Div IV Weekend 2018

Hampshire in Action: Community, Justice, and Resilience

Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3

Co-sponsored by: Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth and Learning; Community Partnerships for Social Change; Culture, Brain, and Development; Ethics and the Common Good; James Baldwin Scholars Program.

Schedule is subject to change.

Ongoing All-Weekend Activities


Harold F. Johnson Library, Ground Floor
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Visit the newly renovated Hampstore and pick up your Hampshire gear.

Visit the R.W. Kern Center

Friday: 8:00 a.m–8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tours provided by Sara Draper, R.W. Kern Center director of educational program and outreach
Friday: 3 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. 

The R.W. Kern Center is a living symbol of Hampshire’s values in practice and ideas in action. Our first major new building in three decades, it was constructed with the goal of certification under the world’s most advanced green-building standard, the Living Building Challenge. Thanks to funding from generous donors, led by Bill Kern 75F and his mother, Leona Kern, the center was constructed by Jonathan Wright 70F and Wright Builders without toxic "red-list" chemicals, using materials mainly from local and regional sources. The multi-functional center, which generates its own electricity and collects its own water, serves the campus as a living laboratory in which students and the public can study its systems and performance according to measures for sustainability.

Kern Kafé

R.W. Kern Center, first floor
Friday:10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday:10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Stop by and pick up one of our delicious, made-from-scratch blondies, breakfast pastries, soft pretzels, and cookies. Thirsty? We have an espresso, a latte, or a daily-drip brew (hot or cold) just for you!

Gallery exhibit

Harold F. Johnson Library, Gallery
The Museum of the Old Colony
This year’s exhibition examines the mainland U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, through archival images and objects that create the construct of a museum. The project, by Hartford-based Puerto Rican artist Pablo Delano, is curated by Amy Halliday, gallery director; Professor Wilson Valentin-Escobar; Sharon Gonzalez Colon 18S; and Joy Diaz 18S.

View the SOURCE Wall of Resilience

Franklin Patterson Hall, Exterior
Created as a Div III project by Mikaela Gonzales 13F, this new mural reflects the power, connectivity, and divinity of femmes and trans femmes of color in the fight for Black and Brown liberation. The medium was chosen for its ability to express political realities through collective imagination. A mural takes the form of a monumental public installation, a work of art that is accessible and reflects community dialogue. From the conception of the project, the artist recognized the importance of working collaboratively, valuing the voices of many, and the mural was imagined and co-created by members of Hampshire College SOURCE (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities). This public artwork responds to a need to claim space and build resilience simultaneously in community. The mural is installed on the west-facing exterior wall of Franklin Patterson Hall, where it stands as a permanent offering to past, present, and future communities of color at the College, working against white supremacy, patriarchy, and transphobia within the campus culture and far beyond. (Description taken from the artist’s statement)

2017 Alumni Reel

Franklin Patterson Hall, Classroom 107
Friday: Noon–6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Enjoy the 2017 Alumni Reel, a compilation of short clips from alums in the film and video industry. Continuous showing (50 minutes running time).

Visit the Eric Carle Museum

Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Show your Hampshire Div IV nametag and receive free admission!

Visit the Farm

See the vegetable fields, barns, greenhouses, and pastured livestock that make up this vital part of the Hampshire

Farm-friendly footwear is encouraged.

View the program from last year.

View the photos from last year.

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