A student overlooking the Pioneer Valley on Mountain Day

Beyond Campus

Mount Holyoke is located in one of New England’s most beautiful and intellectually vibrant regions.

Exploring our region

We know you’ll love our campus. But we also know that, as a Mount Holyoke student, you’ll want to explore everything that’s around. There’s a lot to see and do, and here are just some of the ways you can expand your Mount Holyoke experience beyond the Gates and around the region.

Students walking near the Village Commons in South Hadley

South Hadley

South Hadley, Mount Holyoke’s home since 1837, features restaurants, coffee shops, the renowned Odyssey bookstore and plenty of New England charm.

Meet our neighbors
An aerial image of the Amherst, MA area

The Five Colleges region

Beyond the great academic opportunities, the Five College Consortium is a fantastic way to meet new people, experience vibrant towns and immerse yourself in beautiful scenery.

Discover more
A group of seniors and a dog enjoying the hike on Mountain Day 2018

Experience the outdoors

We’re lucky to have one of the most scenic areas in New England as our backyard. From hiking and biking to swimming and snowshoeing, there’s a way to enjoy the outdoors every season at Mount Holyoke. We even have trails that you can access directly from campus.

Check out our campus trails