Starting college is incredibly exciting. You’ve worked hard to get here, and all kinds of academic and social opportunities await you.

It’s also pretty common to feel some uncertainty right about now. You’re embarking on a journey that challenges you to aim high, discover your passions, and embrace change. Remember, Mount Holyoke has many resources and services available to you as you adjust to college life. And they’re available to you not just now, but throughout your time here.

Mount Holyoke is delighted to be offering you both the freedom and the responsibility to create an adventurous intellectual life—one that will propel you forward on your chosen path.

How is the College thinking about new student orientation in light of the COVID-19 outbreak?
The College is closely monitoring the situation and are in ongoing contact with state and local public health officials, colleagues within the Five Colleges and other relevant parties. We encourage you to make use of the COVID-19 page.

Planned Events

We are currently planning the new student orientation experience for Fall 2020.  All information is accurate at the time of posting, but is subject to change as the College continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation and related health and safety guidance. Any changes to the Orientation schedule will be communicated as soon as they are known.