893 West Street, Amherst Massachusetts 01002
Hampshire College is the brainchild of a 4-school effort starting in 1958 to create a school whose philosophy and curriculum offered students the best liberal arts education. The College started offering classes in 1970. Hampshire College joined the four schools (Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts) to form The Five College Consortium, providing an extraordinarily rich set of academic and cultural resources.
Hampshire students draw upon the resources of the other four colleges. They can take courses at any of these at no extra charge, giving them access to more than 6,000 courses, 8 million library volumes, and the academic facilities of all five campuses. Hampshire students take an average of 5,000 courses annually on the other campuses. A convenient free bus system links the five colleges.
The 800-acre campus serves 1100+ undergraduate students in classes averaging 17 per class.
Other Education nearby:
(Amherst) Amherst College
(Becket) Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA camp
(Colebrook) Camp Jewell YMCA
(Holyoke) Children's Museum at Holyoke
(Chicopee) Elms College
(Amherst) Hampshire College
12/09 Coming to The Amherst area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.