Office of Admission
315-859-4457 (fax)

Visiting Campus


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. Furthermore, because the admission committee works hard to ensure "fit" with Hamilton when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged. An interview will not only provide us with a strong sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application, it will also give 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:

  • Weekdays -- 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15.

To schedule an interview, please call the Admission Office at (800) 843-2655. Because our interviews are often booked weeks in advance, we encourage you to allow adequate lead time in arranging for your visit.

Off-Campus Interviews

The deadline for requesting an off-campus interview was December 7 and we are no longer able to accept new requests.  This deadline ensured a reasonable amount of time for our office to process the request and for an Alumni Admission Representative to arrange and conduct the interview as well as submit an evaluation to the Admission Office before the January 1 deadline.  On-campus interviews are available until January 31 and may be scheduled by calling the Admission Office at 800-843-2655.

If you are a student currently residing in mainland China, please note the following option. Hamilton is providing Chinese applicants with an opportunity to participate in a face-to-face interview in China through an organization called InitialView.  After completing your interview, a report including a video of your interview will be sent directly to Hamilton from InitialView.  Interviews must be completed by January 20th in order for us to have them in time to consider them for ED2 or Regular Decision applications. We recommend registering as soon as possible, as space fills up quickly.  Registration is simple.  Just complete the online registration form by clicking here.