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The pre-orientation welcome committee on College Hill Road.
Pre-Orientation Begins for the Class of 2018

Adirondack Adventure, Outreach Adventure and eXploration Adventure Hamilton’s pre-orientation programs for new students, welcomed 283 members of the Class of 2018 on Friday, Aug. 15.  More ...

Adirondack Adventure offers trips that include hiking, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing.
Pre-Orientation Programs Welcome Class of '17

Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure (OA), Hamilton’s pre-orientation programs for new students, welcomed  308 members of the Class of 2017 on Friday, Aug. 16. This year marks the largest AA/OA participation ever, with 64 percent of first-year students participating in OA and AA.  More ...

Rachel Pollan '16 makes her bed as Charlotte Beers '16 straightens up in their North Hall room on Aug. 25.
Hamilton Class of '16 Settles In

They’ve moved in to their residence halls, completed  Outreach Adventure and Adirondack Adventure pre-orientation and bid farewell to mom and dad.  Now Orientation for members of the Class of ’16 is in full swing, with advising meetings, discussions of this year’s common reading, and social activities filling their days.  Here’s a look at what Hamilton’s newest community members have been up to since they arrived.  More ...

Students and their families haul essentials into Dunham.
Class of '16 Starts to Move In

S0me 280 members of the Class of '16 arrived on the Hill on Aug. 17 to prepare for pre-orientation. Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure (OA) give incoming students the chance to spend a week getting to know their new classmates in an informal setting, interacting on an equal basis and learning something new. The rest of the Class of '16 will arrive on Aug. 25 when new student orientation begins.  More ...

The pre-orientation welcoming committee.
Adirondack Adventure, Outreach Adventure Welcome the Class of 2016

Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure (OA),  Hamilton’s pre-orientation programs for new students, will welcome 283 members – representing 60 percent – of the Class of 2016 on Friday, Aug. 17. This year marks the largest AA/OA participation ever, with 240 first-year students going on AA trips plus 43 taking part in OA.  More ...

Emily Winter '14 (left) and Rose Berns-Zieve '15, admire a LEGO replica model of the Mars Rover at the Children's Museum in Utica during a visit by Outreach Adventure students.
Pre-Orientation Program Students Hit the Trail

More than 250 members of the Class of 2015 arrived on campus a week early to take part in pre-orientation programs. Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure  (OA) give incoming students the chance to spend a week getting to know their new classmates in an informal setting, interacting on an equal basis and learning something new before New Student Orientation begins for the whole class on Aug. 20.  More ...

AA and OA leaders welcome students to campus.
Pre-Orientation Programs Welcome Class of 2015

Adirondack Adventure (AA), Hamilton's eight-day outdoor program for incoming students, and its sister program Outreach Adventure (OA), will welcome members of the class of 2015 on Friday, Aug. 12, for pre-orientation.  More ...

Bobby Finan '13 and Helen Higgins '13.
Interns Gear up for First-Year Pre-Orientation

Campus slows down markedly during the summer months, with only about 10 percent of the student body remaining, conducting research with faculty or working at jobs in various offices. Three Hamilton students, Christine Roback ’12, Helen Higgins ’13, and Bobby Finan ’13, are working tirelessly alongside Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings and Director of Outreach and Orientation Amy James in preparation for the August arrival of more than 200 first-year students participating in Hamilton’s pre-orientation programs.  More ...

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