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Volume 5  |  Issue 11 |  April 2, 2014


Have you had a chance to check out the Division III showcase in the library? Proposed, designed, and constructed by students involved in the ReHamping group, this project created a beautiful space that focuses on making all types of Division III media accessible to the community through rotating installations. The showcase celebrates the impressive work of our Division III students, and is a place for students and visitors to experience the array of papers, art, films, and productions that students create. It's another example of the ways that you play an integral role in the life of the College.

If you look around the campus you will find so many projects that were student-initiated over the last 40 years: the yurt (and the radio station inside it), the tea house, the Bridge Café, the Airport Lounge, Mixed Nuts...the list goes on. Hampshire is surely a place where you can not only get involved, but can create change. It gives a new meaning to student-initiated education, doesn't it?

-- Jessica Ortiz, director of new student programs


Bon Voyage!
Many students consider traveling abroad as part of their Division II. Is this something you are thinking about? The global education office has many resources to help inform and support your planning process. Start by reading up on their tips for how to go abroad. GEO staff are always available to speak to you further, answer your questions, and help you figure out what opportunities might be best for you.

Housing Lottery
The housing lottery starts on Tuesday, April 22. The housing operations office website provides helpful information on the lottery as you think and plan for next year, including information about how lottery points are assigned, identity-based housing, sub-free housing, and more. Questions? Call the housing operations office at x5453.

Check out our blog!
Did you miss a new student program that you had hoped to attend? We provide a brief overview of each program on our blog shortly after the program takes place, with highlights and contact information for facilitators. Visit often to keep yourself informed!


Wednesday, April 2: Finding the Right Sources
Feeling ready to start thinking about those final papers and projects? Need help finding the sources you need? Join the research librarians for a special skills-based workshop from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Infobar on the first floor of the library. Free snacks will be provided for all attendees.

Monday, April 7: Fall Term Preregistration Begins
Courses for fall semester are viewable on The Hub, so start taking a look now and coming up with a tentative list of courses that you'd like to take. Registration times have been posted on The Hub. Log in and look under your "approvals and holds" menu to see what registration time you have been assigned. Questions? Call central records at x5421.

Monday, April 7: Make Your Own Trail Mix
Back by popular demand! Need a snack break? Stop by the Dakin Living Room on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. to make yourself a study snack. Free pretzels, peanuts, almonds, granola, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. Yum!

Friday, April 11: Enrollment notification deadline
This is the date by which you must notify the Center for Academic Support and Advising if you are not going to be here for fall semester. If you are thinking about taking a leave of absence or going on field study, you will need to let CASA know before this date.

Monday, April 14: Last day to drop courses with a "W"
As the add/drop period is now over, you can no longer drop courses without them still appearing on your transcript. If you are still signed up for a course you are no longer in, you'll want to be sure to complete a course drop form and submit it to Central Records before April 14. A "W" ("withdrawn") will appear on your transcript next to the course name. If you don't drop it by this date, you will receive a "no evaluation" notation for the course (which is equivalent to failing a course).


Advising Meeting

Dorm Hallway
Student Writing


Spring Jam Face Painting

April BINGO Extravaganza: Thursday, April 17, FPH Faculty Lounge
Love playing BINGO? Like winning things? The April BINGO Extravaganza is for you! Join New Student Programs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 for our last BINGO Extravaganza of the semester. Dean of Students Byron McCrae will be our caller, and we'll have lots of free snacks and great prizes, including iTunes and Atkins Gift Cards, tabletop ping pong, and much more! We hope to see you there!



Spring Jam: Saturday, April 26, Library Lawn
Spring Jam is just around the corner! Spring Jam is Hampshire's annual spring concert; it's an all-day festival that takes place on the library lawn with music, food, games, and more. Organized by the student-run committee on community activities, it's bound to be a great day. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about the schedule of events. You won't want to miss it!


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