Welcome to Mount Holyoke College to all of our new students!!!!

You are at a crossroad—one at which you may feel both excited and uncertain. Remember that the College’s resources and services are here for you. Orientation is just the beginning of your transition and support is available to you during your entire journey at Mount Holyoke.

At Mount Holyoke, you have the freedom and the responsibility to construct your education and embrace many opportunities. We wish you good health and an adventurous intellectual life as you embark upon your chosen path.

Spring 2014 Orientation

  • International students who have requested pickup from Bradley Airport in Connecticut because they are traveling to South Hadley directly from abroad should arrive on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. These students will be allowed to move into their residence hall rooms upon arrival.
  • Domestic students and all other international students should arrive between 8:00am and 1:00pm on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Your orientation will begin in the afternoon on January 16, 2014 and will continue through the first day of classes on Tuesday, January 21st and beyond. Our goal is to prepare you for all your transitional and developmental needs and wants that will be presented as you begin your first year at Mount Holyoke College.

Orientation Preparation Suggestions

  • When you arrive, the students wearing Orientation T-shirts are leaders trained to answer questions or direct you to the appropriate persons or locations.  Think of them as your ambassadors to your new community.  They will serve you as such and are happy to help.
  • Please always be checking the MHC Events Calendar for up to the minute information on campus happenings.
  • Like us on Facebook - to get up to the minute Orientation updates!
  • Please refer your parents to the "Parents Schedule" page.
  • During Orientation, for answers to your questions about programs, transportation, dining, locations, rain plans, or anything else related to Orientation, call or drop by the Information Desk (x2045); the Info Desk is located on the middle level in Blanchard Campus Center.