Student Life Events

BOOM! Presidential Lecture Keynote featuring Brittney Cooper

Apr. 3, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Brittney Cooper will discuss her new critically acclaimed book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, which argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one’s own superpowers are all we need to turn things rights side up again.  Talk with Q&A, followed by a book signing. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life, open to all MHC students, faculty and staff.

2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 7, 2018 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

This year's 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference (WOCTLC) theme is Empowerment through Engagement and will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Keynote speaker(s) are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour, founders of the National Women's March and the keynote event is free and open to the public!

Conference registration fees: Free for all Mount Holyoke College Students, $10 for five college students, faculty and staff, $15.00 for non five college attendees, $8 per person for groups with 10 or more attendees. To take advantage of this group discount, contact or call 413-538-2550.

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“Ìrìn Àjò — Odyssey of a Dream,”, an African opera

Apr. 12, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 13, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Artistic Director: Bode Omojola ● Conductor and Music Director: Ng Tian Hui ● Choreographer: Amir Hall

Performed by Mount Holyoke College and Five College students and the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra with a cast of national and international soloists.

“Ìrìn Àjò,” a Yoruba phrase that means "life’s journey," is a world-premiere opera which tells the timely story of Nigerian engineer Káyò̩dé who travels to the United States in search of a better life. Through song, chant, dance and drumming, the opera explores themes of emigration, adaptation and survival. Composed, written and directed by Five College Professor Bode Omojola, this production is the culmination of an in-depth study undertaken by students in his course African Opera in Theory and Practice, in which African opera provides the framework for exploring features of African music. This is the third in a series of African operas directed by Omojola and produced by the Department of Music.

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6th Annual First Generation College Student Summit

Apr. 21, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The First Generation Student Summit, under the Class Action Organization, serves as a site for the ‘meeting of the minds.’ First gen students and their allies come together to identify problems, discuss grassroots solutions and share what’s working on other campuses. First and foremost, we want to find solutions identified by students who can work with their staff, administrator and faculty allies. Class Action offers spaces where students can both identify these problems and build grassroots solutions to them.

We are proud to announce that the 2018 First Generation College Student Summit will be hosted at Mount Holyoke College, supported by the Division of Student Life and the First Gen Work Group

For more information about the summit, visit the Class Action website or contact Division of Student Life at 413-538-2550. 

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Pangy Day 2018

Apr. 27, 2018 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Amphitheatre and Pageant Green; Skinner Green

Save the date for one of Mount Holyoke's most beloved traditions. Activities will begin in the Amphitheatre & Pageant Green at 11:30 am and continue onto Skinner Green from 1-3 pm. Full schedule coming soon.

Hosted by the Office of Student Programs.

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