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Office of Admission
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Accepted Student Open House

You are cordially invited to attend an Open House for Accepted Students at Hamilton College. Come join students, faculty and staff for a special program on Monday, April 21. Experience life on the Hill!

If you wish to attend this event, please fill out the registration form. We look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton!

Open House Schedule of Events

Monday, April 21, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map)
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Visit a Hamilton Class
Take this opportunity to sample Hamilton classes. A listing of courses can be found at www.hamilton.edu/courses. Please arrive 10 minutes early if possible.
9 & 10 a.m.
Student-led Campus Tours
Experience Hamilton’s idyllic 1,350-acre hilltop campus and take a picture with Hamilton’s namesake along the way!
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map)

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Faculty Seminar: he Past is a Foreign Country, They Do Things Differently There
Douglas Ambrose, professor of history, will lead a discussion of how the study of history forces us to enter into worldviews that often differ radically from our own. In doing so, we develop the capacity to understand not only people from the past, but also ourselves.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

– 9:45 a.m.
Financing Your Hamilton Education

Join Director of Financial Aid Cameron Feist as he explains the components of a student’s financial aid award letter, discusses financing options and answers commonly asked questions.
Great Room, Siuda House for Admission and Financial Aid (#44 on map)
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Faculty Seminar: Using Economics to Understand the World
Stephen Wu, professor of economics, will lead a discussion of how economics principles can help you understand current events, individual behavior and everyday life situations.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)
10 – 10:45 a.m.
January Admission Explained
Benjamin Rose, senior assistant dean of admission, and students who participated in the January Admission program will give a brief presentation about this opportunity. Representatives from Arcadia University will also be available to answer questions about the London program option.
Great Room, Siuda House for Admission and Financial Aid (#44 on map)
11:15 a.m.
Congratulatory Remarks
President Joan Hinde Stewart and Dean of ­Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer will address prospective students and their families.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center (#12 on map)

noon
Luncheon with Hamilton Community Members
Enjoy a catered lunch with administrators, faculty members, athletic coaches and performance directors.
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House (#68 on map)

1:15 – 3 p.m.
Self-Guided Residence Hall Tours
With 27 residence halls on campus, students have many choices regarding how and where they live during their time at Hamilton. Stop by any time throughout the afternoon as students introduce you to a sampling of residential options listed in your packet.
 

1:15-2 p.m. 
INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS

Life on the Hill

Dean of Students Nancy Thompson and student panelists will lead a discussion on life at Hamilton. Learn about social options on campus and in the local area.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

Off-Campus Study
In addition to our programs in China, France, Spain, New York City and Washington, D.C., Hamilton sends students to more than 35 countries each year, with more than half of our student body choosing to study off-campus. Join Professor Edith Toegel to learn about the exciting possi­bilities for students to explore life off the Hill.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center (#53 on map)

Pre-Law Advising
Hamilton’s long-standing reputation as a college committed to producing persuasive writers and speakers has served students well. Join Heather Wixson, associate director of the Career Center, to learn how a Hamilton education can lead to a career in law.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)

Leadership and Research Opportunities
Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein, Student Fellowships Coordinator Virginia Dosch and Director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Julio Videras will lead a discussion about opportunities available to Hamilton students for conducting hands-on collaborative research with faculty members and securing fellowships for research around the globe.
Chapel (#51 on map)

Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP)
Stop by the COOP to see what Hamilton students are doing to make a difference in our neighboring communities and beyond. Meet with COOP staff and student leaders from Outreach Adventure (a pre-orientation program), Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) and Alternative Spring Break (ASB).
3rd Floor Lounge, Chapel (#51 on map)

Outdoor Leadership Opportunities
Stop by the Glen House to meet the Outdoor Leadership staff and hear about exciting adventures offered by the Hamilton Outing Club and Adirondack Adventure, and how our students take advantage of the Root Glen, adjacent to campus, as well as our prime location in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Glen House (#22 on map)

2:15-3 p.m. 
INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS

Life on the Hill

Dean of Students Nancy Thompson and student panelists will lead a discussion on life at Hamilton. Learn about social options on campus and in the local area.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

Demystifing Hamilton’s Open Curriculum
Learn about Hamilton’s Plan for Liberal Education. Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds will discuss features of our distinctive academic program as well as faculty advising, student responsibility and our emphasis on written and oral communication.
Chapel (#51 on map)

Off-Campus Study
In addition to our programs in China, France, Spain, New York City and Washington, D.C., Hamilton sends students to more than 35 countries each year, with more than half of our student body choosing to study off-campus. Join Professor Edith Toegel to learn about the exciting possibilities for students to explore life off the Hill.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center (#53 on map)

Life After Hamilton: Resources and Services offered by our Career Center
Hamilton students find a wealth of resources at the Career Center and through our alumni network. Vice President Dick Tantillo will lead a discussion highlighting the ways the Career Center helps students with issues ranging from choice of major and résumé writing, to assisting with the search for internships, post-graduation employment or graduate school.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)

Health Professions Advising
Interested in a medical, dental or veterinary career? Coordinator of Health Professions Advising Leslie North will lead an informative session about Hamilton’s role in helping you prepare for a career in the health professions.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)

Supporting Diversity at Hamilton
Join Director of Diversity & Inclusion Amit Taneja, Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs & Accessibility Services Allen Harrison, Director of Opportunity Programs Phyllis Breland and Assistant Dean of Admission Laura Lee Smith as they discuss Hamilton’s initiatives to promote diversity and foster dialogue among students on campus.
Days-Massolo Center (#79 on map)

3:15-4 p.m.
Student Organization Fair

Meet with student leaders to learn about campus clubs and organizations and the events they sponsor. Director of the Blood Fitness and Dance Center and Campus Wellness Dave Thompson will also be available to discuss the ways Hamilton students can stay fit, active and healthy. All attendees are automatically eligible to win a Hamilton sweatshirt and other cool Hamilton gear. You must be present to win!
Tolles Pavilion, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#21 on map)

 

Open House Hours

Admission and Financial Aid Office (#44 on map)
A financial aid representative will be available from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid) (#44 on map) to answer general questions or to set up individual appointments with a financial aid officer.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
College Store – Barnes and Noble (#17 on map) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Library and Computer Center (#43 on map) 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (#81 on map) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Dining Services

 
Howard Diner at Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map) 9 a.m.-midnight
Commons Dining Hall (#58 on map)  
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
7:30-10 a.m.
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
4-8 p.m.
McEwen Dining Hall (#13 on map)  
Breakfast 
Lunch
Dinner
7:30-10 a.m.
11 a.m-2:30 p.m.
4:30-8 p.m.
Café Opus (coffeehouse in McEwen) (#13 on map) 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and
7:30-11:30 p.m.
Café Opus 2 (coffeehouse in Science Center) (#42 on map) 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and
7:30-11:30 p.m.
Euphoria Smoothies at Sadove Student Center (#17 on map) 11a.m.-7 p.m.

 

Can't make it to our Open House? Visit Hamilton during April Visit Days! Take a tour and sit in on class. Listen to a great speaker or hear world-class music. Enjoy stir-fry or sushi in our dining halls. On Tuesday, you can even spend the night!

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