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Our collaborative approach to learning allows us to urgently tackle our world's most complex challenges. At Hampshire, you're guided by esteemed and expert faculty members as you pursue your individual questions, generate original research, and prepare to make lasting impact.

Luka Eriksen demonstrating

Student Luka Eriksen S23 Co-teaches Interdisciplinary Class in Environments and Change Learning Collaborative

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Henry Cors and a bunch of books

Literature Student Henry Cors F23 Takes On Goal of Reading a Book from Every Country

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Metal horse sculpture

Transfer Student Leo Giannini 23S Explores the Intersection of Biochemistry and Art

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Hampshire Changemakers

Hampshire College prepares you comprehensively for the world. And the world looks to our graduates for leadership in hundreds of fields.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o 03F

Oscar-winning actress of 12 Years a Slave, model, and writer

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Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer 72F

Mountaineer and bestselling author of Under the Banner of Heaven

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Hampshire College alum Ian Spalter

Ian Spalter 94F

Tech and design pro, currently head of Instagram Japan

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Rhys Ernst

Rhys Ernst 01S

Filmmaker and coproducer of Amazon's Golden Globe-winning show Transparent

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Latest News and Events

Hampshire College President Ed Wingenbach and a standardized test

President Wingenbach On Standardized Testing and Inequality

In the CommonWealth Beacon, Wingenbach published an op ed, “Redefining who gets a seat at the table,” exploring the question, “Why does every viable measure of student performance favor the rich?”

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Mara Benjamin, the Guggenheim banner for 2024, and Baba Hillman

2024 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded To Hampshire Alum and Faculty Emerita

Professor Emerita of Film and Video Baba Hillman and Hampshire College alum Mara H. Benjamin 90F have received awards to further their filmmaking and writing respectively.

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Photo on left is a portrait of Emma by Charlotte Kohlmann from 2020. The image on the right is the cover of Emma's recent book of watercolors.

Alum Emma Kohlmann 07F’s Debut Book Catalogs a Decade of Watercolor Works

Kohlmann’s book involved collaboration with two fellow alums, the writer and scholar Laura Deutsch 06F and the writer and musician Mark Iosifescu 08F.

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Covid-19 Information

We will continue to monitor and respond to the most up-to-date CDC guidance, health data in Hampshire and surrounding counties, as well as any changes in state or local public health regulations, and adjust campus policy accordingly. Hampshire College remains committed to providing a vibrant, fully in-person educational and social experience to our new and returning students.