Campus Life and Facilities
Mount Holyoke Says...
About the Region
Mount Holyoke is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the Pioneer Valley--one of the most beautiful areas in New England and one of the most intellectually and culturally vibrant regions in the United States.
The Pioneer Valley, in western Massachusetts, is home to the...
Mount Holyoke Students Say...
Students here are a pretty active lot. As such, they frequently enjoy engaging in “outdoor activities like hiking and apple picking as well as a broad range of athlet- ics.” However, if you don’t fancy yourself the sporty type, fear not. There “are also many clubs to fit nearly every hobby from...
All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Special housing for disabled student
Apartments for single students
Special housing arrangements available upon request.
GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
International Student Groups
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
Athletic Division :Division III
Women's Sports Team Name :Lyons
Team Mascot :Lyon
# of sports for women, varsity
Women's Athletics List, Varsity
Men's Athletics list, Varsity
Coalition for Gender Awareness (COGA):The Coalition for Gender Awareness supports and affirms the various gender identities existing within the Mount Holyoke Community through the cultivation of a safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, and visibility. They seek to engage community members in respectful dialogue in order to reach mutual understanding and foster a campus free of discrimination. COGA hopes to serve as an inspiration, not just for the Pioneer Valley, but for what is possible in the world. COGA aims to work as a liaison between marginalized groups (specifically individuals of variant gender) and the power structures here on campus. One of their major goals is to give those silenced individuals a chance to have their voices heard.
Femmepowered: Femmepowered is an LBTGQA+ org that seeks to dismantle misogyny on campus by creating space and visibility for femme-identified people in the queer community. We welcome all sexes, genders, gender presentations, and sexual and romantic orientations. They believe that femme identities inform and are informed by other identities and can be performed in a multitude of ever-changing and personal ways. Femmepowered engages in activism through education, discussion, internal growth and the creation of supportive and accountable community. The group values anger at oppressive systems, healing for ourselves, and loving support for each other.http://femmepoweredmhc.tumblr.com/
FAMILIA: FAMILIA is a closed network of support and activism for LGBTQ+ people of color at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges.
OUTreach: OUTreach is a student-run organization that strives to offer a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for students who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities and allies. They would like their board and membership to be representative of the encompassing community, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual expression, religion, ability, age, and sexual preferences. OUTreach coordinates and collaborates with other LGBTQ-identified organizations at Mount Holyoke, within the five college consortium, and within the greater community to organize various social events as well as activist projects.
Jeannette Marks House (Cultural House):
The Jeannette Marks House provides a safe space and community center for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied students. The space’s resources include a queer-friendly library. The house, established in 1999, is named after Jeannette Marks, a Mount Holyoke professor and partner of former president Mary Woolley.
Minority Support Groups
Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
The Office of the Dean of Students provides a range of programs in the area of diversity and social justice. All are designed to enhance intergroup awareness and offer compelling approaches to exploring the complex interplay of social identities (for example, age, gender, national origin, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, and/or ability status). Mount Holyoke also commits to providing academic and personal support to a diverse group of students in order to foster academic and personal success. To accomplish these goals and develop the most effective pedagogy and curriculum in the field of diversity education, MHC looks to national models, research, and assessment measures.
Eliot House: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/religiouslife/eliot_house
Betty Shabazz Cultural Center:
Wa-Shin-An (Japanese meditation garden and tea house):
Asian Center for Empowerment:
Eliana Ortega Cultural Center:
Zowie Banteah Cultural Center:
Kosher dining: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/dining/kosher
Various cultural and ethnic student organizations including the following: Asian American Sisters in Action; FAMILIA (LGBTQ+ people of color); Korean American Sisters in Action, Russian Club; Vietnamese Student Association; Nepali Student Organization; and the African and Caribbean Student Association. Additional organizations may be found here:
Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 80%
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 150
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 20.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: No
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 95%
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Smith College Computer Store
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities: Art and historical museums, bronze-casting foundry, child study center, audio-visual center, language learning center, greenhouse, Japanese meditation garden, equestrian center, observatory, linear accelerator, electron microscope, refracting telescope, nuclear magnetic resonance equipment, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, Miller Worley Center for the Environment.
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