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Are you ready? It’s time for today’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in the drawing for this today’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. Got it? Good!

If you could share a meal with anyone from any period in history, with whom would you dine?

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Are you ready? It’s time for today’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. tonight to be included in the drawing for today’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. Got it? Good!

What would you love to find at a yard sale?

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Happy Tuesday, friends. It’s time for today’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. We hope you win!

If you were only allowed to eat one vegetable for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

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Hey, friends! It’s time for today’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. Most excellent!

If you had to choose the worst song ever written, which one would you pick?

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Happy Friday! It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning. We hope you win!

If you were to win any existing public award, which would it be?

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Happy Friday, friends! It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning. Ready? Okay!

If you could have the world’s largest collection of one thing, what would it be?

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Hey, the week is almost over! It must be time for this week’s care package giveaway question.

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. on SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents Monday morning. Got it? Great!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

the top ten reasons to be an orientation leader!

Great news! We’ve just extended the deadline for orientation leader applications to Sunday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m.!

Thinking of applying to be an orientation leader, but feeling unsure about making the commitment? Looking forward to starting your application, but getting so excited every time you think about orientation that you can’t keep your mind on anything else? Great news:

You’ve come to the right place!

We asked current and past orientation leaders to compile a top ten list to describe the experiences they’ve had with the new student orientation program, to give you a better idea of what you can expect as a member of the orientation staff. They think you should apply to be a leader, and so do we! Here’s why:

10. Campus resources! As an Orientation Leader, you’ll likely learn more about the Hampshire campus and campus resources than you have thus far. A big part of orientation training is learning about these resources so that you can be more informed when working with new first-year and transfer students. The information you receive preparing for orientation will undoubtedly benefit you as you continue to navigate your Hampshire experience, and you’ll be super helpful to your orientees.

9. Skills! The skills you’ll learn in orientation training will be useful to you beyond orientation. The leadership skills that you’ll acquire through being an orientation leader will help you to make a positive impact in your community, on and off campus. You’ll also gain facilitation skills by working with your co-leader and your orientation group. You’ll build your resume while making a difference in the lives of new students. Sounds good to us!

8. Learning from your peers! As an orientation leader, you’ll be in training sessions with students from all different divisions and backgrounds. Listening to the opinions and experiences of other students when discussing their time at Hampshire can be a great learning experience, and can further expand your understanding of the Hampshire community on the whole.

7. Positive change! Didn’t enjoy your own orientation group experience? As an orientation leader, you’ll have the opportunity to create positive change and help us to improve the new student orientation program. Take what didn’t work for you when you were a first-year and make it better for the new students — they’ll thank you!

6. Repeat performances!  Love the welcome ceremony? Want to help introduce students to the climbing wall or host a meet and greet? You can do it all again, and help us to make it even better!

5. Relationship building! You’ll make a lot of new friends during orientation, both with your fellow leaders and the new students coming in. The people you meet could become lifelong friends, all because of the bond you made during the orientation program. (This happens ALL the time!) As an orientation leader, you’ll also become a part of a unique community of orientation staff, a bond that you can carry with you throughout your time at Hampshire.

4. Perks! As an orientation leader, you’ll get to return to campus early, be fed by the orientation program, wear a fancy orientation leader t-shirt, AND receive a stipend. Who knows, you may even get a chance to take a ride on the orientation golf cart with Jessica Ortiz and Pam Tinto. What’s not to love?

3. Representing Hampshire! Orientation leaders are chosen to be representatives of Hampshire during one of the most important times of the year. As an orientation leader, you’ll represent Hampshire to the community of new students and families, and will have the opportunity to share your experiences with these individuals. It’s an honor to be chosen to represent Hampshire at this crucial time, and something that our leaders are very proud of!

2. It’s fun! Orientation is such a fun time of year, and the positive energy on campus is palpable. It’s warm, it’s sunny, you’re outside, and you’re at Hampshire! Sounds good to us.

1. You know you want to! Seriously, you know you want to, so what are you waiting for? Applications can be accessed by visiting the application website. Learn more about what’s required, the selection timeline, and more! Don’t wait — applications are due on Sunday, March 5!

Still have questions? Feel free to email us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu for more information.

people you should know: claire saboe!

Written by program assistant Claire Saboe 16F

img_5191Hi! My name is Claire and I use she/her/hers pronouns and am currently a Div I student. My interests consist of philosophy, ethics, and the role that sexism plays in how sexual education is taught, especially in grade-school. For now, I’m writing to you as the new New Student Programs Program Assistant! This job consists of helping Jessica Ortiz, director of new student programs, compile data, organize, work on the blog, and general administration duties. New to the school, and part of a really awesome set of friends, I’ve become such a Hampshire cheerleader!

Yet, originally coming to Hampshire, from Northern California (so far away ah!), applying so many months before actually going, and moving across the country, I was scared and fascinated about what my Hampshire life would end up looking like. However, throughout my nearly three month stay, I’ve been able to participate in many of the New Student Programs and orientation events, such as kayaking on the pool, and through these events I’ve found such a wonderful outlet. I’ve also been able to watch environmental documentaries in FPH, listen to lectures on racism in the U.S., color multiple times at coloring night, and sit in awe as many other students perform at open mic. With these events, I’ve met new friends and opened my eyes to the wonders that Hampshire has to offer.

Thus, now being able to actually working with Jessica, I’m extremely excited to be able to be part of a program that functions to benefit students (like myself) that are fresh to Hampshire and help get the word out about!

Want to meet Claire? Stop by New Student Programs drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Either Claire or Jessica will be on hand during this time to answer questions, share information about upcoming programs, and hear how things are going. We hope to see you soon!

win this week’s care package!

Happy Friday, friends! It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway. All first and second semester students are eligible to win — just post an answer to the following question before 11:59 p.m. SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents Monday morning. Here goes:

If you could be the current world champion in any one sport, which sport would it be?