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Information for Graduates

The Hampshire College commencement ceremony is about celebrating you. Take an active role and make it as successful as you are.

Commencement Plans and Diploma Names

Commencement Information and Diploma Form [will be available soon]

Graduate Names

If you have a concern about the pronunciation of your name, contact the Dean of Faculty Office at 413.559.5378 or

Order of Events

See commencement schedule here.


Diplomas will be handled by the Dean of Faculty Office. To receive a diploma, you must not have any holds on your account (e.g., overdue library materials, unpaid balance on your student account). You should check your student account on TheHub to confirm if you have a balance due, and, if possible, be sure to settle your student account by Friday, May 14 at noon.

If you have a question about a library hold, please contact Suzanne Karanakis (413.559.5762, Questions about holds from the business office should be directed to the Student Accounts Office. Please note that diploma holds *cannot* be cleared on the date of Commencement.

Important Pre-Commencement Events

Mandatory Graduate Meeting:

All graduating students are required to attend this informational session for Commencement.

Division III Presentations and Performances:

See schedule here.

Commencement Ceremony

The link for the virtual Commencement ceremony will be available on the morning of Saturday, May 15.

Residences Closing

All residents still on campus must be completely moved out of campus housing, have returned their keys to the Housing Operations Office, and have left the campus by noon on Sunday, May 16. Residents who return keys after noon or who are found on campus after noon will be billed a $100.00 late-stay charge.

Division III Title Changes

Students can change their Division III titles directly on TheHub without having to revise their entire contracts. From the evaluation menu, there is a new link under "Division III" called "Change My Division III Title." Students can complete this form anytime until their Division IIIs are evaluated by their chairs.

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