As part of your campus visit, we encourage you to observe Hampshire's pedagogy in action. Class visits are a great way to get a sense of Hampshire's student culture, to meet faculty and students, and to understand better our approach to rigorous academics.
The admissions office maintains this list of courses that are available for prospective students to visit. Please let the admissions office know when you plan your visit to campus if that includes visiting a class. This schedule is subject to change. To keep course attendance small, we limit class visits to prospective students only.
Want to know more about the class? Check out the full list of *Spring 2018 course descriptions. Want to know more about the professor teaching a class or find their contact info? Check out the full list of Hampshire faculty.
*Note: not all classes listed in this course description PDF are available for visitation. Refer to the admissions list of open courses or call 413.559.5471 to check availability of a course.
Fall 2018 Semester: Wednesday, September 5 through Thursday, December 13
There are NO CLASSES on the following days:
Of course, it is essential that you visit while classes are in session (there are no classes during the summer months). To ensure this is the case, please check Hampshire's academic calendar.
Class visits are open to prospective students only. Stop by the admissions office, and we'd be happy to point you to alternate campus attractions to explore.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.
"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."
Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)
Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.