Reunion 2017

October 2016 update

Dear Classmates,

In case you haven't heard, our twenty-fifth Mount Holyoke reunion is May 19-21, 2017.

We are certain that it will be a wonderful chance to share and celebrate our highs and lows of the past twenty-five years, remember friends no longer with us, and-most importantly-reconnect and have a great time. While the campus has changed a bit since we graduated, it is still beautiful and well equipped to meet today's educational objectives. Come and see for yourself.

Our reunion cochairs have been hard at work, including a reunion-planning workshop on campus in mid-September, and we are committed to making sure reunion is both fun and affordable for all. Did you know that approximately 300 of us have never come back for Reunion?

We are really privileged to have had the benefits of our Mount Holyoke experience-both educational and otherwise-and we hope to see you in May. Let's make this reunion the best yet!


Mount Holyoke College '92

Laura Althoff, Reunion Cochair
Hilary Bland, Class President
Erin Ennis, Reunion Cochair

We want to know what you'd enjoy, so please give us your input and suggestions!

Reunion 2017

Saturday childcare

Curious if anyone bringing young children to Reunion would be interested in taking advantage of childcare during our class meeting on Saturday evening. It would be located in the same building and cover the meeting and some of the "post" activities. I'm also looking for volunteers who might be willing to help staff the childcare during this time. Perhaps some of you are bringing teens who would enjoy spending time with little children rather than us old folk? If you think you have a willing participant, let me know! I'm trying to gather a contingent of capable, fun people to provide care- takes a village after all...

Looking forward to May!

Contact: Jen Meserve '92 ( Thank you!


Engage with former classmates and receive real time reunion planning updates through our Facebook page

If you're not on Facebook, check out our class website for periodic reunion updates beginning in early 2017


Email ideas or offer to volunteer to our reunion cochairs: Erin Ennis ( or Laura Althoff (


Nominate yourself or others for our slate of future class officers: Winifred Connerton (, nominating committee chair


Look for communications from Head Class Agents Jennifer McCabe and Melanie Carino, and others, regarding our annual gifts to The Mount Holyoke Fund in honor of our twenty-fifth


Update your contact information with the Alumnae Association (this is the only source for our class mail/email distribution)


The Alumnae Association has advised us that attending Reunion normally costs about $380 for the entire weekend (or $250 for Saturday only). We are very conscious of budget crunches and want to make attendance possible for all, so we are looking at different ways to keep costs down. We will provide more information over the winter regarding how to obtain available subsidies for anyone needing support to be able to attend, as well as opportunities to provide either physical or financial donations to cover and help reduce the cost of some of our reunion expenses for all classmates. In the meantime, if you haven't done so in a while, please consider paying your class dues (information for check or PayPal payment can be found here).

Schedule for the 25th Reunion: May 19-21, 2017

SCHEDULE (in progress. 1/18/17)

Friday, May 19

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (approx)
    State of the College remarks by MHC President
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (approx)
    Back to Class - organized by the Alumnae Association
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Campus Fun Run -- 3 loops around Upper Lake
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Welcome and socializing, including light dinner

Saturday, May 20

  • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Laurel Parade, Alumnae Association Annual Meeting + Class photo (including awards for Medal of Honor, class histories, etc.)** Class photo takes place after Alum Assn photo in 15 minute increments, between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
    Lunch on the Green
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mountain Day in May -- transportation to Mount Holyoke with ice cream at the top
  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Department-at Homes
  • 5:30 pm
    Class meeting/memorial for Jen Wierwille and any other classmates that have passed away
  • 5:45 pm
    Class social hour
  • 6:30 pm
    Class dinner
  • Evening
    Canoe Sing
  • Before/after Canoe Sing
    80's Rule Dance Party

Sunday, May 21

  • Noon
    Checkout of dorm