Parent Schedule 2013

Sample Parent Orientation Schedule - Spring 2014 Schedule will post in December 2013.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

11:00–11:30 am
LITS Family Welcome Reception

location: Stimson Room, Williston Library

Library,Information, and Technology Services (LITS) invite you to learn about resources and services that will be key to your daughter’s success at Mount Holyoke. From connecting to the network to delving into college-level research, LITS will play many roles throughout her time at MHC. Learn about all the ways we’re here to help! A brief presentation will be followed with plenty of time for questions. Held in the beautiful Stimson Room in Williston Library, this event will include light refreshments.

11:00 am–noon
College As a New Family Experience
Students: Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Laboratory
Parents and families: Gamble Auditorium, Art Building
For those who have never had a college experience. Learn what to expect and the ways in which Mount Holyoke partners with students and families to support each student’s success.

11:00 am - noon

Welcome Session for Parents of Varsity Student - Athletes

Location:  Cleveland L-1

Join the director of athletics and other members of MHC's athletics program to discuss your daughter's experience as a varsity student-athlete. Information regarding academic and athletic eligibility, athletic training services, NCAA rules, and sports information will be shared. Expectations, particularly regarding parent and coach interactions, will be reviewed. Go Lyons!

11:30 am–1:15 pm
Opening Day BBQ
Pageant Green
The following residence halls should plan on dining in these rain plan locations:

Residence Halls Assigned Dining Location
Abbey, Buckland, Mead, Dickinson Abbey Dining Room
Rockefeller North/South, Wilder, Brigham, Creighton Rockefeller Dining Room
Prospect, Porter, 1837, Mandelles, Safford Prospect Dining Room
Ham, MacGregor, Torrey, Pearsons Ham Dining Room

1:30–2:00 pm
President’s Welcome
Gettell Amphitheater (rain location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall)
Words of welcome from Lynn Pasquerella, president; Diane Anci, dean of admission and vice president for enrollment; and Cerri Banks, vice president for student affairs and dean of the College.

2:15–3:00 pm
The Shift from Leading to Listening: Supporting Your Student through the Transition to MHC
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall
College represents an important milestone in family relationships. Current Mount Holyoke students discuss their paths to independence and offer heartfelt tips for parents.

Parent and Family Interest Sessions

3:15–4:00 pm and 4:15–5:00 pm
Alcohol, Drugs, and Safety
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building
Join Rene Davis, dean of students; Karen Engell, director of health services; Barbara Arrighi, deputy chief of police; and Karen Jacobus, health educator, for a conversation on College policies, practices, and resources.

3:15–4:00 pm and 4:15–5:00 pm
When an “A” Student Receives Their First “C”

Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Laboratory
Presented by the Office of Academic Deans, this session reviews advising, tutoring, and peer mentoring resources at MHC.

3:15–4:00 pm and 4:15–5:00 pm
Learning by Doing
Room 101, Dwight Hall
Marie Troppe, director of the Nexus program; Catherine McGraw, interim director of the Career Development Center; and Kirk Lange, director of international experiential learning, discuss internships and other ways the College links liberal arts education to career planning and the world of work.

3:15–4:00 pm and 4:15–5:00 pm
Supporting Your Student through Difficult Conversations
Cleveland L1
Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging have changed how students communicate. Staff from Residential Life, Counseling Services, and the Ombudsman’s Office will discuss current trends and College resources.

5:00–6:00 pm
President’s Reception
President’s House Garden
(rain location: Blanchard Campus Center)
Lynn Pasquerella, president, welcomes new students and their parents and families.

This concludes the parent and family portion of Orientation.