Our 4th annual FebruMary is here, a month-long celebration of the Mount Holyoke community, leading into Mary Lyon’s birthday on February 28. This year we are Defining Community, as we focus on the traditions, myths, and icons that define Mount Holyoke.
Started in 2014, FebruMary combines fun and fundraising in a month-long virtual event where thousands of alumnae come together to show the collective power of the MHC community. This celebration includes games, photo campaigns, informational blog posts, on-campus events, and exciting fundraising challenges with a focus on participation. Learn more about previous FebruMary celebrations here: FebruMary 2014 | FebruMary 2015 | FebruMary 2016
What's in store:
24-hour Decade Challenges February 6-10: Alumnae across generations will join together once again for another epic participation challenge. Each decade will each have a designated 24-hour period to see which class will be named the most loyal FebruMary supporter. Make sure to mark your calendar, and check here often to see who’s in the lead!
1970s: Monday, February 6
1980s: Tuesday, February 7
1990s: Wednesday, February 8
2000s: Thursday, February 9
2010s, Seniors, and FPs: Friday, February 10
FebruMary Blogging: Once again, Mary is going to be taking over the blog. Check in each day to learn about the history of some of your favorite traditions.
Puzzles: We are introducing a new FebruMary feature this year—puzzles! Each week we will post a new puzzle to test your knowledge.
Photo Campaigns: Last year, Mary had a wonderful time joining alumnae at work, at play, and on many an adventure! (Check out her adventures on Mary’s own Instagram!) This year, take Mary with you all month long, and make sure to send us your photos to share. #FebruMary #MaryAtWork #MaryGoesGlobal
We are also launching a special photo campaign in honor of this year’s theme — send us a photo of you and Mary participating in your favorite tradition using the hashtag #MyMHCTradition, and one lucky winner will receive a prize at the end of the month.
Birthday Celebration: For the campus community and local alumnae, save the date for a special birthday party for Mary on Tuesday, February 28 from 3-5pm. We will be joining with our friends in Archives & Special Collections to learn more about Mary Lyon and the history of Mount Holyoke with a number of artifacts on display. Activities include button making, selfies with Mary, and of course, cake! For non-local alumnae, if you are having a meet up in your area, please make sure to invite Mary, and send us a photo for Mary’s Instagram!
Get ready for a month full of fun!