As you pack for your move to college, keep in mind that Mount Holyoke College is committed to reducing our collective impact on the environment and you should think about "being green" in your hall and your room. Easy things to do are to choose light emitting diode (LED) or compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs are the spiral bulbs) for your desk lamp, bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug and plan to plug any small appliances into a power strip that can be turned off to avoid using energy when not in use. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and LED bulbs are available in the residence halls at the beginning of the semester if you need them; your Eco-Rep will have more information when you arrive on campus.
Take a look at our Environmental Sustainability's comprehensive Living Green at Mount Holyoke page for additional suggestions on what you can do before and after you arrive on campus to reduce your impact on the environment.
What To Bring and What Not To Bring
Please see our detailed Packing List for more information on what to bring and what NOT to bring with you!
If you have questions about something not on this list or more specifics about what is and is not allowed, please contact the Office of Residential Life.