Due to inclement weather the College will be closing today, Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.


Important Dates and Deadlines

2015

Friday, November 13: Enrollment Notification Deadline. Students must inform CASA by this date if they intend to go on field study, exchange, leave or withdraw for the next semester.

Friday, November 13: Deadline to Apply for an Exemption to the Residency Requirement. Any student hoping to be approved to live off campus beginning in the spring 2016 semester (last date of residency would be December 18, 2015), must submit the application for an exemption to the residency requirement before 4pm on Friday, November 13. Late applications cannot be considered.

Saturday, November 14: Applications for January Residency Due. Eligible students may reside on campus during the January residency period (January 4-16) by application only. The deadline to submit these applications is Saturday, 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). 

Monday, November 16: Late Stay Application Opens. Students enrolled in Five College classes with exams occurring after Hampshire residences close (December 18) must apply for late stay in order to remain on campus. Students can expect to be approved to stay until 9 p.m. on the day of their exam. Those with “self-scheduled” exams at can apply to stay until December 21 at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25-Sunday, November 29: Thanksgiving Break. All residences remain open. The dining commons will be closed; stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, December 1: Deadline to Submit ID and IHC Applications and Mod Wait List Form for Spring 2016. All students are welcome to apply to live in identity-based mods or intentional housing communities for the spring 2016 semester. Applications must be received before 4 p.m. on December 1. Additionally, non-first-year students currently living in the dorms may submit the mod wait list form if they wish to be considered for a new room assignment in the mods for the spring 2016 semester. Forms must be received before 4pm on December 1. New room assignments are based on availability and not guaranteed.

Friday, December 11: Last Day of Classes Classes and Late Stay Application Closes at 4 p.m. Check the academic calendar for when classes at the other five colleges end.

Monday, December 14-Friday, December 18: Exam Period.

Friday, December 18: 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 18 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 housing@hampshire.edu to request more information, add a listing, or gain access to the list.

2016

Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 16: January Residency PeriodStudents are not permitted to reside on campus until the beginning of the spring semester (Sunday, January 17), except for the circumstances described on our website, by application only. 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 housing@hampshire.edu to request more information, add a listing, or gain access to the list.

Saturday, January 16: New Students Arrive. All new and transfer incoming students should arrive on January 16. Find out more information on the New Student Programs page.

Sunday, January 17: Returning Students Arrive for Spring Semester. 

Wednesday, January 20: Hampshire Classes Begin

Saturday, March 12-Sunday, March 20: Spring Break. All residences remain open.

Friday, April 29: Last Day of Classes.

Friday, May 13: Last Day to Sign Up for Rooms for Fall 2016. Any currently enrolled students who are planning to return for the fall 2015 semester and have not come to the HOO to sign up for a room by this date will be placed at the discretion of the HOO. Students who have won a mod but not signed up for a room in the mod will be assigned to any available room in the mod; students who have not participated in the room choosing process may be placed anywhere on campus, dependent on administrative need, without the benefit of their input.

Saturday, May 14: Commencement.

Sunday, May 15: All Residences Close at 10 a.m. All students must vacate campus before 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17. Keys must be returned to the HOO by 10 a.m., or a late key charge of $50 will be assessed. A cumulative late stay charge of $50 will be assessed per every 30 minutes a student remains on campus after 10 a.m.

Stay In Touch
With Housing
Snail Mail
Housing Operations Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
413.559.5453
housing@hampshire.edu