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Mount Holyoke College Summer Conferences

25 Park Street- GPS address
50 College Street

South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

1000Largest Group
45Meeting Rooms
1000Overnight Guests
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  • Rich New England HistoryRich New England History
  • Catering available outside for your summer retreatCatering available outside for your summer retreat
  • Sit and relaxSit and relax
  • Make our space your home away from homeMake our space your home away from home
  • Bus Transportation Available for local AttractionsBus Transportation Available for local Attractions
  • Lots a safe open green space to enjoy the outdoorsLots a safe open green space to enjoy the outdoors
  • Reception in Kendade AtriumReception in Kendade Atrium
  • Smart ClassroomsSmart Classrooms
  • Morrison patio of Willits-Hallowell, perfect for outdoor dining and socialsMorrison patio of Willits-Hallowell, perfect for outdoor dining and socials
  • Morrison Room of Willits-Hallowell, floor to ceiling window overlooking the lakeMorrison Room of Willits-Hallowell, floor to ceiling window overlooking the lake
  • Private Dining RoomPrivate Dining Room
  • Professional CateringProfessional Catering
  • 20 Hotel Rooms Available in the Willits-Hallowell Conference & Hotel20 Hotel Rooms Available in the Willits-Hallowell Conference & Hotel
  • Fully Mediated AuditoriumsFully Mediated Auditoriums
  • Kendall GymnasiumKendall Gymnasium
  • Kendall 8 lane 25 yard poolKendall 8 lane 25 yard pool
  • 12 Outdoor Tennis Courts12 Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Reference LibraryReference Library
  • Exceptional Performance SpaceExceptional Performance Space
  • Upper and lower lake offer a space for relaxationUpper and lower lake offer a space for relaxation
  • Upper lake offers a 1 mile jogging loop and lower lake has a 1/2 loop Upper lake offers a 1 mile jogging loop and lower lake has a 1/2 loop
  • Each residence hall has an inviting living room spaceEach residence hall has an inviting living room space
  • Willits-Hallowell Conference Center is available year roundWillits-Hallowell Conference Center is available year round
  • Relax with new friends in the comfort of your residence hallRelax with new friends in the comfort of your residence hall
  • Outdoor dining at Prospect HallOutdoor dining at Prospect Hall
  • Willits-Hallowell Morrison RoomWillits-Hallowell Morrison Room
  • Willits-Hallowell Dining RoomWillits-Hallowell Dining Room
  • South Rockefeller Living RoomSouth Rockefeller Living Room
  • Comfortable living room area of Willits-Hallowell overlooking the patioComfortable living room area of Willits-Hallowell overlooking the patio
  • Faculty Club Room of Willits-HallowellFaculty Club Room of Willits-Hallowell
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  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
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  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
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Mount Holyoke College located less than 20 minutes from Springfield, MA offers a dramatic backdrop and idyllic setting for your next event. The western Massachusetts campus has been rated one of the most beautiful by the Princeton Review. The facilities are rich in character yet house 21st century living accommodations and technology.

Mount Holyoke College’s flexible meeting space exudes a feeling of warmth with a fireplace in the living room and its large wall of windows overlooking the beautiful Massachusetts courtyard and waterfall. Each meeting room has its own style taking you away from the "typical" meeting room. There is ample free parking, full media services, and delicious catering to complement your next Mount Holyoke College conference, meeting, or social event.

The Willits-Hallowell Conference Center & Hotel has 8,000 square feet of meeting space and 20 hotel rooms. From June-August the Conference Office operation expands with over 1,000 beds in the residence halls, 45 classrooms, several auditoriums seating as many as 1,000, athletic fields, and computer labs. We host Springfield, MA area co-ed residential and day programs of all sizes, focuses, and age ranges.

Mount Holyoke College is conveniently located at the "crossroads of New England", 10 minutes to both the Mass Turnpike and Interstate 91. The campus location makes it ideal for guests coming from throughout the New England region by car. If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport is just a 40 minute ride.

Mount Holyoke College is unique because it offers the best of both worlds: meeting space in the summer months like most institutions but also year-round meeting space and overnight rooms in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. Allow our Mount Holyoke College event professionals to coordinate all the necessities needed to make your outing a success. 
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Springfield, MA - 13
Boston, MA - 90
Hartford, CT - 40
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Bradley International / 40
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Mount Holyoke’s premier conference center, Willits-Hallowell, is open year round; additional overnight and meeting spaces are available June - August.
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Residence Halls and Hotel
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Communal and Private
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Mount Holyoke has free Wi-Fi in meeting and guest rooms, computer projection, full service audio visual, and business services available.
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Willits-Hallowell Conference Center offers full catering and alcohol services. The summer board plan offers 3 buffet-style meals including full salad bar and vegetarian selections; special events, and refreshment breaks available.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center Available year round, Wilits-Hallowell Center offers unique and comfortable meeting rooms with many multimedia options, including wireless internet access. 20 hotel rooms with private bath, cable tv and air conditioning.

