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Residence Life and Housing

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House Directors
Each house is staffed by a live-in professional house director, supported by student residential staff called interns

  Housing Operations

The housing operations office (HOO) is staffed by the assistant director of residence life, supported by 3 housing operations assistants.
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A Learning Community

From its founding, Hampshire College has been designed as a residential learning community. To that end, we strive to create residential environments that are the most conducive to learning for each individual student. We also facilitate a process for students to form their own living communities, based on their living habits, commitment to a substance-free lifestyle, common learning goals, social identities, or medical needs. We also invite incoming first-year students to participate in specific living and learning communities to support them as they find their own niche at Hampshire. Read our mission statement for more explanation of our goals.

Residence Life at Hampshire uses restorative practices in the residences to build relationships and community among residents, and as a response when an event has occurred that disrupts those communities. We support students as they learn to balance their individual rights and needs with the responsibility of being part of the community, and make our practices and policies as transparent and plainly reasonable as possible.

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Quick Links for Current Students

If you are locked out of your room during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), please call the housing operations office at 413.559.5453. If it is outside of these hours, please call campus police at 413.559.5424. If you have lost your keys, come to the housing operations office (located in the Merrill Student Life Center) to sign out a back-up key.

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Contact Us

Renee Freedman
Senior Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.5663

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