Campus Updates

Visit the campus updates page for information on Mount Holyoke's response to the global pandemic. The Opening the Gates site also contains details about the fall semester. 

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Opening the Gates

Opening the Gates: Mount Holyoke’s Plan for Fall 2021

Mount Holyoke College will return to a fully residential undergraduate experience in fall 2021, with in-person instruction and a 15-week semester format, including semester-long courses. Faculty and students will be engaged in our campus learning environment together and returning to the fullest expression of this remarkable Mount Holyoke academic community. 

We will make any adjustments needed to continue to protect health and safety as we move forward.

COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan

Opening the Gates Guide

All pages updated May 12, 2021. Updates will be marked below as they occur.


  • Academic Highlights
  • Academic Calendar

Health and Safety (updated December 1, 2021)

Mount Holyoke College has made all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of all information provided. This content is subject to change as the College continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation and related health and safety guidance. Please note: If, based on changes in health and safety requirements, the College needs to shift from its current residential model to fully remote, current policies, procedures, etc., would be subject to change.