Schedule of Board Meetings

2021-2022 Meetings

Thursday, September 30 - Saturday, October 2, 2021

**50th Anniversary Celebration Friday, October 15 - Saturday, October 16, 2021**

Thursday, February 3 - Saturday, February 5, 2022

Thursday, May 19 - Saturday, May 21, 2022 (in tandem with Commencement)

2020-2021 Meetings

Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3, 2020

Thursday, February 4- Saturday, February 6, 2021

Thursday, May 13 - Saturday, May 15, 2021 (in tandem with Commencement)

Additional meetings as needed will be conducted by video or teleconference

2019-2020 Meetings

Thursday, October 3 - Saturday, October 5, 2019

Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Thursday, May 14 - Saturday, May 16, 2020 (in tandem with Commencement)

Additional meetings as needed will be conducted by video or teleconference

Time Commitment

The Hampshire Board of Trustees meets at least three times each fiscal year, in the months of September, February, and May (the May meeting is the Annual Meeting and takes place in conjunction with commencement). Meetings are typically held on the Hampshire College campus in Amherst, Massachusetts, although, on occasion, the location may vary to accommodate trustees who must travel from afar. Meetings are also sometimes convened by conference call to handle time-sensitive business. Trustees should plan to be in attendance from 9 a.m. on Thursday through noon on Saturday. The Board’s committees each meet between six and twelve times a year, depending on the nature of the work at hand. Meetings are typically an hour in length and participation is by conference call; committees also often meet in person in advance of the Board meeting. Trustees serve on two or three Board committees at any given time. 

Trustees are expected to make every effort to attend board meetings, although it is understood that sometimes this is not possible. There are no provisions to participate by telephone or video conference. A Board Book is issued ten days in advance of meetings to allow time for review and preparation.

Trustees may also be asked to serve on ad hoc committees when needed (for example, search committees or advisory groups).

Travel and Accommodations

Hampshire's practice with regard to trustee travel to and from meetings is to leave it to the discretion of each individual about what is feasible and desirable given their personal circumstances. Some trustees pay their own way (in which case they may claim a charitable tax deduction and/or choose to submit receipts for gift credit as a contribution to the College); others request reimbursement for travel.

Hampshire provides ground transportation, lodging, and meals for trustees once they are in the area.