Eliot House is the home of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Department at Mount Holyoke College. It can be found in the heart of the College's beautiful campus. A center of activity, Eliot House is bursting with students, faculty, and staff who attend the many programs, lunches, workshops, services, feasts, and festivals that are held here.
Eliot House lounge, a large and colorful central living room, is in almost constant use. A typical week might find the lounge used for Interfaith Lunch, the Jewish Student Union Board Meetings, Baha'i gatherings and Jumma Lunch and Muslim Prayer. Eliot House is also home base for the offices of the College Chaplains, Advisors and the Dean of Religious Life. It also houses a main kitchen, a small kosher/halal kitchen, the Muslim Prayer Room, the Hindu Prayer Room, and the Wa-Shin-An Japanese teahouse and garden.
For many students, Eliot House is a place where they learn more about themselves while discovering a meaningful sense of community. It's also a place where students can take on leadership roles, which can range from planning a multifaith event, creating and leading group services, to organizing a dinner celebration.