Information about COVID-19

The purpose of this page is to keep the Mount Holyoke community updated on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak, including the College’s preventive steps, policy decisions and resources. We are closely monitoring the situation and are in ongoing contact with state and local public health officials, colleagues within the Five Colleges and other relevant parties. This site will be updated as often as possible with information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other trusted sources. At present, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in our community.

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Last updated April 5, 2020, 1 pm. Please check regularly for updates.

Latest Updates

  • Information regarding summer internships  and refund requests has been added April 5, 2020.
  • As of Wednesday, April 1, the Mount Holyoke College campus is closed to the public. Campus buildings and facilities are open only to Mount Holyoke students, faculty and staff residing on campus and/or with essential on-campus work. All athletics facilities—including the track, fields, and tennis courts—are closed. Members of the Mount Holyoke community should carry their College-issued identification cards (“One Card”) at all times. This decision aligns with today’s announcement that the Town of South Hadley has closed its recreational areas.  The public’s assistance to comply with these actions is appreciated.
  • Information about grading for the Spring 2020 semester, March 27, 2020
  • Census 2020: As per guidelines from the Census Bureau, students living on campus earlier this spring will be counted by the College as residing here for the current census count. There is no need for students or their families to count these students on their Census forms.
  • Notices prior to March 27

Important Announcements

  • All Mount Holyoke on-campus events scheduled through May 31 are canceled or postponed.

Questions? Contact covid19info@mtholyoke.edu.

Credits and Refunds

Will I receive a credit for room and board?

All students in College housing for the Spring 2020 semester who moved off campus by March 20, 2020 will receive a 45% reduction of semester room and board fees. This will be posted as a $3,450 account credit. Credits related to room and board fees will be posted to the student’s accounts by Friday, March 27.

Can I get a refund instead of a credit?

The Student Refund Request form is now available on my.mtholyoke.edu under Course Registration and Bill Payment. Log in to my.mtholyoke, select Course Registration & Bill Payment from the self-service menu on the left side of the screen, and choose Student Refund Request.

Students who have a credit balance may request a refund using this form. Refund processing will begin April 10. Once processing begins, please allow two weeks to receive your refund if you requested a check or a deposit to your bank. Mailing checks to international addresses may take longer.

Please note that if you do not complete the form, the credit balance will remain on your account to be applied to future charges or, if you are a senior, the credit balance will be sent to your home address before June 30.

Please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@mtholyoke.edu for questions about your student account or your refund request.

What if I use a payment plan?

Many students utilize payment plans — those students will receive outreach directly from Student Financial Services in advance of the next payment due date.

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Academics for remainder of Spring 2020 semester

How will grading work for the Spring ’20 semester?

Due to this semester's exigent circumstances, you will have an option, after your letter grades are posted at the end of the semester but only until June 30, 2020, to elect the Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grading option in one or all of your Spring 2020 Mount Holyoke courses.

  • Students who elect the CR/NC option will have their letter grade replaced on their transcript with a "CR" if they had a letter grade of D- or higher or with an "NC" if they had failed the course. Neither the "CR" nor the "NC" would affect the student's grade point average. 
  • Spring 2020 courses with a passing letter grade or a "CR" will be allowed to count towards major, minor, and distribution requirements. 
  • Electing CR/NC grading in spring 2020 courses will not count towards the limit of courses in which a student can elect the usual more-restrictive Ungraded Option in other semesters. 
  • Letter grades for spring 2020, which a student does not elect by June 30 to replace with CR/NC grading will, as usual, factor into the student's grade point average. 
  • The exact procedures for students to elect CR/NC grading will be published by the registrar before spring 2020 grades are published at the end of this term. This CR/NC option will replace the usual more-restrictive Ungraded Option for the spring 2020 term.

Grading policy and procedures for Mount Holyoke students taking Five College courses this semester are still being finalized.

How will registration work for Fall ’20 courses?

