2015 Convocation

The entire Mount Holyoke community is invited to attend Convocation, the annual ceremony welcoming our newest students and celebrating the launch of the academic year. Students dress in their class colors (seniors wear caps and gowns, no hoods) and welcoming remarks are given by the Student Government Association President, a member of the Staff Council, a faculty member and President Pasquerella. Come join this festive event which is followed by a community picnic on the Skinner Green.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Convocation Ceremony: 11:30 am
Gettell Amphitheater

Convocation will proceed rain or shine.  In the unlikely event of dangerous weather, Convocation will be postponed until 3:00pm (same day/same location).

Schedule of Events

10:00am            Senior Class Breakfast, Blanchard Great Room

11:15am            Line up for Convocation
                               (Faculty line up at Hooker and Seniors line up down the driveway in front of Porter)

11:15am            First Year Rally & Photo (meet in your seats at the amphitheater)

                               Meet with your classmates in your class color - yellow - for your first all class photo!
                               Photo is taken at 11:20 AM sharp so don’t be late. 
                               First-year seating is in the far right section when facing the stage

11:30am            Convocation Ceremony, Gettell Amphitheater

12:00-1:30pm   All-campus Picnic, Skinner Green


If you have any questions about the Convocation ceremony, or need further information, please contact Susan Martin at 538-2663 or