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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.

Metal sculptor alum and James Baldwin Scholar Kamil Peters 06F

Alum Kamil Peters 06F Celebrates Black Joy Through Sculpture

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Artemis Moleus F21 and a group in the Galapagos.

Global Study Intensives Offer Hampshire Students Immersive Opportunities All Over the World

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Rupert Tawiah-Quashie F22 wears a white sweatshirt and looks into the camera. He is sitting at a desk.

Rupert Tawiah-Quashie F22 Seeks to Improve Accessibility in Basketball with a Speech–to–Sign Language Algorithm

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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

Aaron Lansky and the Yiddish Book Center

Aaron Lansky 73F, Founder of Yiddish Book Center on Hampshire Campus, Celebrated in “The New York Times”

Hampshire alum Lansky, who is credited with rescuing and preserving a threatened language through his lifelong work, will step down as the center's president next year.

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Professor and Author Robin Wall Kimmerer Delivers Talk on Environmental Justice

Professor and Author Robin Wall Kimmerer Delivers Talk on Environmental Justice

The professor of environmental biology and author of the bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass, which was the College’s Common Read for the 2023-24 academic year, spoke to the community about the book’s critical themes as well as what her vision of land justice might look like.

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Division I seminar with Professor John Foster circa 1970s

Remembering Founding Science Professor John M. Foster

The professor of biology and biochemistry was one of the College’s first faculty members, an avid environmentalist, and a cofounder of the original School of Natural Science. Foster taught at Hampshire from 1969 to 1994, when he retired. He died on January 4.

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Hampshire College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or genetic information, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law.

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.