Advising week and the start of registration are being delayed by one week. 

Advising Week will now be April 6 to April 10. 

Students, as usual, will have individualized start times for registration, but within this general framework:

  • Rising seniors (2021), Frances Perkins Scholars, and graduate students will have start times on Monday, April 13.
  • Rising juniors (2022) will have start times on Wednesday, April 15.
  • Rising sophomores (2023) will have start times on Friday, April 17.
  • The last day for Five College registration requests, from all students, will be Friday, April 24 but registration for Mount Holyoke courses will continue a few more days through Tuesday, April 28.

 

Will students be able to complete coursework?

Yes! Faculty and key personnel are moving all courses to alternative format instruction. We will be using Moodle, Zoom and other platforms to support courses. Faculty are using the extended Spring Break to finalize these plans. Each professor will send information and updates about their courses before classes resume.

What if I've never taken an online class before?

LITS is putting together resources to support students' research and technology needs in the new online environment on the Keep learning! webpage. Keep checking the page; more information will be added as we have it. Please bookmark https://lits.mtholyoke.edu/, as that will be the central information hub for library and technology questions and support for online learning.

Will seniors be able to graduate?

The College has moved all spring 2020 courses to alternative instructional formats. Eligibility for graduation will require satisfactory completion of the graduation requirements as specified in the applicable Bulletin and Course Catalog.

How will I access library materials?

Many students rely on books on reserve in the library for their course readings. LITS staff is working to make all assigned course materials available online. 

Faculty, as you modify your syllabi for remote teaching, please submit lists of needed materials through the online reserves systemLITS staff will purchase or locate an electronic version of the material if it is available. If an e-version of your requested course reading is not available, they will let you know, and encourage you to contact your LITS liaison for support in finding alternative options. See https://guides.mtholyoke.edu/teachremote/reserves for up-to-date information on course reserves, including sources for finding electronically accessible e-textbooks. 

Please bookmark https://lits.mtholyoke.edu/ as that will be the central information hub for library questions and support for online learning.

Are we sticking to the academic calendar?

On Monday, March 30, classes resumed in alternative modes of instruction for remote completion. Classes will be held on April 7, which had been formerly designated as the Community Day.

April dates for Advising Week and registration have been shifted a bit. Advising will now be held from April 6 to April 10. As usual, students will have individualized start times for registration, but within this general framework:

  • Rising seniors (2021), Frances Perkins Scholars, and graduate students will have start times on Monday, April 13.
  • Rising juniors (2022) will have start times on Wednesday, April 15.
  • Rising sophomores (2023) will have start times on Friday, April 17.
  • The last day for Five College registration requests, from all students, will be Friday, April 24 but registration for Mount Holyoke courses will continue a few more days through Tuesday, April 28.

Students in second-half-of-semester PE courses have an extended period to drop these PE courses, through Friday, April 3, by emailing their requests to registrar@mtholyoke.edu by 11:59 pm on April 3.

The last day to withdraw from spring 2020 courses with a “W” recorded has been extended to April 14, instead of April 8.

The last day of classes will be Tuesday, April 28. Exam period will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 1 and will end at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 5. (Seniors’ end date for exams and deadline for completing all finals and papers will be the same as for other students this semester.) 

Seniors’ grades will be due from faculty at 11:00 pm on May 11. Non-senior grades will be due from faculty as originally scheduled at 11:00 pm on May 19.

June 30 (Tuesday) will be the last day for undergraduates, if they wish, to elect the CR/NC option to replace one or more Spring 2020 letter grades with CR (or NC as appropriate).

How are we handling PE courses?

Students will have the opportunity to complete their spring semester PE courses, including the second-half-semester PE courses. The instructors will present a variety of ways for students to complete the requirements for the PE courses. To ensure that students who are unable to complete these courses while away from campus are not penalized, those students who do not successfully complete the course (for whatever reason) will not receive an NC on their transcript if the course is not completed this semester, it will be removed from the transcript. 

