Planning Events

Each year, Hampshire College boasts interesting and engaging events, workshops, and lectures as diverse as its students.

Planning and Scheduling Student Events

The Event Services and Summer Programs Office (ESSP) works with you as well as with a variety of service providers to ensure your event's success. Please contact us at 413.559.5610 to discuss any further details regarding the services listed below.

The Student Engagement office has staff available to help students arrange the logistics of planning an event on campus. The office also assists student-sponsored events by offering the following services:

  • resources (computer and printer access, use of copy machine, and more)
  • advice
  • support

Be sure to read the Campus Event Safety Policy and fill out the Event Safety Assessment Form if applicable to your event.

Hampshire College Catering

Hampshire College Dining Services can create a customized menu to meet all of your event planning needs! Please place your catering order at least ten business days prior to the event. Special requests such as vegetarian and vegan meals, as well as other dietary needs, can be accommodated. Catering orders can be placed on the online catering system. Contact Nick Mason with additional questions about Hampshire catering!

Facilities and Grounds

The Event Services and Summer Programs Office will work with the facilities and grounds staff to accommodate any specific set-ups for your event including:

  • rental of tables and chairs 
  • staging

The Event Services and Summer Programs Office requires ten business days for any special set-up requests. Students do not need to contact Facilities and Grounds.

Media Services

Media Services provides technical assistance and audio-visual equipment for special events including:

  • lectures
  • conferences
  • group activities such as film/video screenings
  • sound systems for visiting musicians

Students should contact Media Services directly to make requests for events well in advance, as they must schedule technicians to assist them. Media Services requires five business days notice to schedule services and equipment for an event. Media Services reserves the right to refuse service to those who do not comply with this policy. Please call 413.559.5435 for further information and a schedule of associated fees.

Campus Safety

Students should work directly with Campus Safety to assist with any parking needs or accessible parking requests. Events over 25 people may require a public safety officer present at the event or on parking detail. Please call 413.559.5424 for further information and associated fees.

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Events Hosted by Wider Community

Hampshire's campus can accommodate functions and events hosted by the wider community. The Event Services and Summer Programs Office routinely assists with making arrangements for a variety of events including:

  • conferences
  • meetings
  • banquets
  • weddings