European Alumnae Symposium Registration

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Symposium registration fees

We are keeping the fee structure simple and offering one, three-day weekend package for everyone, which includes all events from the evening of Friday, October 4, to noon on Sunday, October 6, 2019, and the following meals: Friday evening cocktails, Friday formal dinner, Saturday coffee breaks and buffet lunch, Saturday wine tasting and light dinner and Sunday coffee.

  • Three-day weekend package for alumnae who graduated in 2009 or before: 185 euros*
  • Three-day weekend package for alumnae who graduated in 2010 or after (within the last ten years) as well as current MHC students: 115 euros*
  • Three-day weekend package for guests of alumnae, MHC faculty and staff: 185 euros*

*Registration fees increase by 50 euros after August 1, 2019.

Important notes: Please scroll down this webpage for information about financial assistance and special awards. Symposium registration fees do not include hotel accommodation. You will need to book hotel accommodation separately.

Registration deadline:

Registration closes on September 1, 2019. However, registration may close earlier, if we reach capacity. This symposium will be popular, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Accepted forms of payment

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Credit card security code from the back of the credit card is required to complete registration.


  • A fee of 20 euros will be charged on cancellations made prior to July 15, 2019.
  • From July 15 to August 30, 2019, a fee of 50% will be charged on cancellations.
  • After August 30, 2019, no refunds will be given.

Please note: We have reached our capacity for registrations. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email Maya D’Costa at the Alumnae Association at

Financial assistance and awards

Financial assistance

The European Alumnae Council is able to offer financial assistance for a limited number of alumnae who may not be able to attend otherwise due to financial hardship. Financial assistance covers the registration fee and an allowance of a maximum of 50 euros for travel, if needed. Please note that assistance towards travel costs will be given in person at the Symposium as reimbursement.

Requests for a financial assistance application form should be made by email to the Chair of the European Council prior to registration. Please mark email requests: “Greece Financial Assistance.” Subject to funds being available, applications may be accepted up to July 17, 2019. You are encouraged to apply before this date. Completed forms will be treated in strict confidence.

Please note: Recent alumnae should take into consideration that they are already being awarded a discount of 70 euros. Financial assistance is for extraordinary circumstances only.

Renee Scialom Cary Award for students

In celebration and fond memory of its founder, Renee Scialom Cary ’48, the European Alumnae Council offers two or more awards to Mount Holyoke students in their junior or senior year (graduating classes ’20 or ’21) studying in Europe in the 2019-2020 academic year. The awards consist of free registration to the Symposium and a monetary contribution of 100 euros towards travel costs to Greece. Please note that assistance towards travel costs will be given in person at the Symposium as reimbursement.

Applicants must submit their request supported by a short statement (max. 200 words) elaborating on the following statement: “A Mount Holyoke education is a key to the world: My experience.” The final selection will be made by the officers of the European Council. The winners will be honored during the Friday Gala Dinner in Athens and their winning essays will be published.

Applications for this scholarship must be made to the European Council by email prior to registration. Please mark email requests “Renee Scialom Cary Award” and apply by July 17, 2019, at the latest.