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Important Dates and Deadlines


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

Tuesday, January 3-Saturday, January 21: January Residency Period. Students are not permitted to reside on campus until the beginning of the spring semester (Sunday, January 22), except for the circumstances described on our website, by application only.

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.

Friday, January 20: New Students Arrive. All new and transfer incoming students should arrive on January 20. Find out more information on the New Student Programs page.

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

Wednesday, January 25: Hampshire Classes Begin

Friday, March 3: Housing Applications Open for Fall 2017. The applications for all identity-based modsintentional housing communities, and exemptions to the residency requirement become available on this date. A Q&A session will be held (details available in ID/IHC booklet).

Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 19: Spring Break. All residences remain open.

Monday, March 20: Application for Summer Research Students Opens. Limited summer housing is available by application only to students working with faculty members on faculty-driven projects for at least 25 hours per week during the summer session (June 4-August 5). The application for this program will open on March 20 and close on May 5. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis during this time.

Thursday, April 6: Housing Applications are Due. Applications for intentional housing communities,  identity-based mods, and exemptions to the residency requirement are due before 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.

Friday, April 7: Enrollment Notification Deadline. Students must inform CASA by this date of their intentions for the following semester (if they will be going on or returning from leave/field-study/exchange). Students who have filed for leave, field study, or exchange for the fall 2016 semester will not be eligible to participate in the spring room choosing process.

Friday, April 14 is also the New Identity-Based Mods and Intentional Housing Communities Proposal Submission Deadline. Students wishing to create a new identity-based mod or intentional housing community must submit proposals to the HOO by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 14. Proposals for identity-based mods will be reviewed by the identity-based housing guidance committee, and proposals for intentional housing communities will be reviewed by the residence life and housing staff. Groups will be notified by noon on Friday, April 21 if they have been approved or denied. A meeting may be required for approval.

Friday, April 14-Wednesday, April 19: Invitations to Live in ID Mods and IHCs Sent to Accepted Students. Students who have applied and been accepted to live in identity-based mods or intentional housing communities will be notified during this time via their Hampshire email accounts. They will have up to 48 hours to confirm their placement, or forfeit the offer.

Friday, April 21: Deadline for Students Returning from Leave to Submit a Housing Preference Form in time to participate in the housing lottery. The form may also be submitted at any time after April 21, and students will be placed by the HOO according to availability.

Wednesday, April 26: Housing Lottery Begins. The annual spring room-choosing process will begin on April 26 with 4-person mods. Registrations packets are due by 1 p.m. daily. Check Hampshire email for updates and information, and see our housing lottery page for more details.

Thursday, May 4: Individual room sign-up begins at 3 p.m. Students who have not been otherwise housed by the lottery may sign up for any available rooms in Merrill House, mods that have not been won in the lottery, or spaces not yet filled in RA mods.

Friday, May 5: Last Day of Classes.

Friday, May 5: Application for Summer Research Students Closes. No late applications can be accepted. More information can be found here.

Friday, May 19: Last Day to Sign Up for Rooms for Fall 2017. Any currently enrolled students who are planning to return for the fall 2017 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 20: Commencement.

Sunday, May 21: All Residences Close at 10 a.m. All students must vacate campus before 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 21. 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.

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, August 5: Summer Research Housing Session. Limited housing will be available by application only to currently enrolled students who are who are working with Hampshire College faculty on faculty-driven projects for at least 25 hours per week during the summer session. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between March 20 and May 5.

Saturday, July 1: Housing Preference Form for New Students due. Incoming students should submit the new student housing preference form on the Hub before July 1.

Monday, July 24: Early Arrival Application opens. See the early arrival page for more information.

Thursday, August 24: Early Arrival Application closes.

Thursday, August 31: New Students Arrive. Incoming students should plan to arrive on campus on Thursday, August 31 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for orientation.

Monday, September 4: All Residences Open. All students may return to campus beginning Monday, September 4, Labor Day. NOTE: Opening day for returning students is always on Labor Day!

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