New Students

Welcome to the Mount Holyoke College residence hall community!

Incoming first year students will not receive access to their residence hall until 8:00 am on their designated move-in day.  International students who are registered with the Office of International Students for arrival to campus are able to arrive on August 31, 2015.  Domestic students move in on September 2, 2015.  Families are invited to stay through 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2nd.  Please visit our Open & Close Dates page to see all the important dates for the residence halls for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Also see the side bar for a wealth of information and FAQs about living on campus!

The Office of Residential Life is excited to welcome you to campus and to the engaging residential experience here at Mount Holyoke.  Residential Life encourages you to remain open to all the possibilities that living in a residence hall community will offer. The residence hall program is structured to enhance your academic experience at the College; you will find comfortable spaces to study and reflect, and peers from around the world with whom you can share your perspectives and ideas. In addition, your hall will provide opportunities for you to become an active member of your hall community and engage in stimulating programs. We strive to make the residence halls a supportive place for your growth and development.

For incoming first-year students and new transfer students, please be sure to complete the New Student Housing Assignment Form in order to be placed in the residence halls on campus.  Notification of room assignment and roommate information will be sent to your MHC email account in August.  Spring admits will be notified in January.

For new Frances Perkins scholars who would like to request on campus housing, please complete the New Frances Perkins Housing Form.  Please note that housing for Frances Perkins students is very limited and requesting housing is not a guarantee of placement.

On behalf of the entire residential life staff, we cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to our beautiful campus!  If you have questions that don't seem to be answered by the information available here, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by calling (413) 538-2088.  We are always glad to help!