Congratulations on your decision to attend Hampshire College. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.
New students and families should plan to arrive on Thursday, September 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to check in. Students will receive their orientation schedule, ID cards, keys, and other important documents during check-in, and will have until 3 p.m. to move into their campus residences. A picnic lunch will be provided for new students and families from noon-1:30 p.m. that day. Students will meet their orientation groups at 3:30 p.m., which will be followed by a Welcome Ceremony for students, families, and friends at 4:30 p.m. New student orientation extends through Labor Day weekend. An optional family orientation will take place on Friday, September 2.
The links below will provide you with all the information you will need prior to your arrival at Hampshire.
Still not finding what you need? Contact the office of new student programs at email@example.com.
Taking Root: An Illustrated Guide to Hampshire
Taking Root is a student/alum-written publication that describes the history of the College, the academic system, and the available resources on campus, all in a fun, cartoon-style format.
Student-created Disorientation Packet
This disorientation packet was created in the summer of 2007 by graduating students interested in documenting their perceptions regarding issues of race and diversity on campus. It was updated in the summer of 2011 by Ria Sen 07F and JD Stokely 07F.