Due to COVID-19, we regret that we were not able to host our PROMISE Program,* Hamilton’s annual fall diversity overnight event, in 2020.

In its place, we produced a six-part weekly web series to introduce our prospective students to the multiple perspectives of life at Hamilton and in our diverse community.

Your co-hosts, Associate Dean of Admission Niki Barron ’02 and Assistant Dean of Admission Tyler Boyle, invited guests from across the Hamilton community for discussions and to share their perspectives, experiences, and advice with you.  All episodes were recorded, and are available to watch, below. For the Fall of 2021, we are running the PROMISE Program virtually. Visit the PROMISE Program website for details on how to register.

Previous Episodes:

On the Hill with Mr. Hill

Recorded Tuesday, September 8

From the perspectives of Hamilton’s Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement, Travis Hill, and Hamilton student Lynn Kim ’21 (a former PROMISE Program attendee), learn about the many ways our students are engaged within the Hamilton campus community.

Navigating the First Generation College Experience

Supporting first-generation college students in their college search and on our campus
Recorded Tuesday, September 15

Hear the perspectives of our Vice President for Enrollment Management Monica Inzer, who was the first in her family to attend college, and Yenesis Alvarez '22, former QuestBridge Scholars Network President. Learn that you are far from alone on Hamilton’s campus, as well as how to successfully navigate your college experience.

Our Collective Community

A Roundtable conversation about Student Services available at Hamilton
Recorded Tuesday, September 22

From the perspectives of Maria Genao-Homs, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, Paola Lopez, Director of the Days-Massolo Center, and Jeff McArn, College Chaplain, learn about our cultural and identity-based organizations, religious life opportunities, support services, and all the ways that Hamilton students engage in and are supported in our diverse community.

The Academic Experience at Hamilton

Demystifying Hamilton's Open Curriculum and the Liberal Arts Experience on College Hill
Recorded Tuesday, September 29

From the perspectives of mathematics Professor Courtney Gibbons and Joe Largo '23, a student majoring in Government with a minor in Africana Studies, learn more about our open curriculum, dynamic classrooms, academic advising, student-faculty relationships, and academic support services.

Applying for Admission to Hamilton College

Recorded Tuesday, October 6

Hamilton’s Dean of Admission Peaches Valdes and Will Whalen ’23, a current sophomore who recently went through his college search, offer their perspectives on the selective college admission process.

Your Investment in Hamilton and our Investment in You

Learn about our generous financial aid and the career exploration programs that begin before you step foot on campus
Recorded Tuesday, October 13

Our Director of Financial Aid, Cameron Feist ’04, and Associate Director of Career Development Janine Oliver share their perspectives and discuss financial aid, financial literacy, and career center opportunities for students at Hamilton.

* Hamilton’s PROMISE Program and its virtual replacement in 2020, Perspectives for Prospectives, is designed to introduce Hamilton to prospective students who represent the many dimensions of diversity on our campus. While all are welcome to attend, this program is specifically targeted for students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, first-generation to college students, and those from families with limited financial resources.

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