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Bicentennial banners line campus roads.
A Look Back at Hamilton's 200th Year

What a year! As 2011-12 draws to a close with Commencement on May 20, a review of the college’s 200th year seems appropriate. From the arrival of the class of 2015 in August to Class & Charter Day on May 4, here’s a look back at life on the Hill in the college’s 200th year. 

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Former Procter & Gamble Co. Chairman and CEO to Give Commencement Address

A.G. Lafley, former chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co., and chairman of Hamilton’s board of trustees, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton on Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. A live webcast of the commencement ceremony will be available online beginning at 10:15 a.m.  More ...

Alumna Katrina Schell '03, left, looks in the time capsule as it is packed by Frank Sciacca and Meg Austin during the 2012 time capsule unveiling on April 23.
2112 Time Capsule Packed and Ready for the Next 100 Years

The Emerson Gallery began its final year of programming by opening a recently unearthed time capsule from 1871, so it is perhaps fitting that the last Emerson Gallery event of the year was the official dedication of a new time capsule to be opened on the occasion of Hamilton College’s Tercentennial in 2112  More ...

The platform party at the Bicentennial Assembly on Sept. 24.
Local Media Coverage of Hamilton in 2011

People and events at Hamilton drew much interest from local media during 2011. The celebration of Hamilton’s Bicentennial garnered significant attention, student volunteering was the subject of positive news stories and editorials, and faculty members offered expertise on timely news topics throughout the year.  More ...

In September a time capsule from 1871 was opened at the Emerson Gallery.
Emerson Gallery Time Capsule to Represent Current Life on the Hill

The Hamilton College Bicentennial has encouraged the study of what the Hamilton experience has been over the past 200 years. This kind of retrospective creates a feeling of self-awareness: we know that one day we will be similarly studied, and we must think about who we are and how we want to be remembered. The 2012 time capsule, to be sealed at the Bicentennial closing in June and opened for the Tercentenary in 2112, gives us an opportunity to convey these messages about ourselves to the future Hamilton community.  More ...

Alumni Review's 200 Days is Published

Created with the help of 44 student writers and photographers working with 15 alumni mentors and editors, among others, the special “200 Days” issue of the Hamilton Alumni Review marks the College’s Bicentennial by documenting 200 days on (and occasionally off) the Hill.  More ...

This stone, just south of the Chapel on campus, marks where the original Hamilton-Oneida Academy building stood.
200 Years of Hamilton in Photos

On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College marks the occasion of Hamilton’s 200th anniversary in 2012.  Written by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman, it is the first official and full-scale history of the College to be published since 1962, the year of its sesquicentennial. This slide show features some photos from the 400-page book, highlighting important events in the College’s history.  More ...

Celebrating 200 Years
Hands on Hamilton History Continues on Nov. 17

The monthly series of bicentennial displays, Hands on Hamilton History, continues on Thursday, Nov. 17.  This month’s exhibit collects documents regarding the founding of Hamilton College. On display will be documents and artifacts dating from 1812 and throughout the 1800s. Some of the earliest illustrated views of the College will be on view, as well as the original engraving blocks from which they were printed.  More ...

From left Clinton students Jack Inzer, Nicholas Frank and Charles Bonham are coached before their presentation.
Clinton Schools and Hamilton Celebrate Bicentennial With Performance

Some 50 students from Clinton Central Schools joined forces with Hamilton College students to stage an evening of performance celebrating Hamilton’s bicentennial at the Clinton performing arts complex on Oct. 27.  More ...

Celebrating 200 Years
Clinton Schools-Hamilton Performance Celebrates Bicentennial

An evening of performance celebrating the bicentennial of the founding of Hamilton College in 1812 and featuring Clinton Central School and Hamilton College students will be staged on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., at the Clinton Central School performing arts complex. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

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