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Family and Friends Weekend

Family and Friends Weekend is an opportunity to revel in the amazing work of students, faculty, and alums.

Save the Date

We hope you'll join us this year for Family and Friends 2015: October 23-25. Note: The following schedule is subject to change.

Ongoing Activities


Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Please check in and pick up a name tag and a program. The name tag will enable you to attend activities and events, so do keep it visible at all times.

Family Lounge
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Take a break, relax, even check your email.

Open Swim at Robert Crown Center Pool
Friday: Noon–1 p.m., 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 3–5 p.m.
Note: You must present your name tag in order to use the pool.

MultiSport Center Weight Room
Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 1–6 p.m.
Note: You must present your name tag in order to use the weight room.

Friday, October 23


Financial Aid Office
8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Open Classes
9 a.m.6 p.m.
Families and friends are welcome to observe classes; pick up a schedule at the registration desk.

11 a.m.2 p.m., dining commons
Door price: $8.25

Natural Science Lunch Talk
Noon1 p.m.

The Center for Design Open House
14 p.m. This facility contains a fabrication shop equipped for working with metals, plastics, glass, and other materials. It also houses an electronics lab, design equipment for manual and computer-aided drafting and modeling, and sewing equipment for soft-goods fabrication.

President’s Reception
5:006:30 p.m.
Meet Jonathan Lash, Hampshire’s president

58 p.m., Dining Commons
Door price: $9.70

Saturday, October 24


Meet CASA: Center for Academic Support and Advising
(By appointment only) On Friday, call 413.559.5498 to see if any appointments are still available.

Parents Fund Breakfast
910 a.m.
Our parents have a tradition of enhancing the Hampshire experience with philanthropic support for innovative academic programs, student leadership and activities, financial aid, and much, much more. This is a wonderful opportunity to get together with other parents, meet senior leadership, and learn about the significant impact your contribution to the Parents Fund has on student life.

Legacy Photo
10:15 a.m.
We invite students and their Hampshire-alum parents to be part of a legacy photo for Non Satis Scire: The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends.

What I Did This Summer: Student Presentations Hosted by the Culture, Brain, and Development Program (CBD)
10:30 a.m.Noon
Enjoy a series of presentations by students who received funding from CBD to complete research projects or internships over the summer. They’ll talk about their work and how it fits within the context of a Hampshire education. They’ll also share their experiences and tell you what to expect (and what they never expected!) as a summer intern. These students strongly encourage audience questions. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Study Abroad, Career Preparation, and Internships
10:3011:45 a.m.
Katie Irwin, director of the global education office (GEO); Carin Rank, director of the Career Options Resource Center (CORC); and students will talk about study abroad, preparing for work, and the many internship possibilities.

11 a.m.2 p.m., dining commons
Door price: $8.25

Nature Walk
11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.

Farm Festival
Noon4 p.m., Farm Center
Each year, staff and students working at the center celebrate the farm with a festival of activities and a makers fair. Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, cider pressing, student-group demonstrations, and other entertainment. Delicious food, available for purchase, includes hot cider and donuts, local popcorn, and wood-fired pizza from the Laughing Tomato, featuring the College’s own produce.

Young Alum Panel
1:152:00 p.m.
Hear from young alums about how they navigated life and work after graduating from Hampshire.

Faculty and Student Talk
1:152:00 p.m.

Hampshire Alumni Success Stories
2:153:00 p.m. Alums share how their Hampshire education formed the building blocks for career success.

Faculty and Student Talk
2:153:00 p.m.

2015 Alumni Reel Premiere
4 p.m.
John Gunther 84F, manager for advanced media, will introduce the Alumni Reel, which is a compilation of short clips from recent works by alums in the film and video industries.

Hampshire College Chorus: Performance
4:30 p.m.
The chorus will present a varied and eclectic program of music old and new from around the globe.

Sunday, October 25


11 a.m.–2 p.m., Dining Commons
Door price: $8.25

Baldwin Scholars Brunch
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
RSVP required for this event.

Yiddish Book Center Community Open House Tours starting at 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Yiddish Book Center
Visit the historic Yiddish Book Center, founded by Aaron Lansky 73F. There will be talks, tours, a print shop demonstration, and more.

Photos from Family and Friends

Thanks to all who attended this year's program and helped make it such a success. See pictures from the 2014 program below:


Trouble viewing the album? Check out the album on Flickr.

Past Weekends:
2013 Weekend program (pdf) and photos
2012 Weekend program (pdf) and photos




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