Weekend Schedule

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We are looking forward to an amazing Family and Friends Weekend this year! Our program brings an exciting array of events for the MHC community and guests to enjoy together, and we are looking forward to this year's weekend! Below is our tentative schedule of events for the 2017 weekend. We will add more events once they have been confirmed, so check back at the end of August!

If you or a member of your party are in need of accommodations or have accessibility needs please contact the Office of Student Programs at studentprograms@mtholyoke.edu, or stop by the Welcome Center in Blanchard Campus Center.

Friday, October 20

Equestrian Center Open House

Visit the Equestrian Center to take a self guided tour or watch our Dressage or Hunter Seat Teams practice.

Equestrian Center, 56 Park Street, 8:00 am–4:00 pm 
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 shape their academic, professional, and personal goals. More than 150 students will be presenting.

Kendade Atrium, noon-6:00 pm 


Jumma Lunch and Prayers

Join the Muslim community for a Halal lunch and prayers afterward. All are welcome. 

Eliot House Lounge, noon-1:00 pm 
Muslims at Mount Holyoke

If you are Muslim or interested in the Muslim faith, join Liza Lozovaya, our Muslim Chaplain, as she explains what programs and events are offered by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. 

Eliot House Lounge, 1:00-2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Prayers for World Peace

Join Leslie Fraser, the Multifaith Chaplain and the advisor to Unitarian Universalist students, for prayers for world peace. All are welcome.

Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary, 4:00–5:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Join the Jewish Community for Kabbalat Shabbat Service. You are welcome to stay for Community Shabbat Dinner immediately after the service.

Eliot House Lounge, 5:00–6:00 pm
Jewish Community Shabbat Dinner

Join the Jewish Community and Amelia Ender, the Jewish Chaplain, for Community Shabbat Dinner. All are welcome.
Eliot House, 6:00–9:00 pm
Frankenstein Unplugged
Frankenstein Unplugged, adapted by Jonathan Yukich based on the novel by Mary Shelley, October 19-21 at 7:30 pm and October 22 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices $8 general, $5 students and senior citizens. Buy Tickets at: www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theatre
Rooke Theatre, 7:30 pm  
Jazz Concert
Join the Jazz Ensembles (Big Band, Vocal and Chamber Jazz) for a night of jazz music. Mark Gionfriddo, director. 
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday, October 21

Morning Coffee
The Mount Holyoke Fund invites you to come for morning coffee, tea, and pastries, and stay to socialize with other guests before you attend the Conversation with the Acting President and her College officers. 
Art Museum Lobby, 8:30-9:00 am
Conversation with the Acting President and her Senior Team
Acting President Stephens and the College officers invite you to join them in a conversation about the state of the College and the vision for the future.  
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, 9:00-10:00 am
Career and Professional Development Panel (Nexus/Internships/The 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.
Cleveland L-3, 10:00-11:00 am
MHC Swim/Dive Alum Meet
Pool 1, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
MHC Volleyball vs. Baruch College
Come shake some pom-poms and cheer on the team as they take on Baruch College!
Gymnasium 1, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Art Museum Sampler Tour 
Hear from student guides about their favorite works of art in Mount Holyoke's renowned collection.
Art Museum, 10:30-11:30 am
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-1, 11:00 am-noon
Pre-Law Panel
Join Pre-Law Advisor Roshonda DeGraffenreid, a current pre-law student, and recent alumnae for an interactive panel on the programs and services that support students who are interested in applying to law school after Mount Holyoke. 
Cleveland L-3, 1:00-2:00 pm
LITS Welcome Table
LITS (Library, Information, and Technology Services) staff welcome you to campus! Stop by the Library Atrium to learn about LITS services and to ask your library and technology questions. 
Library Atrium, 1:00-4:00 pm
MHC Volleyball vs. Westfield State University
Come out to cheer on the team as they take on Westfield State University!
Gymnasium 1, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, 2:00 am–4:00 pm
Fall Fest with the Division of Student Life
Celebrate autumn at MHC with delicious treats from local Atkins Farm, music, activities, crafts, and so much more!
Skinner Green, 2:00-4:00 pm
Language Resource Center Open House
Come to the Language Resource Center for a brief tour and exploration of their amazing resources. Share your most memorable language experiences and advice for current students. Light refreshments will be served. 
Ciruti Center, Room 6 (lower level), 2:00-4:00 pm
Campus Sustainability Walk
The Miller Worley Center for the Environment and the EcoReps invite you to join us in exploring the sustainable and green features of Mount Holyoke College and how MHC is working towards its environmental initiatives to do our part in bettering our campus and community. 
Meet at Skinner Green, 4:00-5:00 pm
Family and Friends Weekend Choral/Orchestral Concert
Featuring a diverse selection of sacred and secular works performed by the Mount Holyoke Glee Club, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Orchestra, and Family and Friends Choir.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 4:00–5:30 pm
Family and Friends Gracious Dinner
Meal tickets for the Sustainable Gracious Dinner may be purchased in advance at the Welcome Center, Blanchard Campus Center.
Residential Dining Locations, 5:00–7:00 pm
Frankenstein Unplugged
Frankenstein Unplugged, adapted by Jonathan Yukich based on the novel by Mary Shelley, October 19-21 at 7:30 pm and October 22 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices $8 general, $5 students and senior citizens. Buy Tickets at: www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theatre
Rooke Theatre, 7:30 pm
Fall Jam A Cappella Performance
Experience a Mount Holyoke tradition! Enjoy a night of talented and diverse a cappella voices, with artful intersections.
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Sunday, October 22

