Transfer students are an essential part of the Hampshire community. Whether arriving from a large university, a community college, or another small college, our transfer students are attracted to Hampshire's personalized academic experience as well as the vibrant community on and off campus. This site is a resource to aid in your transfer experience at Hampshire College, to help point you in the right direction, answer questions you might have, and address needs that are specific to the transfer experience.
In addition to connecting you with resources, Transfer Life holds ongoing social and academic programs specifically for transfer students. You will receive periodic emails from us letting you know about upcoming events. All transfer students are subscribed to our transfer student listserv to help keep you informed about relevant gatherings and workshops, and we hope to see you at many of these great opportunities. Previous events have included potlucks, faculty/student meet-ups, off-campus dinners, movie outings, and more!
In addition to social connections, there are many resources to support transfer students academically as well. Our academic resources page will help you figure out who to go to with specific questions or needs as you embark on your academic journey at Hampshire.
Pam Tinto, associate dean of students, oversees the Transfer Life Program, and works specifically to support continuing transfer students with student life-related concerns and programs.
Jessica M. Ortiz, director of new student programs, works to support all new students, including transfers, during their first year at Hampshire, with both academic and student life programming.
Anne Downes, senior associate dean of advising, works with transfer students with regard to their academic concerns. Anne works in collaboration with Rachael Graham, assistant director of central records, who is responsible for determining the transfer of students' academic credit when they arrive at Hampshire.
Our assistant for transfer programs and services is a student work-study position that is filled on an annual basis. The assistant helps support all of our outreach efforts and other initiatives, including program planning, event facilitation, and general office tasks.
Transfer Life fosters a community of support for current and incoming transfer students.