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Information Technology User Support and Help Desk

The Information Technology Help Desk provides a first point of contact for IT assistance to the Hampshire College community and guests. Help Desk staff answer communication received via telephone and email, guiding clients through processes, assisting with HampNet account activation, password problems, and account maintenance. They direct inquiries to the appropriate office and delegate complex issues to other IT staff as needed.

Faculty and staff in each of the five interdisciplinary schools have a dedicated support person for individual support needs. Kate MacGregor works with members of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts; School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies;  and the School of Critical Social Inquiry. Jeff Schmittlein works with members of School of Natural Science and Wm. Josiah Erikson assists members of the School of Cognitive Science.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Student Computer Diagnostic Center

The Student Diagnostic Center (SDC) is staffed by IT student technicians and is supervised by IT user support staff. The SDC provides computer support services to Hampshire students having problems with their computer software and for some simple hardware problems. This service is available to Hampshire students free of charge.

Library 3rd floor

After Hours Support

IT support is available during non-business hours for major problems associated with the central telephone system, significant segments of the campus network impacting one or more buildings, and campus-wide servers used for email, the college's web site, Intranet, course websites, Colleague and WebAdvisor (TheHub), on-line evaluation system, staff and faculty file services, and DNS and LDAP services. Contact the Hampshire College switchboard at 413.549.4600 for significant problems with critical resources during non-business hours.

Documentation and Training


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Information Technology
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002