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Before You Arrive: What You Should Know

Getting Help Getting Connected

During orientation IT staff will be available to assist with getting your computer connected to the network. We will be around to help all day on the day you arrive. Just look for a staff member or student in a brightly colored IT T-shirt.

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Anti-Virus Software

Hampshire College requires the installation of active and up-to-date anti-virus software on all student, faculty, and staff computers that use the College's network. Users who do not have active, up-to-date anti-virus software may be restricted from accessing resources on the network.

Hampshire recommends the free version of Microsoft Security Essentials for student and personal machines. We recommend ClamAV for Mac users who would like anti-virus software.

Learn more about virus protection and prevention »

Where to go for More Information or Assistance

Student Computer Diagnostic Center

Student technicians at the diagnostic center assist other students with software and hardware problems.

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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002