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Pre-Orientation Programs

315-859-4272 (AA)
315-859-4856 (OA)

Goals of Exploration Adventure (XA), Adirondack Adventure (AA) and Outreach Adventure (OA)

  • To have a positive transition into college, with good friends and helpful, experienced leaders
  • To learn about Hamilton College, your peers, yourself and how this all fits together
  • To find out how you work in a group of college students
  • To deal with people who might be different from you (kind of like college, eh?)
  • To learn some wilderness skills and appreciate the great outdoors, or
  • To become oriented to the larger urban community surrounding Hamilton and make a contribution through service activities, or
  • To explore a theme or subject area with your student leaders and a faculty member or administrator
  • To provide opportunities for information-sharing and discussion regarding the College, including ways to get involved in service, outdoor adventures or leadership during your Hamilton years.

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