Important Dates and Deadlines

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Fall 2020

NOTE: this page has been updated to reflect new dates as of October 26, 2020.

Monday, August 24, 2020: First day of the fall semester.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020: Classes begin.

Wednesday, September 7, 2020: Room freeze ends.

Monday, November 2: Housing Preference Form opens for Spring admits/returning students.

Wednesday, November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break. Students are welcome to remain in residence through the end of the term on December 5, as long as they remain on campus during Thanksgiving Break. Students who leave campus after November 25 will not be permitted to return until the beginning of the spring term.

Sunday, December 5: Residences close at noon. All students who have not been approved for intersession housing must leave campus by noon on Sunday, December 5. Make sure to take all you will need for the break, including medications, computer, passport, etc. Residences will re-open for continuing students January 30-31, 2021. Check the daily digest and your Hampshire email account for updates.

Spring 2021

Wednesday, January 27: New Student Early Arrival begins.

Thursday, January 28: New Student Move-In and Continuing Student Early Arrival begins.

Saturday-Sunday, January 30-31: Continuing Student Move-In. Check the Daily Digest and your Hampshire email account for details and updates. Information will be distributed as soon as it becomes available.

Monday, February 15: Housing freeze ends. No room changes can be made before this date.

Monday, April 5: Notification of status of Applications for Exemptions to the Residency Requirement sent to applicants’ Hampshire College email. 

Tuesday, April 6: Deadline to request Housing-based Accommodations through the office of accessibility resources and services, to apply for identity-based mods, intentional housing communities, and residency exemptions.

Thursday, April 8: Deadline for current approved off-campus students who wish to return to on-campus housing for Fall 2021 can participate in the Mod Lottery by filling out the Request to Return to Campus Housing Via the Mod Lottery form.

Friday, April 16: Deadline for notifying CASA of plans for field study, leave, and exchange for Fall 2021. These students and those studying Remotely for Spring 2021 will be issued Lottery Point Letters through your Hampshire email. It is highly encouraged to participate in the Housing Lottery in the event that plans fall through and you return to campus housing for the Fall. Please let your modmates know of your plans in the event they must fill a vacant room won through the Lottery with an alternate. If you do not receive a letter and think you should have, please contact the HOO.

Friday, April 9 - Friday, April 16: Invitations to live in Identity-based Mods and Intentional Housing Communities will be sent to students’ Hampshire email address. Invited students will have no more than 48 hours after notification to accept or decline invitations.

Wednesday, April 21: All registration forms and optional Modmate Contract open by noon.

Wednesday, April 21 - Sunday, April 25: Individual Room Sign-Up Form, first wave.  Students who want to be placed in an individual room in a Prescott Mod or in Merrill may choose to fill out an Individual Room Sign-Up Form instead of participating in the Mod Lottery. Students who use this should not participate with a group during Mod lottery days. 

Monday, April 26:  4-person Enfield/Prescott Mods: 4-person registration forms and optional Modmate Contracts due by noon.

Tuesday, April 27:  5-person Enfield/Prescott Mods: 4-person registration forms and optional Modmate Contracts due by noon. Room sign-up for students who have already won a mod is available online, accessible via email from the HOO.

Wednesday, April 28: 6-person Enfield/Prescott Mods: 6-person registration forms and optional Modmate Contracts due by noon. Room sign-up for students who have already won a mod is available online, accessible via email from the HOO.

Thursday, April 29 - Sunday, May 16: Individual Room Sign-Up Form, second wave.  Students who want to be placed in an individual room in a Prescott Mod or in Merrill may choose to fill out an Individual Room Sign-Up Form instead of participating in the Mod Lottery. Students who use this should not participate with a group during Mod lottery days. 

Sunday, May 16: Residences close at noon.
 

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