Mount Holyoke college dorms

I wondered if you have some pictures of Ham Hall and buckland as well as other halls. Also can you tell us about your experience in your dorm/hall or any useful information about MHC halls and dorms.
Thank youuu in advance

Each dorm at Mount Holyoke has a different personality. One of the best features of enrolling at MHC is the chance to sample different dorms during your four years there because you are not stuck in one place as you are at some other colleges. I attended many years ago. I lived in 1837 Hall for my freshman year and loved it but I hear it has fallen in the rankings of dorm desirability. I then moved to South Rocky (South Rockefeller Hall) for my sophomore year which was an older, more traditional setting had great oriental rugs and many small lounge type rooms to play bridge in before dinner. Then I moved to MacGregor Hall for both my junior and senior years. While MacGregor is on the fringe of the campus, it is very close to the stables for riders and has a wonderful view of Upper Lake from the windows of the double rooms that over look the lake. It also has a great roof on which it was possible to type your papers and sunbathe at the same time (back in the day we had typewriters not laptops). Friends of mine loved Safford, Brigham, Porter, Pearsons, Mead and Wilder Halls – all older dorms with real personality. Creighton is the newest dorm on campus and has suites. In short, you’ll never be bored by being stuck in a cinder block building with no personality if you choose Mount Holyoke. Also worthy of note, all of the dorms have been wired for the new technology so you wont find yourself moving into a temp double with two electrical outlets for the whole room (a bad nightmare of a story I heard from a Wellesley alumna the other night about a dorm situation her daughter encountered at Wellesley).

Ahh, I was just telling my daughter about my wonderful window seat in MacGregor!!

Yes, I remember having one of those window seats in the double I occupied as a junior but I think when I was a senior and in a single that was on the other side of MacGregor that it lacked a window seat. I think it is such a great experience to be in MacGregor but a friend of mine was in it a few years ago and it was occupied mostly by first years.

When I was at MHC (late '90s) there were quotas for each class in every dorm. I take it that has changed?

Most dorms are still mixed year. MacGregor is now specifically a First Year Dorm for those First Years who want that experience.

And there are window seats on the parking lot side but the view is definitely not as attractive.

I think it is so much better to be in a dorm with all four classes represented. I was in 1837 Hall as a freshman and one of the seniors on my floor eventually went on to become a college president. I was very impressed to have known her “back then.” It was also helpful to be able to seek advice from upper classmen (classpersons? classwomen?) who had been through what we were experiencing. That being said, MacGregor Hall was a great dorm and I was happy that my group was able to work the numbers so that we could stay there as seniors after we had such a great experience there as juniors. I am still very close to one of my classmates from that group. She and her husband (a Williams alum) live in my neighborhood. I just sponsored the wedding of her daughter at my club a few weeks ago.