Important Dates and Deadlines



Friday, March 4: Housing Applications Open for Fall 2016. The applications for all identity-based modsintentional housing communities, and exemptions to the residency requirement become available on this date.

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

Monday, March 21: 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 5-August 6). The application for this program will open on March 21 and close on April 29. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis during this time.

Tuesday, March 22: Identity Based Mods and Intentional Housing Communities Information Session. Come to the Merrill Living Room at 3:30 p.m. to have all your questions about identity based mods and intentional housing communities answered.

Friday, March 25: Housing Lottery Information Session. Come to the Merrill Living Room at 2 p.m. to have all your questions about the housing lottery answered.

Friday, April 1: Housing Applications are Due. Applications for intentional housing communities, and exemptions to the residency requirement are due before 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1. For identity-based mods, April 1 is the "priority deadline." Applications received after this date will be reviewed only if space permits after applications received before the deadline are considered.

Monday, April 4: Deadline to Submit Housing-Based Accommodations Requests. The office of accessibility resources and services (OARS) works closely with housing to identify reasonable housing-related accommodations based on students' individual, disability-related needs. Find more information and the request form on the OARS page.

Friday, April 8: 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 8: 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 8. 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 assistant director of residence life. Groups will be notified by noon on Friday, April 15 if they have been approved or denied. A meeting may be required for approval.

Friday, April 8-Wednesday, April 13: 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 48 hours to confirm their placement, or forfeit the offer.

Friday, April 15: 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 17, and students will be placed by the HOO according to availability.

Wednesday, April 20: Housing Lottery Begins. The annual spring room-choosing process will begin on April 20 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, April 28: 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 the dorms, mods that have not been won in the lottery, or leftover in RA mods.

Friday, April 29: Last Day of Classes.

Friday, April 29: Application for Summer Research Students Closes. No late applications can be accepted. More information can be found here.

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 15. 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 5 - Sunday, August 6: 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 21 and April 29.

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

Monday, July 25: Early Arrival Application opens. See the early arrival page for more information.

Monday, August 15: Housing Assignments for New Students Available on the Hub. New students can view their housing assignments for fall 2016 on the Hub beginning Monday, August 15.

Thursday, August 25: Early Arrival Application closes.

Monday, September 5: All Residences Open. All students may return to campus beginning Monday, September 5, Labor Day. NOTE: Opening day for returning students is always on Labor Day!

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