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This is an image of a digital slide from the cording ceremony that reads, "To our bold, brilliant, and beloved seniors- congratulations! We are so proud of you! #FearlessFirst."

Cording Ceremony 2021

The Cording Ceremony is a moment to honor the unique challenges that first-generation and low-income students overcome to graduate.

This is a side-by-side image. On the left, rainbow-colored block letters read, "Diverse, Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming Safe Space For Everyone. We stand together." On the right, a hand holds a lavender tassel, lavender sprig and a rainbow flag.

Lavender Ceremony 2021

Now in its fifth year at Mount Holyoke College, the Lavender Ceremony is a celebratory rite of passage for the LGBTQ community.

Megan Michaels FP’21

Meet the class of 2021: Megan Michaels

 “I feel so lucky to be admitted to this incredible Frances Perkins program. The support for students is really unparalleled.”

Genesis and Nicole Lara Granados

Meet the class of ’21: the Lara Granados sisters

“I never thought I’d research reproductive organs. But it’s super cool.” – Genesis. “We find our space on campus. There’s a space for everyone.” – Nicole

Kuzivakwashe Madungwe

Meet the class of 2021: Kuzivakwashe Madungwe

 “Playing squash challenged me to push myself beyond what I thought I could achieve as an athlete. The whole student-athlete experience has been amazing.” 

Guneet Moihdeen

Meet the class of 2021: Guneet Moihdeen

“The results I found were obvious to me, but I didn’t know that not everyone had access to these skills. I saw my Mount Holyoke education in practice.”

Muyun (Charlotte) Wang

Meet the class of ’21: Muyun (Charlotte) Wang

“This is the place where I can really let my voice be heard by other people, where I can figure out my potential as a woman, and as a woman of color.”

 Casey Roepke

Meet the class of 2021: Casey Roepke

“Mount Holyoke changed me. It taught me how to think tangibly with critical-thinking skills. It taught me to challenge my own assumptions every single day.”

Alma Evertz ’21

Meet the class of 2021: Alma Evertz

 “At MHC, instead of it being a competitive environment, professors and students really work together in class for everyone to learn and to do their best.”

A masked student outside of the Dining Commons, with a reusable lunch tote slung over her shoulder.

Innovative and fun dining during a pandemic

The dining experience at Mount Holyoke is a key component of student well-being. So how do you feed students safely in a pandemic? 

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