Campus Updates

Please visit the Campus Updates page for information on Mount Holyoke’s response to the global pandemic. The Opening the Gates website contains the plan for the spring semester.

Educating a new generation of environmental scientists, advocates and leaders.

Core Programs

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Student Opportunities

The Miller Worley Center grants support to faculty and students to pursue environmentally-focused research. Students have their pick of high quality summer internships developed exclusively for MHC.

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Sustainability

The College is committed to advancing its core education and research to impact leadership in local and global sustainability and to foster a culture of sustainability on campus.

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Campus Living Laboratory

Using both the natural and built campus landscape, the campus living laboratory offers students the opportunity to obtain multi-disciplinary hands-on undergraduate research experience in fields such as environmental monitoring, history and sustainability.

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Angie (left) and June Provost, who will talk about Black farmers, land ownership and systemic racism in agriculture at Mount Holyoke on November 9.

The Provosts on the plight of Black farmers

Mount Holyoke College presents June and Angie Provost speaking about Black land ownership and the plight of Black farmers.
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A Mountain Day like no other

Mount Holyoke’s tradition of Mountain Day goes back to 1838, but 2020 was different from any other, as the community celebrated online across the globe.
Olivia Aguilar, Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment

When contagion meets climate crises

Olivia Aguilar, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, considers the ramifications of climate displacement and community contagions.
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To hunt a killer

Mount Holyoke alum Veronika Kivenson FP’13 is helping research the mysterious ocean dumpsite of half a million barrels of DDT.
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Naomi Darling wins architecture award

Mount Holyoke’s Naomi Darling’s architecture combines cultural influences with a foundation in sustainability.
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Mount Holyoke seeks carbon neutrality by 2037

The Board of Trustees announces that Mount Holyoke College has set the goal of being carbon neutral by the College’s bicentennial, 2037.

Our Mission

The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Center for the Environment strives...

To prepare students to think critically, creatively and globally — to tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental leaders.

To advance a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond as a legacy for future generations.

To build connections between our campus — a world-class liberal arts college on an exceptional landscape in the heart of western Massachusetts — and learning opportunities around the globe.

To promote an inclusive, just, equitable and bias-free campus and society in all our programs.

To be an ally in creating a campus that is inclusive, pluralistic and free of discrimination.