Hampshire College 40th Anniversary

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This is the approximate schedule. All times, locations, and events are subject to change.

8-10 a.m.   Breakfast
Dinning Common
8 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Dakin and Greenwich Lawns

Guests staying on campus must check out and return keys by 2 p.m. 

8 a.m.-2 p.m.  
The Littlest Hampster Lounge
Greenwich, Donut 5

The lounge will provide a space for parents and their young children to relax and play together. It will feature a quiet, cozy space for nursing, napping, and diaper-changing. Books, toys, and games will be available.

This is a place for Hampshire parents of young children to meet and enjoy spending time with little Hampsters. (It is not a drop-off daycare facility).

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Alum Art Exhibit
Johnson Library Center, Gallery; and Film, Photography, and Video (Liebling Center), Model Gallery

A physical and virtual compilation of works by alums in a curated show that will be on display June 5-August 1, 2010 in the Harold Johnson Library Gallery, part of Museums10.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Robert Crown Center, upper lounge

An interactive presentation of the student-created, collaborative redesign proposals for the Library Center and the Robert Crown Center. The self-guided walking tour begins in the Robert Crown Center upper lounge.

  • Elizabeth Boyle F09
  • RJ Sakai F08
9 a.m.-2 p.m.   Hampstore
Shop at the Hampstore for Hampshire-logo gifts and apparel; an array of snacks, beverages, and local products; and books.
10-11 a.m.  

Memorial Service
Main Lawn, Main Stage Tent

Honoring alums, faculty, staff, and others who have passed in the last 40 years. Followed by the dedication of the 40th Anniversary Tree. 

10 a.m.-Noon   Talk and Tour of the Yiddish Book Center
National Yiddish Book Center

Led by Aaron Lansky 73F, founder and president.

10 a.m.-Noon

Robert Crown Center

Outdoors Program/Recreational Athletics (OPRA)-led hike (all levels welcome). Led by Karen Warren, OPRA instructor and associate in the School of Natural Science.
10 a.m.-Noon   Open Sauna
Robert Crown Center
11 a.m.-Noon   Affinity Group Meetings
Established and new affinity groups will hold meetings for new and current members, including groups focused around:

Education - Cancelled

Health Care
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 104

Public Interest Law, Public Policy, and Nonprofits
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty and Staff Lounge

Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 108

Writing, Publishing, and Editing

Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 102 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  Farewell Lunch
Main Lawn

Say goodbye over lunch before heading home.
2 p.m.  

The Social History of Jewish Food*
National Yiddish Book Center

In this lively and wide-ranging discussion, Jewish-food writer Matthew Goodman 79F will take a look at some of the unusual and unexpected ways in which Jewish food around the world evolved over time.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Yiddish Book Center.

 Ongoing   Interactive Timeline
A physical display of Hampshire history. We invite you to bring mementos, photos, and other remembrances of your time here to place on the timeline.
 Ongoing   Flagged Frisbee® Golf Course
For the first time in Hampshire history (so we’re told), the Frisbee® Golf Course will be flagged by Casey Krone 97F. Play at your leisure throughout the weekend.


*Not included in registration fees


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