International 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. The following section is for specific questions that affect international students, such as travel and visa information.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet released guidance for the spring 2021 semester. If the guidance remains the same as it was for fall 2020, F-1 students will be able to study remotely from within the U.S. or from home. However, new students (those entering the U.S. on initial attendance I-20 forms) will not be able to study remotely in the U.S. and will have to remain home. These students will be able to take classes remotely from home. If USCIS requires new international students to register for in-person classes, Mount Holyoke will have courses available. New international students should be in touch with the McCulloch Center for additional information.
Please continue to rely on emails from the College for the most up-to-date and pertinent information that directly relates to Mount Holyoke.
Students who are currently overseas can use the Google Suite applications if they use the Mount Holyoke Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information, connect with the Help Desk team, who is happy to help you with your technology needs. LITS has more information on VPN on its Learn Remotely page.