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Mount Holyoke College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Music Library Miles-Smith Science Wing

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 721,223 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,805 current serial subscriptions.
  • 23,431 microforms.
  • 7,260 Audio/Visual items.
  • 98,464 e-books.

Museums & Art

Botanic Garden/Talcott Greenhouse; Gorse Child Study Center; Joan E. Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages; John Payson Williston Observatory; Pratt Hall Music Building; Alice Withington Rooke Theatre; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts; Wa-Shin-An Japanese Meditation Garden and Teahouse; Center for the Environment; Center for Global Initiatives.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 561 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 219 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 260 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 20 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 92% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 54% of housing units are Singles.
  • 41% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 24 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 54% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 79% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: African and Carribean Day, A Cappella Jams, Junior Show, Laurel Parade, Las Vegas Night, Fall Weekend, M & Cs
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 150 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Psi Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Abbey Singers, Amherst Koinonia Church, Baha'i Club, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Union/Hillel, Latter Day Saint Student Association, Muslim Students Association, Newman Association, Pagan/Wiccan Collective, Voices of Faith;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Arab, American, and International Woman's Association (AAIWA), Asian American Sisters in Action (AASIA), Asian Students Association (ASA), Association of Pan African Unity (APAU), AWAZ (formerly South Asian Club), Black Student/Alumnae Conference (triennial), Bulgarian Club, Chinese Cultural Association (CCA), Eliana Ortega Cultural Center, ESTIA (Hellenic heritage club), FAMILIA (formerly SYSTA-lesbian, bisexual, and questioning women of color), French Club, German Club, Hawai'i Club (Ka Hui 'O Hawaii), Italian Club (Il Gruppo Italiano), International Club, Japanese Association, Jewish Student Union/Hillel, Korean American Student Association (KASA), La Unidad, Liga Filipina (Philippine Society), LUSO Club (formerly Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries), MeChA-Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Mount Holyoke African and Carribean Student Association (MHACASA), Native Spirit (Native American organization), Russian Club, Sisters of Hinduism Reaching Inwards (SHIR), True Colors, UMMA (Muslim student group), VIDA (multicultural literary magazine), Vietnamese Student Organization;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) http: //www. mtholyoke. edu/offices/student-programs/org_lists/index. shtml
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Mount Holyoke News (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Bradley International Airport--Springfield/Hartfor (35), Logan Airport--Boston (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Springfield, Massachusetts (12)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Springfield, Massachusetts (11)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 42% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 70% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Additional Policies

    honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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