It’s that time of year again, when parents of new students begin to think about the transition to college. Al Friedman, parent of Sam 06F and Rachel F09, compiled lots of advice from his and his kids’ experiences and from other families who’ve contributed to this discussion before. This week, comments on housing/move-in are posted below. Additional information from the College is italicized.
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It’s official! The new school year has started.
After the excitement of move-in day (see our “mind of a greeter” video) and four orientation days packed with information and fun, the Hampshire class of F15 will be welcomed into the community during today’s convocation ceremony. New and returning students, faculty, and staff will hear from College President Jonathan Lash and Trustee Luis Hernandez 70F during an annual event that sets the tone for our upcoming year.
For those of you who just said goodbye to your students as they embarked on their first year at Hampshire, we know you and your student both had a lot of information to absorb during orientation. Returning parents, we know each year can bring new questions and challenges.
So we thought we’d round up some of the key offices and resources on campus that can help you and your student navigate the coming year:
- The Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) provides support and assistance to students so that they can achieve their academic goals. CASA monitors students’ academic progress and can answer questions about the Divisional process, integrating field study and study abroad into academic work, and more.
- For first year students, the Office of New Student Programs is a source of support, information, and social activities. New parents, please encourage your student to follow the New to Hamp blog and subscribe to the New Student News. They can also follow the office on Facebook.
- The division of student life offers many resources and centers to support students in all aspects of campus life – from career services to spiritual life and wellness. See a complete list here.
- You can find Hampshire’s academic calendar here, and the Student Handbook includes all academic policies and norms for community living at Hampshire.
And if you want to keep up on all the Hampshire lingo, this list of common acronyms will be a good start.
Looking for a resource that’s not on this list? Forgot the name of someone you heard from at Family Orientation? Leave a comment here or contact Alumni & Family Relations staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-559-6638.
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