Seniors who are not able to complete their PE requirements this semester who are otherwise eligible to have their degrees conferred in May or October 2020 will receive a waiver of this requirement. 

All students enrolled in second-half-semester PE courses will also be allowed an extended period — through Friday April 3 — to drop those courses if they wish, by emailing their request to registrar@mtholyoke.edu by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 3.

How will we handle labs and performance classes?

We have assembled faculty working groups to develop plans for alternative instructional format for labs and performance classes. These plans will be integrated into course materials when the College resumes classes on Monday, March 30.

How will we handle Five College courses?

Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will conduct their courses through remote teaching and learning formats beginning Monday, March 23. Hampshire College and Smith College, like Mount Holyoke College, have extended spring break a week and will resume courses through remote formats one week later, on Monday, March 30. Students enrolled in Five College courses should be sure to follow instructions from their professors via emails and/or updates in course learning platforms as those dates approach (or, if they haven't received instructions by those dates, should reach out to their instructors via email for further information).

Are sophomores still expected to declare a major?

Yes, and the vast majority of sophomores already have, since the deadline was before Spring Break. Those who have not yet declared may do so by emailing the chair of the department for permission to declare the major and to request an advisor within that major. Once approved, the chair will email the Registrar’s Office to record the change of major. Students are advised to contact the chair of their intended major as soon as possible, as major declaration is not instantaneous and registration for the next semester may be held until the process is completed.

How can students get their tech needs addressed?

Please bookmark https://lits.mtholyoke.edu/ as that will be the central information hub for technology questions and support for online learning

What about the teacher licensure program?

Directors of the undergraduate and graduate licensure programs at Mount Holyoke College are working together to develop plans for alternative instructional formats for our licensure students in the practicum phase of their program. These plans will be integrated into course materials. In consultation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, program directors will devise plans to support undergraduate and graduate students as they work toward licensure and graduation requirements. Practicum students are not continuing in their practicum placements beyond March 13, 2020. Graduate students participating in other field-based experiences also concluded by March 13, 2020.

What about international students?

International students are still obligated to maintain a full course of study if they wish to remain in Active status. Students who choose not to complete the semester remotely would need to follow proper procedures for withdrawal. International students who remain fully enrolled may use their current F-1 to reenter the United States should they choose to leave. Students with further questions regarding their F-1 or J-1 status should contact Bri Rhodes or Jenny Medina in the McCulloch Center.

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Study Abroad

What about the ban on travel to Europe?

On March 11, President Trump announced a ban on travel from continental Europe (excluding the UK and Ireland) to the US, effective Friday, March 13 at midnight. Additionally, many European countries had their travel warnings updated to CDC level 3. We have directed students studying abroad in CDC level 3 warning countries to return home. Although the UK and Ireland are currently at CDC level 2, we anticipate a change in status very soon and strongly suggest students in those locations also return home.

It appears that US citizens and legal permanent residents will be able to return to home from Europe beyond the Friday, March 13 midnight deadline, or at least via connecting flight from the UK. Mount Holyoke strongly recommends that students in Europe return home as soon as reasonably possible in order to avoid travel restrictions.

How is MHC helping students studying abroad?

The College will continue to communicate with all study abroad students on their academic plans. 

Students who have questions or concerns should be in touch directly with the Office of Student Success and Advising at academic-deans@mtholyoke.edu.

What if a study abroad program is canceled?

If a student’s study abroad program is cancelled, the program will likely pay for the student’s return home (or the change fee for a round trip already booked). If that is not the case, students should contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives by emailing global@mtholyoke.edu.

The College is already working, and will continue to work, with affected study abroad students on their academic plans.

Should I come home?

For students' health, safety and wellbeing, we are now requiring the return of all Mount Holyoke students studying abroad to their respective homes.

