Program areas at Mount Holyoke College
*Instruction, Research, Academic Support and Library Services* Mount Holyoke College enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate students who benefit from small group instruction in a diverse college community with a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Mount Holyokes 200 accomplished faculty members are innovative teachers dedicated to their students. They are also active scholars, research scientists, and creative artists passionate about their disciplines. The College offers 48 departmental and interdepartmental majors. Through the liberal arts education, students explore art, literature, languages, philosophy, politics, history, mathematics and science rather than choosing one specialized track of study. The liberal arts also transcend the classroom. Students gain a complex understanding of the world in which they live through internships, study abroad, community-based learning, volunteer work and independent research. In addition to its undergraduate program, the College, through its division of Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE), offers a range of graduate degree programs, institutes, and courses to support emerging leaders, scientists and educators who want to increase their scope of impact in their respective fields. An integral part of the college community, Library and Information Technology Services facilitates the creative use of information and technology. It supports the educational priorities of the College by providing instruction, materials, staff expertise and equipment to sustain learning, teaching, research and the Colleges administrative functions.
*Dining Services* At Mount Holyoke College, dining continues to be an integral part of a students educational experience. The Colleges Dining Commons (DC), located within its Community Center, is a hub of student life where community members can converse, collaborate, and relax with one another. The DC, which was named a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant, features five food stations that promote health, wellness and sustainability by focusing on international cuisine, vegan options and avoiding food with allergens. With seating in six distinctive dining rooms, the DC offers students the opportunity to interact with one another, as well as with members of the entire campus community. These intentionally designed spaces provide students with a strong foundation from which to imagine and envision future possibilities, both curricular and co-curricular. These new spaces not only connect students to each other, but also to the beauty of the Colleges campus and provide new opportunities for creative work, thus maintaining the intimacy and purpose of the Mount Holyoke community dining experience. Dining Services is responsible for all Community Center cash operations, vending, a bakery, and a warehouse. The qualified and experienced culinary production and service staff are dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious, well-prepared foods and offering diverse and extensive menu options for the entire Mount Holyoke College community.
*Student Services and Residential Life* The Division of Student Life cultivates a dynamic, engaged and inclusive community that enriches the student experience, promotes wellness and belonging, and supports the purposeful development of every student. Engagement, peer mentorship and self governance are the foundations of Mount Holyokes residential program. To this end, most residence halls house members of all four classes along with vibrant Living-Learning Communities, including a residence hall dedicated exclusively to the enhancement of the first year experience. The Colleges residence halls are unique in design and character and offer many configurations as well as common spaces to meet the developing needs of students. Along with being committed to academic success, Mount Holyoke cares about the overall well being of students. The College offers a range of health, counseling, public safety, and accessibility services to support the needs of its students. The Office of Student Involvement supports more than 100 student organizations and presents a wide array of cultural, entertainment and social events, in addition to providing students with opportunities for leadership, service, and engagement. The Office of Student Involvement works to create a vibrant and inclusive co-curricular campus life that sustains Mount Holyoke College students as scholars, and offers them skills for leading a balanced life.