Parents and Families

Parents Programs

Information for New Parents and Families

From the Dean of Students Nancy Thompson

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to welcome your family to the Hamilton family! As the parent of a Hamilton student, you will be an important part of this community, and we in the Dean of Students office hope to forge the best possible partnership with you in order to make the next four years a success for your child. Sending a son or daughter off to college for the first time is an important milestone and often bittersweet. We want to work with you to ease that transition. More ...

Nancy Thompson

Before your student arrives on campus

(Students arrive for orientation January 16)
  1. Complete the family information form
    (this includes contact information, communication preference and hometown newspaper info.)
  2. Waive (or enroll in) student health insurance. The charge appears on your Hamilton College bill. If your son/daughter has coverage through another provider, a waiver must be completed to have the charge removed.
  3. Sign up for a My Hamilton account
    (enables a parent to view bills and financial aid information, easily register for events on- and off-campus, and more...)
  4. Sign up for Electronic Billing
  5. Read about Student Privacy and Parent Expectations (FERPA)


Tuition Payment Information and Financial Aid

Housing Information


Transportation Information

Orientation for new students and parents

Learn more about orientation and orientation adventure trips.

First-Year Experience (FYE) Program

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is all about creating opportunities for first-year students to feel connected to Hamilton from the moment they arrive on campus. A number of FYE core sessions are being planned by the FYE leaders on topics such as wellness, the honor code, diversity and difference, sexual assault and alcohol, and time management.

Additional Links

Family Weekend & Area Information

Save the Dates: October 23-25, 2015


Academic Calendar

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Academic Advising

Academic advising at Hamilton helps students make responsible, informed decisions about their intellectual development. Working with a faculty advisor, students craft an educational plan reflecting their particular interests and abilities, and the College’s purposes and goals.

Resources on the Hill

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