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January and Summer Residency Policies

January Residency 

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As of January 2016, there is no longer an academic term in January. Students will not be permitted to reside on campus until the beginning of the spring semester (Sunday, January 21, 2018), except for the circumstances described below. Housing is available for approved students from Tuesday, January 3 at noon through Saturday, January 20, 2018. No early arrivals can be accommodated. There will be no dining services, so students should plan accordingly.

Housing is available by application only to the following students:

  • Students studying on campus for the entire academic year or returning for spring semester from field study or exchange (not leave of absence) and completing Division II and III work that requires access to campus facilities such as labs or other specialized equipment for at least 25 hours per week during the residency period.
  • Students studying on campus for the entire academic year who are participating in special productions such as theatre performances for at least 25 hours per week during the residency period.
  • Students studying on campus for the entire academic year whose work-study positions require them to work on campus during January for no more than 29 hours per week during the residency period
  • Students studying on campus for the entire academic year who are unable to make alternate housing arrangements and would thereby experience extraordinary hardship.

The following students are not eligible to apply for January housing:

  • Non-Hampshire students
  • Students completing Division III in fall 2017
  • Students withdrawing from the College
  • Students on leave of absence
  • Students on field study or exchange in fall 2017 who don’t meet the criteria above
  • Students planning to go on leave of absence, field study, or exchange in spring 2018


Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, and working with Hampshire College faculty or working on campus during the January residency session. All academic and behavioral policies outlined in the Student Handbook apply to any student living on campus during January. Violation(s) of these policies may result in the student’s removal from housing by the dean of students office at any time. Additionally, no guests will be permitted during this time.

Applications are due by November 10 at 4 p.m. and will be reviewed and responded to by November 21. Applications will not be reviewed unless a hard copy of the faculty or supervisor information document is received by the application due date. Please note: Applications based on hardship do not need to include the supervisor document; instead, students must meet with the associate director of residence life and housing to determine eligibility (email housing@hampshire.edu for more information or to set up a meeting). Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted via your Hampshire email address of our decision.

Additionally, the housing operations office maintains a list of community members who can offer a space in their homes (as a house-sitting gig, sublet, or visit) during the winter break. Please contact housing@hampshire.edu to request more information, add a listing, or gain access to the list.

Summer Research Students

Beginning in summer 2015, limited housing will be available on campus for eligible students.

Summer housing is available by application only to currently enrolled students of Hampshire College who are working with Hampshire College faculty on faculty-driven projects for at least 25 hours per week during the summer housing session. To be approved, students must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

The summer housing session runs from the first Sunday in June to the first Saturday in August. For summer 2017 these dates are Sunday, June 4 through Saturday, August 5. No early arrival or late stay can be accommodated. The housing rate for summer 2017 is $100 per week, and will be billed through the office of student accounts.

Non-Hampshire students, recent graduates, and students recently withdrawn from the College are not eligible for summer housing on campus. All academic and behavioral policies outlined in the Student Handbook apply to any student living on campus during the summer. Violation of any of these policies may result in the student’s removal from summer housing by the dean of students office at any time. Additionally, long-term, unwanted, or disruptive guests will be considered an abuse of summer housing privileges and could result in the hosting student’s removal from summer housing.

The application for summer housing will be available beginning Monday, March 20, and will remain open until Friday, May 5. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions will be sent to applicants' Hampshire email accounts. Applications will not be reviewed unless a hard copy of the faculty information document is received by the application due date. Applications that are not accepted will be wait-listed and may be accepted at a later date if space permits. Please feel free to contact the HOO with any questions.

 

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