A student running on one of the campus trails

Athletics and Recreation

Exercising mind and body

engage with athletics at Mount Holyoke. In addition to our 13 NCAA Division III varsity teams, you can join our club sport program and explore plenty of options to get your body moving. Our gorgeous campus features a robust trail system, and our Equestrian Center welcomes all levels of riders. All of these choices foster the barrier-breaking mindset, teamwork and leadership that are central to life at Mount Holyoke.

Mount Holyoke’s nickname, the Lyons, is a tribute to the College’s founder, Mary Lyon.