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Exploration Adventure leaders participate in a  group bonding game at Green Lakes State Park.
Leaders Get Oriented

While incoming first-year students may have to wait until August for orientation, the excitement has already begun for some of Hamilton’s current students. Every year, new and returning leaders for each of Hamilton’s three orientation programs stay on campus for May training. Largely student driven, past leaders mentor the next generation of student leaders during the week after final exams. Although they may not know who their incoming first-year participants may be, next fall's leaders use this week to hone their leadership skills and get a taste for their respective programs.  More ...

January admit Rowan Myers '19 checks in for Orientation with Eliana Zupcich '18, Katherine Spano '18 and David Dacres '18 at the Sadove Student Center.
Hamilton Welcomes Class of '19 January Admits, Transfers

Thirty-two members of the class of ’19 as well as nine transfer students arrived on the Hill on Jan. 15 to register, move in and take part in Hamilton orientation.  The College offers January admission to about 35-45 students per year to fill vacancies created by students on leave and studying abroad.  More ...

A copy of the newly printed honor code print is placed next to a type form.
Honor Code Document Transformed by First-Year Group

Under the leadership of Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon, first-year students in the Letterpress Printing and Book Arts Experience Adventure orientation group created a new honor code document that – from both tactile and visual perspectives – conveys the seriousness of its message. In a shift in tradition, the documents were distributed during convocation. After first-year students signed their copies, orientation leaders collected them and Honor Court Chair Taylor Elicegui ’17 presented them with Conor O’Shea ’18, a member of the court, to President Stewart.  More ...

 AA canoe trip first-year students Andrew Juchno, John Carey, Audrey Bartels, Emily Alexander and Ab W. Abera.
Where in the World is Hamilton's Class of 2019?

Hamilton's new student Orientation is taking a new track this year as all 475 members of the Class of 2019 participate in “Adventure Trips.” Previously, incoming students had the option of participating in a pre-orientation Adirondack Adventure or Outreach Adventure trip. Last year a new option, Exploration Adventure, was added.  More ...

Welcome Hamilton College Class of 2019!

Hamilton College welcomed the 475 members of its Class of 2019 on Tuesday, Aug. 18, for nine days of Orientation. See photos and video from Day One of Orientation.  More ...

Orientation leaders Allie Goodman '15, left and Geleece Brady '16, right, raise their arms to welcome January first-year admits to campus in the lobby of Sadove Center
January Admits, Transfers Settle in

When classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 39 new members of the class of 2018 and six transfer students will be among those settling in for the spring semester. The “Jans” arrived on campus on Friday and have been taking part in orientation activities.   More ...

Group leader Hannah O'Leary ’17, Allison Mogul ‘18, Jesse Heekin ’18, Katherine Bauer ‘18, Caitlin Becker ‘18, and leader Kyle Burnhan’15 at the Kirkland Arts Center.
Hamilton Serves in January, Too

Hamilton’s 39 January admits and six transfer students participated in Hamilton Serves on Saturday, Jan. 17, as part of their orientation. They visited seven area non-profit agencies  for a morning of service.  More ...

Check-in headquarters in Sadove Student Center.
Hamilton Welcomes Class of '18 January Admits, Transfers

Thirty-nine members of the class of ’18 as well as six transfer students arrived on the Hill on Jan. 16 to register, move in and take part in Hamilton orientation.  The College offers January admission to about 35-45 students per year to fill vacancies created by students on leave and studying abroad.  More ...

A Fine First-Year Experience

The first semester of Hamilton’s pilot program, First Year Experience (FYE), has concluded and been deemed a success by Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs Tessa Chefalo. She reports that approximately half of the first-year class participated in some type of FYE programming, including Core Sessions, FYE social programming, and/or FYE-eligible events.  More ...

7th Annual Hamilton Serves Unites College and Community

All 470 members of Hamilton’s Class of 2018 got a peek at the surrounding community when they participated in the 7th annual Hamilton Serves on Aug. 27.  Students spent the morning volunteering at one of 61 local non-profit agencies.
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