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Student Prizes Awarded at Convocation

President Joan Hinde Stewart presided over the annual Convocation ceremony that officially opened Hamilton’s 203rd year on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Members of the administration welcomed students and new faculty, and academic achievement prizes were awarded to 63 students.  More ...

Convocation on Aug. 28 Opens College's 202nd Year

Hamilton College will open its 202nd year with the traditional Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. Members of the administration will welcome students and new faculty, and academic achievement prizes will be awarded to students.  More ...

John W. Chandler speaks at Convocation.
Chandler Affirms Value of Liberal Arts Education in Convocation Address

As Hamilton College’s third century began with its annual Convocation on Aug. 29, keynote speaker and former President John W. Chandler offered an affirmation of the enduring value and purpose of a liberal arts education, even in today’s dynamic era. His tenure as Hamilton’s 15th president spanned from 1968 to 1972 and coincided with another tumultuous era in the nation’s history that included both the opening of Kirkland College as well as the Kent State massacre.  More ...

John W. Chandler, Hamilton's 15th president.
Convocation on Aug. 29 Will Open College’s 201st Year

Hamilton College will open its 201st year with the traditional Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. Members of the administration will welcome students and new faculty, and academic achievement prizes will be awarded to students. This year’s Convocation will feature guest speaker John Chandler, Hamilton’s 15th president and president emeritus at Williams College. His talk is titled “Hamilton: Two Centuries and Counting.” The ceremony will be webcast live.  More ...

Monica Inzer
Convocation Remarks Featured by USA Today
The speech delivered by Dean of Admission Monica Inzer at this year’s Convocation is featured on USA Today’s higher education blog and highlighted on the newspaper’s main education page. The blog entry, titled Breaking up is hard to do and written by the outlet’s higher education reporter, includes Inzer’s full parody of the dissolution of a relationship as she bid farewell to the class of 2014 in anticipation of a new relationship with the class of 2015. More ...
Orientation leaders welcome first-year students to campus.
Hamilton Begins Its 199th Year

Since first-year students arrived for Adirondack Adventure and the Urban Service  Experience on August 13, the Hill has come to life, as Hamilton begins its 199th year. Move-in day, Hamilton Serves and Convocation were among highlights of opening week, pictured here.  More ...

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