Campus Tour

9 a.m.
Admissions Office
An information session followed by a walking tour of campus.


10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Harold F. Johnson Library, Airport Lounge
Pick up your nametag, room keys, a gift, a snack, and program; get answers to questions, and consult with helpful staff.

Campus Tour

9 a.m.
Admissions Office
An information session followed by a walking tour of campus.

Spiritual Advising Hours

1- 3:30 p.m.
Merrill House, 2nd Floor
Visit the Office of Spiritual Life in Merrill House for a conversation with Rabbi Ellen Bernstein or Liza Neal 91F, director of spiritual life. Contact Ellen or Liza to make an appointment.

Career Counseling Hours

1-3:30 p.m.
Harold F. Johnson Library, 3rd Floor
Talk with one of CORC’s experienced staff members for résumé help, networking ideas, and career counseling.
Visit to sign up.

Farm Center Open House

2–3:30 p.m.
Farm Center
Enjoy a walking tour of the Hampshire College Farm; see the vegetable fields, pastures, and facilities; and hear about Hampshire’s Healthy Food Transition and the growth of farming operations in recent years. Note: Farm friendly footwear is encouraged.
Beth Hooker, Director of Food Farm & Sustainability
Nancy Hanson, CSA Program Manager
Pete Solis, Livestock and Pasture Manager

Mission-Driven Admissions: How Alums Can Help Hampshire Thrive

3–4:15 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall
Hear an overview of the new admissions strategy, including the results of the ongoing Thriver’s Study, which aims to identify the types of students who succeed at Hampshire, and discuss alumni involvement in recruitment.
Amber Haggerty 09F, director of the Hampshire Admissions Associate (HAAP) Program
Meredith Twombly, dean of enrollment and retention

Tinkering Workshop: A Technique for Innovation

3-4:15 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Classroom 108
Tinkering can describe the continuously inventive adjustments, following hunches and born of experience, practitioners make in virtually any field. It is modeling, trial-and-error selection, a technique of inquiry that launches innovation. Come discuss how your hunches led to tinkering, your tinkering led to substance, and your substance led to success: personal or professional; material, mechanical, conceptual, literary, artistic, or scientific.
Colin Twitchell 73F, senior faculty associate of design & innovation for social change and founding director of the Hampshire College Lemelson Center for Design
Tracy Ann Essoglou, PhD 79S thinking architect, artist, philosopher, designer & founder of Situation Design, Culturescaping & OffSiteLab

Making Waves: Social Justice at 45

3–4:15 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, East Lecture Hall
Are you making waves as you fight for social justice? Join us to discuss a wide range of social justice issues, how we bring change, and what inspires us to do this work. Co-sponsored by Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Community Partnership for Social Change, and Childhood Youth and Learning.
Lani Blechman 04F, library teacher
Azi Golshan 00F, attorney-at-law
Kamil Peters 06F, metal sculptor
Moderator: Adele S. Simmons, former president (1977 to 1989)

Hampshire Women in Business – A Networking Model

3–4:15 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Faculty and Staff Lounge
Alums in Boston started a networking group that has now been meeting monthly for three years. The group spans entrepreneurs, managers, artists, and for-profit executives of all decades. Get ideas for establishing a group in your area and enjoy a little wine and cheese.
Hosts: Cindy Carpenter 78F P10, vice president of marketing, EXL
Tamsin Elias 94F
, consultant for nonprofit organizations and small businesses
Ellen Sturgis 77F
, executive director, Amazing Things Arts Center

Torah Study and Shabbat Services

4 p.m.
Merrill Living Room
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein will lead the study and the Friday night service.

The Founding of Hampshire College with Charles R. Longsworth

4:30 p.m.
Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
Charles Longsworth, the first employee and the second president of Hampshire, and coauthor of The Making of a College: A New Departure in Higher Education, will trace the origins and early history of the College through the ideas, people, and actions that shaped it. Trustee Ken Rosenthal P04, first treasurer of the College (1966-76), will deliver the introductory remarks.

Div IV Reception with Current and Former Faculty and Staff

5:30–6:30 p.m.
Longsworth Arts Village, Solar Canopy
Meet and mingle with former and current faculty and staff. Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs Eva Rueschmann will honor recently retired faculty.

Decades Dinner and Dancing

6:30 p.m.–midnight
Library Lawn Tent
Kick off the weekend: catch up with friends old and new, then dance the night away with music from the last 45 years provided by DJ Julio Vargas 95F. Cash Bar.

Twilight Swim

8–9 p.m.
Robert Crown Center
Come and swim a refreshing lap or two, and enjoy the Antonakos sculpture.

Coffee House

9–11 p.m.
Prescott Tavern
Relax and chat with friends in a quiet environment.

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