Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke is a liberal arts college for women that prepares students to become strong, confident leaders in a rapidly changing world.

Emily Dickinson, class of 1849, is renowned for her poetry today. But during her lifetime she was probably better known ...
05/07/2020
Emily Dickinson’s secret love: baking

Emily Dickinson, class of 1849, is renowned for her poetry today. But during her lifetime she was probably better known for her black cake and gingerbread.

Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, spoke about the poet and alum's passion for baking in an NPR Kitchen Sisters story.

“When Emily Dickinson bakes bread, there's something almost ecstatic about it, satisfaction of creativity," Benfey says.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/emily-dickinsons-secret-love-baking

In addition to writing expansive poetry, Emily Dickinson had a passion for baking, says MHC English professor Christopher Benfey.

At a time when our students and faculty are being called on to employ every ounce of flexibility, creativity and resilie...
05/05/2020
Commencement Challenge: Honoring 2020

At a time when our students and faculty are being called on to employ every ounce of flexibility, creativity and resilience they possess, your support is a vote of confidence in their individual success and the value of a Mount Holyoke education. #GivingTuesday

Share a message with #MountHolyoke2020: https://hubs.ly/H0pXTz90
Make a gift: https://www.givecampus.com/b40cmx

Make a gift to the Commencement Challenge in honor of the Class of 2020 and share a special message!

05/04/2020
Olivia Vejcik '20 wanted to be leader

Olivia Vejcik '20 wanted to be leader, so she chose to attend Mount Holyoke College.

“I like not being afraid to raise my hand in class,” she said. “I like not being afraid to speak my mind. Advocating for yourself. Having the reasons behind an idea that you're articulating. Mount Holyoke gave me the power and the ability to do that. I don't know if that would have happened if I had gone to a traditionally coed institution.”

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/stories/72033/olivia-vejcik-20

"...When I said, “I’m going home,” it didn’t mean, “I’m embarking on a 24-hour trip back to Vietnam,” but “I’m going bac...
05/03/2020
Strengthening Support for International Students During Time of Crisis

"...When I said, “I’m going home,” it didn’t mean, “I’m embarking on a 24-hour trip back to Vietnam,” but “I’m going back to college.”

Sophie Nguyen '17 at New America shares strategies to support international students during times of crisis.

Colleges and universities should step up to support international students in this time of crisis.

In the four years Michelle Serrano '20 has been a varsity runner at Mount Holyoke College, the cross-country team went f...
04/30/2020

In the four years Michelle Serrano '20 has been a varsity runner at Mount Holyoke College, the cross-country team went from 39th to seventh in the region—the best finish in the team's history.

“To have felt my teammates’ trust in me, to grow and witness the development over the past three years, was remarkable. The kind of discipline needed to be better was inspiring. And those kinds of results take a village. The attitude must come from not only me, but from my teammates as well, all of us not taking no for an answer.”

Being a student-athlete has given Serrano a focus and an instant community. The success of the team is her proudest accomplishment.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/stories/72030/michelle-serrano-20

BOOM! is an annual symposium of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning at Mount Holyoke College by the Mount Hol...
04/28/2020

BOOM! is an annual symposium of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning at Mount Holyoke College by the Mount Holyoke Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This year's BOOM! is a digital collection of asynchronous talks and presentations created for our community. BOOM! 2020: https://events.mtholyoke.edu/boom-2020

Students, faculty, and staff can access these anytime today through Friday, May 8 by logging into Moodle and selecting "Keep Connected - MHC Events".

Keep an eye on our social channels, and follow Mount Holyoke Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as we share DEI resources and opportunities for learning.

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by TIME for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York Cit...
04/23/2020
Time magazine highlights MHC student

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by TIME for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York City.

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by Time magazine for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York City.

04/22/2020
Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College

Celebrate Earth Day with programming from the Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College!

Watch our video to see how Earth Day is celebrated every day in various languages. Then post a pic and tag us or tweet us how Earth Day is every day to you with the hashtag #EverydayIsEarthDay!

