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Mount Holyoke’s Arts and Technology Initiative, the film studies department, and the Fimbel Maker and Innovation Lab sponsored an artist talk and hands-on workshop by Boston independent filmmaker Gina Kamentsky.

November 12, 2019

The story behind Pangynaskeia Day, which is held on the last Friday of classes in the spring semester, is nearly as long as its name.

June 26, 2020
June 11, 2020

Music student Hannah Pozzebon ’20 longed for Pratt Music Hall so she built a Minecraft version of it.

May 24, 2020

For Mount Holyoke students, 9:30 – 10 pm means only one thing: M&Cs.

May 20, 2020

Shanze Hasan ’21 talks about how she discovered M&Cs and took a student job in Dining Services working the shift

May 20, 2020

When Mount Holyoke’s campus closed and Mara Benjamin’s Introduction to Judaism class couldn’t present an in-person exhibition, they made a virtual one.

May 14, 2020

Skylar Hou ’22 missed her friends on campus so much she drew them into her photographs.

May 5, 2020
Faculty and student images from remote learning sessions

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have propelled our faculty, staff and students into new ways of teaching, helping and learning.

April 15, 2020

Leslie Fields, head of Archives and Special Collections discsses how the College has dealt with some of the momentous challenges it has faced in the past.

April 7, 2020

Cory Mahlstedt ’20 discusses fitting in at Mount Holyoke.


November 14, 2019

Regina Carey ’20 reflects back on some of her fondest memories throughout her time at Mount Holyoke, finding that many of them took place beyond the gates.

October 19, 2019

Shebati Sengupta ’19 discusses an art installation that grew out a creative project for the Global Movements: Migrations, Refugees, and Diasporas course, taught by Serin Houston, assistant professor of geography and international relations.

May 20, 2019

Lexi Lobdell ’20 discusses how attendance at a psychology lecture as a first-year student prompted her to suggest an experiment to Mara Breen, associate professor of psychology and education and to become part of a research team.

January 6, 2020
students pose near the Mount Holyoke summit sign on Mountain Day 2018.

Nestled inside Mountain Day, like so many Russian Matryoshka stacking dolls, are the traditions within the tradition.

October 31, 2018

Relive the excitement of the annual ceremony. Watch the videos.

September 12, 2018