No contribution necessary to enter or win.
A contribution will not increase your chance of winning.
Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


The “Hamilton Experience” Promotion (the “Promotion”) will begin on Monday, April 4 at 9 a.m. eastern time (“ET”) and will end on July 1, at 2:59 a.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Promotion. Before entering the Promotion, each entrant must review and agree to be bound by the Promotion’ Official Rules and Regulations as set out below. By entering the Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and Regulations, and accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding in all respects.


Promotion is sponsored by Hamilton College (the “Sponsor”) 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. All communication with respect to the Promotion, including requests to be removed from future Promotion mailings, should be directed to the Sponsor at the foregoing address ATTN: Advancement Operations.


The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least the age of majority in the state where the entrant resides by April 4, 2021 who (a) graduated from Kirkland College or Hamilton College. Entrants must also have an existing or establish a My Hamilton Connect account at https://www.hamilton.edu/connect (“Eligible Participant”). The Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Anyone participating in the Promotion or claiming a prize in the Promotion in violation of these rules will be disqualified.

How to Enter; Selection of Winners

Entrants who make a donation to Hamilton College at www.hamilton.edu/give during the Promotion Period shall be automatically entered in the Promotion. Individuals may also enter by establishing or logging into an existing account at My Hamilton Connect at www.hamilton.edu/connect. Entries will be deemed made by the name of the donor entered when making the donation or the My Hamilton Connect account used to enter the Promotion. All entries must be received prior to the close of the Promotion Period. Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period. Multiple donations or log ins to a My Hamilton Connect shall not increase chances of winning.

A winner will be selected by a random drawing (“Random Drawing”) on July 15, 2022, from all eligible entries received before each drafting is conducted by a representative of the Sponsor. The Random Drawing, the prize to be awarded and fair market value (“FMV”) of the prize shall be as follows:

Date/Time Prize Prize Value
Oct., 7, 9 a.m. ET Dozen (12) Clinton Cider Mill donuts $14
Oct., 7, 10 a.m. ET One (1) Hamilton or Kirkland blanket (winner's choice) $40
Oct., 7, 11 a.m. ET One (1) Clinton Pottery tea mug (winner's choice of Hamilton blue or Kirkland green) $42
Oct., 7, Noon ET Two (10 oz.) bags of Utica Coffee (pumpkin flavor) $20
Oct., 7, 1 p.m. ET One (1) Hamilton College athletics t-shirt or hoodie (winner's choice) $45
Oct., 7, 2 p.m. ET $20 The Little Pub Drink Tickets $20
Oct., 7, 3 p.m. ET Dozen (12) Hemstrought’s Bakeries  half-moons  $15
Oct., 7, 4 p.m. ET Custom a cappella recording for voicemail or ringtone $0
Oct., 7, 5 p.m. ET Hamilton College branded scarf and umbrella  $61
Oct., 7, 6 p.m. ET North Star Orchards Farm Market and Bakery farmer’s market woven basket $45
Oct., 7, 8 p.m. ET Use of golf cart for 2022 Reunion Weekend (June 10, Noon EST to June 12, Noon EST) $0

Once an entry is selected in a Random Drawing, the entry is not eligible for subsequent Random Drawings. The Sponsor will notify each entrant selected in a Random Drawing (“Potential Winner”) by e-mail within 24-hours of each Random Drawing (“Potential Winner Notification”). In the event the Sponsor is unable to contact a Potential Winner despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, such Potential Winner’s prize will be forfeited and an alternate Potential Winner may be chosen by the Sponsor. The Potential Winner Notification will include information required to claim the prize.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Each winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, local and other tax liabilities, including but not limited to, sales and use taxes, excise taxes, income and withholding taxes, customs duties, fees and like amounts in connection with a prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any such taxes or expenses.

Odds of Winning

The overall approximate odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winners List

For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope before November 30, 2021, to the Sponsor, ATTN: Advancement Operations, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323.

Release; Consent to Use Likeness, Voice and Address

By entering the Promotion, each winner agrees: (a) to abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to comply with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram policies at all times and in all respects; (c) to release and hold harmless Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates of the Sponsor and the franchisees and affiliated merchants of each of the foregoing, all prize suppliers, all agents or representatives of the foregoing, including without limitation their advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, loss or damage whatsoever arising with respect to the Promotion or the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any Promotion prize and further acknowledges that none of the foregoing persons have made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee a particular purpose thereof. Prizes awarded may carry their own product warranty, for which the Released Parties have no responsibility of liability; and (d) to consent to the use of a winner's name, image, voice, likeness, city and state of residence and/or photographs without compensation in any publicity or advertising carried out in any medium worldwide by the Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification, and without providing compensation or intellectual property rights to the Entrant, except where prohibited.

General Conditions

Entries that are incomplete, mutilated, altered, reproduced, forged, counterfeited or irregular in any way, are automatically void. The Released Parties are not responsible for the following: (a) lost, late, delayed, illegible, inaudible, stolen, damaged, altered, destroyed, mutilated, misdirected, illegal, incomplete or postage due rule requests, entries or prize claims; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software typographical, mechanical, telephonic, electronic or network relating to or in connection with this Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Promotion-related materials; or any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion.

Entrants may be disqualified if automatic voting software is used in their favor or if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion that said Entrant tampered with the voting process or participated in, induced, or caused in any way any false, fraudulent, or improper voting, including, without limitation, participating in a voting trust, voting agreement, and/or offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate winner should the voting appear to have been tampered with or manipulated in any way.

Entrants may also be disqualified if Sponsor learns that the entrant disparages the Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period. Entrants should be aware that Sponsor retains the right to take legal action against entrants who commit libel or slander against Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period.

The Sponsor fully reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, terminate or modify the Promotion if the Promotion is not capable of being completed as planned, including infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion.

The Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in the Promotion materials or these Official Rules and Regulations. If, due to a production or printing error or other unforeseen error, there are more winners than prizes for any level, the Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes for that level through a random drawing of all eligible winners for that level. No more than the number of prizes listed herein will be awarded.

No correspondence will be entered into except with Potential Winners.

By entering the Promotion and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Official Rules and Regulations, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Sponsor and its representatives, promotional agencies and marketing organization for the purpose of administering the Promotion, including without limitation contacting entrants in the respect of the Promotion and disclosing the list of winners. Your personal information may be used for future promotions and marketing of the Sponsor, its affiliates, representatives, and promotional agencies but will not be used for any other purpose nor will it otherwise be disclosed to third parties, unless otherwise required by law. If you would like to be excluded from all lists used by the Sponsor for any future promotions and marketing by the Sponsor, you may send a letter requesting that you be removed from such lists to the Sponsor at 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, ATTN: Advancement Operations.

This Promotion and the terms and conditions contained in these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed and constructed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York and the federal laws of the United States of America applicable therein. Any dispute arising hereunder shall be adjudicated solely in the applicable court in Oneida County, New York, USA. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

If any one or more provisions of these rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these rules.


Contact Name

Shauna Hirshfield '06

Director, Annual Giving

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