New Students

Recently admitted to Hampshire? Welcome!

the New Student Experience Office

Whether you are preparing for your arrival or starting to navigate your Hampshire experience, the new student experience office is dedicated to helping you make the most of your first year. Through new and transfer student orientation, special programs, and outreach, our office will keep you informed and connect you with resources to help you make a successful transition to life at Hampshire.

Recently admitted to Hampshire?

Learn more about new and transfer student orientation, family orientation, stay up to date with required forms and deadlines, and read about new and transfer student housing options. Browse our FAQ for incoming students to find answers to your questions, or contact us directly. When you're ready to begin packing for Hampshire, check out our what to bring page to make sure you have all of the essentials!

Already here?

Get connected! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about new initiatives and programs. Check out our events calendar to see what we have planned. Make sure you are regularly checking your Hampshire College email. Learn more about resources that are available to you as a Hampshire student, and get your questions answered

Still have questions?

Send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.


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New and Transfer Student Orientation Program

The focus of orientation, like academics at Hampshire, is on the small group experience and student-led activities.

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New Student Housing

Hampshire College has been designed as a residential learning community, because our founders knew that many important lessons are learned from peers through lively discussions and late night debates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common student questions about forms and registration, arrival, orientation, and more.

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  • Events happening around campus, hosted by Hampshire community members.

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  • Hampshire's academic schedule has dates for registration, divisional deadlines and more.

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