Housing Info for Families

Housing at Hampshire College

Congratulations! A member of your family attends Hampshire College.

Did you know that students spend about 90% of their time on campus outside of the classroom? Hampshire was designed as a residential college because our founders knew that many important lessons are learned from peers through lively discussions and late-night debates. We expect our students to live on campus for the entirety of their time here (with several notable exceptions; more information can be found here). If you'd like to learn more about Hampshire Residence Life and Housing and be informed about your family member's living community and responsibilities, here are some good places to start.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Don't get left behind! Get more information on all the important dates for your student. From move-in day to the first day of classes, we've got you covered. Find more information on May 2023 move-out here

Dates and Deadlines

The Residences

What's a mod? Who lives in Dakin House? Where are the laundry rooms? Find the answers to these questions and more. 

Hampshire Residences

Guide to Housing

Want to know more about the Hampshire housing system? Find out how new students' rooms are assigned, how returning students choose their housing for the following year, and everything in between.

Read the Guide

Dining Options

Find out what Hampshire students are eating, and their meal plan options! Sourcing is done as locally as possible, with many ingredients coming from the College's own farm. Student-centered meals are made fresh with seasonal ingredients and a global influence.

On-Campus Dining

Policies and Practices

Wondering what's expected of Hampshire students' behavior in the residences? Learn about our restorative approach, as well as our guest policy, safety requirements, and much more.

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