Opportunity Programs


Phyllis A.H. Breland
315-859-4912 (fax)

Summer Program Details

Opportunity Programs 2014
The 2014 Summer Program dates:

Sunday, June 29th  - Friday, August 1st, 2014.

Students should arrive on campus between the hours of  9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th .
An orientation meeting will take place promptly at 9:00 p.m. to welcome the students.

Students are able to leave campus after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1st through Saturday, August 2nd   at 12:00 noon. 
If making airline reservations for Friday, August 1st, departure must be after 7:00 p.m. from the Syracuse Airport.
If making train or bus reservations for Friday,August 1st, departure must be after 6:00 pm from the Utica station.

Transportation to Hamilton College will be provided from the Utica railway and bus station as well as the Syracuse airport terminals.
Please advise the Opportunity Programs office (315 859-4398) of your travel plans well in advance of your arrival.

Cell Phones:
Students may bring a cell phone, but will check it upon arrival. Cell phones will be returned to students each weekend.

Things to bring:
Two sets of twin sheets, pillow, pillowcases and a spread or blanket.
Bathing suit, gym clothes, sweatshirt, sneakers and flip flops.
Extra pair of  eyeglasses in case of accident, or prescription as an alternative
Dress clothing for special events: (Required)
             For young men – slacks, jacket, shirt, tie and dress shoes.
             For young women – dress or skirt and dress shoes, no pants permitted.
Your original Green Card and/or Social Security card must be with you.

Things to leave at home:
Automobiles: no private automobiles are authorized during the summer or the academic year for first year students.
Computers, word processors, pagers, TVs, refrigerators and microwaves are not authorized during the summer.
Bring ONLY what you need because there is NO STORAGE available for you to use at the end of the program.

Please make sure the following documents are in the Opportunity Programs office PRIOR to your arrival to the Summer Program:   (Please provide signatures for both parents where applicable)

  • Summer Medical Authorization Form  and copy of medical insurance card
  • Signed copy of parent U.S. Federal Tax Form 1040 for 2013
  • Signed copy of parent New York State Tax Form for 2013 (NYS Residents only)
  • Copy of your TAP ( NYS residents only) and PELL ( Federal ) applications