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Campus leadership and activities serves as the hub for all student grouprelated activities on campus. Our primary goal is to build community among Hampshire College students and to help student groups put their ideas into action. Whether you’re planning a conference or booking a weekly meeting, we are here for you. Every year, campus leadership and activities give support for annual events on campus ranging from Hampshire Halloween to the Ingenuity Awards. Below, you can find info about each annual event, when they are, and what to expect.

CLA Annual Events

Block Party 

September 4, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Solar Canopy
Come mix and mingle with friends while enjoying yummy snacks and dancing to amazing music from our own Hampshire alum band bird.bird! Demos to their music can be found here: https://birddotbird.bandcamp.com/. This is a CANNOT MISS event to start off the year right! Come find us under the Solar Canopy.

Open Mic Night
September 8, 2017
8-10 p.m.
Prescott Tavern
To kick off the semester, come to the Open Mic Night hosted by the campus leadership and activities office! Enjoy tasty snacks while relaxing with friends. Watch your classmates perform or step up to the mic yourself. Do you have a musical talent?  Some poetry or written work you want to share? Want to showcase your art or share a project you've been working on? Email leadership@hampshire.edu to sign up to perform!

Hampfest
September 15, 2017
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Solar Canopy
Hampfest is Hampshire College's student activities fair, held at the beginning of each semester. It is an occasion for student groups to present themselves to the wider Hampshire community and to involve members of the community in their organizations. Delicious snacks and good music are provided, and it furnishes a great opportunity to pick up information from and connect with organizers of our on-campus student groups. All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. A full list of all 2017-2018 recognized student groups can be found here.

Signer Training Sessions
September 11-15, 2017
FPH
 ELH and Lounge
Signer Training is designed to be a valuable opportunity for signers to re-energize for the new year, take advantage of knowledge gained in various workshops, and network with other signers to create programming partnerships. Get energized and excited to start the semester strong with your student group. Learn skills for successful student group organization, planning, and programming. ALL RECOGNIZED STUDENT GROUP SIGNERS need to attend this leadership training. Bring your programming ideas to share! Your Great Ideas + Our Resources = Successful Student Groups! Visit HampEngage to RSVP for a Signer Training Session.

9th Annual Community Carnival

September 27, 2017
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Library Lawn

Student Life collaborates with the academic programs, faculty, and other academic affairs partners on the event, and in doing so, we introduce students to a variety of resources which help familiarize them with Hampshire, aid in their education and community building, as well as provide opportunities for them to complete their CEL-1 requirement!



Hampshire Halloween

October 27, 2017
Campus-wide

Hampshire Halloween usually occurs the Friday before Halloween. In collaboration with other campus departments such as Residential Life, CLA, and other student groups, the HYPE Committee helps to organize this event. There are concerts from a diverse range of performance artists, haunted houses, and arts and crafts. Hampshire Halloween ends with a midnight breakfast in the dining commons.


Winter Graduate Division III Showcases

December TBD
East and West Lecture Halls of Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH)

Join the CLA office as we showcase student div III work that include academic presentations, readings, and film screenings.

Open Mic Night
January 26, 2018
8-10 p.m.
Prescott Tavern
To kick off the semester, come to the Open Mic Night hosted by the campus leadership and activities office! Enjoy tasty snacks while relaxing with friends. Watch your classmates perform or step up to the mic yourself. Do you have a musical talent?  Some poetry or written work you want to share?  Want to showcase your art or share a project you've been working on? Email leadership@hampshire.edu to sign up to perform!

Hampfest
January 31, 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Robert Crown Center
Hampfest is Hampshire College's student activities fair, held at the beginning of each semester. It is an occasion for student groups to present themselves to the wider Hampshire community and to involve members of the community in their organizations. Delicious snacks and good music are provided, and it provides a great opportunity to pick up information from and connect with organizers of our on-campus student groups. All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. A full list of all 2017-2018 recognized student groups can be found here.

8th Annual Hampshire Goes to the Eric Carle Museum

February 15, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Eric Carle Museum

Look at fabulous art, enjoy decadent desserts and coffee, and listen to live music performed by Hampshire students. Have fun creating a piece of work in the art making studio! The entire museum is yours to explore for the evening. Don't miss it! No RSVP needed. Exhibitions that will be on view at that time: http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-exhibitions.
Campus leadership and activities and the dean of student's office have partnered with the Eric Carle Museum staff to offer this free event for all Hampshire students.

15th Annual Ingenuity Awards
April 19, 2018
Red Barn
The Ingenuity Awards honor students who have made a significant contribution to our community. We are seeking nominees who have demonstrated outstanding initiative and/or attained significant accomplishments that have contributed positively to the College. This includes but is not limited to: student group involvement, student governance, individuals who devote time to planning activities that enrich our community, and those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through academic means and/or community service.

Spring Jam

April 28, 2018
Library Lawn and Solar Canopy

Afternoon activities, including bouncy houses, carnival games, Zumba, and many more will typically take place on the Greenwich and library lawns. The evening concert will go from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., location and performers to be announced in the spring.



CLA-Sponsored Trips

Western MA Family Golf Center
September 9, 2017

BigE Trip with Street Beat Parkour Percussion
September 20, 2017

Fall Festival at Yankee Candle
September 23, 2017

Forest Park Zoo
September 30, 2017

Mike's Corn Maze
October 15, 2017

Franklin County Pumpkinfest
October 21, 2017

Bowling and Pizza at Spare Time Northampton
November 2, 2017

Boston Bus Trip
November 11, 2017

Smith College Chrysanthemum Show
November 19, 2017

Springfield Museums
December 2, 2017

Ice Skating at the Mullins Center
December 10, 2017

 

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