Family and Friends 2020

Wednesday, October 21 — Thursday, October 29, 2020

Family and Friends is normally a weekend in October for family and friends to experience the beautiful Mount Holyoke campus, culture of academic excellence and vibrant cocurricular life. This year we are offering a variety of virtual and self-guided experiences that you can participate in with your Mount Holyoke student over the course of a week.

Choose activities to create the experience that best suits your interests. There are scheduled, live events that will give you a snapshot of the student experience and others that are tailored more specifically for parents, families, and friends. We have also provided the opportunity to build your own Family and Friends experience through various on-demand activities and content.

Scheduled events will be posted on our calendar as they are confirmed.

If you have questions, please check out the FAQ or email the Family and Friends committee.

Scheduled Events

On-Demand Activities and Content

Arts and Culture

Listen to the Alma Mater sung by MHC choral students


Excellence and Innovation

Learn about the Global Challenges Conference, hosted every two years by the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives


A Taste of MHC

M&M cookies on a cooling rack

Enjoy some of or students’ favorite recipes — General Tso’s Chicken, Chicken 65 and Chef Jeff M&M Cookies — courtesy of Dining Services.


Our Community

Enjoy this Family and Friends slideshow.

Note: This video is not narrated.

Hear Mount Holyoke students discuss their favorite traditions.


Our Campus

Enjoy this aerial tour of campus

Note: this video is not narrated.


Mount Holyoke College's Rich History

Learn about the history of the campus in this conversation with President Stephens and Paul Breen, Director of Facilities Management and Planning


Keep in Touch

Closeup photo of a student wearing a Mount Holyoke College sweatshirt

Order MHC gear online from the Odyssey Bookshop


Just for Fun

Zoom backgrounds

Download a Zoom background

Scroll through and click on the image of the background you like. When the image opens, click on the download icon in the lower right corner.