A campus visit is the single most important way to get to know what Hampshire has to offer. Experience first-hand what it's like to live, learn, and work at a college that truly is unlike any other.
There are many ways to personalize your campus experience, either through the admissions office or on your own. The admissions office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time), and for limited hours on select Saturdays.
Our office will not be offering information sessions or tours on the following dates:
Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2; and also Friday, September 16.
Interviews are a one-on-one conversation with an admissions counselor or a fourth-year Hampshire student. Interviews are informative as well as evaluative, and can be very helpful to prospective students and to the admissions committee.
One of the best ways to observe Hampshire's pedagogy in action is to observe a class. We do not have classes during the summer. Please let the admissions office know if you plan on visiting a class.
Spring overnight visits are available this spring semester for prospective first-year students who have already been accepted to Hampshire College.
Hampshire welcomes groups of students from high schools or other programs. Groups of six or more require reservations; we kindly request that group visit requests be made at least two weeks in advance.
"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.