Resources For Families

Mount Holyoke Resources

We encourage families of First-Generation and/or Low-Income students at MHC to explore the Family Resources page of the Mount Holyoke website. Additionally, if you have any questions for FLIP about student support or something else, please feel free to email us at

If you are concerned about a student, please contact the Dean of Students Office.


  • What are some long-term benefits I can expect to see as a result of my child graduating from college?
  • How can I help my child adjust to life away from home? Are there resources for parents struggling to adjust to their children being away at college?
    • There is a lot to take in during your child's first year attending college either on-campus or online, and parents of first generation college students may feel especially confused about where to start. However, you're not alone. Be sure to listen to your student, keep an open mind, and seek out as much information as you can.
  • How can I find others like me to talk to, if I don't know if I'm alone in my concerns?
    • Seek out community support from neighbors and friends who can relate to what you're going through. Find peers at parent-teacher nights and via extended family members who may be experiencing the same thing. There is strength in numbers!
    • Source: Reinhardt University