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. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Registration Required

To ensure the safety of our community and visitors, the daily number of families that can visit is capped and arrival times are staggered. Therefore, registration is required for information sessions and campus tours. Walk-in visitors may be accommodated on a space-available basis, provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who cannot provide proof of vaccination, or for whom space is not available, are welcome to register at our outdoor kiosk and take our self-guided tour, and are not permitted to enter campus buildings.

Note: Masks are not currently required on campus, including inside most buildings, for vaccinated and boosted individuals. However, Hamilton remains a mask-friendly campus, and many individuals may choose to wear masks in spaces where they are not required or may ask you to wear a mask when in close proximity. Please carry a mask with you when indoors and be respectful of such requests.

Visit Check-In

Upon arrival to campus registered visitors must check in at Siuda House, home of Hamilton’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid, so that we can properly welcome and advise you. You should be prepared to show proof of vaccination (physical copy or photo image acceptable) for all members of your party.

Individuals who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be asked to conduct a masked, self-guided tour outside.

Waiting Area & Facilities

After check-in at Siuda House, you will wait for your tour or information session in semi- 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. Information sessions will be conducted under our canopy or in our indoor presentation room, where there is space for families to partially distance from one another.

Visit Limitations

Please be prepared to share your tour with other families, though we will do our best to keep tours as small as possible. Tours may enter a limited number of buildings, if permitted.

At this time, prospective students are not allowed to attend classes.

If you have any questions or concerns about your campus visit, please contact our office at admission@hamilton.edu

Those who would like to maintain stricter physical distancing protocols than we can currently provide during a campus visit should consider attending one or more of Hamilton’s many virtual visit options.

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