Community Center

Welcome to the heart of campus! The Community Center is a meeting, eating, study and social place for the entire community and consists of Blanchard Hall, the Great Room, and the Dining Commons

Information Desk

The Campus Information Desk is located on the main level of Blanchard Hall. Information Desk and Operations Assistants, supervised by the Office of Student Involvement, are a resource for the MHC and Five-College communities. Learn about Mount Holyoke and Five-College events, obtain bus schedules, and general campus information. Assistants also operate the Mall Ticket Box Office and distribute game-room equipment as well as technology equipment for the Great Room. To contact the Info Desk, please call 413-538-2045.

Community Center Directions

Once you arrive at Mount Holyoke to find the Community Center, enter campus through the main gate, take your first right towards the center of campus and you'll be facing the Community Center and Skinner Green. If you are a commercial vendor or performer, please contact Student Involvement for further instructions.  


The Great Room is home to public events such as student performances, movies, experimental theater, parties, and craft nights, to name a few. 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 413-538-2153, and events are registered through the Office of Student Involvement. Tech needs are serviced by the Technical Director

The Community Center boasts a variety of spaces where you can settle in and catch a nap or a conversation. There are charging tables so that you can work on your laptop, or you might just take a break in the comfy chairs and couches. Play pool or foosball on the lower level, and catch up with friends. 

The Community Center has meeting rooms for 10-20 people, most of which are mediated, and are reserved through Conference and Event Services via the Campus Space Request Form.

Blanchard Hall is also home to the Division of Student Life Suite on the main floor, and Student Involvement on the third floor. Other third floor offices include: