My favorite place on campus: Skinner Green

By Emily Isakson ’19 on June 14, 2019 at 3:03 PM

One of the central places on Mount Holyoke’s campus is Skinner Green; it’s integral to student life here at MHC. At any given time when the weather is nice, one can find students relaxing on the grass, doing homework or eating lunch in the shade, playing a game of Frisbee and more. It’s also frequently used as an impromptu throughway between buildings on campus.

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Why Choose Campus Preservation?

By MHC Advancement on June 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Mount Holyoke’s campus is consistently recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country. The iconic Gothic brick buildings, soothing waterfalls, pristine athletic fields and robust Botanic Garden provide the perfect setting for rigorous academic study, artistic inspiration and personal growth. We need your support to keep Mount Holyoke picture perfect.

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Choose Campus Preservation

By MHC Advancement on June 5, 2019 at 8:21 AM

Mount Holyoke’s spectacular campus is the perfect setting for our students’ rigorous academic study and personal growth. The defining characteristics of our campus — the Gothic brick buildings, stately trees, serene lakes, iconic waterfalls — are rooted in the design legacy of landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons. 

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Making memories at Reunion 2019

By MHC Advancement on June 4, 2019 at 10:47 AM

The last two weekends in May marked a special time at Mount Holyoke. As we celebrated the accomplishments of our senior class, we also welcomed more than 1,500 alumnae back to campus for Reunion. This year, classes ending in 4s and 9s, as well as the class of 2017, returned MoHome to usher in the class of 2019 as our newest alumnae and create new memories with old friends. Take a look at these fantastic highlight reels from the Alumnae Association for Reunion I and Reunion II. Were any of your favorite moments captured?

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Mount Holyoke forever shall Be Well

By Rachel Nix ’20 on May 15, 2019 at 2:55 PM

An essential part of the multifacted Mount Holyoke student experience includes a commitment  to wellness of mind, body, spirit and community. The new Be Well program at Mount Holyoke was developed in 2016 to encourage mental and physical health among students and help provide ways to reduce stress.

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Thanks for making MHC “MoHome”!

By MHC Advancement on April 30, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Last week, the Mount Holyoke community gathered together for the sixth annual Thank An Alum Days — an event that celebrates the tremendous impact that alumnae support makes on campus. 

Over the course of four days (including a rainy Pangy Day!), we received thank-you notes from approximately 550 students, faculty and staff who took time out of their busy end-of-year schedules to show their appreciation for the thousands of alumnae donors that give back to MHC.

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Student Life Stories: Lanie Richards ’21

By Rachel Nix ’20 on April 29, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Meet Lanie Richards ’21, who hails from Orange Park, Florida. Majoring in psychology and education, she was drawn to Mount Holyoke because of its academic rigor as well as it’s welcoming community. On campus, she’s also a research assistant in the Office of Advancement, a member of the MHC Rugby Football Club and an SGA Senator for the Rugby team.

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Why Choose Student Life?

By MHC Advancement on April 19, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Because no two college journeys are alike and academic success hinges upon personal wellbeing, Mount Holyoke provides professionals across campus — specializing in student programs, residential life, diversity and inclusion, religious and spiritual life, health, counseling and accessibility — who provide the resources, support and programs to help every student thrive on campus and beyond. This vibrant community of student scholars needs you.

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Student Life Stories: Aretha Nelson ’22

By Aretha Nelson ’22 on April 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM

In preparation for my first year at Mount Holyoke, I asked a lot of alums about their residential experience. Though many said that they had a mostly positive experience, some students mentioned that they wished their dorm halls felt like more of a community. I quickly realized that I would not enjoy living in a dorm where I felt as though I would not know my neighbors.

I was fortunate to arrive at Mount Holyoke just as the Shirley Chisholm Living-Learning Community (LLC) was beginning its second year on campus. The “Shirley” was created to provide a supportive space for students of African and Caribbean descent. As a black girl coming from Ghana, I was not sure I would be able to find a community well-suited for me. Even as I moved into the Shirley, I had my doubts about whether or not I would find my people.

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Student Life Stories: Emily Carle ’21

By Rachel Nix ’20 on April 12, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Meet Emily Carle ’21, a religion major from Newington, Connecticut. Emily fell in love with Mount Holyoke’s academic offerings, vibrant spiritual life and endless opportunities for involvement within the campus community. In addition to the numerous clubs and organizations that she’s involved with on campus, Emily is also the youth director at Center Church in South Hadley and an intern for Cathedral in the Night, an outdoor Christian community in downtown Northampton. She also manages an instagram account featuring photos of Mount Holyoke (@picturesofmhc) and enjoys skiing, eating, watching the Patriots and researching her family genealogy.

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