Saturday, February 26, 2011

Preliminary Reunion Schedule

Friday, May 20

9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York room, second floor

11:30–12:30 p.m.
State of the College address by President Lynn Pasquerella ’80
Art Building, Gamble Auditorium

1–4 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Tour of Joanne V. Creighton and Safford Halls
Meet at Safford; tour will proceed to Creighton.

6:30 - 10 p.m.
Taste of the Valley
Greet your classmates and enjoy great food and drinks you used to love while in the Valley.
$5 suggested for food & drinks, no pre-registration required.
Class Headquarters - TBD

Saturday, May 21

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Parade breakfast
Complimentary breakfast goodies and drinks, no pre-registration required.
Class Headquarters - TBD

8 a.m.–noon
Reunion Registration
Mary E. Woolley Hall, New York room, second floor
(Exception: classes of 1936 and 1941 will register at the Willits-Hallowell Center)

9 a.m. (line-up starts at 8:45 a.m.)
Alumnae Parade and Laurel Chain Ceremony (rain or shine)
Abbey/Buckland Circle

10:15–11:30 a.m.
139th Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater
(Rain Location: Mary E. Woolley Hall, Chapin auditorium)

11:30 a.m.
Old-fashioned Community Cookout
For alumnae, seniors, families and guests; pre-paid registration required, except for graduating seniors
Skinner Green tent

2-4 p.m. (TBD)
Class Photo
Skinner Hall steps

4:30 p.m.
Class Meeting
Class Headquarters - tbd

6:00 p.m.
Class Dinner (with 2009)
Pre-registration required
Blanchard Great Room

7:30 - 9 p.m.
The Devil Made Us Do It
A big screen viewing of Junior Show, M&Cs and drinks
Class Headquarters

10:00 p.m.– midnight
2011, 2009 & 2006 Party
Blanchard Great Room

Letter from the Class President

Hey ‘06,

Mark your calendars and start making plans! Our 5th Year Mount Holyoke Reunion will take place during Commencement Weekend, May 20-22, 2011. Come back to campus to reunite with friends and classmates, see what’s changed since your last visit and welcome a new generation of MHC alumnae.

To make reunion a fun and memorable weekend, we need your input. While your class officers and class volunteers will be working hard in the coming months to make the 5th Year Reunion possible, we are always looking for new people to lend a hand and offer fresh ideas! If you are interested in volunteering before or during reunion or just have ideas that you would like to share, please email us at

During Reunion Weekend, we will be holding a class meeting to vote on a new slate of class officers. We will be looking for a president, two reunion chairs, a treasurer, two class scribes and two class agents. If you would like to nominate a classmate (or yourself), please send an email to with ‘Nomination’ in the subject line. Our class Nominating Committee will be compiling the names you provide and hosting an election. The committee will also accept nominations from the floor during the class meeting.

In honor of our reunion, our Head Class Agents, Sulaiha Schwartz and Liz Mullin, will be reaching out to you over the coming months regarding our 5th Year Reunion Gift. With your gift, we can help ensure that current and future students will have the same amazing collegiate experiences we enjoyed. Our class has set a goal of raising $7,500 with 25% class participation for this gift, which will provide a one-year named scholarship to a talented student. If we reach this ambitious goal, a student with demonstrated financial need will be named ‘The Class of 2006 Annual Fund Scholar’ and will be in touch with our class regarding her Mount Holyoke experience. With your donation, we can help ensure that current and future students will have the same amazing college experiences we enjoyed. To participate in the class gift and help provide a better opportunity for a student, please visit

The Alumnae Association advises that reunions normally cost about $350 for the entire weekend or $250 for Saturday only. We recognize that times are tough right now and will do our part to make this weekend as affordable as possible. To help you plan for the cost of reunion, the Alumnae Association offers a flexible prepayment plan. There is no fee for this service and the money is refundable if you have to cancel your plans to attend reunion. For more information or to apply, please visit the Alumnae Association’s website.

For the most up-to-date information on reunion, please visit

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tiffany M. Dembowski
Class President

Friday, February 25, 2011

Reunion Travel

Not quite sure how to get to South Hadley from where you're based? MHC has rounded up travel links, so whether you're flying into Bradley International Airport or taking the bus from New York, there's helpful advice.

Mount Holyoke College is located at 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075.

By Air

• Bradley International Airport (airport code BDL) is located 31 miles south of campus on I-91 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Airlines serving Bradley include America West, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, US Airways, and a number of regional carriers.

• Boston's Logan International Airport (airport code BOS) is situated 95 miles to the east, a straight drive down the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90).

Several companies provide transportation service to and from campus with advance reservations:

Valley Transporter 800-872-8752
Michael's Limousine Service 800-533-8470
Seemo Shuttle 800-908-2829
Bluebird Airport Transportation 413-221-4512 877-278-5466

By Car

From the south (including Bradley Airport):

• Travel north on Interstate 91 to Route 202 (Exit 16, Holyoke/ South Hadley).
• Head north on 202 through Holyoke across the Connecticut River, and around the rotary to the exit marked South Hadley Center-Amherst, Route 116 north.
• The College is approximately 2.5 miles from the exit.

From the north:

• Travel south on Interstate 91, take Exit 16, and follow the directions above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike/I-90, east or west:

• Take Exit 5 (Holyoke/Chicopee) and bear to the right.
• At the end of the ramp, turn left on Route 33 for five miles to Route 116.
• Turn right onto 116 and drive approximately 1.5 miles north to the College.

By Train

The Amtrak rail station nearest to South Hadley is in Springfield, Massachusetts. Call 800-872-7245 for ticket prices and schedules.
By Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines offers service from Boston and New York City to South Hadley, with transfers in Springfield. Call 800-237-8747 for ticket prices and schedules.


Reunion is just three months away! The dates are May 20-22, so start thinking about coming back to campus. Check back here frequently for updates, but you can start preparing by checking out the schedule or pre-paying online. We'll use this space for reunion news and planning, but also general class news.

Be sure to follow the Class of 2006 on Twitter and check in on the reunion Facebook page.

See you in South Hadley soon!