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Monday, April 17

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!

(See our campus map (PDF).)

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center
Hamilton staff and 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
Classes in Session

Take this opportunity to sit in on Hamilton classes. A spring course listing can be found at hamilton.edu/courses. Please try to 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)
9:15 – 10 a.m.
Faculty Seminar:
 Using Economics to Understand the World
Stephen Wu, professor of economics, will lead a discussion of how economics principles can help you understand current events, individual behavior and everyday life situations.
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: Life and Literature

Join Margaret Thickstun, the Jane Watson Irwin Professor of Literature, to explore the idea of life as a journey in poems by Frost and Stafford.
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 and SEA Semester will also be available to answer questions about their respective programs.
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 David Wippman and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer welcome the Class of 2021 and their families.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center (#12 on map)
noon – 1:30 p.m.
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)
noon – 1:30 p.m.
Student Activities Fair

Meet with student leaders to learn about campus clubs and organizations and the events they sponsor. All attendees are automatically eligible to win a Hamilton sweatshirt and other cool Hamilton gear. You must be present to win!
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 Open House folder.

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)

2:15 – 3 p.m.: Informational Seminars
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.
Chapel (#51 on map)

2:15 – 3 p.m.
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.
Buff ’n Blue Pride: Athletics on the Hill

Jon Hind ’80, director of athletics and physical education, Miriam Merrill, 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)

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.
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.
Outdoor Leadership Opportunities

Stop by the Glen House to meet the Outdoor Leadership staff and hear about exciting adven- tures 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)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
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.
Chapel (#51 on map)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
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)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
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)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
Demystifing Hamilton’s Open Curriculum

Learn about Hamilton’s Plan for Liberal Education. Interim Dean of Faculty Margaret Gentry 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)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
The Tools for Success: Academic Support Centers at Hamilton

Join administrators and student leaders from the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center, Oral Communi- cation Center and Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center to learn more about what makes Hamilton students successful in the classroom and beyond.
Root Hall Room 202 (#62 on map)

3:15 – 4 p.m.
Life After Hamilton: Resources and Services offered by our Career Center

Hamilton students find a wealth of resources at the Career Center and through our alumni network. Executive Director of the Horowitch Career Center Sam Welch ’86 will lead a discussion highlighting the ways the career center helps students with issues ranging from choice of major and résumé writing, to assisting with the search for internships, and post-graduation employment and/or graduate school.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall (#17 on map)

Can't make it to Open House?

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Take a tour. Sit in on a class. Join an Accepted Student Information Session. On April 4, 11, 18 or 25, you can even spend the night! Seven days advance notice is required. Call 315-859-4442 to make arrangements.

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