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The Cording Ceremony is a moment to honor the unique challenges that first-generation and low-income students overcome to graduate.
Now in its fifth year at Mount Holyoke College, the Lavender Ceremony is a celebratory rite of passage for the LGBTQ community.
“I feel so lucky to be admitted to this incredible Frances Perkins program. The support for students is really unparalleled.”
“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
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
The dining experience at Mount Holyoke is a key component of student well-being. So how do you feed students safely in a pandemic?