Campus Updates

Please visit the Campus Updates page for information on Mount Holyoke’s response to the global pandemic. The Opening the Gates website contains the plan for the fall semester. FAQs are being updated regularly.

Letters and Speeches

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Update on the College’s financial situation

An update on Mount Holyoke’s financial situation and identifying permanent, structural changes.
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Convocation 2020 Welcome Address

President Stephens acknowledges the difference in Convocation this year, but invites students to engage creatively and see oppoortunities for the future.
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Affirming our core values and campus safety

President Stephens affirms the College’s commitment to core values, freedom of expression and the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community.
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Resources for caregivers

Mount Holyoke College is identifying ways to support the needs of caregivers in our community and have taken preliminary steps to provide resources.
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Mount Holyoke’s anti-racism action plan

The College has worked through the summer to develop an action plan to begin the vital work building an anti-racist Mount Holyoke.
Welcome to the fall semester 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester

Welcome to a new academic year, one unlike any other.
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Fall 2020 Financial Update

An update on Mount Holyoke’s financial situation amid the ongoing pandemic.
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The College’s decision for a remote fall

The College has always said that we would put health and safety first, and that our plans would be subject to constant review.
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An important message from President Stephens

We have made the very difficult decision to not bring students back to campus this fall.
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Regarding the ICE guidance of July 6, 2020

President Stephens extends her support to international students who are an integral part of the Mount Holyoke community.
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Opening the Gates

President Stephens announces Mount Holyoke’s Plan for 2020.
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Black lives matter

President Sonya Stephens discusses the actions Mount Holyoke College will take to confront and address racism and to demonstrate that Black lives matter.
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In solidarity with victims of racial violence

A letter in which President Sonya Stephens denounces racial violence and gathers the College community for a virtual vigil in its wake.
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An update on Commencement 2020

A letter to the class of 2020 regarding Commencement plans due to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Planning

President Sonya Stephens shares updates to Mount Holyoke’s COVID-19 response.
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Planning for the Consequences of COVID-19

We are still prioritizing safety, wellness, and physical distancing, even as we turn our attention to important questions regarding the future.
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COVID-19 Update

President Sonya Stephens shares updates and announcements regarding Mount Holyoke’s response to COVID-19.
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Welcome Back Spring 2020

A letter discussing campus updates and new initiatives to start off the spring semester.
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Sep. 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Updates on the fall Board meeting, the dedication of the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab and a tribute to Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75, P’05.
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Swastikas on the Smith College Campus

President Stephens joins President McCartney in condemning the hatred and cowardice that invoking these symbols represents.
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Mountain Day Planning

A new committment to respectful and inclusive policies and practices in relation to all students, graduates, faculty and staff.
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Convocation 2019 Welcome Address

To kick off 2019–2020, Sonya Stephens encouraged students to do as much as they can to truly to engage with the learning opportunities they have.
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Welcome Back Fall 2019

A letter discussing campus updates and new initiatives to start off the academic year.
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Update on Campus Police

An update on our campus police chief.
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Feb. 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Updates on the February Board meeting, the new board chair Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75, P’05, Commencement and Be Well.
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College convenes a Hiring Practice Task Force

The task force will review our policies and procedures and make recommendations to refine our approach to safe, equitable and effective hiring practices.
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VP for enrollment management named

Robin Randall has been named the Vice President for enrollment management.