day. We will have series of riddles hidden all around campus that you and your Big Siblings can solve together. This event will give you the opportunity to get to know the campus, the surrounding area, as well as the Junior class. We can't wait to meet you! 

Backstage Tour
4:00 PM
Rooke Theatre
Sponsored by Theatre Department. Join the theatre department for a tour of the facility, meet the faculty, staff, and student reps.  We will discuss auditions, performances, classes and the 2017-18 season, and volunteer possibilities.  Refreshments will be served.

Museum Mania
4:00 PM
Art Museum
Sponsored by Art Museum. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Try our new Scavenger Hunt Selfie Challenge! Explore the Museum's galleries and be the first on campus to see our new exhibitions. Everyone who completes the challenge gets a free poster. Museum staff will select their favorite selfie for a special prize! The challenge starts at 4:00 p.m. Prizes, refreshments, and info about the Museum’s programs and opportunities for students start at 4:30 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium. Students who are able should bring their phones. Students without phones can still participate! Those unable to attend this event may stop by the museum between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm until Friday, September 8 to pick up a free poster and museum information.

Welcome Reception for New and Returning FPs
4:00 PM
Dickinson Hall Lawn
Sponsored by FPSA. Enjoy the company of your fellow FPs as you get ready for the start of classes. Rain location: Dickinson Hall living room.

Convocation Kickback
4:00 PM
Skinner Green
Sponsored by Class of 2018. Join the Senior Class at the Convocation Kickback, the first 2018 Class Board event of the year! Enjoy lawn games, pick up sports, and snow cones!

Common Read Speaker
7:00 PM
Chapin Auditorium
Sponsored by Orientation. Hear from this year’s common read author, Claudia Rankine, as she discusses her work Citizen: An American Lyric

Wednesday, September 6

Classes Begin 

Dance Department Information Meeting 
6:30 PM 
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall 
Sponsored by Dance Department. Meet the Dance faculty and guest artists, learn about the dance department's curriculum, activities, performing opportunities, audition dates for choreographic projects and more.

Thursday, September 7

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores & Juniors 
4:30 PM
Chapin Auditorium 
Sponsored by Career Development Center. Everything you need to know for a successful launch into internships and experiential learning! Get an overview of the numerous campus resources available from departments, centers, and organizations as well as how to best leverage your strengths in pursuit of your goals. Learn what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities! Register here.

Soccer vs. Amherst 
7:00 PM 
Soccer Field 
Sponsored by Athletics.

Field Hockey vs. Amherst 
7:15 PM 
Field Hockey Field 
Sponsored by Athletics.

Living Learning Community M&Cs 
9:00 PM 
Abbey-Buckland Dining Room 
Sponsored by Residential Life.

Friday, September 8

Jummah Lunch & Prayer 
12:00 PM 
Eliot House Lounge 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life. Everybody is welcome to join the Muslim community for lunch and conversation.

Muslima Conversation 
1:00 PM 
Eliot House Lounge 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting 
4:00 PM 
Abbey Sanctuary 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life.  

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation and Recruiting Kickoff 
4:30 PM 
Hooker Auditorium 
Sponsored by Career Development Center. Join us to learn about the resources available as you consider your next steps. This senior-focused event includes details about on-campus recruiting and employment opportunities as well as industry specific recruiting timelines. This meeting will show you what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities!

Community & Shabbat Dinner 
5:00 PM 
Eliot House Lounge 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life.  

Dive-In Movie: Teen Beach Movie 
8:00 PM 
Kendall Pool 
Sponsored by Residential Life. Join us in the pool! Have fun splashing around, grab a snack, and make new connections at your MoHome.

Welcome Back Jam 
8:00 PM 
Chapin Auditorium 
Sponsored by Class of 2020. Come celebrate the start of the school year with MHC's amazing a Capella groups at O-Jam!

Saturday, September 9

Volleyball vs. Elms 
10:00 AM 
Kendall 
Sponsored by Athletics.  

Soccer vs. Southern Vermont 
1:00 PM 
Soccer Field 
Sponsored by Athletics.  

Miller Worley Center for the Environment Sustainability Walk 
1:30 PM 
Meet in Front of Blanchard 
Sponsored by Miller Worley Center and EcoReps.

Volleyball vs. Simmons 
2:00 PM 
Kendall 
Sponsored by Athletics.  

Nightfest!
8:00 PM 
Pageant Green 
Sponsored by The Network. Come out after dark, enjoy food trucks, live music, giveaways, a beer tent, and of course tons of glowstick fun!

Sunday, September 10

Involvement Fair 
1:00 PM 
Skinner Green 
Sponsored by Student Programs. Not sure how you want to get involved? Looking for a way to leave your mark at MHC? Check out our 100+ student orgs and student governance groups as well as multiple offices at MHC. Rain date: Sunday 9/17.

Welcome JSU Brunch 
1:00 PM 
Eliot House Lounge 
Sponsored by Jewish Student Union.  

Welcome Back MHC Catholic Community BBQ
4:00 PM 
Eliot House Back Porch 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life.  

Catholic Mass 
6:30 PM 
Abbey Chapel 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life.  

Monday, September 11

Philosophy Speaker Series: Philip Ivanhoe 
4:30 PM 
Skinner Hall, Skinner 216 
Sponsored by Philosophy Department.  

Tuesday, September 12

International Student Work Authorization Orientation 
4:30 PM 
Dwight 101 
Sponsored by Career Development Center. Are you an international student looking to gain experience or start your career in the United States or abroad? Spend some time with the CDC and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives to learn what you need to do to work or intern in the United States or other places around the world. This meeting provides an overview of US legal status, reviews impact on engagement with employers, plus a summary of resources available and recommendations on what you can do to best leverage your strengths and pursue your goals both in the US and internationally. Register here.

Wednesday, September 13

Welcome Back Interfaith Lunch 
12:00 PM 
Eliot House Lounge 
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life. Interfaith Lunch is a free lunch including vegan friendly soup, salad, bread, cheese, crackers, peanut butter and gourmet cookies. Join us for conversation about different topics regarding faith and spirituality.

Thursday, September 14

CAUSE Fair 
8:00 PM 
Blanchard Great Room 
Sponsored by CAUSE. Want to know more about connecting to and serving the local community surrounding MHC? Stop by and meet various non-profits and organizations looking for your involvement.

Friday, September 15

Kickball on the Green 
5:00 PM 
Skinner Green 
Sponsored by SAAC.  

Eid Dinner 
7:00 PM 
Chapin Auditorium 
Sponsored by MSA.

Trivia Night 
8:00 PM 
Blanchard Great Room 
Sponsored by Student Programs.

Saturday, September 16

FIeld Hockey vs. Clark 
1:00 PM 
Field Hockey Field 
Sponsored by Athletics.  

MHACASA Party: The Let Out 
10:00 PM 
Chapin Auditorium 
Sponsored by MHACASA. Always one of the best ways to kick-off the year, join MHACASA for an amazing DJ and tons of dancing.