We understand this is a departure from our policy of return if the study abroad country reaches a US CDC level 3. Given the increasing number of border closures and the limited availability of flights as countries take more drastic measures to stave off the spread of COVID-19, we believe this is the most prudent course of action in these extraordinary times. 

Please book your flight home immediately (expect this to take hours)

  • Contact your airline if you have a roundtrip ticket--airlines are waiving change fees, but be prepared that there may be charges associated with change in price for the new date of departure. 
  • You may also contact AIG TravelGuard at 877-244-6871, and ask to speak with the travel assistance department. Policyholder: Five Colleges, Inc; Policy#: 9144090

While we are asking you to return home, if you are a resident of the US, you cannot return to the Mount Holyoke campus. As you may know, the College has recently taken measures to significantly reduce the number of students on campus. The vast majority of your peers have returned to their respective homes and will resume their Mount Holyoke semester through online instruction.

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Student Employment

What is happening with student jobs?

The Student Employment Emergency Response Team has worked hard to find a solution that is as equitable as possible. They have approved a limited number of student positions. Students will hear from supervisors shortly as to whether or not they have a job available. 

We know that many work-study eligible students are facing an added financial burden. For this reason, work-study eligible student workers are encouraged to apply for a transitional allowance of $420 to offset their loss of wages. Students will receive an application form for that transitional allowance today and as long as they were working in the spring and are work-study eligible, they will receive the allowance.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Employment Team at student-employment@mtholyoke.edu.

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Summer Programs

Will summer programs go forward?

The College has not yet made a determination for summer programs. Graduate programs will be held, but we are still determining if graduate programs will be held online only or as a hybrid of online and in-person classes.

What’s happening with Lynk this summer?

The Lynk Program will continue this summer. We recognize that there are ongoing various social distancing requirements and disruptions to travel, both internationally and within individual countries. As a result, many employers have cancelled their internship programs, or put them on hold for a decision later in the spring. Others have moved on-site internships to remote models.

What kind of internships should I pursue?

While remote internships have been discouraged in the past, this summer we are strongly encouraging them.  

Many internships have been already moved to a remote format.  If you have been offered an internship that has not yet been moved to a remote format, we recommend asking your employers if remote might be possible. We have developed this guide for communicating with your employer for your reference, along with an accompanying remote internship guide for employers.

For those who have not yet secured an internship, MHConnect partners across campus are now actively asking alumnae and other employers to build new remote internships.  These opportunities will be posted in Handshake as they become available.

Because they can be completed at home, remote internships will be eligible for a Lynk award of $3,000 regardless of whether they are domestic or international, and will not be eligible for any travel adjustments or cost-of-living adjustments.

What about on-campus internships this summer?

The College is still working on whether on-campus Lynk projects and student employment will be available this summer. A decision will be announced in mid-April.

Should my internship still be 240 hours?

While we still strongly recommend that students pursue internships of 240 hours or more, we recognize that some employers may not be prepared to move their entire internship program online, but may be able to design a shorter project that could be worked remotely.  We also recognize that many internships may be delayed until later in the summer, thereby making it difficult for students to secure a summer internship of 240 hours or more. Therefore, for the Lynk 2020 program year only, we will accept Lynk proposals of 120 hours.

Who should I ask about other internship questions?

Contact the CDC at cdc@mtholyoke.edu.

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Events

Are buildings open? Are events canceled?

All campus buildings are closed to visitors until further notice. Staff who must access buildings for essential on-campus operations will be given appropriate credentials to enter the buildings. All teaching spaces including laboratories, performance spaces and classrooms are closed to all students.

LITS will be sending out an email to students about Library resources that will be available online and a survey about connectivity. If you have any questions after receiving the email from LITS, please email helpdesk@mtholyoke.edu.

The Community Center will be open daily. Blanchard Hall will be open from 11 am – 7 pm for resident students, essential staff and faculty. The Dining Commons is transitioning to takeout food only beginning Tuesday, March 17 in accordance with guidance from the Governor of Massachusetts. The dining hours and menus are posted here.

