Campus Updates

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

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Opening the Gates


Mount Holyoke is committed to the health and safety of all community members and recognizes the dedication and commitment of its employees. Information about resources and other College support can be found in the Human Resources section of my.mtholyoke.

Employees’ return to campus

Some staff have been working on campus continuously since March 2020, and many more returned in January and over the course of the semester,  as we resumed our residential activities and other operations. Many employees whose work is currently fully remote may be asked to return to campus as the fall semester nears, and some may have the option of continuing to work  remotely or in a hybrid capacity. An employee return-to-work group is developing plans and recommendations. We will communicate these in a timely way, so that you have an opportunity to prepare for a return to in-person work, or to prepare for continued remote work. In the meantime, employees with specific questions should direct these to their supervisor or to the division vice president. 

Business travel

Most College-sponsored travel is still suspended at this time. In the event that a critical business function requires travel, advance approval by a vice president or the president is required. This restriction is currently being reviewed for fall 2021; we will send an update before the start of the fall semester.