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Important Information about Thanksgiving Break

November 24, 2014 – 12:47 pm |

It is almost time for Thanksgiving, so here is some info about what is happening on campus!
What’s Closed?
All campus offices close Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon and reopen Monday, Dec.1 at 8:30 a.m.
The post office …

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Parent to Parent: Housing/Move-in Advice

July 23, 2013 – 10:09 am | 22 Comments

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.

Looking for more information? Ask other parents a question in the comments* below. Are you a seasoned pro and have advice for families of new students? Join the conversation and share the tips and tricks you’ve learned over the years! *Comments may be caught by our spam blocker; if this happens, we will approve the comment the next business day.

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Important Information about Thanksgiving Break

November 24, 2014 – 12:47 pm |

It is almost time for Thanksgiving, so here is some info about what is happening on campus!

What’s Closed?

All campus offices close Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon and reopen Monday, Dec.1 at 8:30 a.m.

The post office window is closed these same days, but the mail room will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 30  at 10 a.m. if you need to check your box.

The dining commons serves its last meal Wednesday, Nov. 26 at noon (lunch) and reopens Sunday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. for dinner. The Bridge Cafe will serve its last meal Friday, Nov. 21(dinner) and will also reopen on Monday, Dec. 1 for breakfast.

The Hampstore closes Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. and reopens Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.

The PVTA will not be running on Thanksgiving Day, and service is very limited on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29. Please consult the transit calendar if you are planning to ride the bus.

What’s Open?

The houses are open. You can stay on campus over the break, though most people will leave. As always, area staff will be on call in case of any urgent situations, and they can be reached through the switchboard at 413.549.4600.

Campus police are always available, 24/7, 365 days a year. You can reach them at 413.559.5424 for non-urgent calls, or 413.559.5555 (x1911 from on campus) in EMERGENCY situations.

Atkins Farms is in walking distance of campus if you are here, don’t have a car, and need to get food. Atkins is open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to noon.

Ground Broken for R. W. Kern Center

November 19, 2014 – 1:12 pm |

The groundbreaking for the R. W. Kern Center on November 14 marked the official beginning of Hampshire College’s most ambitious building project in decades.
The Center, designed to meet the exacting standards of the Living Building …

Check Out the Photos from Family & Friends Weekend

October 31, 2014 – 2:43 pm |

Last weekend, family and friends gathered on campus to celebrate the amazing work of students, faculty, and alums as part of Hampshire’s annual Family & Friends Weekend.
Thanks to all who attended this year’s program and helped to …

Hampshire College Announces the R. W. Kern Center

October 28, 2014 – 2:49 pm |

Hampshire College will build its new R. W. Kern Center according to the most rigorous environmental design standards in the world. The building will create its own energy, treat its own waste, and meet all …

Alumni Profile: Sascha Rice 91F

October 22, 2014 – 2:13 pm |

Sascha Rice 91F, filmmaker, public speaker and teacher, made her mark on the film industry in 2012 with her award-winning documentary, California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown. In this film, Sascha, granddaughter of …

Jonathan Lash Writes to Education Week about Grade-Based Evaluations

October 17, 2014 – 2:45 pm |

President Jonathan Lash wrote to the editor of Education Week last week, highlighting the drawbacks of grade-based evaluations and the value of narrative evaluations as teaching tools.
To read the letter, click here.>>

Check Out the New Issue of New Student News!

October 15, 2014 – 2:49 pm |

Parents: Interested in what your student is getting in their newsletter? Check out the latest issue of New Student News. This issue includes information about:
*Important dates and deadlines
*The Race Matters Lecture Series
*The Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture
*Upcoming …

Tanja Hollander 90F and the Art of Friendship

October 6, 2014 – 12:56 pm |

Tanja Hollander 90F is on a mission to photograph all of her 600 Facebook friends in their homes all over the world as part of her project entitled “Are You Really My Friend?”. This project explores …

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