SummerMath consistently attracts
students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. No matter who you are,
you'll meet people who are like you and people who are unlike you.
You'll grow from your differences as well as your similarities.
You'll live in a college dormitory
with undergraduates, many of them Mount Holyoke students, as resident
advisers (RAs). The RAs are close in age to SummerMath students,
but with more experience, so they provide both support and friendship.
There is one RA for every ten students, and an experienced Head Resident
who provides planning and supervision for all students and residence
On a typical
day, when classes end, you'll have time to write letters, talk
to friends, use the Mount Holyoke computer facilities, and participate
in the afternoon recreation program, which focuses on athletics.
Mount Holyoke's Kendall Sports and Dance Complex provides facilities
for basketball, tennis, swimming, aerobics, dance, squash, and
more. The College's 800-acre campus provides a beautiful setting
for running, walking, and biking.
loved staying in a dorm. My roommate was awesome. All the girls
and great to be around. I made so many friends."
-- SM student, Pelham Manor, NY
Evening is time for rest
and relaxation. The dorm's common areas provide space for everything
from DJ dance
parties to informal discussions on current issues. In a speaker series,
professional women share their experiences and expertise in fields
ranging from architecture to physics. Some students take advantage
of the dorm's grand piano, or bring their own instruments. You might
watch a video one night and attend a musical performance at a local
coffeehouse the next.
loved the residence experience. I got a whole new experience
I made friends, had fun, and learned new things. The
staff was the best --
they were always there to help and made
my life easier."
-SM student, Brooklyn, NY
through the program there is a Community Day festival featuring music,
dance, food, and poetry readings
from cultures represented by SummerMath students. On weekends there
are day trips. In Boston you can visit the Museum of Science, historic
sites, the New England Aquarium and the waterfront. Across the river,
in Cambridge, you can explore Harvard Square, where skateboarders,
street musicians, and chess players all occupy the same block across
the street from Harvard University.