October 21-23, 2016

Family & Friends Weekend

October 21-23, 2016

Schedule Highlights


More activities are being added regularly, so please check back often! Schedule subject to change

Ongoing Activities

Friday 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby
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., Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty Staff Lounge, 2nd floor
Take a break, relax, even check your email.

A Girl's Life
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Emily Dickinson Hall, Main Stage Theatre
By Kathleen Tolan
A Div III by Emma Leff and Kevin Mitchell
A Girl's Life is a coming-of-age story centering on a family full of contradictions. Ken, the father, is the manager of a pharmaceutical company manufacturing a drug that ends pregnancy. Bev, the mother, searches for herself after many years of motherhood. There is Jesse, the youngest daughter, and Jen, the rebellious oldest daughter. We also meet Lernoux, a French scientist at a press conference about his anti-pregnancy drug, and Sheila, Jen's punk rock best friend. When Jen begins an affair with a religious anti-abortion activist who protests her father's work, the whole family is caused to question their understandings of faith, morality, and family. These stories dovetail and these issues come to bear, close to home.


Friday, October 21

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

R.W. Kern Center Tour
3 p.m., R.W. Kern Center, Lobby
Constructed to the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge, the Kern Center is a statement of Hampshire values. Learn how its net-zero, self-contained systems work and hear about the process of sourcing sustainable, local materials.

Intimacy with Words
4 p.m., Merrill Living Room
Come chew on the words of the weekly Torah portion! Be surprised at the meaning you find!  All welcome regardless of religious orientation or none--in English.

Cooking For Shabbat
4 p.m., Kosher kitchen in Merrill
Prepping a Farm-to-Table Shabbat meal with student chefs. Join the students in our tiny kitchen; help prepare a scrumptious Shabbat meal.

A Joyful and Musical Shabbat, Followed by Dinner
5:30 p.m., Merrill Living Room
Join Jewish students for a student-led musical and contemplative Shabbat service. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., enjoy a delicious homemade Hampshire Farm-to-Table Shabbat dinner.

President’s Reception
5:00–6:30 p.m., Harold F. Johnson Library Center, Gallery
Meet Jonathan Lash, Hampshire’s president.

5–8 p.m., Dining Commons


Saturday, October 22

Parents Fund Breakfast
9–10 a.m., Red Barn
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., Franklin Patterson Hall, Lobby
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, Adele Simmons Hall, Auditorium
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
10:30–11:45 a.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
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

Farm Festival
Celebrating 25 years of Community Supported Agriculture at Hampshire College

Noon–4 p.m., Farm Center
Celebrate fall with a festival of food, art, and activities at the Hampshire College Farm. Enjoy a farmer and artisan market, hayrides, hot cider, fresh popcorn, farm tours, student presentations, and live music from talented Hampshire alumni and student bands. Come down for lunch and enjoy delicious local food available for purchase from Wheelhouse Food Truck, Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza, and alum-owned Beets & Barley Catering. End the day on sweet note with a perfect slice of pie from the Florence Pie Bar pop-up! Hampshire Farm products including honey, maple syrup, and popcorn will be available for purchase!


Sunday, October 23

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

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

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