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Returning From Leave, Field Study, or Exchange

Quick Link: Spring 2016 Housing Preference Form for students returning from leave, field study, or exchange for the spring 2016 semester. Once it is submitted, you should receive a receipt email confirming your application has been received. If you do no receive this email within twenty-four hours of submitting this form please contact

The arrival date for the spring semester is Sunday, January 17. Final housing assignments will be available on TheHub no later than Friday, January 8. Arrival details will be sent to students' Hampshire email addresses a few weeks before arrival.

Policies and Information

Students wishing to return to active enrollment for the following semester must notify the Center for Academic Support and Advising prior to the Enrollment Notification Deadline.

In the middle of each semester, students will receive an email at their Hampshire email address with a link to the housing preference form and any other pertinent information or instructions. The preference form can be submitted at any time and students will be placed based on availability at the discretion of the HOO. Please refer to the important dates and deadlines page for details on when these forms are due.

Those who are away for the spring hoping to participate in the housing lottery. Shortly after spring break all students currently on leave, field study, or exchange will receive an email (at their Hampshire email address) with instructions on how to be housed for the fall, including how to participate in the lottery if they so choose. Students will be asked to fill out a housing preference form, which will include a spot to name a "proxy," a student who is currently enrolled at Hampshire who can act on their behalf during the lottery.

Wondering what room you've been assigned to? Housing assignments will be available on TheHub no later than one week prior to students' arrival on campus.

Previously lived off campus? If a student has previously been assigned to off-campus status, that student will retain that status automatically. To return to campus housing, students must file a return to campus request and housing preference form.

Hoping to live off campus for the first time? Exemptions to the residency requirement are granted on a case by case basis. Please consult our off campus page for details.

Questions or concerns? Please feel free to contact the housing operations office with any questions or concerns regarding your housing options, the housing preference form, deadlines, or procedures.

We look forward to seeing you again!


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