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The words “Know Thyself” appear in Greek at the top of the College seal, which dates back to Hamilton’s founding more than 200 years ago. Only after gaining a full appreciation of your strengths, skills and interests can you contribute meaningfully to society and achieve the professional success and personal satisfaction you seek.

A Time of Transformation

You will be transformed at Hamilton — personally, intellectually, socially, spiritually. Perhaps it’s an academic or extracurricular interest you didn’t know you had. Maybe it’s a newfound love of the outdoors. Whatever your interests, we will help you discover the future you were meant to pursue. It’s happened for students before you and it will happen for you.

Amelia Denney '17

Amelia Denney '17

Before coming to Hamilton, everyone told me what people usually tell incoming college freshmen:­ “You will find yourself, you will meet your lifelong friends...” I must say, they weren’t wrong.

Bryan Ferguson

Bryan Ferguson '17

Now more than ever, I’m going through what I can only describe as an intellectual awakening, where new horizons are opening in directions that I never thought possible and that I could have never planned for.

At Hamilton I learned that I could pursue, nurture and develop many diverse interests by remembering the motto ‘Know Thyself,’ thereby enriching my life and the lives of my family and friends.

George Fosdick, Jr. ’49 — reflecting in his Hamilton 50th reunion yearbook

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