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Student Experience

Mount Holyoke is where you will discover your passions — and your people: a campus filled with beautiful spaces that foster a close-knit community of individuals; a place where traditions span generations and connect you to people from all different backgrounds; a community of classmates, faculty and staff who welcome you for who you are and challenge you to become your most fully realized self. The bonds you build here will stay with you for life.

Experience our campus

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The Mount Holyoke Experience

Life on campus

Our campus is designed to bring people together — because where conversation starts, a lasting connection, big idea or plan of action can take flight.

Almost all of our students live in the vibrant living and learning environment made up of our 18 unique residence halls — leading to close relationships that help you thrive.

Our Dining Commons is a central place to meet up for a meal, quick bite or simply good conversation.

Be Well is Mount Holyoke’s wellness program that provides you with strategies and opportunities to create your own path to wellness.

Find your place at Mount Holyoke

A diverse, inclusive and equitable community is a strong one. That’s why we actively work to create an environment in which students from historically marginalized groups and under-resourced communities feel a sense of belonging.

We advance Dr. Martin Luther King’s concept of a “beloved community“ by cultivating an inclusive and socially just campus environment.

We connect international students with the resources and supports needed to thrive while at Mount Holyoke.

We offer programs and support for first-generation students and those from under-resourced backgrounds to help make the transition to college easy and exciting.

We provide strong support for students living in the United States without documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

We strive to provide students of all abilities full access to education, employment, services, technology, programs and activities.

Our cultural centers promote thoughtful advocacy and deep connections between allies and students who identify as African, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Native American and more.

Programs for every part of you

You’re more than just a student. You’re an artist, an athlete, a maker, an activist and more. With an 800-acre campus and more than 100 student organizations — plus concerts, parties, exhibits, special events and speakers — you’ll be able to pursue all the interests that make you who you are.

A group of students who worked at the Food Bank

Endless ways to get involved

One advantage of our community are the diverse and seemingly endless possibilities for involvement. With over 100 student organizations to join, you’ll be able to meet new people and make new connections.

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Traditions and annual events

From Convocation to milk and cookies and the Laurel Parade, traditions and annual events bring the community closer together and create memorable moments to last a lifetime.

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The arts at Mount Holyoke

Whether you want to pursue a career in a particular art form, simply experience the exhilarating challenge of something new or undertake a more in-depth study of an art form you have always loved, there’s a place in the MHC arts community for you.

Three students collaborating on a project in the Fimbel Lab

Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab

Turn your ideas into tangible reality. The Fimbel Lab brings together the tools, people, and resources to support you in making projects you might never have considered before.

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Division III athletics

Mount Holyoke participates in 13 intercollegiate varsity sports and a variety of club sports, including rugby and ice hockey.

A Mount Holyoke student and her horse in the barn

Nationally renowned Equestrian Program

The Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center hosts three collegiate teams and a variety of options for Physical Education (PE) riding lessons.

Five College Consortium

As a Mount Holyoke student, you can take advantage of all the social opportunities available on four nearby campuses: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  All five colleges are connected by a free bus service, so it’s easy to explore them all.

Explore the consortium
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Study abroad

Studying off campus helps you gain global perspectives, knowledge and the skills to succeed in today’s interconnected world. Choose from more than 150 programs in 50 countries.

Discover study abroad

Campus Voices

The Mount Holyoke student experience

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Grace (Gus) Ecklund Gustavson ’23

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