News Class of 2023 Mount Holyoke welcomes one of the most competitive classes in the College's history. The College’s acceptance rate has dropped 15 points, from 51% to 36%. A shining kick-off to the new year Convocation marks the official beginning of the 2019–2020 academic year for 2,199 Mount Holyoke students, including 507 incoming first-years. BOOM! 2019: reflection and connection Mount Holyoke College’s third annual learning conference on diversity, equity and inclusion draws big crowds and big topics. The great launch of 2018 Six hundred students. More than 2,000 family, friends and supporters. One momentous day to Commence. Watch the recap video. Sweet Scoop! Crumbled gingersnaps mixed into an ice cream base designed to taste like Chef Jeff’s iconic cookies, M&Cs is now the College’s official ice cream flavor. Acting President Sonya Stephens honors staff Linda Fernandes and Joanne Picard received Outstanding Service awards for their unique dedication and commitment to the College. Diversity and inclusion: rubber, meet road Mount Holyoke College has hired a new Title IX and 504 coordinator, Shannon Da Silva, to usher ideas and conversations into actions and access. Excellence awards for outstanding professors Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success. Celebrating history with an eye to the future Staff and students gather to commemorate Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision. Welcome, President Stephens! Sonya Stephens will be inaugurated as the 19th president of Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Celebrating the work of Mount Holyoke staff Mount Holyoke recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the staff in making the College the extraordinary place it is. A conversation with Sonya Stephens. Mount Holyoke’s newly appointed acting president, as of July 1, discusses her strategic vision and the value of women’s education. Mount Holyoke seeks carbon neutrality by 2037 The Board of Trustees announces that Mount Holyoke College has set the goal of being carbon neutral by the College’s bicentennial, 2037. House Minority Leader to ignite Commencement House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote speech at Mount Holyoke College’s 181st Commencement. MHC names its first chief diversity officer Kijua Sanders-McMurtry will play a key role at Mount Holyoke as the first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Four faculty members honored with awards Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success. BOOM 2019 Mount Holyoke’s keystone diversity conference is in its third year and going strong. Reaffirming unwavering support for DACA In a letter to President Trump, Acting President Sonya Stephens urges him to commit to a long-term solution allowing DACA students to remain in the country Sonya Stephens named the 19th president Sonya Stephens has been named the 19th president of Mount Holyoke College. A letter to President Trump Acting President Sonya Stephens joined more than forty college and university presidents in signing a letter regarding the recent executive order. Sonya Stephens in Inside Higher Ed The President of Mount Holyoke College talks about increased interest in women’s colleges in the #MeToo era The class of 2017 will change the world. Courage. Community. Compassion. Commitment. BOOM! 2020 goes remote The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.