Events

Students playing music in front of greenhouse

Each year, Hampshire alums and families gather at dozens of events across the country organized with the support of alum volunteers. Events range from cocktail parties with the President of Hampshire College to museum visits, networking receptions, Alumni Reel screenings, and more. Attending a regional event is a great opportunity to connect with the Hampshire community in your area and hear news from the College. We hope you’ll join us at our next event!

Annual Events

Div IV

Visit your favorite spots on campus, connect with friends old and new, and keep your Hampshire education alive with workshops, discussions, art exhibits, and screenings. What’s your Div IV?

Family and Friends Weekend

Family, alumni, friends, and students come together every October for a weekend of panels, exhibits, screenings, and fall foliage. Join us as we celebrate the amazing work of students, faculty, and alums!

Alumni Reel

A curated collection of short film, television, and video clips that showcases the vision and creativity of our alumni is shown in New York, Los Angeles, and on campus annually.

Family Orientation

An optional, in-depth series of workshops, panels, and informational events designed to give families a deeper understanding of Hampshire College and its resources.

Opening Day

Welcome to the Hampshire community! Our staff supports new students and families as they move into their rooms and get settled. Afternoon panels provide families with an overview of the academic program and campus services.

Other Events

50th Anniversary

Save the date for Hampshire's 50th Anniversary, June 4-7, 2020!

Past Events

Washington D.C. All-Community Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

Former and current trustees, alumni, and other friends of the college gathered on November 15th, 2018. See pictures here.

Div-Free NYC

On November 13, 2018, the NYC Circle hosted an event in which multiple alumni talked about their post-Hampshire career paths. See pictures here.

Hampshire Alumni Literary Salon

The Boston Circle hosted a Literary Salon at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA. On November 1, 2018 alumni readers shared their work, participated in an open mic, and enjoyed conversation with the Hampshire College community in Boston. See photos here.

Chicago All-Community Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

The Hampshire College community in Chicago met President Miriam "Mim" Nelson, complete with delicious snacks and good conversation. See photos here.

Family and Friends Weekend 2018

Family, alumni, friends, and students came together to celebrate Hampshire College. Visitors enjoyed fall foliage, open classes, exhibits, a farm festival, student presentations, and exploring the campus.

Brooklyn All-Community Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

Our new President came together with the Hampshire College community located in Brooklyn, at the EV Day Studio on September 26, 2018. See photos here.

Manhattan All-Community Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

On September 25, 2018, our new President gathered with N.Y.C. alums, donors, and friends at the Century Association.

Hampshire in Hawaii

Karla Zarate-Ramirez, a member of the Alumni Advisory Group, held an alumni gathering on September 22, 2018, at the Aloha Beer Co. 

Boston Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

President Miriam "Mim" Nelson addressed friends of Hampshire College on September 20, 2018, located in the greater Boston area.

Western Massachusetts All-Community Event with President Miriam "Mim" Nelson

Our new President introduced herself to the surrounding Western Massachusetts community on September 13, 2018.

Opening Day and Family Orientation

On August 31, 2018, students arrived on campus. Meanwhile, family members had the opportunity to attend a number of workshops, panels, and informational events.

R.W. Kern Center Opening

In September, 2016, Hampshire College dedicated the R.W. Kern Center, a 17,000-square-foot building constructed of mostly local and entirely non-toxic materials designed to achieve Living Building Challenge certification by generating its own energy, harvesting its own water, and treating its own waste. We celebrated with a symposium, hands-on workshops, and had ample connections and camaraderie while we explored what buildings can do to enhance the quality of human life with the smallest possible negative impact on our environment. See photos here.

Cuba Travel Program

The Hampshire program, which comprises two trips, will draw on the close contacts made during the College’s unique 14-year-old Study Abroad Program in Cuba, planned and operated in conjunction with the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC.)

Hampshire of Color Celebration

Thanks to all who helped to make the Hampshire of Color and 25th Anniversary of the Cultural Center Celebration weekend such a success.

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