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Fall 2018 Schedule of Events

We are in the process of planning fantastic events for your first two weeks at the College! We will post events as they are confirmed; please check back on August 1 for a full listing. Until then, check out past weeks of welcome to for information on events, opportunities, and programs that happened throughout the first two weeks last year. Make sure to track Welcome Mohome and tag your experiences using @MHCStuProg on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat with #WelcomeMoHome and #MyMountHolyoke.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Academic Fair
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Chapin Auditorium and Mary-Woolley Circle

Class of 2022 and Frances Perkins Picture
11:15 a.m.
Gettell Amphitheater

Convocation
11:30 a.m.
Gettell Amphitheater
Join President Sonya Stephens for a ceremony marking the official opening of the academic year.

Convocation Picnic
12:30 p.m.
Skinner Green/Rain: Dining Hall

Talcott Greenhouse Open Hours (for new students)
1 – 4 p.m.
Talcott Greenhouse
The firstie plant give-away is a beloved tradition nearly 50 years in the making! Please visit the Botanic Garden's Talcott Greenhouse at these times to collect your first-year plant. While there, plan to join Botanic Garden staff for an introduction to the Botanic Garden - why it exists and how it serves as a multi-faceted resource for the entire MHC community beyond simply being a beautiful place. (Please note, tours are limited to 25).

Museum Mania
2 – 3 p.m.
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 attends gets a free poster! Bring your phone to take the Selfie Challenge (or borrow one from Museum staff!) — our favorite selfie will win a very special prize! The scavenger hunt and selfie challenge start at 2 p.m. Prizes, refreshments, and info about the Museum’s programs and opportunities for students begin at 2:30 p.m. in Gamble Auditorium. Those unable to attend this event may stop by the museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Friday, September 7 to pick up a poster and museum information.

Rooke Theatre Backstage Tour
4 – 5 p.m.
Rooke Theatre
Gathering in Rooke lobby at 4 p.m.; this is a chance to meet faculty, staff, student reps, and liaisons, and learn how to get involved and/or volunteer. Light refreshments will be served.

Common Read speaker: Cristina Henriquez
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall
Hear from this year’s Common Read author Cristina Henríquez as she discusses her work “The Book of Unknown Americans.”

MHC Volleyball Match vs MCLA
7 – 9 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Gymnasium 1

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Classes Begin

Talcott Greenhouse Open Hours
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Talcott Greenhouse
The firstie plant give-away is a beloved tradition nearly 50 years in the making! Please visit the Botanic Garden's Talcott Greenhouse at these times to collect your first-year plant. While there, plan to join Botanic Garden staff for an introduction to the Botanic Garden - why it exists and how it serves as a multi-faceted resource for the entire MHC community beyond simply being a beautiful place. (Please note, tours are limited to 25).

Interfaith Lunch
noon
Unity Center, Blanchard Hall
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.

Dance Department Information Meeting
6:30 p.m.
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 6, 2018

Campus Sustainability Tour
3:30 p.m.
Meet outside Williston Memorial Library
Join Carey Lang '15, the Assistant Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, to learn about what's new at Mount Holyoke around sustainability, including the College's goal to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037.

Friday, September 7, 2018

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

Muslima Conversation
1 p.m.
Eliot House Lounge
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation and Recruiting Kickoff
4:30 p.m.
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!

Kabbalat Shabbat
5 p.m.
Eliot House Lounge
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Unitarian Universalist Meeting
6 p.m.
Abbey Sanctuary
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Dive-In Movie: Moana
7:30 p.m.
Kendall Natatorium (Pool)
Sponsored by Residential Life. Join us in the pool to watch the movie! Have fun splashing around, grab a snack, and make new connections at your MoHome.

Back to School Bingo
7 – 9 p.m.
Great Room, Community Center
Join in for some fun as we play rounds of old-school bingo! Take home amazing prizes and reconnect with your friends.

Welcome Back Jam
8 p.m.
Chapin Auditorium
Sponsored by Class of 2021. Come celebrate the start of the school year with MHC's amazing acapella groups at O-Jam!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

MHC Volleyball Tri-Match
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Gymnasium 1

MHC Field Hockey Game vs Stevens
Noon – 2 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Artificial Turf

Nightfest!
8 p.m.
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 9, 2018

Involvement Fair
1 – 3 p.m.
Skinner Green
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.

Rosh Hashanah Service
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Abbey Chapel, Sanctuary

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

Rosh Hashanah Dinner
7 – 9 p.m.
Eliot House

Monday, September 10, 2018

To be determined.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MHC Soccer Match vs WNEU
6 – 8 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Field #2

MHC Volleyball Match vs Wheaton
7 – 9 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Gymnasium 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Interfaith Lunch
Noon
Unity Center, Community Center
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Bike Clinic
3 – 6 p.m.
Skinner Green
Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works, a mobile bicycle shop, will be on campus for adjustments and minor repairs, free of charge to students (there might be a charge for more serious issues). Simply bring your bike to their set up on Skinner Green and they'll get your bike rolling again!

Mindfulness Meditation
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Abbey Chapel, Sanctuary

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SHRI Puja & Discussion
5 – 7 p.m.
Eliot House, Eliot Lounge

Friday, September 14, 2018

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

Muslima Conversation
1 p.m.
Eliot House Lounge
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Kabbalat Shabbat
5 p.m.
Eliot House
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Unitarian Universalist Meeting
6 p.m.
Abbey Sanctuary
Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life

Saturday, September 15, 2018

MHC Tennis Match vs Simmons
Noon – 4 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Outdoor CRTS 1-12

MHC Volleyball Match vs Wellesley
1 – 3 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Gymnasium 1

MHC Soccer Match vs Emmerson
1 – 3 p.m.
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Field #2 Soccer

Association of Pan-African Unity Party
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Chapin Auditorium