Family and Friends

Held each fall, Family and Friends Weekend gives participants an opportunity to experience Mount Holyoke’s culture of academic excellence and vibrant co-curricular life. You will have the opportunity to choose activities to create the experience that best suits your interests.

Scheduled events will be posted on this page and on our calendar as they are confirmed. We have also provided the opportunity to build your own Family and Friends experience through various on-demand activities and content.

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

Scheduled Events

Events will be listed here as they are confirmed.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request special accommodations?

If you have general questions, or require services because of a disability or special need, please call 413-538-2478 by Monday, October 1 to make arrangements.

Do I have to register?

Yes, registration will be required whether virtual or in-person. Registration will be made available during the fall semester.

What is the schedule?

Events will be listed on our Family and Friends calendar as they are confirmed. Other offerings will be listed on this page. We will post activities as they are confirmed, with a full schedule by October 1.

How can I connect with other departments?

Visit our Resources for Parents and Families page for links to resources across campus.