All Mount Holyoke College on-campus events scheduled through May 31 are canceled or postponed. This includes events such as BOOM/Community Day and athletics practices and competitions.

Will there be a Commencement?

It is with great sadness that we have concluded that we cannot come together in May to celebrate Commencement. In this video message from President Sonya Stephens, she says "I promise you, you will get to celebrate your achievements some time in the future." 

Once the College confirms when we can hold a celebration for the Class of 2020, we will reach out.

Will I get my scarf?

When the College can come together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020, all students — undergraduate, Frances Perkins Scholars and graduate students — will get their scarves, whether they are blue lions for undergraduates, teal owls for graduates or purple phoenixes for Frances Perkins Scholars.

Will I get my diploma?

Yes. The College will make sure graduates get their diplomas.

Will there be a Reunion?

For questions about Reunion, please visit the Reunion page on the Alumnae Association website.

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Athletics

Will athletic games and seasons continue?

Mount Holyoke has suspended its regular and championship seasons for varsity and club sport spring and split season sports as well as the nontraditional seasons for our fall varsity teams.

Should I clean out my Kendall locker?

Kendall is now closed. If you were unable to clean out your locker before you left, don't worry, it will be here when you get back.

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Traveling on College Business

Is domestic travel restricted?

Yes. The following restrictions are in place through May 31:

  • All College-sponsored nonessential domestic travel to destinations more than 100 miles from campus is suspended. Essential activities are, generally, those that are critical to business continuation. Nonessential business activities may include, but are not limited to, travel for professional conferences and meetings, research presentations and curricular or cocurricular activities. 
  • No College-sponsored group travel outside of a 100-mile radius of campus is permitted. For this purpose, groups are defined as five people or more. Athletics competitions with special permission are currently exempt from this travel restriction.
  • Any travel that is being booked for dates after May 31 requires advance approval by a Vice President or the President.

Is international travel restricted?

Yes. All College-sponsored international travel is suspended through May 31, regardless of the destination.

Any travel that is being booked for dates after May 31 requires advance approval by a Vice President or the President.

Can I get reimbursed for paid travel costs?

We understand that members of the community are facing cancellations of conferences and events, and may be wondering about travel costs. The College will cover the cost of travel that has already been booked and will now need to be canceled. Please make every effort to get any available travel credits, travel vouchers and refunds that are possible. Travel vouchers should be used for future College business and may be utilized if/when events are rescheduled. Please submit travel expenses, less any refunds received, to Accounts Payable with a note describing that the cancelation is related to the travel restrictions due to COVID-19. If you have a question or need support, please call x3043 or x2901.

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Health & Prevention

Will Health Services remain open?

From March 14-March 27, services are open 9am-1pm daily. 24/7 on-call support is also available.

From March 27 through the remainder of the semester, Health Services will be availabe 9am-1pm Monday to Friday to provide medically appropriate on site services, prescriptions management and case management.

  • All current MHC residents can use MyHealthConnection to send messages to their primary campus provider or nurse triage with questions regarding prescriptions and non-urgent questions. These will be reviewed regularly with a response within 24 hours.
  • Health Services will be available by phone or MyHealthConnection to fill some prescriptions via electronic record and assist with other case management issues.
  • The Health Services on-call clinician is available 24/7 at (413) 538-2242.

Call 413-538-2242 with questions.

Who should contact Health Services?

Any student with concerns about respiratory infection should call 413-538-2242. We will then be able to determine the appropriate level of care.

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

Under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the following individuals may be tested

  • Anyone with known contact with a positive or presumptive test for COVID-19
  • Anyone who has symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath AND has travelled to an area designated as level 2, 3 or 4 by the CDC.

What if I feel ill?

Call Health Services at 413-538-2242 to speak with a staff member regarding symptoms and possible risk for COVID-19 or other respiratory illness.

