Blanchard Campus Center is a bright and vital campus hub, providing a central venue for dining, entertainment, social activity and networking. Members of the MHC community are encouraged to utilize the variety of spaces offered in the building, whether for business or pleasure.

Blanchard Great Room

Home to student-hosted events such as Live Indie Music Concerts, movies, improv, poetry events, experimental theater, and other public events, the Blanchard Campus Center Great Room is a Dining area by day, and an event space at night. The multi-purpose venue provides an intimate performance area that seats 250, or a dance club space for 400. The venue schedule is kept by Conference and Event Services at x2153, and events are registered through the Office of Student Programs. The sound, lighting, projections, and room set-ups are serviced by the Technical Director, Tim Dietrick. With the furniture cleared out the multi-purpose Great Room converts to a Dance Club, and a variety of Student Orgs host parties most Friday and Saturday Nights.

Recreational Spaces

Blanchard boasts a variety of spaces where you can settle in and catch a nap or a conversation. Lounge 227 on the main level is fully mediated to show film screenings, lets you check your email, or you might just take a break in the comfy chairs and couches. Play pool or foos-ball on the lower level near the Café. There are nooks and crannies, tables and booths, where you can catch up with friends. Or, catch your favorite show on the big screen TV tucked in a corner lounge on the lower level by the Café. Grab coffee with a friend or check your email at the tables clustered by the Uncommon Grounds Café. The main floor of this busy campus hub is the perfect spot if you want to people-watch or are hoping to see someone you know.

Meeting Rooms

Blanchard boasts five meeting rooms for 10-20 people, most of which are mediated. Meals can be catered for your meetings through the Campus Center Cafe office, x2522. Please do not plan to bring catering in from outside sources. Meeting Rooms are reserved through Conference and Event Services via the Campus Space Request Form.


Blanchard Campus Center has a number of spaces and resources that can be reserved and utilized by members of the Mount Holyoke Community.

  • To reserve meeting rooms, complete the Conference and Events office Campus Space Request Form a minimum of 3 days in advance.
  • To reserve the Blanchard Great Room, consult with the Office of Student Programs about your event design a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • The Campus Center is also a great place to reach out to the community to notify them of upcoming events or initiatives. Community members can reserve information tables or advertising space, including banner space, easels, bulletin boards, and display cases. Those interested should stop by the Office of Student Programs, room 327, to make a reservation.

Third Floor Offices

The upper level of the Campus Center harbors offices for several departments and student organizations, listed below.

Departments & Resources

Student Organizations