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Accepted Student Open House

Monday, April 18

You are cordially invited to attend an Open House for Accepted Students. Come join students, faculty and staff for a special program. Experience life on the Hill!

If you wish to attend this event, please fill out the registration form.  Here is the updated schedule of events for Monday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hamilton!

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Open House Schedule of Events

Monday, April 18, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center

Current Hamilton students will be available to chat about all things Hamilton! Refreshments available.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map)

8:30 – 11 a.m.
Visit a Hamilton Class
Take this opportunity to sample Hamilton classes. A listing of courses can be found at www.hamilton.edu/courses. Please arrive 10 minutes early if possible.

9 & 10 a.m.
Student-led Campus Tours
Experience Hamilton’s idyllic 1,350-acre hilltop campus!
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map)

9 – 5 p.m.
Visit the Wellin Museum of Art

9:15 – 10 a.m
Faculty Seminars: Lessons from a Bed of Nails

Gordon Jones, professor of physics, will use a vacuum bazooka and a floating bowling ball to explain why our ears pop and why ships float.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

9:15 – 10 a.m
Financing Your Hamilton Education

Join Director of Financial Aid Cameron Feist as he reviews the components of a student’s financial aid award letter, discusses financing options and answers frequently asked financial aid questions
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall (#17 on map)
10:15-11 a.m.
Faculty Seminar: Elections in the United States

Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, will lead a discussion on the upcoming election looking at the factors that have made this election one-of-a-kind.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)
10:15-11 a.m.
January Admission Explained
James Walsh, assistant dean of admission, and students who participated in the January Admission program will give a brief presentation about this opportunity. Representatives from Arcadia University will also be available to answer questions about the London program option.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall (#17 on map)
10:15-11 a.m.
Taylor Science Center Open House
Explore the resources and state-of-the-art facilities made available to our students in the Taylor Science Center. Faculty and current students representing the various science disciplines will be available to discuss their current work and their experience studying the sciences at Hamilton.
Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)

11:15 a.m.
Congratulatory Remarks

President Joan Hinde Stewart and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer welcome the Class of 2020 and their families.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center (#12 on map)

noon
Luncheon with Hamilton Community Members

Enjoy a catered lunch with administrators, faculty, athletic coaches and performance directors.
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House (#68 on map)

1:15–3 p.m.
Self-Guided Residence Hall Tours With 28 residence halls on campus, students have many choices regarding how and where they live during their time at Hamilton. Stop by any time throughout the afternoon as students introduce you to the sampling of residential options listed in your packet.

1:15–3 p.m.
Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Open House

The Levitt Center supports students interested in addressing long-standing social problems in innovative, creative and ethical ways. Stop by to learn about our transformational leadership, social innovation and scholarly research programs; and take a student-led tour of our Social Innovation Lab.
Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Faculty Seminar
Join Mark Cryer, associate professor of theatre, as he discusses the tools used by every actor, from Meryl Streep to Johnny Depp.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Financial Aid Seminar

Join Director of Financial Aid Cameron Feist ’04 as he reviews the components of a student’s financial aid award letter, discusses financing options and answers frequently asked financial aid questions.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Faculty Seminar

From Orbit to Outcrop and Outcrop to Orbit Join Barbara Tewksbury, professor of geosciences, who will discuss working with NASA astronauts in the classroom, field and research lab to prepare them for the unique perspective they will have of our planet from the International Space Station.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

10:15 – 11 a.m.
January Admission Explained

Benjamin Rose ’09, senior assistant dean of admission, and students who participated in the January Admission program will give a brief presentation about this opportunity. Representatives from Arcadia University will also be available to answer questions about the London program option.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)

11:15 a.m.
Welcome and Congratulatory Remarks
President Joan Hinde Stewart and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer welcome the Class of 2019 and their families
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center (#12 on map)

noon
Luncheon with Hamilton Community Members
Enjoy a catered lunch with administrators, faculty members, athletic coaches and performance directors.
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House (#68 on map)

1:15 – 3 p.m.
Self-Guided Residence Hall Tours
With 27 residence halls on campus, students have many choices regarding how and where they live during their time at Hamilton. Stop by any time throughout the afternoon as students introduce you to a sampling of residential options listed in your packet.
1:15 – 3 p.m.
Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Open House

The Levitt Center supports students interested in addressing long-standing social problems in innovative, creative and ethical ways. Stop by to learn about our transformational leadership, social innovation and scholarly research programs; and take a student-led tour of our Social Innovation Lab.
Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Life on the Hill
Dean of Students Nancy Thompson will lead a discussion on life at Hamilton with student panelists. Learn about social options on campus and in the local area.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Off-Campus Study

