Office of Admission
315-859-4457 (fax)

Can't Make it to Our Open House on Monday, April 21?

Don't worry! There are plenty of other ways to learn about Hamilton.

You are welcome to visit us any day in April. It's your own personalized open house! Take a tour. Sit in on a class. Join an Accepted Student Info Session. No pre-registration is necessary. Just stop by the Office of Admission when you arrive on campus.

Student-Led Tours

Get "up close and personal" with Hamilton College on a student-led tour! Get an insider's look at our incredible facilities and ask our student experts all your questions.

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon, 2:15 p.m.

All tours leave from the Office of Admission at Siuda House.

Residence Hall Tours

Our residence halls are much more than a place to sleep; they're a place to call home. You don't have to look very far to find our students studying, discussing the latest current events or having a hall meeting in the lounge. Peek through the doors and start to imagine yourself in the mix!

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m.
  • Saturday: 2:15 p.m.

All tours leave from the Office of Admission at Siuda House.

On campus for a visit? Tag your thoughts and pictures on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr with #getscrolled and you may end up being featured on our website. Check out the 'Head for the Hill' tab to see content from other prospective students.

Information Sessions

Remember all those information sessions that you sat through when you did your initial college visits? Well, this one will be different. You will have the chance to speak candidly with a Hamilton student about life on campus. At the same time, your parents will be able to ask questions of an admission officer (in another room so you won't embarrass each other!).

  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: 1:15 p.m.

All Information Sessions are held at the Office of Admission at Siuda House.

Please note: Each weekday at 12:15 p.m., the Admission Office will conduct a general information session intended for all visitors.


We think our food ranks right up there with the best! In fact, one student even said that he applied to Hamilton because of our hamburgers. Perhaps it will be the salad bar, the sushi or the stir-fry station that convinces you. Join our students for lunch in one of our all-you-can-eat dining halls.

  • Monday - Friday: 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:15 p.m.

Meal tickets for accepted students are available at the Office of Admission at Siuda House.

Attend a Class

Tired of everyone telling you about small classes and student-faculty relationships? Want to see for yourself? This is your chance to observe and maybe even participate in a college class. The most difficult part will be choosing which one to visit.

We encourage prospective students to arrive five minutes before the class to introduce themselves to the professor.

Overnight Visits

Overnight hosts are available on Tuesdays in the month of April for students admitted through regular decision.  All visits must be booked at least seven days in advance.  Call 315-859-4442 to make arrangements. Space is limited.

Students will meet their Overnight Hosts at the Admission Office at 4 p.m. on the scheduled date. 

Should you wish to stay with a friend or relative currently enrolled at Hamilton, we would be glad to provide you with a packet of information and meal cards. Just notify us of your visit, and you can pick up your packet at the Admission Office.

Hamilton College offers travel reimbursement to a limited number of students who are unable to visit campus without financial assistance. Interested students should contact our office at admission@hamilton.edu.

More Options!

While you are on campus, view exhibitions at The Wellin Museum of Art, attend a lecture, enjoy the spring theatre production or cheer on a Hamilton Continentals sports team. To see an updated listing, visit the Events Calendar