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. 

Mount Holyoke College
Opening the Gates

First-Generation and Low-Income Students

First-generation and low-income students should review the full Opening the Gates plan for information on safe on-campus living and housing, finances and financial aid, student employment and more.

We define a “first generation” student as someone in which neither parent has earned a four-year degree. We define a “low-income household” as one whose income is low, relative to other households of the same size in their area or region. Visit the First-Generation and Low-Income College Student FAQ page for more detailed definitions.

Incoming students should visit the Resources for Incoming First-Generation students page.