Preparing for Snow
Wondering how you know if the College is open, closed, or delayed on snowy days? What if we're closing early? Call the inclement weather hotline at 413.559.5508. A recorded message on this line will indicate the status of the College on days of bad weather. If you have classes at the other schools, here are the inclement weather numbers for all five colleges:
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE: 413.559.5508
AMHERST COLLEGE: 1.888.289.1049
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE:
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS:
As you move into your next semester at Hampshire, the support services of the office of new student programs will continue to be available to you. We will also be welcoming Hampshire's newest class this January, the class of spring 2014. 30+ new students (a mixture of transfers and first years) will be arriving on January 18, when they will participate in a four-day orientation program. We'll be in touch about events where you can meet and welcome the new class in January.
Celebrate the last day of classes with the office of new student programs! We'll be serving free cake and snacks in the Dakin Living Room on Wednesday, December 11 at 4 p.m. Stop by for a snack break, write notes to the incoming spring students, and celebrate your accomplishments. You've earned it!
December 6: Hampshire spring course preregistration ends
Have you preregistered for next semester yet? Please be sure to do so prior to the December 6 deadline.
December 11: Last day of Hampshire classes
All work for the semester is to be turned in by the last class unless otherwise indicated by your instructor. Check with individual faculty to see what their expectations are, as well as to find out what to include in each portfolio you turn in. Please be sure to hand in all of your portfolios to your faculty prior to leaving campus, unless you have made other arrangements. To be sure you are evaluated appropriately and accurately, you must fill out a self-evaluation for each of your courses on The Hub. Please feel free to contact the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) if you have any questions.
December 12 to December 17: Advising/Progress Review Period
This is the time when Div. II and Div. III students are having wrap-up meetings with their committees. Even if you are not passing out of a Division, it is important to check in with your advisors and committees, so make sure to be in touch with them about meeting.
December 17: Houses close at 9 p.m.
Students who need to stay for Five College work should have received a letter from the housing operations office (HOO) explaining the process for late stays. For more information about the late stay process, contact housing operations at x5453 or email@example.com.
December 17: Health Services closes for semester at 5 p.m.
Students should pick up all prescriptions by noon on Tuesday, December 17. Students who need medical care over the break can go to the University of Massachusetts Health Services (413.577.5000). Check the University of Massachusetts Health Services website for open hours over break. Other area urgent care services are available at the On-Call Urgent Care Center in Northampton (413.584.7425) and the AEIOU Urgent Care in Amherst (413.461.3530). Hampshire College health services will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2014.
January 5: Houses reopen at noon
Those returning to campus for January Term can come back to campus anytime after noon on Sunday, January 5 (or any time throughout the month). No one will be permitted into the houses before that time, so plan travel accordingly. Jan Term classes start on Monday, January 6. Spring semester classes at Hampshire begin on Wednesday, January 22.