Campus leadership and activities serves as the hub for all student group-related 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.
September: Labor Day
Come mix and mingle with friends while enjoying yummy snacks and dancing to amazing live music! This is a CANNOT MISS event to start off the year right! Come find us under the Solar Canopy.
September, the second or third Friday of the month
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 to connect with organizers of our on-campus student groups. All students are welcomed, and encouraged to attend. A full list of all recognized student groups can be found here.
Signer Training Sessions
Franklin Patterson Hall
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!
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!
October: Last Friday
Various Campus Locations
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 Showcase and Celebration
Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH)
Join campus leadership and activities and the Commencement Committee as we showcase and celebrate student division III work including academic presentations, readings, and film screenings.
January: Last Wednesday
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 recognized student groups can be found here.
Hampshire Goes to the Eric Carle Museum
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 new student programs have partnered with the Eric Carle Museum staff to offer this free event for all Hampshire students.
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.
April: Last Saturday
Various Campus Locations
Afternoon activities including bounce houses, carnival games, live music, and much more will take place on the library lawn, followed by an evening concert under the solar canopy. Full schedule and performers to be announced in the spring.