Important Dates and Deadlines


Saturday, October 8-Tuesday, Oct 11: October Break. All residences and the dining commons remain open.

Wednesday, October 12: Application for January Residency Opens. Eligible students may reside on campus during the January residency period (January 3 at noon through January 21) by application only.

Friday, November 11: Enrollment Notification Deadline. Students must inform CASA by this date if they intend to go on leave or withdraw for the next semester.

Monday, November 14: Late Stay Application Opens. Students enrolled in Five College classes with exams occurring after Hampshire residences close (December 20 at 9 p.m.) must apply for late stay in order to remain on campus. More details will be emailed to affected students.

Monday, November 14: Applications for January Residency Due. The deadline to submit applications to live on campus during the January residency period is Monday, November 14. The faculty supervisor document must also be submitted to the housing operations office by this date (documents may be submitted at any time, including outside of business hours, through the mail slot in the foyer of the HOO). 

Wednesday, November 23-Sunday, November 27: Thanksgiving Break. All residences remain open. The dining commons will be closed; stay tuned for details.

Monday, November 28: Early Arrival for Spring 2017 Application Opens. Students needing to arrive 24-48 hours early for the spring semester (January 20 or 21) may apply for early arrival beginning November 28. Our general guidelines for approval are for students traveling from the west coast or farther, or those with extenuating circumstances. Requests must be received prior to January 15 at 4 p.m.

Monday, November 28: IHC Applications for Spring 2017 Close and Priority Deadline for ID Housing Applications. Students hoping to move to an intentional housing community for the spring 2017 semester must submit applications by Monday, November 28 at 4 p.m. Applications for identity based housing received prior to this date will be receive priority in the review process. Students who accept placement in IHC or ID housing will need to completely empty their fall room and return the keys prior to leaving for winter break. They will able to pick up the keys to their new room upon arrival in January.

Wednesday, December 7: Mod Wait List Forms Due. Students who are currently assigned to housing in Dakin or Merrill are eligible to submit the mod wait list form in order to be placed in a mod for the spring 2017 semester. The online form will be available beginning November 14, and will be emailed to eligible students. Students who are moving will need to completely empty their fall room and return the keys prior to leaving for winter break. They will able to pick up the keys to their new room upon arrival in January.

Wednesday, December 14: Last Day of Classes and Late Stay Application Closes at 4 p.m. Check the academic calendar for when classes at the other four colleges end.

Thursday, December 15-Tuesday, December 20: Exam Period.

Tuesday, December 20: Residences Close at 9 p.m. All residences will be closed for the duration of the break. The only students who may remain on campus after December 20 are those with prior approval from the HOO via the late stay application. Additionally, the housing operations office maintains a list of community members who can offer a space in their home (as a house-sitting gig, sublet, or visit) during the winter break. Please contact to request more information, add a listing, or gain access to the list.


Sunday, January 22: Returning Students Arrive for Spring Semester.

Sunday, January 8: Last Day to Submit Housing Preference Forms for Students Returning for Spring 2017. Students who are returning to campus for the spring 2017 semester, after being away on leave, field study, or exchange for the fall 2016 semester, should submit the housing preference form for spring 2017 by Sunday, January 8. Students who have not submitted a form by this date will be placed without the benefit of their input.

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