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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What is Jan Term?
January Term at Hampshire College offers a full array of co-curricular academic workshops that provides valuable opportunities for students and faculty to explore new ideas and interests or develop specific skills and experiences for current work and studies. January Term can also be a time to study something that doesn’t quite fit into the regular program of study. Recent January Term offerings have ranged from sea kayaking in a tropical paradise to workshops on dance therapy, dramatic writing, and gene cloning.
As of January 2014, the length of the January Term precludes offering full academic courses. The College is instead expanding the January Term workshop curriculum, offering a full array of co-curricular academic workshops in 2014. A complete listing of these offerings will be available during the November preregistration period.
When is Jan Term?
In 2014 Jan Term runs from Monday, January 6-Thursday, January 16. Students can arrive on campus on Sunday, January 5th.
When does my student register for Jan Term?
Preregistration began on November 11, 2013, however students can register online at any time.
How do I know what workshops are offered?
Complete and up-to-date information about January term workshops is listed on Hampshire’s online course catalog, The Hub. Click on “Search for Courses,” then in the drop down labeled “Term” select “Jan 2014,” finally click “submit.” This will show both the full course offerings and the status of the courses.
In addition to the on-campus offerings, the global education office (GEO) has several off-campus, short-term field courses listed on their web site here.>>
Student-led activities during January Term 2014 will be listed on the Experimental Programs in Education and Community (EPEC) web page.
For additional questions about registration for the January term, contact the Dean of Students Office at 413.559.5412 or email email@example.com.