In addition to our programs in China, France, Spain, New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Adirondack Park, Hamilton sends students to more than 35 countries each year, with more than half of our student body choosing to study off-campus. Join Assistant Dean of Faculty and Director of Off Campus Study Carolyn North to learn about the exciting possibilities for students to explore life off the Hill.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center (#53 on map)
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP)

Stop by the COOP to see what Hamilton students are doing to change the world in our neighboring communities and beyond. Meet with COOP staff and student leaders from Outreach Adventure (a pre-orientation program), Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) and Alternative Spring Break (ASB).
3rd Floor Lounge, Chapel (#51 on map)
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Outdoor Leadership Opportunities

Stop by the Glen House to meet the Outdoor Leadership staff and hear about exciting adventures offered by the Hamilton Outing Club and Adirondack Adventure, and how our students take advantage of the Root Glen, adjacent to campus, as well as our prime location in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Glen House (#22 on map)
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Research Opportunities

Associate Professor of Chemistry Ian Rosenstein and Student Fellowships Coordinator Virginia Dosch will lead a discussion about unique opportunities available to Hamilton students for conducting hands-on collaborative research with faculty members and securing fellowships for research around the globe.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Life on the Hill
Dean of Students Nancy Thompson will lead a discussion on life at Hamilton with student panelists. Learn about social options on campus and in the local area.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Demystifing Hamilton’s Open Curriculum
Learn about Hamilton’s Plan for Liberal Education. Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds will discuss features of our distinctive academic program as well as faculty advising, student responsibility and our emphasis on written and oral communication.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
The Tools for Success: Academic Support

Join administrators and student leaders from the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center, Oral Communication Center and Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center to learn more about what makes Hamilton students successful in the classroom and beyond.
Kirner-Johnson Building, Room 127 (#14 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Behind the Curtain: The Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts

From the canvas to the green screen guests can experience the state-of-the-art facilities in the Kennedy Center for Theatre and Studio Arts firsthand with faculty and current students.
Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts (#80 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Off-Campus Study

In addition to our programs in China, France, Spain, New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Adirondack Park, Hamilton sends students to more than 35 countries each year, with more than half of our student body choosing to study off-campus. Join Assistant Dean of Faculty and Director of Off Campus Study Carolyn North to learn about the exciting possibilities for students to explore life off the Hill.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center (#53 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Life After Hamilton: Resources and Services offered by our Career Center

Join Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of the Career and Life Outcomes Center Sam Welch and others on the career center team to learn about opportunities for internships, networking and outcomes after graduation, including information about professional school options.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)
2:15 – 3 p.m.
Informational Seminar: Buff ’n Blue Pride: Athletics on the Hill

Jon Hind ’80, director of athletics and physical education, Angel Mason, associate director of athletics and physical education, and members of the student-athlete advisory committee will lead a discussion about the role athletics play on campus and what it’s like to be a NCAA Division III athlete.
Blood Fitness and Dance Center (#64 on map)

3:15-4 p.m. 
Student Organization Fair
Meet with student leaders to learn about campus clubs and organizations. All attendees are automatically eligible to win a Hamilton sweatshirt and other cool Hamilton gear. You must be present to win!
Tolles Pavilion, Beinecke Student Activities Village (#21 on map)

Open House Hours

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Admission and Financial Aid Office (#44 on map)
A financial aid representative will be available in the Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid) to answer general questions or to set up individual appointments with a financial aid officer.

9 a.m.-6 p.m.
College Bookstore – Barnes & Noble (#17 on map)

8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Burke Library and Computer Center (#43 on map)

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (#82 on map)


Dining Services

Howard Diner at Beinecke Student Activities Village (#18 on map)

  • 9 a.m.-midnight

Commons Dining Hall (#58 on map)

  • Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m.
  • Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Dinner 4-8 p.m.

McEwen Dining Hall (#13 on map)

  • Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m.
  • Lunch 11 a.m-2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30-8 p.m.

Café Opus (coffeehouse in McEwen Dining Hall) (#13 on map)

  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Café Opus 2 (coffeehouse in the Edward and Virginia Taylor Science Center) (#42 on map)

  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Euphoria Smoothies at Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall (#17 on map)

  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Can't make it to our Open House? Visit Hamilton during April Visit Days! Take a tour and sit in on class. Listen to a great speaker or hear world-class music. Enjoy stir-fry or sushi in our dining halls. On April 5, 12, 19, or 26, you can even spend the night! Seven days advance notice is required. Call 315-859-4442 to make arrangements. Travel scholarships may be available for families with significant financial need.

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