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You can learn a great deal about Hamilton by exploring our website or reading our publications, but there’s no substitute for being here. Take a campus tour, sit in on an information session, interview with a Hamilton Admission representative, have lunch with a student, or visit a class.
Tours & Information Sessions

Office Hours

Tours & Information Sessions

Tours: Mon.-Fri. at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.
Information sessions: Mon.-Fri. at 12:15 p.m.
We also offer both on most Saturdays in the fall.

Registration is not necessary for an information session or tour, but encouraged.

Office hours

Our office is open Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as most Saturdays in the fall.

No prospective student visit options are available on November 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday and December 24-31 for the Holiday Recess.

Admission TourTours

Student-led tours give visitors a chance to see the facilities at Hamilton and to learn more about programs and student life. Tours are held at the following times:

  • Monday-Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., except for College Holidays (noted above). An additional 10 a.m. tour is also offered during the summer. 
  • Check out our special programming for most Saturdays in the fall.

We encourage you to use our visitor portal to schedule your visit and where you will find further details.


Information Sessions

Admission Information SessionLed by an admission dean, information sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about the College and to have your questions answered.

  • Monday-Friday at 12:15 p.m. except for College Holidays (noted above).  Additional information sessions are offered around the Columbus and Veterans Day holidays and can be viewed in our visitor portal. 
  • Check out our special programming for most Saturdays in the fall.

We encourage you to use our visitor portal to schedule your visit and where you will find further details.

Interviews

People don’t join the Hamilton community for just four years; they belong for a lifetime. For many students, membership in that enduring community begins with the personal interview. Because the admission committee works hard to ensure “fit” when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged. An interview provides us with a sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application. It also gives you a chance to ask questions and learn more about Hamilton in a personal setting.

Personal interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. On-campus interviews are available as follows:

  • Most weekdays: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Most Saturdays in the fall: 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

To schedule an on-campus interview, please use our online registration form. Because our interviews are fully booked weeks in advance, try to schedule an interview well before your intended visit.

Applicants who are unable to visit campus for an interview, may request an off-campus interview with an alumni representative through their My Hamilton applicant portal. If we cannot locate an alumni volunteer in the area, a Skype interview will be assigned. Learn more about Off-Campus Interviews.

LUNCH WITH A STUDENT

Open to high school seniors, the Admission Office offers the opportunity to be our guest for lunch in one of our dining halls, hosted by a Hamilton student. Our Lunch With a Student program is a great way to gain a valuable student perspective (as well as sample our food), in addition to what you will learn on a campus tour and/or in your interview. 

Lunch With a Student will be available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays beginning September 24 and continuing through November 9. The lunches will take place between 1-2 p.m.

We encourage you to use our visitor portal to schedule your visit, including lunch with a student on the select days offered. 

Visit a Class Professor Franklin"s class

When classes are in session, prospective students who are visitors of the Admission Office are generally welcome to sit in on classes, but are encouraged to arrive five minutes before the class begins to introduce themselves to the professor and to make sure the content for that day is appropriate (not an exam day, etc.).

See a list of courses

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Hamilton College is able to provide a small number of travel stipends to prospective students whose family financial resources would not otherwise allow them to visit campus. Interested students should contact Martha Redmond at mredmond@hamilton.edu.   

Contact Information


Office of Admission

Siuda House
Campus Road
Clinton, NY 13323
800-843-2655 315-859-4457 admission@hamilton.edu
Virtual Tour

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