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First in Family

Allen Harrison
315-859-4021
The Hamilton community welcomes and embraces students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we have a special affinity for first-year students who are among the first in their family to attend college.

Beginning with the President, and including two-thirds of the members of her senior staff, Hamilton has more than 300 members of the faculty, staff and student body who themselves represent the first generation in their families to attend college.

Contained on this site are inspirational reflections from the Hamilton community. In addition to serving as reassuring narratives, these stories identify people willing to serve as resources and mentors for our newest "first-gen" students.

Joan Hinde Stewart
Joan Hinde Stewart
Dana Quigley
Dana Quigley
Mandy Wong
Mandy Wong
Philip Klinkner
Philip Klinkner
Richard Werner
Richard Werner
Monica Inzer
Monica Inzer
Ashlyn Razzo
Ashlyn Razzo
Lisa Forrest
Lisa Forrest

Percent of first-generation students in the first-year class: 14%

Percent of students on financial aid: approximately 50%
 

Peer Mentoring Project (MP2)

MP2 facilitates relationships among first-year international, first-generation (first in the family to attend college) and historically underrepresented students and experienced student mentors.

"First Generation" Movie

On November 11, 2014, the Days-Massolo Center will host two screenings  of the move "First Generation" followed by discussions about supporting first generation students at the Hamilton College campus. All are welcome to attend.

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