Friday, October 20, 2017 |


Hampshire campus aerial shot of Cole Science building

Family and Friends Weekend: October 20-22, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Financial Aid Office
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet CASA: Center for Academic Support and Advising
To set up an appointment, call CASA at 413.559.5498, or email

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

11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m., dining commons
Door price: $8.50

School of Natural Science Lunch Talk
Noon–1 p.m.,Cole Science Center, Room 333
"Oxytocin: A Role in Responses to Noxious Stimuli"
Sasha J. Luks-Morgan 07F, PhD candidate, Douglass Lab, University of Utah, Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience

The Center for Design Open House
1–4 p.m., Center for Design
This facility contains a fabrication shop equipped for working with metals, plastics, glass, and other materials. It also houses an electronics lab, a lab for computer-aided drafting and modeling, and sewing equipment for soft-goods fabrication.

Solar Panel Array Tour
1:30 p.m., Cole Science, meet in front of the building
Natural Science Professor Seeta Sistla will lead a tour to the ground-based solar arrays on campus and talk about her research investigating ecology under and around them. The group will walk to the arrays between the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Yiddish Book Center.

Tour of the R.W. Kern Center
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. Discover how its net-zero, self-contained systems work and learn about the process of sourcing sustainable, local materials.

Cooking for Shabbat
4 p.m., Merrill Living Room, Kosher Kitchen
Prep a farm-to-table Shabbat meal with student chefs. Join us in our tiny kitchen as we prepare a scrumptious dinner. Drop in anytime between 4:00-5:30 p.m. Everybody welcome.

A Joyful and Musical Shabbat, Followed by Dinner
5:30 p.m., Merrill, Living Room
Join us for a student-led musical and contemplative Shabbat service. Then at 6:15, enjoy a delicious homemade Hampshire Farm–to–table Shabbat dinner. Drop in anytime. No need to be Jewish to love Shabbat; everybody welcome.

President’s Reception
5:00–6:30 p.m., Harold F. Johnson Library Center, Hampshire College Art Gallery
Meet Jonathan Lash, Hampshire’s president, and hear an update on the latest initiatives and programs.

5–8 p.m., Dining Commons
Door price: $10

Schedule subject to change

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