New Students

Welcome to the Mount Holyoke College residence hall community!

We are excited to help you create a new home at Mount Holyoke College.  All incoming first-year students and new transfer students, will be asked to complete the New Student Housing Request Form.  The form provides students with the opportunity to share their housing preferences, identify a roommate preference and complete a personal profile that will help us understand who you will be as a roommate and what you are looking for in a roommate. Check out this step by step guide: New Student Housing Request Guide

For students interested in participating in one of our vibrant Living Learning Communities (LLCs), you can learn more about all the LLCs here.

Please visit our Open & Close Dates page to see all the important dates for the residence halls for the 2017-2018 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 new Frances Perkins scholars who would like to request on campus housing, you should be in contact with the Frances Perkins Program to request housing.  If you wish to be housed on the quiet floor you should also inform them of that.   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.  You can also tag @ResLifeLyons on your Class Facebook Page. We are always glad to help!

Fall Deadlines

  • New Student Housing Request Form must be completed by June 24, 2017, in order to be placed in the residence halls on campus. 
  • Notification of room assignments and roommate information will be sent to your MHC email account in mid-July. 

Incoming first-year students will not receive access to their residence hall until their designated move-in day.  

  • August 30, 2017, for International students who are registered with the Office of International Students. 
  • September 2, 2017, for domestic students. 

For new Frances Perkins scholars who would like to request on-campus housing, you should be in contact with the Frances Perkins Program to request housing by June 24th.  If you wish to be housed on the quiet floor you should also inform them of that.   Please note that housing for Frances Perkins students is very limited and requesting housing is not a guarantee of placement.

Spring Deadlines

  • New Student Housing Request Form must be completed by December 1, 2017, in order to be placed in the residence halls on campus. 
  • Notification of room assignments and roommate information will be sent to your MHC email account in mid-January. 

Incoming first-year students will not receive access to their residence hall until their designated move-in day.  

  • January 17, 2018, for International students who are registered with the Office of International Students. 
  • January 18, 2018, for domestic students. 

For new Frances Perkins scholars who would like to request on-campus housing, you should be in contact with the Frances Perkins Program to request housing December1st.  If you wish to be housed on the quiet floor you should also inform them of that.   Please note that housing for Frances Perkins students is very limited and requesting housing is not a guarantee of placement.