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Important Dates and Deadlines


Sunday, June 4-Saturday, August 5: Summer Housing Session. Limited housing will be available by application only to currently enrolled students who are who are working with Hampshire College faculty or are working on campus for at least 25 hours per week during the summer housing session. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between March 23 and May 1.

Saturday, July 15: Housing Preference Form for New Students due. Incoming students should submit the new student housing preference on the Hub before July 15.

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

Tuesday, August 15: Housing Assignments for New Students Available on the Hub. New students can view their housing assignments for fall 2017 on the Hub beginning Monday, August 15.

Thursday, August 24: Early Arrival Application closes.

Thursday, August 31: New Students Arrive.

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

Saturday, Oct 7-Tuesday, Oct 10: October Break. All residences and the dining commons remain open.

Friday, November 10: Enrollment Notification Deadline. Students must inform CASA by this date if they intend to go on leave or withdraw for the next semester. There is a $500 charge if the deadline is missed.

Friday, November 10: Deadline to Apply for an Exemption to the Residency Requirement. Any student hoping to be approved to live off campus beginning in the spring 2018 semester (last date of residency would be December 20, 2017), must submit the application for an exemption to the residency requirement before 4pm on Friday, November 10. Late applications cannot be considered.

Friday, November 10: Applications for January Residency Due. Eligible students may reside on campus during the January residency period (January 3-20) by application only. The deadline to submit these applications is Friday, November 10. 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 13: 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. Students can expect to be approved to stay until 9 p.m. on the day of their exams. Those with “self-scheduled” exams at can apply to stay until December 21 at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22-Sunday, November 26: Thanksgiving Break. All residences remain open. The dining commons will be closed; stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, December 5: Deadline to Submit ID and IHC Applications and Mod Wait List Form for Spring 2018. All students are welcome to apply to live in identity-based mods or intentional housing communities for the spring 2018 semester. Applications must be received before 4 p.m. on December 5. Additionally, non-first-year students currently living in Merrill House may submit the mod wait list form if they wish to be considered for a new room assignment in the mods for the spring 2018 semester. Forms must be received before 4 p.m. on December 5. New room assignments are based on availability and not guaranteed.

Friday, 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 four colleges end.

Saturday, December 15-Wednesday, December 20: Advising/Progress Review Period.

Wednesday, 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.


Wednesday, January 3-Saturday, January 20: January Residency Period. Eligible students may reside on campus during the January residency period (January 3-20) by application only.

Friday, January 19: New Students Arrive. All new and transfer incoming students should arrive on January 19. Find out more information on the New Student Programs page.

Sunday, January 21: Returning Students Arrive for Spring Semester. 

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