Favorite Things To Do
Take advantage of all the school-sponsored events that occur throughout the year, such as weekly parties in Blanchard, May Day festival, and No-Study Zone (held before finals and hosted by Student Programs. This event features kids' toys and games that will relieve stress and help you relive your childhood), to name a few. Las Vegas Night, held every fall, is always popular, and students have fun coming up with the perfect themed outfit to wear while playing the role of a dealer or gambler for a few hours. There is always the free Spring Concert. In the past features artists have included Kanye West, Hellogoodbye, M.I.A., and India.Arie. If you just want to hang out, try going for the pool table in Blanchard or find a spot on Skinner Green in nice weather and people-watch or chat with friends. There are Adirondack chairs scattered about the grassy areas all over campus. You can always find someone on the computer in the Info Commons or eating in a dining hall.
You can work out at the gym, take a walk around Upper Lake or on any of the trails in that area, visit the horses at the Equestrian Center, see a free (for students) showing of a student-run play on opening night at Rooke Theater, watch a Film Board movie screening on the weekend, visit the art museum, go to a party held at a cultural house, grab something to eat at Blanchard and then check your e-mail, burn CDs on the computers in the Info Commons, admire the flowers in Talcott Greenhouse (and possibly get a free plant to take home), sunbathe on Skinner Green in warm weather, build snow sculptures there in cold weather, and skate on the ice skating rink outside Blanchard in freezing weather. The campus is particularly inviting to those who just want to spend some time outside taking in the scenery, although there are plenty of indoor and cultural activities, as well. What you find to do is only limited by your imagination—although you won’t find a lot of hard-core partying on this campus.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Following is a partial list of student organizations at Mount Holyoke; there are nearly 200 organizations in total, whose decriptions and contact information can be found at the student organizations Web site.