Office of Admission
315-859-4457 (fax)

Visiting Campus

You can learn a great deal about Hamilton by reading our publications, but there is no substitute for the campus visit. We invite you to visit Hamilton to meet our outstanding students and faculty and see our amazing facilities.

Office Hours

During the 2014-15 academic year (August 25, 2014 - May 22, 2015), our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are also open every Saturday in April and most Saturdays in the fall

Please check the schedule below or the links on this page for more visit options, including information about how to schedule an interview.


Thanksgiving Holiday
In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Admission Office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.

Christmas Holiday
In recognition of the Christmas Holiday, the Admission Office will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25.

Holiday Shutdown
Hamilton College will be closed from Friday, December 26 through Thursday, January 1 and will reopen on Friday, January 2. 

Area Information

Tours and Information Sessions

  • Tours: Monday through Friday at 11, 1, and 3
  • Information Sessions: Monday through Friday at 12:15 (March 10-November 30)
  • Select Saturdays in the fall.

You do not need to preregister for campus tours or Information Sessions.


People don't join the Hamilton community for just four years; they belong for a lifetime. For many students, membership in that enduring community begins with the personal interview. Furthermore, because the admission committee works hard to ensure "fit" with Hamilton when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged. An interview will not only provide us with a strong sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application, it will also give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about Hamilton in a personal setting. 

Personal interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. On-campus interviews are available as follows:

To schedule an interview, call the Admission Office at 800-843-2655. Because our interviews are fully booked weeks in advance, you should try to schedule an interview well before your intended visit.

Off-Campus Interviews

If you cannot visit campus for an interview, we would be happy to arrange for an off-campus interview with an alumni representative during the fall of your senior year. 

To ensure that your off-campus interview will be assigned and completed in time to be included with the review of your application, please keep in mind the following deadlines:

Application Plan:                                                  Deadline to Request Interview:
Early Decision Round I                                             October 31
Early Decision Round II                                           December 8
Regular Decision                                                        December 8 (*Priority Deadline)

*Please note: We cannot guarantee that will be able to accommodate  off-campus interview requests  received after the December 8th priority deadline for Regular Decision candidates.

Once you submit your off-campus interview request, a confirmation will be displayed for you to print for your records.  However, due to the volume of requests received in a short amount of time, it may take us a few weeks to arrange your interview.  We appreciate your patience during this time and assure you that we will follow up as promptly as possible. 

If you have any questions about your interview or if you find that your plans have changed since you submitted a request, please be in touch with us as soon as possible by emailing admission@hamilton.edu or calling 1-800-791-9283.

Request an off-campus interview