Friday, October 15
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Lobby, Franklin Patterson Hall
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Families and friends are welcome to observe classes. Schedules will be available at the registration desk.
Financial Aid Office
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Meet the House Directors
by appointment only
Parents and families are invited to make an individual appointment with the house director of their student’s residence hall if they wish to talk about their student’s residential experience. House directors will reserve time for these appointments throughout the day Friday (and, if necessary, Saturday).
The Hampshire College Lemelson Center: Design and Innovation for Social Change
1–3 p.m. Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center
Want to create a solution to the energy crisis? Start your own non-profit? Learn to blacksmith? Build sculptural furniture? Our students and alums have done all of these things and more. Join our faculty, staff, and students for an open house in the shop. Watch a demonstration, take a workshop, check out some of our student projects, or talk to our staff about this year’s courses and events. Light refreshments will be provided.
OPRA: Martial Arts Demonstration
2-3 p.m. Meet at front desk, Robert Crown Center
Panel Discussion: Division II
3-4.30 p.m. East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Learn more about Division II from current Division II and III students. This panel will be led by:
The Spiritual Journey of Michelle Marroquin 89F
4:30-5:30 p.m. Merrill Living Room
Part of the weekly series offered by Spiritual Life.
Join the acting President, faculty, staff, and students for:
Local Food Dinner
5-7 p.m. Dining Commons
This dinner will showcase food from the Farm Center and other growers, including Hampshire alum farmers, in the surrounding area.
Door price: $8.00
Services and Kosher Shabbat Dinner
5:30 p.m. services and 6:30 p.m. dinner, Merrill Living Room
Join the Jewish Student Union for services and/or dinner. All are welcome. RSVP before October 8 required.
7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
Film Screening and Q and A: Carbon Nation
8 p.m. Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Carbon Nation is about solutions to climate change. It’s about the people working on the ground installing wind turbines; figuring out which types of algae would be the best for airplane fuel; inventing new ways to capture geothermal energy; working hard on how to implement a price on carbon; and reinventing farming and grazing practices to sequester massive amounts of carbon from the air. (86 minutes)
The Natural Disaster Club's First Show of the Semester
9 p.m. East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Hampshire's longest running improv comedy troupe, The Natural Disaster Club, is performing their first show of the semester! Come see their unique brand of absurdist humor in which the fourth wall is torn down and the audience directly influences and interacts with the actors. The show is approximately an hour in length.
Saturday, October 16
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lobby, Franklin Patterson Hall
Meet CASA: Center for Academic Support and Advising
by appointment only, 9:30 a.m.–Noon
Meet staff members Zena Clift 90F, assistant dean; Joel Dansky, disabilities services coordinator; Anne Downes, senior associate dean; and Eva Rueschmann, associate professor of cultural studies and dean of CASA. Parents and families must make appointments by October 7.
OPRA: Bicycle Trip
9:15 a.m. Meet in front of Robert Crown Center
Enjoy a morning bike trip, 9:30-10.30 a.m., led by OPRA staff, on the Norwottock Rail Trail. Bicycles and helmets provided; space limited; first come, first served.
Panel Discussion: How Do We Become a Healthier Campus?
10:30-11:45 a.m. East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
The College is combining expertise in student life and health studies to build a more healthy, socially aware, and sustainable community. Hear about the ways faculty, staff, and students are collaborating on health issues. Panelists to include:
Lunch with Special Guest Congressman John Olver
Noon-2 p.m. Under the Solar Canopy, Charles and Polly Longsworth Arts Village
Celebrate the newest green campus initiative at Hampshire College: A 36Kw solar array newly installed atop the Charles and Polly Longsworth Arts Village.
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Join Hampshire’s acting President and Congressman John Olver for a luncheon under the canopy as they discuss Hampshire’s vision for a sustainable future and the latest renewable energy technologies.
12:30-4:00 p.m. Farm Center
Each year staff and students working at the Farm Center celebrate the farm with a festival of activities and display of products and crafts from the farm. There will be a team of horses for hay rides, cider pressing, pumpkin carving, student group demonstrations, and other entertainment, as well as delicious soup, baked goods, farm produce, popcorn, and much more.
Hampshire College Chorus: Open Dress Rehearsal
1 p.m. Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
Come listen to the rehearsal and meet the conductor, Elaine Broad Ginsberg.
Panel: Making a Difference to the Planet
2:00-3:30 p.m., East Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Hampshire is number 10 in the Sierra Club Magazine’s "top 20 of the 'coolest' schools selected for their efforts to stop global warming, make a difference to the planet, and operate sustainably."
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Faculty, staff, and students will talk about environmental initiatives at the College. Panelists to include:
2-4 p.m. Meet at the front desk, Robert Crown Center
Test yourself on the climbing wall or enjoy a roll or paddle in a kayak in the pool.
OPRA: Bare Mountain Hike
2 p.m. Meet at the front desk, Robert Crown Center
Hike up Bare Mountain for a spectacular view of the campus and the Connecticut River Valley. The hike is not long (about a mile), but it is relatively steep.
OPRA: Men's Soccer Game v. Paul Smith's College
3 p.m. Upper Soccer Field (behind the library)
2010 Alumni Reel Premiere
4 p.m. Bill Brand Screening Room, Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Video, and Photography
John Gunther 84F will introduce the Alumni Reel, which is a compilation of short clips from recent works by alums in the film and video industry.
5-7 p.m. Dining Commons
Door price: $7.75
Alumni Parents Dinner
by RSVP only, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Off campus
A special event for Hampshire alums who are parents of current students: Meet up for dinner at a local restaurant with Killara Burn, director of alumni and family relations, and friends to talk about the Hampshire experience then and now. RSVP required before October 8.
Film Screening and Q and A: Howl
7:30 p.m. Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst
A new film about the poet Allen Ginsberg, directed by Oscar-winning Hampshire alum Rob Epstein 73F. Rob will introduce his film and will lead a Q and A after the screening. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre or online.
Sunday, October 17
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dining Commons
Door price: $6.25
Outdoor Cooking with the OPRA Chefs
11 a.m. Outside the Robert Crown Center
Learn the tricks of gourmet outdoor cooking. Bring your friends, family, and appetite.
Baldwin Scholars and SOURCE Brunch
by RSVP only, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Red Barn
This event celebrates the talents and accomplishments of both the Baldwin Scholars and the SOURCE (students of underrepresented cultures and ethnicities) community. The Baldwin Scholars Program provides an opportunity for talented students of color from underserved communities to develop and improve the skills needed for college success. Many Baldwin Scholars take part in the multicultural student groups that make up the coalition of SOURCE. RSVP before October 8 is required for this event.
Yiddish Book Center: Guided Tour of the Yiddish Book Repository
12:30 p.m. Yiddish Book Center
Hampshire College Chorus Performance
2 p.m. Recital Hall, Music and Dance Building
The chorus will present a varied and eclectic program of music old and new from around the globe.
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