Weekend Calendar

Thank you for an amazing Family and Friends Weekend last year! Our program brought an exciting array of events for the MHC community and their guests to enjoy together, and we are looking forward to this year's Weekend! Below we've begun to list the 2015 events, for your reference. We will continue to post the 2015 events as they are confirmed. Events are subject to change.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Learning from Application (LEAP) Symposium
Each fall at the LEAP Symposium Mount Holyoke students reflect critically on how learning experiences outside the classroom—summer internships and research--connect to their coursework, and how they shape their academic, professional, and personal goals. More than 60 students will be presenting.
Kendade Atrium, 12pm-6pm 

Jumma Lunch & Friday Prayer
Join Liza Lozovaya, Muslim Chaplain and Muslim community for a Halal lunch followed by Friday Prayer. 
Eliot House, Muslim Prayer Room, 12pm-1pm  

Muslims at Mount Holyoke
Join Liza Lozovaya and members of the Muslim community on campus for a conversation about their faith at Mount Holyoke College. 
Eliot House, Muslim Prayer Room, 1pm-2pm 

Academic Highlight: TBD
Michelle Markley, Associate Professor of Geology. 
4pm–5pm

Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace
Join Leslie Fraser, Multifaith Chaplain and the Unitarian Universalist students for Prayers for world peace. All are welcome. 
Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4pm–5pm 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Eliot House Lounge, 5pm–6pm 

JSU Community Shabbat Dinner
The Jewish Students Union will be hosting Community Shabbat on Friday evening during Family and Friends weekend; we will be inviting families and community members to join us for a vegetarian/dairy Shabbat dinner. 
Eliot House, 6:15pm–7:30pm 

Family & Friends Weekend Jazz Concert: “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”
Join the Big Band, Chamber and Vocal Jazz Ensembles as they commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the twentieth century, Frank Sinatra, with music by Count Basie, Benny Goodman, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, James Van Heusen and others. Mark Gionfriddo, director. 
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30pm 

Dessert Reception
After the Jazz Concert, end your day on a sweet note and join performers, families and friends for beverages and light desserts. 
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall, 8:30pm–9:30pm

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Coffee Hour
Come for your morning coffee, tea, and pastries, and stay to socialize with other parents. The galleries will be open so you can enjoy a self-guided tour of MHC's art collections before you attend President Pasquerella's talk. 
Art Museum Lobby, 8am-9am

Conversation with the President and her Officers
President Pasquerella and her officers invite you to a conversation about Mount Holyoke today—our accomplished faculty and students, major on-campus projects, and future goals. 
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, 9am-10am

Career and Professional Development Panel (Nexus/Internships/Lynk)
A panel of faculty, staff and students will provide examples of the focused, intentional ways in which Mount Holyoke College assists students in connecting their academic work with valuable professional development through classroom innovations, the Nexus Program and funded internship and research projects.
10am-11am

Transformative Experiences: Learning Abroad
Students who have studied, interned, or researched abroad will speak about how their experiences have shaped their academic, professional, and personal goals. 
Cleveland L-2, 11am-12pm

Family & Friends Choir Community Rehearsal
Family and friends -- please join us for a fun and relaxed choral rehearsal, culminating in an exciting collaborative performance with featured choirs and the orchestra at the FFW Choral/Orchestral Concert. 
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 11am-12:15pm

Pre-Law Panel
Join Meghan Godorov, Pre-Law Advisor, for an interactive panel on these programs at Mount Holyoke. 
1pm-2pm

MHC Soccer vs. Bard
Artificial Turf, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 1pm-4pm

Fall Fest!
Celebrate Autumn at MHC with delicious treats, activities, crafts, and so much more!
Lantern Green behind Blanchard Campus Center, 1pm-3pm

Family & Friends Weekend Chorale/Orchestral Concert
Featuring a diverse selection of sacred and secular works performed by the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, and Family & Friends Choir.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4pm–5:30pm

Family & Friends Sustainable Gracious Dinner
Meal Tickets for the Sustainable Gracious Dinner may be purchased in advance at the Welcome Center, Blanchard Campus Center.
Residential Dining Locations, 5pm–7pm

“Fam’ Jam” A Capella Performance
Experience a Mount Holyoke tradition! Enjoy a night of talented and diverse a cappella voices, with artful intersections.
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Roman Catholic International Mass
Catholic International Mass with readings, songs and prayer from around the world. Refreshments will be served.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 9:30am-10:30am

Pre-Health Panel
Join Pamela Matheson, Pre-Law Advisor, for an interactive panel on health-related programs at Mount Holyoke. 
10am-11am

Academic Highlight: "Poisons: Death by Chemistry"
Alan Giessen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 
10am-11am

Academic Highlight: TBD
Patricia Banks Associate Professor of Sociology. 
11am–12pm

Canoeing on Upper Lake
All are welcome to paddle on Upper Lake. An adult must accompany children. Life jackets are required and provided to all participants. Enjoy this Family and Friends Weekend tradition! Weather permitting. Hosted by the Outing Club.
Boathouse on Upper Lake, beyond Kendall, 11am-2pm

Ongoing all Weekend

After Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja.
Sleepy Hollow has changed a lot in 200 years!  Or has it?
In this exciting, contemporary adaptation by resident playwright Jonathan Yukich, we meet two college students who lead guided tours of the hallowed hollow where the infamous Headless Horseman galloped after lovesick schoolteacher Ichabod Crane.  As they fearlessly retrace the steps from Washington Irving’s classic story, the past begins to merge with the present and the young tour guides discover how much of the “legend” might actually be true.  Guaranteed to thrill the whole family on Family and Friends Weekend! Tickets are $5 general and $3 students and seniors. For reservations:  (413) 538-2406 or email rookeboxoffice@gmail.com
Rooke Theatre, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm

Student Art Gallery
Blanchard Campus Center
Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 12pm–9pm

Art Museum
Tuesday-Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm –5pm, additional open hour 8am-9am on Saturday for the Coffee Break

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
Wednesdays and Sundays 2pm-5pm

Botanic Garden, Talcott Greenhouse
Monday - Friday 9am–4pm, Saturday-Sunday 1pm -4pm

Wa-shin-an Garden and Teahouse
Traditional Japanese meditation garden and teahouse.  Eliot House.
Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm 

Admissions Tours
Guided tours of the Mount Holyoke College campus. Tours last 1hr 15min. Meet at the Office of Admission, Newhall Center, Route 116.
Saturday 10am, 11am and 1pm

Recovery Retreat Room
The recovery room offers a quiet and safe place for those in recovery from alcohol and other drugs, or for those who have been affected by another person’s use. 
9am-12am daily

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex Core Hours
Monday-Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-10pm

Kendall Open Swim
Monday-Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm, Monday-Friday 12pm-2pm, Tuesday 7pm-8:30pm, Thursday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm, Sunday 3pm-4pm

Kendall Fitness Center
Monday-Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-10pm