Blanchard Campus Center

Blanchard Front View

Blanchard is a meld of modern appointments and the warm heritage of Mount Holyoke College. Renovated and expanded in 2003, Blanchard Campus Center is a meeting place for the entire community.


The light filled central atrium with its 60-foot skylight, is home to:

Campus Store,
Information Desk,
student mail boxes,
Uncommon Grounds Coffee Bar,
Vendor Corner, and
information tables.

It is also the home of the Student Art Gallery, a place where students can exhibit their shows and projects.

upper level

The upper level harbors the Commuter Students' Lounge, the Student Programs Office and the Health Educator's Office, as well as offices for several student organizations. There is also a meeting room and a photo copier for general student use.

Guests to the Campus Center can get a snack or dine at the Blanchard Café and Uncommon Grounds, and choose from a variety of seating environments, from cozy nooks to big screen TV seating.

A variety of meeting rooms are available by reservation, but many also come to the Blanchard Campus Center for informal meetings over coffee. To host other kinds of programming consult with the Office of Student Programs, x2478.

The multi-purpose Great Room is part of the newest wing of the Campus Center and has a two floor glass wall that looks out onto patio seating, the lantern green, and Lower Lake.


The Lantern fireplace on the Lantern Green can be reserved through the Office of Student Programs for special gatherings year round.