What advice is there to avoid getting sick?

The transmission of COVID-19 is similar to that of other viral illnesses. We recommend taking preventive actions every day to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds — especially after you cough and sneeze and before you eat. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • If you are sick, avoid contact with others (in classes, group meetings, work settings, common areas, etc.). 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or sleeve or with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched, including laptops and mobile devices. LITS recommends using damp antimicrobial wipes, such as Clorox wipes, alcohol wipes, generic wipes, to disinfect your phone, laptop, mouse, keyboard, and tablet. To prevent liquid from getting into devices wring out the wipe before you clean.

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Combating Discrimination

Is MHC addressing COVID-19 based discrimination?

We must not translate fear of COVID-19 into xenophobia, stereotypes and distrust of one another, or into targeted bias against people of any racial or ethnic group, particularly those most affected by this outbreak. 

We must resist misinformation and challenge incidents of bias, responding to both with  inquiry, integrity, and compassion. We are deeply concerned for those that may be experiencing bias and we encourage you to report any challenges that you face the Division of Student Life (Latrina Denson), the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives (Bri Rhodes) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Kijua Sanders-McMurtry) so we can directly address these issues.

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Assistance

Can students get financial help?

The College has established an Emergency Student Relief Fund to assist students with unanticipated expenses. 

How can I help?

Thank you so much for wanting to help our students during this rapidly evolving situation. Right now, the best way to help our students affected by the outbreak is by a donation to the Emergency Student Relief (COVID-19) fund. As we move forward, we will publish other ways to help our students as we grapple with this outbreak.

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Support Resources Available to Students

General phone numbers

  • Counseling Service: (413) 538-2037
  • Health Services: (413) 538-2242
  • Residential Life: (413) 538-2088
  • Religious and Spiritual Life: (413) 538-2054
  • Community and Inclusion: (413) 538-2551
  • Academic Deans: (413) 538-3610
  • AccessAbility: (413) 538-2634
  • Ombudsperson: (413) 538-2413
  • 24/7 Care and Support Line: Call the Counseling Services main number (413) 538-2037 and follow the prompts to speak with a clinician. There may be a brief wait while your call is routed.

AccessAbility Services

Information regarding remote support from AccessAbility Services is forthcoming pending the resolution of academic models for courses. Students can expect similar services moved to a remote platform (e.g. Zoom appointments).

Career Development Center

All 30-minute advising appointments are being held remotely, either over the phone or through Google Meet. You will be able to select which option you prefer when you request an appointment in Handshake.

Recruiting events will also be held virtually going forward. Many employers and graduate schools were already adding these events to their recruitment efforts. Details will be announced as events are scheduled.

Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Services hours for the remainder of the semester:
  • Tuesday: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 1 pm

Auxiliary services will be open at these times for mail/package pick-up, shipping supplies and help with shipping.

If your package arrives after you have left campus, it will be forwarded according to the College’s Forwarding Policy.

Counseling Service

We are in close communication with colleagues, state legislators and legal representation about ethical best practices and the legality of service options that can be provided remotely. Please continue to check the Counseling Service website for updates as we anticipate that our offerings may continue to evolve.

Currently, we encourage ANY Mount Holyoke student to contact us with questions and concerns. Although the expectation is that students who have not been approved to say on campus will pursue treatment in their new location, we want to be as helpful as possible with that transition. For students that are off campus, we are offering same day consultative phone appointments to assist with questions about medication, accessing services in their area of residence, course withdrawals/extensions, medical leave or other administrative questions. Contact the Counseling Service by phone (413-538-2037) or via email (every effort will be made to respond within 1-2 business days).

For students on campus, we will be in touch directly to alert you to offerings and to help you navigate our services in the best way possible. Currently though, please do not hesitate to call M-F between the hours 8:30-4:30 for a same day phone appt for anything you may need or if you are in distress. After hours and on weekends, you can call our 24/7 care line at 413-538-2037 to receive support.

