Before You Arrive

Congratulations on your decision to attend Hampshire College! We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Prior to Arrival

Check your Hampshire email regularly for important updates and reminders, and review the New Student Orientation page so you are prepared to participate.

The links below will provide you with all the information you will need prior to your arrival at Hampshire.

Still not finding what you need? Contact the new student experience office at


Taking Root: An Illustrated Guide to Hampshire
Taking Root is a student/alum-written publication that describes the history of the College, the academic system, and the available resources on campus, all in a fun, cartoon-style format.

Student-created Disorientation Packet
This disorientation packet was created in the summer of 2007 by graduating students interested in documenting their perceptions regarding issues of race and diversity on campus. It was updated in the summer of 2011 by Ria Sen 07F and JD Stokely 07F.