April 23, 2014
Hampshire College grad Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful - The Boston Globe

hamp-outtakes:

So much more to this woman than her appearance. But congrats to Lupita Nyong’o 03F, People’s Most Beautiful.

April 21, 2014

hamp-outtakes:

More photos from Friday’s Holi celebration, by Ethan Hendrick 12F.

April 21, 2014

Baby cow! Spring is here. Video by Alex Constas.

April 19, 2014

hamp-outtakes:

#Photo Friday: Photos from the recent Hampshire of Color and 25th Anniversary of the Cultural Center Celebration weekend.

April 19, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hi! Are dorms/buildings air conditioned at all? Also, which cell carriers get good service in Amherst? Thanks!

Campus housing has heat but not AC. Bring a box fan and open your windows! The best cell carrier is definitely Verizon. When we had a snow storm that was so bad we had to evacuate campus the only people with working cell service had Verizon. AT&T is next best, T-Mobile is just bad, don’t know about the rest. 

- Emma

April 19, 2014

Anonymous asked: I love cows. I especially love baby cows. How often can I play with/work with them if I go to Hampshire. Yes, this may or may not be a deciding factor.

Dear baby cow aficionado,

Hampshire’s cows are indeed some of the best cows in the whole entire world (in our humble opinion). If you came to Hampshire you could work or volunteer at the Hampshire farm and thus see them almost every day. You can also always walk over to the farm to say hello or sing them a song.

- Sebastian 

April 19, 2014

redwood-goddess asked: Hellooo! I'm planning to come to Hamp in the fall :) (yay!) however, I was just offered the opportunity to go to France for the month of August. Considering this has been one of my dreams for my whole life, I need to run with it. My question is...what do you think the best thing for me to do is? Should I try to take a gap semester?

Hello! First of all, welcome to Hampshire! In terms of taking a gap semester - after you submit your deposit, you are welcome to request to defer for a semester or a year (the dean just asked for an explanation of what you plan to do during that time). Though I am curious… if you’re going away in August, is there any chance you could return in time for orientation at the end of the month? That way you wouldn’t miss out on orientation (which is a lot of fun) or your first year tutorial experience or anything like that. Just my two cents! 

-Sebastian

April 19, 2014

Anonymous asked: as far as i know i've yet to recieve a decision letter in the mail, is there a way to check with the hampshire online hub?

You should contact your admissions counselor (the person who works with students from your area) - they’ll be able to send you a copy of your decision letter!

April 18, 2014

hamp-outtakes:

The spiritual life office organizes Holi at Hampshire. Photos by communications office’s Amanda Schwengel

April 18, 2014
Current Students- Work for Admissions!

This is Chris Keith. Chris is the most wonderful human being on the planet. She works at the front desk of the Admissions Office. Those daffodils behind her? She grew them! Wouldn’t you like to see Chris Keith every week? Well, you can! The Admissions Office is hiring student interns for Fall 2014. Come talk to prospective students, give tours, make packets, and hang out with Chris Keith.

To apply, pick up an application in our office and return it by Thursday, 4/24. Include a short essay on why you’d like to work at Hampshire Admissions. We look forward to reading your application!

April 18, 2014

Anonymous asked: Can my boyfriend sleepover in my dorm when I want him to? or like how does that work

Yes, you are allowed to have guests stay at Hampshire, provided they abide by our Residence Life and Housing Policies. To quote Non Satis Non Scire, our Handbook-

"Students are permitted to have overnight guests in their rooms or apartments as long as the host is on campus during that time. Hosts must register their guests, indicating the length of the visit, which may never exceed one week at a time or more than 15 days cumulatively in a semester, even if the guest has had more than one host. Guests’ vehicles must be registered with campus police as specified in the parking policy. All guests are expected to abide by Hampshire College’s Norms for Community Living and Policies. Responsibility for the conduct and safety of guests lies with the host. Any damage incurred by a guest will be charged to the host. Any guest whose behavior is disruptive will be required to leave campus.”

-Elizabeth Dorrell, Assistant Director of Admissions

April 18, 2014

Anonymous asked: How do the January 3-week intensives work? Are they optional? Do you just take one? What sort of classes are typical?

January Term courses are optional. Over January, students may take a co-curricular workshop, an EPEC (Experimental Programs in Education and Community) course (a course led by a student, faculty or staff member, or even a community member), or go on one of our short-term field courses. You really only have time to take one workshop, as courses meet almost every weekday for large chunks of time, not including any outside classwork that may need to be completed! This past JanTerm included workshops called “Writing the Graphic Novel,” “Plants of the Gods,” “Art Class for the First Time Artist,” and “Emersion Shotokan Karate.” You can look at all of this year’s offerings by searching on thehub.hampshire.edu.

-Elizabeth Dorrell, Assistant Director of Admissions

April 18, 2014

Anonymous asked: Is there a big Christian population at Hampshire? I've heard answers to various degrees of both sides of zero, so I thought I'd ask

There is a Christian population at Hampshire! Our Hampshire Christian Student Movement is very active in creating Christian programming on campus. Here’s their mission statement, pulled from their Hampedia page-

"Hampshire Christian Fellowship is an ecumenical, liberal, non-denominational Christian community welcoming all students, faculty, and staff.  We are an open group- you do not need to be a Christian to come to our meetings, share our activities, and we welcome all questions/discussions with open arms. We exist to encourage and support each other in our spiritual walks and everyday lives and to deepen our knowledge and understanding of God.  Hampshire Christian Student Movement is constituted of members from diverse denominations and backgrounds.  Our common chord is our love for the teachings of Jesus Christ, our desire to understand his mission, and our desire to live Christian lives that express the love of God.  We believe that through love, acceptance, and tolerance, Jesus reached out to the marginalized and the underprivileged, and we wish to do the same.  Hampshire Christian Fellowship is open to all who are exploring spirituality and looking for community. Join us! We welcome you."

They also have a Facebook page, where you can see the types of events and topics they explore. Here’s the link!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/176758392475717/

-Elizabeth Dorrell, Assistant Director of Admissions

April 18, 2014
Ken Burns on his filmmaking influences and first love of history

"By the time I was 12, I wanted to be a filmmaker. I thought that would be a feature filmmaker, and it was only in college, at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, that I had a chance to see the possibility of documentaries and the first film I worked on was history, and then it’s been history ever since." - Ken Burns 71F

April 16, 2014

Anonymous asked: Hey so when I was looking around on the website I saw something about a disability form that all students get when they're accepted. I don't think I ever got a copy, and I'm disabled, so I need one. Is there somewhere I can get it online? Thanks!

Hello! I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t receive the form with your acceptance packet. You can find the form as well as information for students with disabilities on our website here

- Sebastian

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