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Virtual Campus Engagement Opportunities

Sign up for one or more of our virtual panels and exhibitions that allow you to connect with Hampshire faculty, staff, and students on a number of topics:  academic programs; the Div III experience; institutional offices, centers, and student resources; student-led clubs and organizations; diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; global education opportunities; and much more.

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Hampshire Virtual STEM Festival

October 26, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Natural Science Panel

Engage with a panel of various faculty and students across the natural science disciplines.

October 28, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Div III Showcase in Sciences

The Div III experience allows every Hampshire student an opportunity to synthesize their academic explorations through a unique and impactful project.

October 30, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Lab Tour of Cole Science Center

Take a tour of Hampshire's innovative science center, exploring lab facilities dedicated to chemistry, endocrinology, physics, ecology, and molecular biology; a greenhouse; and our Collaborative Modeling Center.

Hampshire C.O.R.E. (Clubs, Offices, and Resources for Everyone) Festival

October 23, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Lebrón-Wiggins Pran Cultural Center: Panel and Discussion

The Cultural Center (CC) is home to the SOURCE (students of underrepresented cultures and ethnicities) student groups. It serves as a closed space where members of the SOURCE community have access to a number of opportunities, including weekly shared meals, open study space, and events to celebrate and empower one another.

October 28, 2020 3–4 p.m. (EST): Library and Research: Panel and Discussion

Learn about the multitude of services, resources, and opportunities that are accessible through our library. This includes our Five College integrated library system, media facilities (3D printer, sound recording, projectors, green screen room, electronic music studio), archives, art gallery, and much more.

October 29, 2020 3–4 p.m. (EST): Community Advocacy: Panel and Discussion

Community Advocacy promotes the well-being of the entire campus community, fosters connections across social identities and ideas; and engages in passionate and compassionate dialogue and programs. We support and provide resources for students' holistic development with the goals of nourishing student initiatives; increasing awareness and appreciation of different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives; and encouraging understanding and mutual respect as we actively work towards social change.
The Community Advocacy Group includes multicultural and international student services (the Lebron-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center), queer services (the Queer Community Alliance Center); spiritual life (the Spiritual Life Center); wellness promotion (the Wellness Center); and women services (the Center for Feminisms)

November 11, 2020 3–4 p.m. (EST): Global Education Office (GEO)

The Global Education Office, or GEO, offers Hampshire students an opportunity to integrate global experiences into their academic program in ways that expand their understanding of other cultures, perspectives, and educational environments. We offer field study, semester-long internships, and study abroad. Learn about how you can benefit from these opportunities while at Hampshire!

On the Hampshire Learning Experience

October 30, 2020 3–4 p.m. (EST): Internships @ Hampshire: Panel and Discussion

Join Hampshire students, a recent graduate, and the staff of the Career Options Resource Center (C.O.R.C.) for a discussion about how Hampshire prepares you to do meaningful work in the world. Hampshire interns will share what it was like to do real work in their area of interest and how that experience has shaped their next steps. Questions encouraged!

November 5, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Learning Collaboratives @ Hampshire: Panel and Discussion

Learn about the latest expansion of the first year learning experience at Hampshire. We will discuss our new Learning Collaboratives and what they have to offer in terms of intellectual and socially relevant discourse, as well as a comprehensive advisory network of faculty, staff, and peers. The four collaboratives being offered this year focus on the following topics:

  • Environments & Change: how we define and measure environmental change
  • In/Justice: understanding systems of power and how marginalized communities make their voices heard
  • Media & Tech: the impact different technologies have on ethics, politics, economics, and society at large
  • Time & Narrative: how we author time and measure time; how "deep time" impacts human thought

November 6, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Homeschool and Unschool Students Thrive at Hampshire: Student and Alumni Panel

Homeschooled and unschooled students bring a unique educational background to Hampshire College. Join a panel of current Hampshire students and alums as they talk about how Hampshire's student-driven model allowed them to continue to be the architect of their education after homeschooling or unschooling. They will discuss:

  • Why go to college, and why go to Hampshire College?
  • Navigating the CommonApp as a homeschooler/unschooler
  • How Hampshire's unique educational model allows those with non-traditional educational backgrounds to continue to grow and thrive as a learner
  • Transitioning to college when you have been unschooled/homeschooled

November 12, 2020 9–10 a.m. (EST): Applying to Hampshire as an International Student

This presentation will feature an admissions representative and a current Hampshire international student so that you can learn more about the international student application and financial aid process. We'll also discuss:

November 12, 2020 3–4 p.m. (EST): Advising at Hampshire

Our advising system helps students plan and achieve their academic goals. Our holistic toolbox offers resources to empower students with tools to foster wellness, personal growth, and academic success. Learn about the supports we offer including:

  • Assisting students in planning an academic program and developing their educational interests
  • Helping students understand Hampshire's programs and procedures
  • Contributing to the determination of students' academic standing
  • Writing letters of recommendation upon request from a student
  • Counseling students about field study, exchange, internships, and more

November 18, 2020 5–7 p.m. (EST): Wise Up: A Zoom Reading

Watch a recorded version of student Sula Gordon's Division III project, an original play entitled Wise Up, and stay for a live Q&A after the performance. Gordon's studies consisted of Africana studies, visual art, and theatre, the culmination of which is her Div III theatre production about two black cops unraveling a mystery in the city of Utopia plagued by racism, classism, and...aliens? The play combines Gordon’s study of Africana studies by exploring themes of redlining and prejudice policing, and explores how missing people of color are often disregarded. The project also embraces her background in visual arts through design-based storytelling. Through creating a surrealist world, Gordon makes the audience question their awareness about the society we live in.

November 19, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Transferring to Hampshire: Virtual Panel & Discussion

Engage with panel of Admissions staff and students to learn about the transfer credit process, what is it like transferring schools—especially to a four-year institution, and hear from current students about their experience after transferring. Learn how Hampshire's student-driven model can offer you an opportunity to design your own area of study while applying your previous credits to your bachelor's degree.

November 20, 2020 5–6 p.m. (EST): Devised Theatre: Collaborative Production

Join us for a collaboratively created virtual theatre performance by Hampshire College alums and current students. Take an adventure through a magical world where you can choose different pathways to the end of the adventure using Zoom breakout rooms. Stay for a Q&A after the performance to learn about the collaboration of creating this event and the theatre program at Hampshire.

December 9, 2020 4–5 p.m. (EST): Financial Aid Basics

Join us for an introduction to financial aid with Jean Berg, assistant director of Financial Aid at Hampshire College, as she leads us through the basics of the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and more.

  • How to apply for financial aid?
  • What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) ?
  • How we use the combined FAFSA and Profile to calculate the EFC?
  • How we put together a Financial Aid award?
  • What makes up the award (loans, scholarships, merit awards)


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