October at Mount Holyoke

Fall is in full color at Mount Holyoke, from Mountain Day to Family and Friends Weekend.

Fall is in full color at Mount Holyoke, from Mountain Day to Family and Friends Weekend.

People stand at bottom of bouncy slide with the sun behind it.

Family and Friends Weekend
Festivities over the three days included “Pride and Prejudice” at the Rooke Theatre, tours of the College's trees — and a bouncy slide for all ages.

Chassidy Bozeman

Meet the new faculty
Mount Holyoke welcomes 15 new faculty this fall, including Chassidy Bozeman, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


Mountain Day 2019
The College celebrated the joyous day at Mount Holyoke and on Mt. Holyoke — and all over the world.

Leykia Nulan

Welcome to the new Dean of Admission
Leykia Nulan comes to Mount Holyoke from UMass Amherst, where she was director of freshman admissions and assistant provost for diversity and enrollment.

Rochelle Calhoun speaking on stage at the Hortense Parker Celebration in 2019.

Hortense Parker Celebration
The annual event, held in honor of Mount Holyoke's first known student of color, includes a talk and an essay contest. This year’s winners were Toni-Ann Williams ’23 and Anpa’o Locke ’21.


Mara Benjamin honored
The Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies has been lauded by the American Academy of Religion for her latest book.

Master of Arts in Teaching students now go to the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, in nearby Amherst, weekly.

Graduate Programs works with local partner
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is working with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment to help educators such as Olivia Oberle MAT’20 bring sustainability into the classrooms.

Buttons that say "Ask me about my pronouns", "Respect pronouns" and "My pronouns are" to celebrate Pronouns Day

Mount Holyoke joined the world in celebrating gender diversity on Oct. 16.

Four riding students sitting on a fencepost displaying their ribbons.

Riding for the win!
Libby Sams ’21 was named the overall High Point Rider and won the Intermediate High Point College Title at Mount Holyoke’s first home show of the year, on Oct. 26. The Lyons had a perfect score overall. From left: Sara Hearn ’21, Sams, Kristina Honour ’22 and Emy McLaughlin ’20.

Sonya Stephens, Joann Ryding Beltes ’76 and Maria Mossaides ’73 at the European Symposium

European Symposium
President Sonya Stephens, Joann Ryding Beltes ’76 and Alumnae Association President Maria Mossaides ’73 joined 150 alums in Greece for the 15th Mount Holyoke European Alumnae Symposium.

David Hernández, associate professor of Latino/a studies, says “These are all great ways for students to contribute, but also learn about the local community, a complex community with its own dynamics.”

When all Latinx immigrants become “Mexicans”
David Hernández, associate professor of Latina/o studies, analyzes the meaning behind the increasingly blurred line between Mexicans and other Latinx immigrants.

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Alumnae connections
Madeline Fitzgerald ’21’s internship at Time magazine was made possible by scholarship funds donated in memory of the late Jane Bachman Wulf ’76.

LGBTQ display in the library for LGBTQ+ history month

Celebrating diversity
The Reading Room in the Williston Library was a rainbow of colors in honor of LGBT History Month.

Adirondack chairs on MHC Campus in autumn with fallen orange, yellow leaves all around.

Fall in New England
See more of fall at Mount Holyoke on our Instagram page. Photo by Tina Scott FP’23.