Schedule of Board Meetings

2024–25 Meetings

Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5, 2024

Friday, February 7 – Saturday, February 8, 2025

Thursday, May 15 – Saturday, May 17, 2025 (in tandem with Commencement))

2023–24 Meetings

Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30, 2023

Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10, 2024

Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18, 2024 (in tandem with Commencement)

2022–23 Meetings

Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022

Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, February 4, 2023

Thursday, May 18 – Saturday, May 20, 2023 (in tandem with Commencement)

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).