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Tessa Chefalo
Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs

Welcome Class of 2020 and new transfer students!

Orientation 2016

Tuesday, August 16 — Wednesday, August 24

Congratulations on your acceptance to Hamilton!  We look forward to welcoming you to campus this August.  Orientation at Hamilton is required for all new students, and consists of two parts: adventure trips and on-campus orientation programming. Adventure trips include Adirondack Adventure, Outreach Adventure and Exploration Adventure. We have more than 65 trip options this year; from beekeeping to building homes in Utica to kayaking Lake Champlain, our hope is that all students will find one (or many!) trips that appeal to you.  You can view our 2016 trip lists here.  New students will receive information via email or hard copy in late May, and can begin registering for Orientation Adventure Trips by early June.

Arrival day and residence hall move-in for all new students will take place on Tuesday, August 16. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and residence halls will open at the same time. A full schedule, including a list of arrival day activities, parent programs, and some adventure trip details can be viewed here.  Please note that the schedule is still being finalized, and some programs and events will be added through early July.

For more information please call 315-859-4846 or email Tessa Chefalo, coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs. We look forward to meeting you in August!

Students accepted for January Admission 2017:  We hope you will join us for an Orientation Adventure Trip this August!  Jans who choose to participate in a trip will arrive on campus on Tuesday, August 16th and depart on the morning of Monday, August 22nd.  On-campus housing will be provided for the evenings you are not off-campus with your trip group.  For more information, contact Tessa Chefalo at tchefalo@hamilton.edu

Video: Move-in Day 2015