An Accessibility Resource Guide For Prospective Hampshire Students
We understand the transition to college might be a difficult one; we've complied a list of resources to help prospective students plan and prepare for their life at Hampshire.
Learn about the difference between college and high school.
Consider these questions when visiting colleges and discussing accessibility.
Check out the other support services OARS offers.
Planning to visit campus? Schedule a prospective student meeting to learn more about OARS and support services relevant to your future Hampshire experience.
Check out our resources available to incoming students here.
Disclose your disability (summer)
Requesting Housing: The office of accessibility resources and services (OARS) works closely with the housing operations office (HOO) to collaborate with you to identify reasonable housing-based accommodations based on your individual, disability-related need.
Requesting Academic: Students can disclose a disability and request accommodations at any point throughout their academic career at Hampshire. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively, however, so it is strongly encouraged that students engage in the disclosure and accommodation approval process well in advance of the semester to allow reasonable time to implement accommodations.
If you are taking a gap year, or looking for developmental resources to work with before coming to Hampshire:
Summer Programs: Experience Hampshire College while you're still in high school. Get a sense of our innovative approach to learning and what life is like on Hampshire's campus during our 2-week precollege sessions every summer in July. Precollege participants live in the dorms, eat in the dining commons, and are immersed in rigorous and exciting fields of study.
Landmark: The Landmark Forum is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life—in just three days. These shifts are the direct cause for a new and unique kind of freedom and power: the freedom to be at ease and the power to be effective in the areas that matter most to you: the quality of your relationships, the confidence with which you live your life, your personal productivity, your experience of the difference you make,
your enjoyment of life.
Perkins: The College Success @ Perkins program is designed to help you get the most out of college. In just one year, we’ll prepare you for everything you’re about to experience. You’ll learn how to navigate college campuses, how to join clubs and sports teams, and how to cook a meal in your own apartment.
Mass Rehab: MRC's Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.