Family Weekend

315-859-4648 (fax)

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do when I arrive on campus?

Your first stop should be family weekend registration in the Kirner-Johnson building.
Registration hours are as follows:

Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What is the closest airport to campus?

Syracuse airport is the closest airport to campus, about a 45 minutes drive from the College. Albany airport is another option, located about 90 minutes east of Hamilton.

What is the closest train station to campus?

An Amtrak station is located in Utica, only a twenty minute drive from campus. Trains arrive daily from cities such as New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, and Toronto.

Where can I find accommodations?

Please make your lodging plans early as hotel space is limited.

Are meals provided while I am on campus?

Saturday breakfast is complimentary for all visiting family members. These meal tickets will be given during registration. Lunch and dinner are not included. Dining halls will be open to family members at all other meal times for a set price of $6.50 for lunch and $8.50 for dinner.

To avoid the hassle and enjoy a fun and casual dinner with other Hamilton families, a dinner will be offered at the Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413 (15 minute drive). Pre-registration is requested, as space is limited. ($35.00 per adult, children 10 and under are free)

If you would prefer to eat out, there are several restaurants in the area that we recommend.

Will family members be able to use facilities such as the gym, climbing wall, or library?

Facilities are open to all visiting family members. 

Where can I get a schedule of Family Weekend events?

Maps and Directions

What will the weather be like?

Average temperatures for late October are usually in the mid to high 50s with a low in the 40s. A sweater or jacket is recommended!

How can I reach someone at the registration desk?

If you have any questions during family weekend, staff can be reached from an on-campus phone by calling extension 4657; or 315-859-4657 or 866-729-0314.