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On-Campus Services for Alums

  • Borrow books at the library »
    Hampshire alums who live in the local area may apply for a visitor card in the library circulation office. This card entitles the visitor to borrowing privileges for books, journals, and CDs in open stacks at the Hampshire library. Visitors may also use Hampshire's research databases from workstations in the library, but do not have access to them from off campus.
  • Access to the sports facilities »
    To use the sports facilities at Hampshire, you must be issued an alumni ID card by alumni and family relations, which requires that you complete a liability waiver form and prove that you are fully covered by health insurance. There is currently no charge for use of the OPRA facilities by alums.

These are just some of the benefits currently offered. If you have ideas for additional ones, please suggest them to the Alumni Advisory Group »

Alumni ID Card

As an alum, you are able to use the RCC Multi-Sport Center (a $240 annual value; court fees not included), and the Harold F. Johnson Library once you have obtained your alumni ID card. Simply follow this process:

1. Send an email request to containing the following:

  • Your full name, class year, preferred email address, phone number, and mailing address.
  • A current picture of yourself that will appear on your alumni ID. Please follow the OneCard photo submission guidelines located below these instructions. Attach the photo to your email. Please do not embed it in the email text.

2. Check your inbox for an email indicating confirmation of your request and an expected time when your card can be picked up from alumni and family relations. The process for issuance of your card takes approximately 5 working days once your information has been properly submitted by email.

3. Call alumni and family relations to set up a time to pick up your card on or after the date provided in the confirmation email: 413.559.6638. You will be required to sign a waiver form to receive your card and, at that time, provide the following:

  • Current photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Proof of current health insurance coverage (ID card, billing statement, etc.)

You must renew your card at the start of each new semester. Stop by alumni and family relations to show a current photo ID and proof of health insurance. Your same alumni ID card will be reactivated at that time. If you lose your card, you can order a replacement card for $25.

OneCard Photo Submission Guidelines

Photo Composition Requirements:

We urge you to read and follow these requirements in order to avoid delays in your check-in process at Hampshire. ID photo submissions not meeting the composition requirements will not be accepted.

Make sure the photo is in color (no black and white) and contains your full head, from top of hair to bottom of chin. You should be the only subject in the photograph: no pets, objects, or other people, please. Your hands, feet, etc., should not appear in the image. You must be photographed against a plain single-color background (preferably white or blue). Lighting must be such that your facial features are clearly visible.

You must be facing front and shoulders must be square on to the camera. Looking over one shoulder is not acceptable. Headwear, except for religious reasons, is also not permitted. Only prescription eyewear is permitted, and it must not obstruct any portion of your face or eyes. Facial expressions should be neutral or smiling: no frowning, grimacing, wide-open mouths, or silly faces, please.

ID Picture Do and Don't Examples:

Examples of ID Pictures

Technical Requirements:

Entering students should note that there are many common mistakes made with electronic submissions that render them unacceptable despite meeting composition guidelines. The most common mistakes include resizing an image to meet the size requirements without maintaining the correct aspect ratio, enlarging an image of insufficient resolution so that the resulting image quality is poor, and incorrect formatting of images (e.g. use of gif, tiff, pcx formats, etc.).

In order for your picture to be accepted, your photo must be "portrait" orientation (taller than it is wide), and at least 400 pixels by 400 pixels. If scanning, please set the resolution to 300 dpi. It must be in JPEG format and must meet the composition requirements described in section 2 above.


Contact Us

Alumni and Family Relations
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6764

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