Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Williston Observatory

Join us as we track the solar eclipse!  Limited space and glasses available, first come first serve. 

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Mindfulness Meditation

Sep. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Reduce stress, improve focus, foster gentle relaxation. All are welcome; no religious or meditation experience needed. 

Dance Department Information Meeting

Sep. 6, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

Meet Faculty, learn about curriculum, special projects, auditions, and performances in the Dance Department.

Auditions: "Frankenstein" and "Bull in a China Shop"

Sep. 7, 2017 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores & Juniors

Sep. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

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!

Bahá’í Musical Devotions

Sep. 7, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel

Join the Bahá’í community for muscial devotions in Abbey Chapel. 

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation & Recruiting Kickoff

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

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!

Advanced Placement Audition

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Kendall Hall Studio Theatre

Auditions for placement into the advanced classes in Modern and Ballet across the Five College Dance Department.  

Community Shabbat and Dinner

Sep. 8, 2017 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for the first Shabbat of the semester. All are welcome!

Callbacks: Frankenstein and Bull in a China Shop

Sep. 8, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

FCDD Faculty Audition

Sep. 9, 2017 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Smith College Scott Dance Studio

JSU Welcome Reception

Sep. 10, 2017 3:03 pm – 5:00 pm
Eliot House

Join the Jewish Student Union for a Welcome Reception with bagels and lox. 

Welcome Catholic BBQ

Sep. 10, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eliot House Patio

The MHC Catholic Community invites you to a Welcome BBQ. Mass will be at 6:30 in Abbey Chapel.

International Student Work Authorization Orientation

Sep. 12, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

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. 

Callbacks for "Frankenstein" and "Bull"

Sep. 12, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:09 pm

Interfaith Lunch

Sep. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unity Room, Blanchard

Join students, faculty, and staff for a midweek break to eat, listen, discuss, and socialize. A vegan-friendly meal is served, followed by a speaker and discussion. This year's theme is "Engaging Across Borders" and there are different speakers and topics each week.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Sep. 13, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sep. 14, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L1

This mandatory workshop will be offered twice and is presented by Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs. The workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds) and covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

Integrating Students into your Research

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Camp & Andy Reiter

Faculty across divisions incorporate students into their research--in labs and studios, as research assistants, and as co-authors on publications. These interactions can bring benefits to faculty and students alike, but there are many challenges and even professional drawbacks to doing so.

Alison Hale Faculty Flute Recital - Stolen Jewels

Sep. 15, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium - Pratt Music Hall

Sought-after recitalist, symphony, and chamber flutist, Alison Hale performs a concert of Stolen Jewels -- works composed for other instruments transcribed for flute.  The program will feature chamber favorites, including the Brahms Sonata in F minor for clarinet, the Shubert Arpeggione Sonata for Cello, the three Romances for Oboe by Schumann, and the Sonata in A Major for violin by Faure. With pianists Mark Gionfriddo and Larry Schipull.  Free and open to the public, with a reception to follow in the Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall.

Alan Betts: “The Climate Challenge Deepens”

Sep. 19, 2017 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join leading climate scientist Dr. Alan Betts from Atmospheric Research in Pittsford, VT for a special lecture and discussion about how global climate change is affecting New England, and review the transformation of society that is underway despite current political opposition. Dr. Betts will explore the question, “What are our responsibilities to the Earth?”. Free and open to the public. 

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Rosh Hashannah

Sep. 20 – 22, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Multiple Locations

Please join the Jewish Student Union for Rosh Hashanah events September 20th-22nd. 

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Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Sep. 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. Reserve your session and submit your documents via LyonNet today.

Yom Kippur

Sep. 29, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Join MHC's Jewish Student Union for Yom Kippur Services. 

John Hopkins School of Nursing Info Session

Oct. 5, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 107

Betsy Emery, Senior Admissions Officer at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their programs, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

Disability in the Classroom: Bias, Differential Expectations, and Inclusion

Oct. 13, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amber Douglas

This conversation will focus on exploring hidden or unintentional biases within the classroom toward students with disabilities. We will discuss how as faculty we work toward inclusion of all students while maintaining academic rigor and meeting our pedagogical goals.

The Orchestra and Choral Ensembles Join Forces for Family and Friends!

Oct. 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

A centerpiece of the annual Family and Friends Weekend, the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles join forces for a lively concert showcasing the talents of our fantastic students!  Ng Tian Hui and Stephanie Council conduct.  Free and open to the public.

Duke University School of Medicine info Session

Oct. 26, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Faculty Workshop with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Nov. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
To be announced

Former Dean of Faculty and Acting President of Mount Holyoke College, and Ninth President of Spelman College (2002-2015), Dr. Tatum is widely recognized as a race relations expert and leader in higher education.  Her areas of research include racial identity development, and the role of race in the classroom. She is the author of “Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation ‘ (2007) and “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations about Race” (1997) as well as “Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community” (1987).

A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda

Nov. 2, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov. 4, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Leyda — a scholar, a translator, an artist, an archivist and a teacher — worked across the 20th century in a remarkable array of fields. He left his intellectual mark, in his characteristically understated way, on cinema, photography, music, painting and literature. This symposium brings together scholars from many aspects of Leyda’s life and work in order to spark conversation regarding his influence and legacy.

♿ Free and open to the public. Please register by October 1 to ensure adequate seating for the symposium and lunch on Friday.

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MHC Faculty Dance Concert

Nov. 9, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 10, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov. 11, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum

Nov. 10, 2017 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools.

Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you with following: become more familiar with the LSAT and the testing process from the test developers; get advice about ways to finance your legal education; ask law school admission representatives questions about the application process; meet practicing attorneys and learn their strategies for professional success; and learn more from the diversity information panel about the unique challenges that may face students from diverse backgrounds.

– Limited Seating
– Van will leave at 11:00 a.m. and will return by 10:00 p.m.


Nov. 17, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Eva Paus, Catherine Corson, Kirk Lange, Alan Bloomgarden, David Hernandez

What Are Grades For?

Dec. 1, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dwight Lounge

Talking About Teaching Lunch

with Amy Grillo

Grades are so much a part of our academic culture that we often don’t ask ourselves what purposes they serve. Are we using them to compare students’ achievements against each other, or are we using them to measure students’ progress towards specific criteria? How do grades affect student motivation and learning? What does research say about the uses and usefulness of grades? Come share your thoughts, experiences and questions about the role of grades in teaching and learning.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location to be announced

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

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Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. 
Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit (Coming Soon) your application via LyonNet. 

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Apr. 11, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location to be announced

AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In this workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn...

- How to identify and articulate your personal value
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 16, 2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.