What to Expect on Your Campus Visit
As you consider a visit to Hamilton College, please be aware that the safety and security of our prospective students and their families, as well as our admission staff and campus community, is a top priority. Here is what to expect on your campus visit:
Due to the need to adhere to state and campus COVID-19 guidelines, the daily number of families that can participate in self-guided tours is capped and arrival times will be staggered. Therefore, registration is required, and tours in March and April are only available to students admitted to Hamilton’s Class of 2025. Beginning in May, tours will be available to all visitors. We will not be able to accommodate any walk-in registrations for these events.
If you or others traveling with you have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or been in close or proximate contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 for the 14 days preceding your registered campus visit, you must cancel your visit and reschedule for a later date.
Additionally, for any travelers from outside New York, please ensure you have met the New York State Department of Health’s quarantine and testing mandate.
Upon arrival to campus, please check in at Siuda House, home of Hamilton’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid, so that we can properly welcome and advise you. As tour start times are staggered for visitor safety, please arrive only a few minutes before your scheduled tour time. You should plan for your campus tour to be self-guided, however if student tour guides are permitted and available, we will offer an opportunity for a student-led tour at check-in. All visitors to campus must wear a mask or other facial covering for the entirety of their visit. If you do not have a proper facial covering, we will provide you with a mask, and require you to wear it for the length of your stay on campus.
After check-in at Siuda House, you will likely meet with a member of our staff in our facility, where we have arranged for physically distanced family seating areas. On warmer days, we look forward to greeting families in our “Outdoor Waiting Room” (under a canopy), on our side porch, or on one of our building’s two patios. Families will be asked to physically distance from one another in family pods.
In order to maintain proper social distancing, the number of visitors at each tour time is capped, and arrival times are staggered. With the exception of your check-in at the Siuda House of Admission and Financial Aid, visitors will not be permitted inside campus buildings.
If you have any questions or concerns about your campus visit, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who prefer to have personal contact with Hamilton students or would like to maintain stricter physical distancing protocols than we can currently provide in a campus visit should consider attending one or more of Hamilton’s many virtual visit options for admitted students.