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Happy almost spring break friends! This week’s care package giveaway question is coming a day early to encourage more participation.

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?

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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?

the top ten reasons to be an orientation leader!

GreetersThinking 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 open on Monday, February 15 and 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 Monday, February 29!

Still have questions? Come to an information session to learn more about the orientation leader position. Sessions will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 3:30PM and Friday, February 26 at 1PM, both in FPH 102. Stop by and get your questions answered.

In the meantime, feel free to email us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu for more information.

win this week’s care package!

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Are you ready? It’s time for our weekly 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 Monday morning. Got it? Good!

 If you could invent one new home appliance, what would it do?

spring semester in new student programs!

Have you checked out our events calendar for spring semester? With so many helpful workshops and fun programs planned, we want to be sure that you don’t miss a thing! Take a look and mark your calendars NOW to be sure you know what’s coming up and where to find it. We hope to see you at as many events as possible this spring!

Want to attend an academic workshop, but can’t make it work with your schedule? We use the newtohamp blog to post recaps on as many things as we can to get you the information you may have missed, but may not be able to do as much blogging this spring as we have in the past. Fortunately for you, most of our workshops have been held in past semesters, and these recaps are always accessible through the blog. We’ve compiled these recaps and contact information for the facilitators for each session below, so that you can check back throughout the semester for the details you need. Happy reading!

Choose Your Own Adventure February Advising Day Workshops
Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FPH East Lecture Hall

  • Life Management 101 with Aaron Ferguson (call CASA at 413.559.5498)
  • Taming Your Reading Dragons with Asha Kinney (aakLO@hampshire.edu) and Alana Kumbier (akumbier@hampshire.edu)
  • Navigating Classroom Discussion with the Transformative Speaking Peer Mentors (lgreenfield@hampshire.edu)
  • Research Your Way to a Great Topic with Research Librarians Bonnie Vigeland and Rachel Beckwith (Ask a Librarian)
  • Passing Div I and Starting Div II: A How-To Guide with Laura Melbin (lmelbin@hampshire.edu) and Zena Clift (zclift@hampshire.edu)

Speeding Up Your Reading with Lise Sanders (lsanders@hampshire.edu)
Wednesday, February 17, 12-1 p.m., FPH Faculty Lounge

Organizing Your Papers (and Your Life!) with Deb Gorlin (dfgWP@hampshire.edu) and Will Ryan (wjrWP@hampshire.edu)
Tuesday, February 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., FPH Faculty Lounge

Choose Your Own Adventure March Advising Day Workshops
Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FPH East Lecture Hall

  • Getting It Done with Asha Kinney (aakLO@hampshire.edu) and Alana Kumbier (akumbier@hampshire.edu)
  • Finding the Right Sources with Research Librarians Alana Kumbier and Heather McCann (Ask a Librarian)
  • Effective Oral Presentations with the Transformative Speaking Peer Mentors (lgreenfield@hampshire.edu)
  • Ready, Set, GEO! with the Global Education Office (geo@hampshire.edu)
  • Passing Div I and Starting Div II: A How-To Guide with Laura Melbin (lmelbin@hampshire.edu) and Zena Clift (zclift@hampshire.edu)

Portfolio Making Party with Laura Melbin (lmelbin@hampshire.edu)
Tuesday, April 12, 3-4:30 p.m., FPH Faculty Lounge

Have questions? Need more information? Contact us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu. We’re happy to help!

 

 

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All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments 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 tomorrow morning. Ready? Okay!

If you could memorize one book from history in its entirety, which book would you choose?

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s time for the first care package giveaway question of the semester!

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 Monday morning. Yay!

If you could choose the person who would play you in a movie about your life, who would you choose?

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Just one more week of classes, friends! Want to celebrate with a free care package? Of course you do!

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 this week’s drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents Monday morning. We hope you win!

If you were to be a news correspondent posted to any location in the world, where would you like to go?

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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 today’s drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning. We hope you win!

If you could have any music group that no longer exists play at your birthday party, which one would you choose?