What does a learning landscape that extends for nearly two centuries look like? What does it feel like? What does it promise? What does it invite? Watch the video.
When the weight of a global topic feels too big — too daunting, too insurmountable, too entrenched — people often feel too small. Too small to effect change and too small to lead the way forward.
When the weight of a global topic is tackled via a movement of audacious individuals — who are open and willing to share their stories of successes and struggles, collaborations and innovations — a palpable shift can begin to unfold. The shift from “this feels impossible” to “this feels possible” requires a spark. A spark in energy, in mentors, in collective thought and momentum.
The Mount Holyoke experience? It’s a deliberate one — marked by academic inquiry, authentic meeting of minds and intentional probing of ideas and differences. Among a constellation of global peers, Mount Holyoke students revel in a community built for them and their success. Their bespoke undergraduate journeys usher in bespoke career journeys: in STEM, the arts, academia, finance, creative enterprises, public advocacy and more.
You know you’re a Mount Holyoke student when, as the spring semester nears to a close and final exams loom, you start getting excited for Pangynaskeia Day. By putting it on your calendar. Mentioning it on social media. Hoping for sunny skies and warm temps. Digging out a favorite lawn blanket. All perhaps to the initial puzzlement of those beyond the College’s gates.
“What’s … that? What do you mean? Where are you going?” asks your younger sibling or high school friend or parent.
“Oh, it’s just a spring thing!” you reply with a smile. That smile of knowing that at Mount Holyoke, a bevy of fascinating and slightly curious traditions continues with reckless abandon.
There’s accepted (“I’m in!”) — and then there’s accepted (“I belong!”).
So why do you belong at Mount Holyoke?
Because our community is built for you — and your success and empowerment. Our community is lit by students who share your passion and curiosity. Our alumnae network is enviably remarkable. And our diverse student body contains some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet in your life.
At Mount Holyoke, you’ll blur lines between learning and doing, living and being. You’ll chart a global course at each turn. You’ll be unstoppable: filled with the verve to do it all.
Watch the video for a message from current students — with one, two and three years of experience under their belts — to the class of 2022.