summer program details

2017 Program: June 25–July 28


  1. Make transportation arrangements (see below)
  2. Complete Summer Program questionnaire
  3. Review this page to see what to bring and what to leave at home
  4. Submit the following documentation prior to arrival:
    • Copy of medical insurance card
    • Signed copy of parent 2015 U.S. Federal tax form 1040
    • Signed copy of parent 2015 New York State tax form (NYS residents only)
  5. Submit medical records

Transportation to and from Campus:

If Traveling by Train, Bus and Airline

Transportation will only be provided to and from the Utica NY train/ Greyhound bus station and Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, NY.

  • Airline departures: must be after 7:00pm for Friday, July 29th or on the morning of Saturday, July 30th  from Syracuse Hancock Airport, Syracuse, NY.
  • Train or bus departures: must be after 6:00pm for Friday, July 29th or on the morning of Saturday, July 30th  from the Utica NY train/Greyhound bus station.

Notify the Opportunity Programs office of your travel plans so that we can coordinate pick up at Airport and Train station.

Things to bring

  • Two sets of extra long sheets (80" in length - non-fitted sheets are best), pillow, pillowcases and a spread or blanket
  • Athletic, but comfortable bathing suit
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • Gym clothes, sweatshirt, sneakers and flip-flops
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses in case of accident, or prescription as an alternative
  • Your original Green Card, if applicable, must be with you

Dress Clothing for Two Special Events (Required)

Semi-formal dress required. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Breland.

  • YES: dress, dress shoes, dress pants, suit jacket and tie required
  • NO: sneakers, casual or cargo pants

Things to leave at home

 There is only limited storage available for students traveling over 500 miles  one way to campus. Please do not bring anything for the academic year.

  • Automobiles: no private automobiles are authorized during the summer or the academic year for first-year students.
  • Computers, laptops, kindles, ipads, etc., TVs, refrigerators and microwaves are not authorized during the summer.

Cell Phone Policy

Students may bring a cell phone, but will check it upon arrival. Cell phones will be returned to students each weekend. Students will have the ability to call home if necessary.

Contact Information

Phyllis A.H. Breland

Director of Opportunity Programs
McEwen Hall 104
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, N.Y. 13323
315-859-4398 315-859-4912 pbreland@hamilton.edu

Student Testimonial

The summer program was difficult but worthwhile. I think it taught everyone just how to be a better student and a better person. It showed you what your values are and how to be independent.

Elizabeth Vasquez ’19

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