Visit Hampshire

It all starts with a visit.

The world looks to Hampshire graduates for leadership in hundreds of fields. How will the world look to you? Visit campus and discover for yourself how much you can do with a Hampshire education.

Hampshire College is open to the public and welcoming visitors. Please view our most recent Covid policies.

Open Houses

Attend panel discussions, chat with faculty and current students, learn about the admission process and more during a series of Open Houses over the next several months, both on- and off-campus.

Monday, October 9 — Virtual
Saturday, October 21 — In-Person
Saturday, November 11 — In-Person
Monday, February 19 — In-Person


Campus Visits and Information Sessions

Info session: Join us for a conversation about the value of a student-designed curriculum, our transformational education model, and the power of narrative feedback (45 minutes)

Campus tour: Get a view of campus from a student's perspective! (60 minutes)

Interview: Receive personalized feedback and get your questions answered at admissions in a 1:1 setting (30 minutes)


VIRTUAL: Can't make it to campus? We offer interviews and information sessions virtually—sign up here!

Have a large group? 

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.

Questions? Call 413.559.5471 to check our availability, or email


Admissions On The Road

Want to meet and chat with our admissions staff in your area? See when and where we'll be over the next several weeks, and how to connect with us on the road.


The Admissions Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and select weekday evenings and Saturdays.

Explore Campus Virtually

Virtual Campus Tour

Take a guided virtual tour of our campus. Download a free app (search TravelStorys) to walk around campus while listening to an audio tour, or check it out here:

Plan Your Visit

  • The admissions office is located on the first floor of the R.W. Kern Center. Parking is located behind the Robert Crown Center or any lot marked for visitors. Get directions or download a campus map before you arrive.

  • Looking for a place to stay? Check our local accommodations list for Hampshire-approved recommendations. Explore the area while you're here.

  • Hampshire's campus is approximately 2 hours from Boston, a 3.5-hour drive from New York City, and 50 minutes from Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut. Get directions here.

Campus Reel

Explore campus with Hampshire students. Check out our Campus Reel page where students have created videos to give you the inside scoop on what it's like to be a Hampshire student.


More to Discover

Students studying together in the Kern Center

The Five College Consortium

Hampshire’s founders were leaders from Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Part of the plan: share the resources of all five schools.

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Student walks bike through the farm.

Financial Aid

Did you know that 95% of Hampshire College students receive financial aid? We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for your family.

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Gary Hirschbern

Alums Making a Difference

The world looks to Hampshire graduates for leadership in hundreds of fields. How will the world look to you? Learn more about Hampshire's take-charge, no-nonsense alums and how they're shaping the world.

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Students in Circus Club

Student Life

No matter who you are, where you've come from, or where you want to go, Student Life is here to recognize you and help you get the most out of your Hampshire experience.

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