With one week until new students arrive, the campus staff are busy getting ready to welcome them on Opening Day, September 1, 2011. We hope that this brief photo-narrative will help you plan for the day.
Plan to arrive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hampshire.
You will be directed to park near the Robert Crown Center (RCC).
Students and families check-in (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.). At the registration table students will receive orientation materials and keys to their room, and families will receive a green welcome bag with the Opening Day Schedule and Family Guide.Hint: To speed up this process, make sure any outstanding health or financial forms are completed.
After you check in, you can start to move in.Hint: Missing something essential? Planning time to shop? Local stores will be very busy, so make sure you give yourself enough time to return before students meet with orientation groups at 3:30 p.m.
Take a break from moving and enjoy the complimentary Picnic Lunch on the lawn from noon to 1:30 p.m.
In the afternoon, students and families are invited to optional panel discussions (The Academic Program at 1:30 and Life Outside the Classroom at 2:30).
At 3:30 p.m., students meet their Orientation Groups and families can attend a panel on Health and Safety or take a campus tour.
At 4:30 p.m. everyone meets up under the tent for the official Welcome Ceremony.
After the Welcome Ceremony, get to know orientation groups and new friends during an outdoor dinner. This is a complimentary meal before families leave campus for the evening. (Families are encouraged to leave by 7:15 p.m., as residential students have a mandatory 7:30 p.m. meeting.)