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Join Us June 9-12, 2016

Online registration is now open. Paper registration forms were included in the April Reunions Brochure. If you have questions, please call the Alumni Relations Office at 1-866-729-0314.

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VIDEO: Alumni who attended Reunions '15 talk about why they came back and why you should too!

Reunion Weekend Highlights:

  • A diverse array of Alumni Colleges presented by your classmates
  • Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association & Presentation of the Half-Century Annalist Letter
  • Service of Remembrance with the Baldwin and Reunion choirs
  • Class receptions and dinners, live music and dancing
  • Fraternity, sorority, private society and Kirkland alumnae gatherings
  • Walking tours showcasing the historic beauty of the campus and new facilities
     
New App Includes Schedule

Download the Hamilton App from the App Store or Google Play Store for quick access to the Reunions schedule.

First-Year Reunion

Welcome members of the Class of 2015 to their first reunion!


Half-Century Alumni — Classes of 1965 and Earlier

Half-century alumni, regardless of class year, are invited to come back for reunions every year.

The 25th reunion is a milestone celebration.

Weekend highlights for the Class of 1991
  • Check in throughout the weekend at a dedicated gathering place for your class to relax, grab refreshments and meet up with classmates.
  • Your class will sponsor “TED-like” talks on diverse subjects presented by your classmates and open to all alumni via live streaming.
  • The annual meeting of the Alumni Association is held on Saturday morning in the Chapel. The program includes a special introduction of your class and the announcement of your class' five-year giving total.
  • A senior officer and a trustee will host your class’ Saturday reception.

The 50th reunion is a milestone celebration.

Weekend highlights for the Class of 1966
  • Reunion Weekend kicks off on Thursday with an informal reception and dinner with your classmates and guests, including the presentation of 50th reunion medallions.
  • The annual meeting of the Alumni Association is held on Saturday morning in the Chapel. The program includes a special introduction of your class by Ted Freese ’66 and the announcement of the five-year giving total for your class.
  • A highlight of the weekend is your 50th reunion class dinner on Saturday evening, hosted by a senior officer and a trustee of the College.
     

Hamilton College Chapel and statue of Alexander HamiltonAnnual Meeting of the Alumni Association

Join Ted Frese ’66 on Saturday morning as he delivers the Half-Century Annalist Letter at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association. Almost every year since 1865, when George Bristol prepared the first letter for the Class of 1815, an annalist has reminisced about classmates, the College and its faculty as they were in his undergraduate days 50 years earlier. In addition, President Stewart will address the assembly, and will receive the Bell Ringer Award, in her last public appearance as Hamilton’s 19th president.

Alumni Colleges

A Hamilton reunion tradition, Alumni Colleges highlight the accomplishments of graduates and provide a rich educational program to balance the social activities of the weekend. Browse the schedule for Alumni Colleges ranging from current issues in politics, leadership and entrepreneurship, to making movies, writing about elves and short “TED-like” talks.

Fraternity, Sorority and Private Society Reunions

Alumni who belong to a fraternity, sorority or private society are invited to reconnect with fellow members regardless of class year. Meetings are open to members, while lectures and houseparties hosted by the organizations are open to all alumni.

Reunion with Swim Coach Eric MacDonald

Eric MacDonald, Hamilton's swim coach from 1966 to 1983 will be back on campus for Reunion Weekend. Make plans to attend and reconnect with Coach MacDonald and his wife, Glenice.  More...

Psychology Reunion

Alumni who studied psychology, psychobiology and neuroscience are invited to a Friday seminar with a series of talks and a celebratory reception. 

Make Reunions ’16 a Family Vacation

Childcare will be provided on Saturday for younger children, and those 6 and older may attend the free Friday and Saturday “Reunions Kids Camp” that includes family-friendly movies and a Saturday-night pizza party.

Celebrate with Song

The mixed-voice Reunion Choir, under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb, and all-male Baldwin Choir, under the direction of R. Douglas Sheldon ’63, will sing at Sunday morning’s Service of Remembrance. Check the online schedule for rehearsal times. All who enjoy singing are invited to participate.

Annual Winton Tolles Golf Tournament and Carter Cup

Challenge your classmates or gather a foursome for the annual Winton Tolles Golf Tournament and Carter Cup at the Skenandoa Golf Club, 7105 Norton Ave., Clinton. Proceeds benefit Hamilton College football. Entries are due by May 25.

Spectrum Gathering

Join LGBTQ+ alumni and allies on Friday night for conversation, drinks and light fare at the Days-Massolo Center.

Featured at the Wellin Museum
Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe

Taking on the thousand-year-old practice of Chinese scroll painting, Beijing-born Yun-Fei Ji employs ink on paper as his primary medium and landscape as his central subject. The artist’s largest solo exhibition to date in the United States includes new scrolls, sculptures and drawings never before exhibited.

Entertainment

FRIDAY
  • Learn a new College song as well as old favorites in a “sing along”  
  • All-alumni reception with music by Monk Rowe and friends on the Bristol Terrace
  • Jazz, sponsored by MARC, featuring alumni and faculty
  • Bonfire near the pond of the Kennedy Center Amphitheatre
SATURDAY
  • Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers leading the reunion parade
  • Beer tasting with live music 
  • Family-friendly reception at the Afro-Latin Cultural Center
  • Alumni theatre, poetry readings and performances by folk-singer/songwriter Nate Taylor '11 and Curt Brand '66
  • Steak Nite rocking the Saturday dance party
  • Silent Disco courtesy the Class of 2011
Alumni often make a special effort to increase giving in honor of their reunion. The weekend is our chance to say thank you for your tremendous generosity!

Your reunion gift supports the College’s top priorities: strengthening the financial aid budget that supports Hamilton’s need-blind promise; expanding programs of the Career and Life Outcomes Center; and sustaining the College’s hallmark of developing persuasive writers and articulate speakers. To learn how you can help your class gift grow, contact Director of Reunion Giving Nancy Huckaby at nhuckaby@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4238.

Reconnect with friends

Renew acquaintances

Reminisce about your college days

Refresh your spirit in the beautiful surroundings


Reunions ’16 — It won’t be the same without you!


For more information or help registering, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 866-729-0314 or email reunions@hamilton.edu.

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