Welcome to the Hampshire College Student Handbook
* NOTE: POLICIES CURRENTLY VIEWABLE MAY APPLY TO THE 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR AS WE WORK TO COMPLETE UPDATES. 2014 - 2015 POLICIES ARE IN EFFECT THROUGH AUGUST 23, 2015. PLEASE VISIT THE HANDBOOK ARCHIVES SECTION TO VIEW THE 2014-2015 POLICIES. *
Did you know the Student Handbook is your annual contract with the College?
The Student Handbook provides you with your rights and responsibilities as a student as well as links to important information that will help you make decisions about your academic and social success. Students are expected to read the handbook in its entirety each year.
Did you know there's a policy update section?
The Student Handbook is reviewed annually and completed in August for each academic year. While typically you will only see policy changes in August, the Policy Updates section is dated to show you the most recent updates as soon as you reach the page.
Did you know you can access old versions of the Student Handbook?
While students are responsible for following Student Handbook policies as changes become effective, students are responsible for following the academic program policies for their year of entrance into the college. Visit the Handbook Archives page to review academic policies from your year of entry into the College.
Did you know there's a notes feature that you can use?
In the left side bar, log in using your usual Hampshire College log in information. Once logged in, a Navigation section will appear below the "Handbook Navigation" in the left side bar that allows you to "Add a Personal Note." Only you can view these notes and they will remain on the pages you save them on for your own personal use.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Hampshire College reaffirms publicly its moral and legal commitment to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment. Please click here for the full notice as well as the discrimination and harassment policy, how to report, and where to find support and resources.
A NOTE ON PRONOUN USE
This document uses “they” and “their” in place of “he or she” and “his or her.” Though we acknowledge that this is not standard English and sometimes sounds awkward to the ear, it is intentional. We seek not to use gendered pronouns, as doing so may exclude valuable members of our community.