Spring Break

Quick links to sections below: Registration / Meal Service / Grocery Store Shuttle / Events / Transportation / Sports and Recreation / Blanchard Hours LITS and Library Hours / Rao's Hours / Health Center and Counseling Information

Don't Forget to Register!

If you have not done so already, please register to stay on campus during Spring Break. You can register by logging in to MyMountHolyoke. Your Registration must be completed by March 9th.

Meals

Most dining halls will close after Friday at dinner.  Only Blanchard will be open for some limited hours over break.  Students can use a Board Swipe (full board plan only), Dining Dollars, MHCXpress, or Cash.  Any purchases outside of designated menu items included in the board swipe will be the expense of the customer. 

  • March 11-12: Brunch with the option to pick up a bag dinner 11:30am- 1:30pm
  • March 13: Lunch (11:30am-1:30pm) and Dinner (5:00pm-6:30pm) will be served
  • March 14: Blanchard Cafe will be offering limited meal service for students during the storm. Lunch and a make-your-own-bag dinner meal option will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • March 15–17: Lunch (11:30am-1:30pm) and Dinner (5:00pm-6:30pm) will be served
  • March 18: Brunch with the option to pick up a bag dinner 11:30am-1:30pm
  • March 19: Prospect will be open from 11:30-1:15 for Brunch. Dining Halls reopen for Dinner at 5:00pm

Blanchard will be offering limited stations & menus during these times.  To see the opening and closing times for specific dining halls, please see the Opening & Closing Schedule published by Dining Services for each specific meal center.

Transportation to the Grocery Store & Mall

Sunday March 12, 2017: Shuttle to Holyoke Mall , departing from Blanchard Bus Stop. (Tickets on a first come first serve, 32 passenger capacity)

  • Departure from Blanchard Bus Stop: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
  • Returning to campus JC Penny:  3:00 pm,  4:00pm

Monday March 13, 2017: Shuttle to Big Y, departing from Blanchard Bus Stop at 1:30pm and ending at 3:30pm. (First come first serve, 32 passenger capacity)

  • Departure from Blanchard Bus Stop: 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 
  • Returning to campus: 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15pm

Wednesday March 15, 2017: Shuttle to Big Y, departing from Blanchard Bus Stop at 1:30pm and ending at 3:30pm. (First come first serve, 32 passenger capacity)

  • Departure from Blanchard Bus Stop: 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 
  • Returning to campus: 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15pm

Friday March 17, 2017: Shuttle to Big Y, departing from Blanchard Bus Stop at 1:30pm and ending at 3:30pm. (First come first serve, 32 passenger capacity)

  • Departure from Blanchard Bus Stop: 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 
  • Returning to campus: 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15pm

Events

Res Life and Student Program Staff are planning some fun events during these days of break to keep you entertained and building community! 

Monday, March 13th 
DIY Craft Night, 6:30-8:30. We will have craft supplies out and available in the Great Room! Choose your own creative adventure!
 
Wednesday, March 15th 
Board Game Night, 6:30-8:30. We will have a variety of board games out and available in the Great Room! Bring a group of friends and enjoy a night of board games!
 
Thursday, March 16th
#TGIT, 8pm - 10pm. We will be playing the newest episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal in the Great Room!
 

Transportation 

PVTA - For more information visit the PVTA Website here

  • Route 38
    Friday, 3/10

    • Full Service Ends Early:
    • Last bus from UMass to MHC at 7:15 pm
    • Last bus from MHC to UMass at 8:00 pm

    Saturday 3/11, Sunday 3/12, Saturday 3/18 - NO SERVICE

    Monday, 3/13 to Friday, 3/17

    • “Spring Break” Schedule
    • Leave UMass to MHC: 7:00 am, 8:20 am, 4:00 pm, 5:20 pm
    • Leave MHC to UMass: 7:45 am, 9:05 am, 4:45 pm, 6:05 pm

    Route 39
    Friday, 3/10

    • Full Service Schedule Ends Early:
    • Last bus from Smith to MHC at 5:00 pm (T)
    • Last bus from MHC to Smith at 6:35 pm (T)
    • Last bus from Hampshire to Smith at 6:50 pm
    • Last bus from Smith to Hampshire at 6:45 pm
    • (T)- Transfer required at Hampshire College

    Saturday, 3/11 to Saturday, 3/18 - NO SERVICE

    Sunday, 3/19 - Full Service Sunday Schedule

Sports and Recreation

Kendall Sports Complex 

  • Friday, March 10th: Building open 6:30am - 6:00pm 
  • Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th: Closed 
  • Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm No Open Swim
  • Saturday, March 18th: Closed
  • Sunday, March 19th: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Limited Campus Resources

Many offices on campus are closed or working with minimal staff over the holidays.  If you have an emergency, you should contact Campus Police at (413) 538-2304 as they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. There is always a Professional Staff member on call in case of emergency.  You can contact them through Campus Police by requesting to speak with the Professional Staff on Call should you need their assistance.

Blanchard Hours

  • Friday, March 10th Building open 7am to 12 midnight.
  • Building open Saturday, March 11th & Sunday March 12th from 11am to 10pm.
  • Building open Monday, March 13th- Friday March 17th 8am to 10pm 
  • Building open Saturday, March 18th 11am to 10pm.
  • Building open Sunday March 19th 11am to 12 midnight. 
  • Regular hours resume on Monday, November 20th at 7:30 am.

Library and Technology Hours

  • Friday, March 10th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, March 11th - Sunday, March 12th: CLOSED 
  • Monday, March 13th - Friday March 17th: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday, March 18th: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 19th: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am 
  • Regular hours resume on Monday March 20th at 8:00am 

Rao's Cafe

  • Closing March 10th at 5pm 
  • Resuming regular hours on Monday March 20th. 

Health Services and Counseling Center Hours and Information

Health Services 

The Health Center will be closed starting Friday, March 10th at 4:00pm. There will be no medical services provided on campus. This includes the Health Center, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. 

There will be a medical clinician on call from 4pm on Friday until 8:00am on Monday.  Students can call 413-538-2242 to speak with a clinician.  Students can also use cab services to reach Urgent Care or the ER if needed.

WHILE THE HEALTH CENTER IS CLOSED:

FOR MEDICAL PROBLEMS:

  1. Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emergency Room - (413) 582-2108 
  2. Holyoke Hospital Emergency Room - (413) 534-2500
  3. On-Call Urgent Care Center - (413) 584-7425, 51 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060
  4. AEIOU Urgent Care - (413) 461-3530, 170 University Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
  5. Chicopee Urgent Care Medical Center - (413) 437-8355, 1505 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA  01020

FOR ALCOHOL/DRUG RELATED PROBLEMS:

  1. Behavioral Health Network - (413) 733-6661

Counseling Services 

Counseling Services will close at 5:00pm on March 10th.  They will resume regular hours at 8:30am on March 20th. Their 24/7 care line can be reached at (413) 538-2037. 

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