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Our collaborative approach to learning allows us to urgently tackle our world's most complex challenges. At Hampshire, you're guided by esteemed and expert faculty members as you pursue your individual questions, generate original research, and prepare to make lasting impact.

Student Fable

Fable Babb-Cheshul F20's Div III Explores Grief, Trauma, and the Inner Child

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Rupert Tawiah-Quashie F22 wears a white sweatshirt and looks into the camera. He is sitting at a desk.

Rupert Tawiah-Quashie F22 Seeks to Improve Accessibility in Basketball with a Speech–to–Sign Language Algorithm

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Abby Fussell S23 Explores Gender Studies, Sex Education, and Representation

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Hampshire Changemakers

Hampshire College prepares you comprehensively for the world. And the world looks to our graduates for leadership in hundreds of fields.

Lupita Nyong'o

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Oscar-winning actress of 12 Years a Slave, model, and writer

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Jon Krakauer

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Mountaineer and bestselling author of Under the Banner of Heaven

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Hampshire College alum Ian Spalter

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Tech and design pro, currently head of Instagram Japan

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Rhys Ernst

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Filmmaker and coproducer of Amazon's Golden Globe-winning show Transparent

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Latest News and Events

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Remembering Longtime Influential Professor of Anthropology Leonard Glick

Dr. Leonard B. Glick, who went by Len, was dean of the former School of Social Sciences from 1972 to 1976 and taught anthropology and Jewish history until 2002, when he retired. His dedication to learning and teaching made a lasting impact on his students and other professors.

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Headshot of Chelsea E. Manning with a pink and purple background.

Chelsea E. Manning to be 54th Commencement Keynote Speaker

Hampshire ’s 2024 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, will feature keynote speaker Manning — a technologist and network security expert, analyst, and consultant, as well as a vocal advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights.

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Author Shaina Jones sits in a black and white photo, beside it is the cover of her book "To Be Named Something Else."

Alum Shaina Jones/Phenix 12F Featured in Poets & Writers’ “Annual Look at Debut Poets”

Jones/Phenix discussed her first book of poetry, which centers the coming-of-age of Black femmes in Harlem. She credits former Assistant Professor of Poetry Aracelis Girmay for inspiration. “Aracelis — her work, her teaching, her mentorship — made me feel possible, as both a human and a poet.”

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Hampshire College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or genetic information, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law.

Covid-19 Information

We will continue to monitor and respond to the most up-to-date CDC guidance, health data in Hampshire and surrounding counties, as well as any changes in state or local public health regulations, and adjust campus policy accordingly. Hampshire College remains committed to providing a vibrant, fully in-person educational and social experience to our new and returning students.