Important Dates and Deadlines

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Sunday, June 3–Saturday, August 4: Summer Housing Session. Limited housing will be available by application only to currently enrolled students who are who are working with Hampshire College faculty for at least 25 hours per week during the summer housing session. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between March 18 and May 3.

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

Monday, July 22: Early Arrival Application opens. See the early arrival page for more information.

Thursday, August 1: Housing Assignments for New Students Available on TheHub. New students can view their housing assignments for fall 2019 on TheHub beginning Thursday, August 1.

Thursday, August 22: Early Arrival Application closes.

Friday, August 30: New Students Arrive. 

Monday, September 2: All Residences Open for Continuing Students. Continuing students may return to campus beginning Monday, September 2, Labor Day. NOTE: Opening day for continuing students is always on Labor Day!

Saturday, October 12–Tuesday, October 15: October Break. All residences remain open.

Wednesday, November 27–Sunday, December 1: Thanksgiving Break. All residences remain open. Dining services may be closed.

Friday, December 13: Last Day of Classes

Monday, December 16–Thursday, December 19: Advising/Progress Review Period.

Thursday, December 19: Residences Close at 9 p.m. All residences will be closed for the duration of winter break. The only students who may remain on campus after December 19 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.



Thursday, January 2 at Noon–Saturday, January 18: January Residency Period. Eligible students may reside on campus during the January residency period by application only.

Friday, January 17: New Students Arrive. All new and transfer incoming students should arrive on January 17. Find out more information on the New Student Programs page.

Sunday, January 19: Continuing Students Arrive for Spring Semester. 

Saturday, March 14–Sunday, March 22: Spring Break. All residences remain open. Dining services may be closed. 

Monday, March 23: Housing Applications Open for Fall 2020. The applications for all identity-based modsintentional housing communities, and exemptions to the residency requirement become available on this date. 

Monday, March 23: 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 7 -August 2). The application for this program will open on March 23 and close on May 1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis during this time.

Friday, April 3: Field Study, Leave, and Exchange 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 2020 semester will not be eligible to participate in the spring room choosing process.

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

Monday, April 13–Wednesday, April 15: 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. 

Friday, April 17: Deadline for Students Returning from Field Study, Leave, or Exchange to Submit a Housing Preference Form in time to participate in the mod lottery. The form may also be submitted at any time after April 17; students will be placed by the HOO according to their preferences and availability.

Wednesday, April 22: Mod Lottery Begins. The mod lottery will begin on April 22 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 30: Individual room sign-up begins at 1 p.m. Students who have not been otherwise housed by the lottery may sign up for any available rooms.

Friday, May 1: Last Day of Classes.

Friday, May 1: Application for Summer Research Students Closes. No late applications can be accepted. More information can be found here.

Friday, May 15: Last Day to Sign Up for Rooms for Fall 2020. Any currently enrolled students intending to return for the fall 2020 semester who have not signed 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 16: Commencement

Sunday, May 17: Residences Close at 10 a.m. All residents must have fully vacated their rooms, halls, and mods as well as returned keys to the housing operations office by this time. Students who fail to return keys by 10 a.m. will be assessed a $50 late key return fee. A cumulative late stay charge of $50 will be assessed per every 30 minutes a student remains in residence after 10 a.m. 




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