See our updates on planning for Fall 2020.


Residence Life & Housing

Enfield housing area at Hampshire College

2020 Mod Lottery

(Please note: the Mod Lottery was completed in June 2020)

Some big changes are coming to the Mod Lottery for 2020. Make sure to check out the Mod Lottery Basics webpage in order to keep up to date with the changes to the process! Residence Life and Housing staff will be holding weekly drop-in hours to answer questions you might have about the Mod Lottery every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.

You can also learn more by checking out our online tutorial below.

A Learning Community

*The Learning Community model is still being developed for Fall 2020.*

From its founding, Hampshire College has been designed as a residential learning community. To that end, we strive to create residential environments that are the most conducive to learning for each individual student. We also facilitate a process for students to form their own living communities, based on their living habits, commitment to a substance-free lifestyle, common learning goals, social identities, or medical needs. Read our mission statement for more explanation of our goals.

Residence Life at Hampshire uses restorative practices in the residences to build relationships and community among residents, and as a response after an event has occurred that disrupts those communities. We support students as they learn to balance their individual rights and needs with the responsibility of being part of the community, and make our practices and policies as transparent and plainly reasonable as possible.

Quick Links for Current Students

If you are locked out of your room during business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or have lost your keys, please come to the housing operations office (located in the Merrill Student Life Center) to sign out a back-up key. Outside of these hours, please call campus safety and security at 413.559.5424.

Campus Living

Learn about our different housing options.

Area Coordinators

Each house is staffed by a live-in professional area coordinator and residence directors, supported by student residential staff.

Housing Operations

The Housing Operations Office (HOO) is staffed by the director of residence life and housing, the assistant director of residence life, and supported by two housing operations assistants.

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Residence Life and Housing
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002