International Catholic Mass
Join the Catholic Community for a Mass of international songs and prayers. All are welcome.
Abbey Memorial Chapel, 9:00-10:00am
Pre-Health Session
Join Pre-Health Programs for a session on health-related programs at Mount Holyoke. 
Cleveland L-3, 10:00-11:00 am
International Tea and Pastries
Join staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life for international tea, pastries, and conversation. Discover which programs, services, and spiritual literacy we offer students.
Eliot House Lounge, 10:30-11:30 am
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, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Frankenstein Unplugged
Frankenstein Unplugged, adapted by Jonathan Yukich based on the novel by Mary Shelley, October 19-21 at 7:30 pm and October 22 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices $8 general, $5 students and senior citizens. Buy Tickets at: www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theatre
Rooke Theatre, 2:00 pm

Hours & Resources

Welcome Center
Blanchard Campus Center Main Level
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday, open but unstaffed
Tickets for the Gracious Dinner can be purchased Friday, 2:30-7:00pm and Saturday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Student Art Gallery
Blanchard Campus Center
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:00–9:00 pm
Art Museum
Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm, Special extended hours Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm with Art Museum Sampler Tour by student guides from 10:30 to 11:30am.
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum
Wednesdays and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm, Special extended hours Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
Botanic Garden, Talcott Greenhouse
Monday-Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm
Admissions Tours
Guided tours of the Mount Holyoke College campus. Tours last 75 minutes. Meet at the Office of Admission, Newhall Center, Route 116.
Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Equestrian Center Open Hours
The Equestrian Center is open for visitors from 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday.
56 Park Street, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Kendall Sports and Dance Complex Core Hours
Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am-11:00 pm; Friday 6:30 am-10:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Kendall Open Swim
Monday-Friday, noon-2:00 pm; Monday and Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm; Tuesday and Friday, 7:00-8:00 pm; Thursday, 7:00-10:00 pm; Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm; Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm
Kendall Fitness Center
Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am-11:00 pm; Friday, 6:30 am-10:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Williston Library
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-2:00 am; Friday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am-2:00 am
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. 
Daily, 9:00 am-midnight
Blanchard Campus Center, Room 318
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting; Friday, October 21st; Room 318, 9:00-10:00 pm; Open to anyone who would like to share his or her experiences, strength, and hope to help others recover from alcoholism. 
  • Recovery Gratitude Meeting; Saturday, October 22nd; Room 318, 10:00-11:00 am; Open to anyone who has been affected by another's use of alcohol or other drugs who would like to share his or her experiences, strength, and hope.
Balfour Class Rings
Friday, noon-5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Blanchard Campus Center, in front of the Campus Store

Village Commons Stores and Restaurants

Crazy Moon
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Sunday, noon-5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop
Monday 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday, noon-5:00 pm
Wow Frozen Yogurt
Monday-Friday, noon-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-10:00 pm
IYA Sushi and Noodle Kitchen
Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Johnny’s Bar and Grille
Sunday-Wednesday, 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Thursday, 11:30 am-10:00 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 am-11:00 pm
Tower Theaters
Monday, 11:30 am-9:00 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm; Wednesday, 11:30 am-9:00 pm; Thursday-Sunday, 11:30 am -11:00 pm
Tailgate Picnic
Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-7:00 pm; Saturday, 6:30 am-5:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 am-5:00 pm 
Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar
Monday-Wednesday, 7:00 am-9:00 pm; Thursday-Saturday, 7:00 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, 7:00 am-9:00 pm