Additional sources of support available to all students include:

  • The Counseling Service website at www.mtholyoke.edu/counseling
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español 1-888-628-9454; Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1-800-799-4889)
  • ULifeline - online resource center for information regarding emotional health
  • The Trevor Project (support for LGBTQ+ folx) at 1-866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678678
  • The Steve Fund (crisis text line for students of color: text "STEVE" to 741741)
  • The Jed Foundation Crisis Text Line (text "START" to 741741)

 

Dining Services

The Dining Commons will be open through May 6, 2020, with limited hours: Breakfast 7:15-9 am, Lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Dinner 5-7 pm.

  • Effective immediately the Dining Commons staff are taking added safety measures within the Dining Commons. Only MHC Students, Faculty & Staff will be allowed into the Dining Commons. No travel mugs (outside containers) will be allowed. Staff will plate all food items for you.

Cochary Pub & Kitchen is closed until further notice. 

Grab & Go is closed until further notice. 

Frances Perk is closed until further notice.

Health Center Resources

Health Services will be on site 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday.

  • The Health Services on-call clinician is available 24/7 at (413) 538-2242.
  • All current MHC residents can use MyHealthConnection to send messages to their primary campus provider or nurse triage with questions regarding prescriptions and non-urgent questions. These will be reviewed regularly with a response within 24 hours.
  • Health Services will be available by phone or MyHealthConnection to fill some prescriptions via electronic record and assist with other case management issues.

 

Kendall Lockers

If you forgot to clear out your Kendall locker, don't worry.  Items will be there when you get back.

LITS

Visit the LITS website for:

Send LITS questions to the HelpDesk@mtholyoke.edu and from there staff will route you to the right person.

McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives

McCulloch Center staff are working remotely until at least April 7. 

Please use Pathways to set up remote appointments.

See the FAQ section on Academics and “What about international students?”

Office of Community & Inclusion

All Cultural Centers are closed for the remainder of the Spring semester.

If you submitted a Bias Incident/Community Insensitivity report we will be in contact with you soon to continue the process. The submission process will remain open for incidents that occurred on campus prior to March 20 and for incidents that happen on campus through the end of the semester. Contact Latrina Denson.

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Chaplains and advisors will remain available for online appointments through Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Facetime. Please contact a chaplain/advisor if seeking an appointment. See ORSL Staff.

No communal prayer services or gatherings will be available at this time.

Religious and Spiritual Life at Mount Holyoke College is offering alternative programming and resources via remote access or through the Religious & Spiritual Life Facebook Group

Religious spaces

  • The Eliot House is closed until further notice.
  • Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary Prayer and Abbey Memorial space will be closed until further notice due to social distancing recommendations.
  • Prayer space is available in Moasis (313 Blanchard Hall).

Office of Student Involvement

Staff will remain available for online appointments through Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Facetime. Please contact a staff member directly if seeking an appointment.  See Student Involvement staff.

Additional information will be forthcoming to student groups and student leaders in regards to student organization re-recognition, online training opportunities, and more.

Shuttles for Food/Supplies

Shuttles are now running to CVS and Big Y every Wednesday from 3-6 pm. Shuttles will leave from the Blanchard Bus Stop and make a loop to both locations for the three hours.

Useful Tips and Be Well Activities

You may be wondering how best to practice safe social distancing and still stay connected to others. We encourage you to review this list of  Be Well Tips and Resources.

MHC Common Spaces

Campus Buildings

In the interest of the health and safety of our community, we will begin to restrict building access by noon on Monday, March 16. The transition will be conducted on a rolling basis as we adjust building schedules and modify permissions. 

Beginning as soon as possible and no later than March 21, only students who were officially approved to stay on campus will be allowed to access open campus buildings. Students who are not living on campus will not have access to campus buildings.

Residence Hall Spaces 

  • Common rooms in residence halls are closed.

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex  

  • Kendall will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29