Classrooms Ranging from seminar rooms for ten, to lecture halls for 100.

Large Meeting Auditoriums Seating for 100 to 370 and equipped with permanent technology stations for your presentation needs.

Chapin Auditorium Located in Mary Woolley Hall this performance space can hold up to 1,350 guests.

Gettell Amphitheatre This space is used annually for the campus Commencement ceremony. It is perfect theater performances.

McCulloch Auditorium This space was specifically built as a musical performance space.

New York Room Located in Mary Woolley Hall, this room offers a unique and warm atmosphere.

Kendade Atrium The window filled 3 story atrium is located in the newest building on campus and is ideal for receptions.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 20 40 Hotel Private yes
Residence Halls 1000 2000 Residence Halls Shared no


  • Catering
    Providing the highest quality catering service at Willits-Hallowell Center and other campus locations year-round. Our culinary team looks forward to working outside the box. If you are interested in doing something with flair, our team is happy to work with you to create a custom menu that is sure to impress your guests.


  • Smith Dining Room- Willits-Hallowell Center
    Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
    Seating Capacity: 150
    Elegant dining rooms overlooking Stony Brook and the waterfall. Our catering department is versed in accommodating all dietary restrictions; we are also happy to work with our clients to create customized menus to coordinate with your themed event. 
  • Mount Holyoke College Wedding and Banquet Space; Chapin Auditorium
    Chapin Auditorium
    Seating Capacity: 300
    Chapin is a multi-use space that can host concerts, trade shows and elegant dining functions for up to 300 guests. Food and beverage is provided by the catering department at Willits-Hallowell Center.
  • Community Dining Center
    Summer Community Center Dining
    Seating Capacity: 1000
    A brand new state of the art lakeside dining commons opened in 2018. There is 34,000 square feet of dining space,  capable of seating 1,000 in private and open areas. This dining room allows for more creativity and menu options for our clients during the summer months. The Community Center was awarded a Green Restaurant Certification™ in the spring of 2019. This certification requires passing marks for sustainability, composting, recycling, and energy and water conservation. 
  • Raos
    Serving gourmet coffee, teas, espresso, baked goods and other food items in the Library Court.


One-Stop-Shop Our dedicated team serves as your point of contact for all campus services and program needs.

Fitness Center We can arrange access for program participants to use our cardio and nautilus machines, indoor pool, athletic fields, track and tennis courts.

Technology Please see the technology tab for details about our state-of-the-art equipment and support.

Catering Catering is available in the Willits-Hallowell Conference Center as well as around campus. Our culinary team with you to create exactly what you need to make your event a memorable one.

Public Safety Mount Holyoke College is committed to the safety of all its guests. Public Safety officers are on patrol 24/7.


Smart Classrooms Classrooms and auditoriums with technology stations including a computer with internet access, video projector and DVD/VCR.

Computer Labs PC and Mac labs with instructor stations available. Computer labs available in all residence halls as well.

Wired and Wireless Wired and/or wireless internet access is available in all campus locations with a complimentary guest account.

Meeting Room Technology DVD/VCR, video projectors, microphones, overhead projectors, slide projectors, flip charts, and easels available in our conference center meeting rooms.

Technical Support We can arrange for technicians to provide dedicated, on-site support for your event.

Information Commons Access to library computer stations available to all guests.

Area Attractions

Yankee Candle Village The world's largest candle store, offering a unique shopping, entertainment and dining experience.

The Berkshires The Berkshires region is a cultural mecca of museums, historic sites, art, dance and music.

Six Flags New England Over 150 rides, waterslides, shows and attractions.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Experience dozens of hands-on exhibits, regulation-sized basketball court, and more than 900 artifacts on display.

Holyoke Mall 200 specialty shops, restaurants, and department stores.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Conceived and built with the aim of celebrating picture book art from around the world.

Atkins Farm Country Market A New England apple orchard and country food market.

Berkshire Zip Come ride the chair lift to the top of Berkshire East Ski Resort, take in the beautiful views of the Deerfield River Valley and experience New England's most exciting Canopy Tour.

Look Park 150 Acre Park with attractions including a steamer train, bumper boats, mini golf, pedal boats, zoo, picnic sites and pavilions, and playgrounds.

For more local Information The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau offers the best in local western MA attractions


  • Your staff are lifesavers! Thank you for all your hard work. Words can not express our deep gratitude for everything you have done for us this summer. Your constant positivity, responsiveness, and patience made our experience so smooth.
    Girls Leadership Conference

  • What a beautiful setting for all kind of events. The staff is superior in making you feel welcomed. They take care of everything. I hold a "Breakfast with Santa" party there every year and would not look to change a thing.
    Tammi Adair- Realtor

  • Thank you so much for all of your hard work and advice to plan our conference. We had a great experience and thanks to you, so did our attendees. The food and customer service was amazing. 

    Higher Ed Web New England

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