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.
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.
Please see www.fivecolleges.edu/bus where you will find info on the fare-free Five College bus system. Here is a video about riding the busses, though note that the fares for non-Five College busses have increased.
There are regularly scheduled buses running from Mount Holyoke to Smith every day, Monday through Friday, with many scheduled to drop students on campus 10 minutes before the start of classes and pick them up about 10 minutes after the end of classes.
In addition, the R29 service running down Route 116 between UMass and Holyoke may be of use to you. Please note that a fare is required for this service, which will connect you directly to the Holyoke Mall. Fare for the R29: $1.50 each way, or a one-day pass can be purchased for $3.50. Maps and schedules can be found at the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) webpage.
Students can also find more information about off-campus MHC shuttles on the Auxiliary Services website.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center (CDC) is available to help assist you with the many questions you may have about your prospective career path. You can find information about internships, on and off campus work study jobs, and career assessments to help you assess your career strengths and more. Visit CDC online to learn more about all the resources we have to offer.
Students come to the Counseling Service to consult with clinicians about concerns related to stress and anxiety, identity development, relationship and family issues, depression, trauma, personal growth, and more. Counseling Services strives to provide safe, confidential, and competent counseling services to the unique and diverse student population at MHC.
- Counseling Service - during business hours, walk in or call 413-538-2037.
- After Hours - call 413-538-2037 and follow the prompts.
- Campus Police Anytime - 413-538-2304.
- Urgent Concerns and Emergencies - for more information and links to national resources for suicide prevention.
Health Center Services: Alcohol and Drug Awareness
ADAP provides confidential counseling and support opportunities if you have alcohol or drug concerns, are in recovery, have concerns or questions about a family member’s or another’s drinking or drug use or recovery. Visit the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project website for information about our services, including:
International Students Services
Office of the Ombudsperson
The Ombudsperson exists to:
- Ensure that every member of the Mount Holyoke College community receives fair and equitable treatment
- Help members of the community manage conflict effectively
- Act as a confidential and impartial source of assistance to students, staff, faculty or any member of the Mount Holyoke College community who believe they have been treated unfairly
We invite you to visit the Ombuds Office to learn more about the office and how we can help.
Office of Pre-Health Programs
The office of Pre-Health Programs serves undergraduate Mount Holyoke students and alumnae planning for a career in the health professions. All students who are planning for a career in the health professions should sign up for emails announcing pre-health events. This is your best means of staying connected. Students should also attend workshops and events sponsored by Pre-Health Programs.
Avoid the long lines by using the online card service to:
- Add value to your OneCard
- Add your parents to your account in order for them to add value to your OneCard
- Set up automatic deposits to your OneCard
Please go to the Parking Office website for all of your parking needs and to find out:
- How to register your vehicle
- Where to park when you first arrive on Campus
- How you can avoid being ticketed
There is a discounted rate if you purchase your parking decal online so be sure to take advantage of the savings!
Religious and Spiritual Life
The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life welcomes you to Mount Holyoke College and hopes that you will become involved with our programs. We value strong exploration in the multifaith community as well as strong and meaningful involvement within a student's individual religious tradition. Visit the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to learn how we can enrich your life here at MHC.
Student Involvement and Student Organizations
The Office of Student Involvement exists to support students with opportunities for leadership, service, and engagement, creating a vibrant and inclusive co-curricular campus life that sustains MHC students as scholars, and offers them skills for leading a balanced life. Get involved! Check out Embark to learn more about student organizations and student governance, and then join us at the Involvement Fair.
Weissman Center for Leadership
Unleash your leadership potential! The Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts can help you develop your unique leadership strengths. The Center will support your academic efforts and your engagement in civic and world affairs with it's three affiliated programs: