Important Dates and Deadlines


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 theHub. New students can view their housing assignments for fall 2016 on TheHub beginning Monday, August 15.

Thursday, August 25: Early Arrival Application closes.

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

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! Students may come to the Merrill Living Room between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to pick up keys. If you will be arriving outside of these hours, please contact to make alternate arrangements. Please note: Storage rooms are accessible for students to remove items each fall beginning on the day residences open (Labor Day), and continuing for the first three weeks of the fall semester. Students will not have access to storage prior to Labor Day, even if they have been approved to arrive early on campus. Any items left in storage rooms after the third week of the semester will be disposed of in accordance with College policy.

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

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) must apply for late stay in order to remain on campus. More details will be emailed to affected students.

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

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 five 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.

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