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.


Friday, October 21

Torah Study
4 p.m.

Shabbat Dinner
5:30 p.m.

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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