Whether you are preparing for your arrival or starting to navigate your Hampshire experience, the new student experience office is dedicated to helping you make the most of your first year. Through new student orientation, special programs, and outreach, our office will keep you informed and connect you with resources to help you make a successful transition to life at Hampshire.
Join us for accepted students day, learn more about new student orientation, stay up to date with required forms and deadlines, and read about new student housing options. Browse our FAQ for incoming students to find answers to your questions, or contact us directly. When you're ready to begin packing for Hampshire, check out our what to bring page to make sure you have all of the essentials!
Do not forget to mark your calendar for orientation! Orientation 2018 starts on Thursday, August 30, and runs until Tuesday, September 4. Make sure your family has family orientation on their calendars, too.
If so, make sure to come to our January orientation! Please plan on arriving on Friday, January 18 between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. There will be signs on campus directing you to Adele Simmons Hall, where you will check in and receive orientation and housing information. In case of a snowstorm, we will be conducting an additional check-in on Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also in Adele Simmons Hall.
While there is no family orientation in January, family and friends are invited to join us for dinner and dessert at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, January 18. We hope to see you there!
See the January orientation schedule for detailed information about orientation, including the time and location for all orientation programs. Note that all is subject to change if weather arises, and New Student Experience will be in touch with all changes.
Get connected! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about new initiatives and programs. Check out our events calendar to see what we have planned. Make sure you are regularly checking your Hampshire College email. Learn more about resources that are available to you as a Hampshire student, and get your questions answered.
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