“In an old dorm in South Hadley/ All covered in vines/ Lived one college girl/ Trapped by quarantine…This lonely girl wa...
04/17/2020
The Students Left Behind When College Campuses Empty Out Due to Coronavirus Fears

“In an old dorm in South Hadley/ All covered in vines/ Lived one college girl/ Trapped by quarantine…This lonely girl was Madeline.” ❤️

"For the first few weeks after most of her classmates went home, Madeline Fitzgerald could go a full day without seeing another person on campus at Mount Holyoke College in central Massachusetts." The Wall Street Journal

Colleges and universities around the country sent students home last month to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus that has swept the globe. But students who couldn’t leave are now living on shadow versions of their campuses.

MoHome and Away: Mount Holyoke is an uncommon community. We continue to strengthen our bonds, venture out of our comfort...
04/16/2020
MoHome and Away

MoHome and Away: Mount Holyoke is an uncommon community. We continue to strengthen our bonds, venture out of our comfort zones, forge ahead, support each other and celebrate MoHome.

Download backgrounds, see our virtual events, and browse photos of the 2020 Spring Flower show:
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/mohome-and-away

Please visit the COVID-19 page for updates on the status of the global outbreak and how the College is responding to its impact on our community. FAQs are being updated regularly. 

Beginning today, the Fimbel Lab staff and the Division of Student Life will distribute do-it-yourself sewing kits to stu...
04/15/2020
Information about COVID-19

Beginning today, the Fimbel Lab staff and the Division of Student Life will distribute do-it-yourself sewing kits to students. We are seeking donations. Distribution to students and staff on campus will occur on a rolling basis as coverings are received.
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus#health

Please visit the COVID-19 page for updates on the status of the global outbreak and how the College is responding to its impact on our community. FAQs are being updated regularly. 

Sonia Nieto, author and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College in 2018, visited an Mount Holyoke ...
04/13/2020

Sonia Nieto, author and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College in 2018, visited an Mount Holyoke College Professional and Graduate Education - PAGE class to talk to our new teachers. Her book, "Why We Teach Now" is used as a required text for the course.

Sonia Nieto, author and recipient of an honorary doctorate from MHC in 2018, visited an MAT class to talk to our new teachers. Her book, "Why We Teach Now" is used as a required text for the course.
https://www.amazon.com/Why-Teach-Now-Sonia-Nieto-ebook/dp/B00SZ7L8WE
@MountHolyokeMasterofArtsinTeaching

“...She’s a writer and very educated and went to Mount Holyoke, a very progressive school. I love that my character went...
04/09/2020
‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Emily Hampshire talks about ‘perfect’ series finale

“...She’s a writer and very educated and went to Mount Holyoke, a very progressive school. I love that my character went there.”

Emily Hampshire, aka “Schitt’s Creek” motel owner Stevie Budd, shares what's next for her after the series finale – a role as a Mount Holyoke alumna!

Emily Hampshire, aka “Schitt’s Creek” motel owner Stevie Budd, is convinced Tuesday night’s series finale will please its legion of fans. “I can say, with 100 percent …

04/03/2020

See Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke College Associate Professor of English, on WGBY Public Television tonight for their segment "Racism and the Coronavirus".

https://www.wgby.org/articles/104384

#MountHolyoke2024 students and families, see the Mount Holyoke Admission schedule of admitted student virtual programmin...
04/02/2020

#MountHolyoke2024 students and families, see the Mount Holyoke Admission schedule of admitted student virtual programming! https://events.mtholyoke.edu/event/living_learning_and_community_chats

Calling all admitted students and families! The Mount Holyoke Office of Admission is delighted to share our schedule of virtual admitted student programming with you. ⁠

Inside Mount Holyoke: A Preview for Admitted Students is a series of live, interactive panels and sessions designed to give you an inside look at academics, the first-year experience, diversity and inclusion, student life and more. The panels will take place between Sunday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 7. You’ll find the full calendar of virtual events with content descriptions and registration links on the admitted student event page: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/admitted-student-events

Can't join us at the scheduled times? Some of our panels will be recorded and made available to view a few days after each event. We look forward to virtually “meeting” you!⁠

#MHC2024⁠
#MountHolyoke2024⁠
#InsideMountHolyoke

How are you experiencing MoHome this semester? We're gathering voices and stories, giving a full view of our shared and ...
04/01/2020

How are you experiencing MoHome this semester? We're gathering voices and stories, giving a full view of our shared and unique experiences. https://forms.gle/yCBMLcdVUCoaEwFq7

This week: Show us how you’re staying in touch with your community and friends. What does “MoHome” mean to you?

