Experiences outside the classroom contribute to your total education at Hamilton. Your residence hall is more than just a place to live: it also provides opportunities for you to learn from fellow students in an environment of community living. Hamilton offers a variety of living experiences, each uniquely contributing to the whole community. Special accommodations are available for students with disabilities. Please inform the Residential Life Office as soon as possible if you have any special needs. When you first arrive on campus, you will meet your Resident Advisor (R.A.). He or she is a student member of the residential life staff who will live in your residence hall to promote and maintain a positive living environment conducive to academic achievement, personal growth, and respect for the rights of all residents. Your R.A. will help you meet other students, learn about resources at the College, explain policies and procedures, and assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. In order to better acquaint you with the various residential options available for new students at Hamilton, this booklet contains brief descriptions of each hall (quotations following the descriptions are from students who have lived there), along with a map of campus. Please review this information carefully.