1:30–8 p.m.
R.W. Kern Center

Stop by the registration table as soon as you arrive on campus to receive registration materials and updates. While you’re here, be sure to check out the timeline started by the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee, and add entries of your own.

Community-Organized Talks

2–3:45 p.m.
Dakin-Merrill Quad Tent
  • 2–2:45 p.m. Sarah Mount Elewononi 86F
    “Safe Harbors”
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m. John Castorino, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
    “Stealing from Neuroscientists to Understand Cancer”
  • 3:15–3:45 p.m. Warren Gorlick 77F
    “Career Opportunities in the Federal Government”

Center for Design Open House

2–4 p.m.
Center for Design

Come to explore the Center for Design’s many capabilities and see some of the current and past projects that this dynamic resource has produced. Our faculty, staff, and current students will be here to talk about the facility’s history, demonstrate equipment, and answer questions.

The Revolution Will be Visualized

3–3:30 p.m.
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall

Artist and climate activist Megan Dyer 90F in conversation with Hampshire College Professor of Art History, Sura Levine. They will discuss ideas around portraiture as it pertains to art history, while traversing social and climate issues.

In this project, Dyer asks: what is the function of art during the Anthropocene?*

Dyer renders images that connect us to each other and to the planet via the vehicle of water in portraits that transcend socially-constructed categories of gender, age, nationality, class and race, using a process that combines chance and data.

*The Anthropocene is viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

Hampshire College Chorus Gathering

3–4 p.m.
Under the Charles and Polly Longsworth Solar Canopy near the Music and Dance Recital Hall

The Hampshire College Chorus has always brought together faculty, staff, and students. We invite everyone who was ever a member of the Hampshire Chorus over the years to join us to compare notes and possibly sing a song or two.

Admissions Info Session and Campus Tour

3–5 p.m.
Admissions Office, R.W. Kern Center

Join Admissions for an information session on how Hampshire has continued to innovate our curriculum while utilizing Learning Collaboratives. We’ll break down the divisional system, the academic structure, and show you samples of narrative evaluations.

After the info session, we will offer a student-guided campus tour. Your guide will contextualize the academic program with their custom studies, highlight campus buildings and facilities, as well as student life opportunities on campus.

R.W. Kern Center Building Tour

3–4:30 p.m.
R.W. Kern Center

Meet builder Jonathan Wright 70F and R.W. Kern Center Director of Educational Program and Outreach Sara Draper in the lobby for this guided tour of Hampshire’s newest building, the 17th certified Living Building in the world.

R.W. Kern Center Self-Guided Puzzles Tour

3–5 p.m.
R.W. Kern Center

Grab a puzzle kit from the lobby and try to solve the 10 hidden puzzles embedded throughout the building. If you get stumped, be sure to come back on Saturday for a guided puzzles tour!

Coded Bias: Screening and Q&A with Director Shalini Kantayya 94F

3:30–6 p.m.
Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall

As artificial intelligence technology engrains itself more fully into our daily lives, from smart watches to facial recognition software, how to we protect our civil liberties and fight the discrimination and bias embedded into these tools? Coded Bias follows M.I.T. Media Lab computer scientist Joy Buolamwini and others as they dig deep into the hidden reality of bias in the algorithms that dominate our daily lives.

Documentary screening from 3:30-5 p.m., virtual Q & A with director Shalini Kantayya 94F from 5-6 p.m. Charles Taylor Chair and Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities Salman Hameed will moderate.

Early Learning Center Welcomes Its Alums

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Early Learning Center

Relive the thrill of learning, exploring, and growing at the Hampshire College Early Learning Center reunion! We welcome back all our past community members, student workers, and Learning Center Alums to reminisce about the days we learned our ABCs, 123s, and so much more.

New York Hampshire Community Gathering

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Linda Mollison Pavilion, Merrill-Dakin Quad

Current students and their families, alums, faculty, and staff from New York or considering a move there are all encouraged to attend this casual gathering hosted by the New York Alumni Circle.

Welcome dinner

6–7:30 p.m.
Main Tent

Meal price included with three-day registration package only. Unregistered community members may use a OneCard swipe.

72F Entering Class Gathering

7:30–8:30 p.m.
Linda Mollison Pavilion, Merrill-Dakin Quad

72F alumni are invited to join classmate Bob McCarthy for after-dinner reminiscing.

Look and Feel

7:30–8:30 p.m.
Hampshire College Art Gallery

Join Senegalese graffiti artist Mow 504 (Mouhamadou Moustapha Souaré) for an inaugural presentation of the Look and Feel exhibition and Q&A with the artist.

Look and Feel is an exhibition of new works produced by Mow during his six-week residency at Hampshire, curated by Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Visual Studies Jennifer Bajorek. Mow’s residency and additional programming—including artist talks, workshops with students, and a live performance event—will continue through October 30.

Talent Share Hosted by Christopher Williams 04F

8–9:30 p.m.
Under the Charles and Polly Longsworth Arts Village Solar Canopy

Let’s find joy together as we gather to celebrate the diversity of the Hampshire community. Poets, musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors, comedians, and creators of all kinds from the Hampshire community will come together to share their talents. An application to participate will be posted in July.

Born and raised in NYC, Chris is a proud Puerto Rican educator, coach, and storyteller. He has hosted live events with The Moth (pre-pandemic) and strives to create spaces for all stories.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, Lebrón-Wiggins Pran Cultural Center, and Alumni & Family Relations.

Trivia Night Hosted by Tim Shary 86F

8–9:30 p.m.
Airport Lounge

Join us to test your knowledge of Hampshire history and the past 50 years of mainstream trivia. All ages welcome. Bring your collaborative and competitive spirit!

Campfire Snacks and Camaraderie

9–10:30 p.m.
Enfield House fire pit, weather permitting

Join us for s’mores, stories, and catching up.

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