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


We are returning to in-person instruction and a 15-week semester format, including semester-long courses.

Students living outside of the U.S. who are unable to secure appropriate visas or whose travel is significantly restricted may have the option to participate in some College-sponsored remote class options in fall 2021. This exception will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is only available to international students. Course selections will be limited and may be delivered in partnership with another institution. More information will be shared with international students as it becomes available.

Academic Highlights

Amber Douglas, the dean of studies, and Jennifer Jacoby, director of First-Year Seminars, welcome new students into the Mount Holyoke College learning community.

They highlight academics and academic engagement, campus life and the excitement of faculty for the fall 2021 semester.

The Library, Technology and Information Services (LITS) team is happy to help with technology needs, and offersresources to support the work of students,faculty andstaff. Information about LITS services and hours is available online.

Accessing G-Suite apps overseas

Students who are currently overseas can use Google Suite applications if connected to the Mount Holyoke Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information, contact the Technology Help team, who are happy to help with technology needs.

Until more is certain about each of the schools' health and safety operational parameters for the fall, it is not possible to identify with certainty which classes on the campuses will be available for interchange registration. We will have more information to share later in the summer. If you have questions about interchange registration policies or procedures, contact the Registrar’s office.

We will offer some study abroad opportunities for the fall 2021 semester. Opportunities will be limited to well-established programs already familiar to the College. For more information, contact April Stroud, the director of study abroad at the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar

Dates subject to change