Living Here: Fun, Sports, & Recreation

Sprint your fastest, share your imagination, speak your mind, shake your body. MHC offers Division III intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 clubs and organizations. We've also got a continually full calendar of lectures, concerts, and parties.

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  1. Students join pop artist Eve and her band onstage during a concert in Chapin Auditorium.
    (Audio) "The Network is responsible for planning all the social events on campus. Las Vegas Night, Spring Weekend, Fall Carnival, the spring concert, Kanye West, Eve, Sugar Ray, India.Arie. Everybody that's on the pop list right now."
  2. A spontaneous celebration on the field with a victorious soccer team.
  3. The MHC Concert Choir and Orchestra performs Mozart's "Dies Irae" from Requiem with the Worcester Polytechnic Men's Glee Club in Abbey Chapel. (Audio: Excerpt from performance.)
  4. Two members of the dressage team leisurely ride the path around Upper Lake in fall.
    (Audio) "I like to hang out with my friends, go up to the barn, and play with the horses."
  5. A bulletin board crowded with flyers and posters announcing on-campus and Five College events and opportunities.
    (Audio) "When I was looking at the map of the area around South Hadley back in Bulgaria, I drew the conclusion for myself that I was going to spend the next four years in a very, very small place, and that it might be a bit of a challenge, coming from a big city and entertainment all over the place. But I was willing to make the trade-off. But in the first week it became very clear to me how wrong I was. Mount Holyoke is a small place but only physically. I was so overwhelmed with all the different cultures and perspectives I was immersed in. I felt like I was traveling all over the world, although I was stationed in little South Hadley."
  6. Two members of Mount Holyoke's winning track and field team sprint hard to another victory.
  7. The doors and hallways on the third floor of Blanchard Campus Center showcase the variety of events and activities of the student organizations that work there.
  8. The M & Cs a cappella group performs for Family and Friends Weekend.
  9. Three members of the MHC cycling club happily pose for the camera, having completed the challenging ride to the top of Mount Holyoke on Mountain Day.
  10. The swimming team competes as onlookers cheer inside Kendall Hall's eight-lane 25-meter pool.
  11. The crew team systematically lowers their boat into the river for an early morning practice.
    (Audio) "I'm on the crew team. I get up at 5:30 in the morning. Our next regatta is all the Seven Sisters schools ... we'll race against them. It's very fun, it's family. And we always support each and give words of encouragement, tell them, 'Good job.' Our coxswains are great. Our coaches give us good feedback."
  12. The entire field hockey team proudly poses with a well-deserved trophy.
  13. Skinner Green turns playing field when students and friends—male and female—come together to play Ultimate Frisbee.
  14. Students sing and celebrate together as part of the many culturally themed events open to the entire community.
  15. A woman performs solo on a dark stage. On-campus theatre and dance performances include guests artists as well as students from Mount Holyoke and the Five Colleges.

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