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Tessa Chefalo
Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs

Orientation 2016

Tuesday, August 16 — Wednesday, August 24

Orientation 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.

Arrival day and residence hall move-in for all new students will take place on Tuesday, August 16th.  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 will be available on this site by late spring. 

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!

Hamilton Welcomes Class of 2019!

Hamilton College welcomed the 475 members of its Class of 2019 on Tuesday, Aug. 18, for nine days of Orientation. After checking in and getting settled in their residence halls, the new students enjoyed a picnic lunch with their families, received a welcome from President Joan Hinde Stewart, Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer, and Dean of Student Nancy Thompson and then met faculty and administrators at a reception. [Full Story and Photos]

Orientation Trips Hit the Road

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Class of 2019 began orientation adventure trips. The three branches of trips are Adirondack Adventure (AA), Outreach Adventure (OA) and eXploration Adventure (XA). [Full Story and Photos]

Video: Move-in Day