September 29, 2014
It’s Mountain Day at Mount Holyoke College, the one spectacular day each academic year when the president rings the bells at 7 am and declares that classes before 4 pm are canceled. Instead, hundreds hike to the summit of the College’s namesake. At the top, President Lynn Pasquerella poses for photos with students and they sing the alma mater while representatives from the Alumnae Association give out caps, Archives staff helps students make commemorative buttons, and Dining Services distributes ice cream.
Mount Holyoke’s oldest tradition has taken place every year since 1838, the year after the College was founded.
• View the Mountain Day photo gallery.
• See what others said about their Mountain Day adventures. Add your thoughts on social media, using #MtnDayMHC.
• View Facebook posts, and photos, from some of the alumnae who gathered in 131 places around the world on Mountain Day.