"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." ...
03/31/2020

"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." – Janet Mock, author and transgender rights activist and Mount Holyoke Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference keynote speaker, 2016

Mount Holyoke Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion https://www.mtholyoke.edu/diversity-and-inclusion

Join Mount Holyoke's Archives and Special Collections for a quick, informal 10-minute break via a Tiny Desk Talk today a...
03/25/2020

Join Mount Holyoke's Archives and Special Collections for a quick, informal 10-minute break via a Tiny Desk Talk today at 4pm EST to learn a bit of Mount Holyoke history together.

Join via Zoom: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/573190153
Meeting ID: 573 190 153

Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections, will be sharing images and stories of the Mount Holyoke farmerettes during World War One, another time in our community's history that called for resiliency and creative thinking. Also up for discussion: that age old question about pants. Namely, "should women even be allowed to wear them?"

Congratulations to the newest members of Mount Holyoke 2024! https://admission.mtholyoke.edu/portal/yield-student-events
03/19/2020

Congratulations to the newest members of Mount Holyoke 2024!
https://admission.mtholyoke.edu/portal/yield-student-events

🎉 Congratulations to the newest members of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 2024!!! It has been a tremendous joy getting to know each and every one of you over the past several months. We could not be prouder to welcome you MoHome 💙⁠

#MountHolyoke2024⁠
#MHC2024

03/12/2020
#MHC2020 Laurel Parade

Student initiated. Community supported. Mount Holyoke forever shall be. With love in our hearts, we celebrate #MHC2020. Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College

03/12/2020
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College

COVID-19 may have our students heading home to study remotely for the semester, but our seniors want their Laurel Parade.

Join in the live celebration on the Alumnae Association page (https://www.facebook.com/aamhc/) 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST today (approximate). Mount Holyoke Parents and Families

The Alumnae Association keeps you connected to MHC and one another no matter where you are.

Our mission is to provide diverse programs, expertise, and resources to foster lifelong learning and empower alumnae to connect with each other and the College.

The best source for information on Mount Holyoke's response to COVID-19 is our FAQ page (below). We are updating this pa...
03/12/2020
Information about COVID-19

The best source for information on Mount Holyoke's response to COVID-19 is our FAQ page (below). We are updating this page on a rolling basis. As new information becomes available, it will be posted. If you have specific questions, please feel free to email [email protected].

Thank you for your support and patience.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus

For updates on the status of the global COVID-19 outbreak and how the College is responding to its impact on our community, please visit: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus

A letter from President Stephens updating Mount Holyoke's response to COVID-19.https://www.mtholyoke.edu/advisories/7201...
03/10/2020
Updated and Important Information about COVID-19

A letter from President Stephens updating Mount Holyoke's response to COVID-19.

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/advisories/72017/updated-and-important-information-about-covid-19

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,The information regarding community spread of COVID-19 has been changing rapidly. The College’s leadership team, emergency response team, and I have been meeting regularly, and for much of the day today, focused on the safety and well-being of the campus community ...

Jerusalem's Lot TV series to feature Schitts Creek Emily Hampshire as Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious Mount Holyoke alumna ...
03/09/2020
Jerusalem's Lot TV Series Adds Schitt's Creek Star

Jerusalem's Lot TV series to feature Schitts Creek Emily Hampshire as Rebecca Morgan, an ambitious Mount Holyoke alumna who returns home to write a story for the a new publication, The Atlantic Magazine.

Rebecca joins Mount Holyoke on-screen luminaries such as Baby from Dirty Dancing 🎥

https://comicbook.com/horror/2020/03/03/jerusalems-lot-tv-series-stephen-king-emily-hampshire-adrien-brody/

News emerged last year that a new TV series adaptation of Stephen King's novella Jerusalem's Lot [...]

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