To know is not enough. No approach to education is better geared to meet the challenges ahead than the Hampshire model: experience-based, learner-centered, inquiry-driven. Hampshire is extreme sports for the mind.
Each June and July Hampshire College offers a variety of summer academic programs designed to reflect our academic philosophy by linking critical engagement to experience-based education. Our programs support diverse learning communities: undergraduates, precollege students, graduate students, professionals, practitioners, and life-long learners. Immersive, rigorous, challenging, and fun, these programs delve deeply into their given topic or subject matter.
This year our College Summer Programs ran June 1-July 1, 2017 (see specific program pages for exact dates). These programs are intended for current undergraduate college students, graduate students, post-B.A.s, professionals, and high school seniors who will have graduated by spring 2017.
Precollege Summer Programs ran July 17-28, 2017, with the exception of Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics. Precollege programs are for high school students entering their junior or senior year of high school.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.
"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."
Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)
Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.