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Hamilton College plans to operate as close to normal as possible this fall, with in-person classes and on-campus work.

Fall 2021 Plan

Protect the HubbleSummer 2021 Plan

Summary of Approach for Campus Operations

  • The period of operation for the summer plan is May 24 to August 16, 2021
  • The summer plan is a transitional time for changing protocols
  • Updates to the plan are likely as national and state guidelines evolve
  • The College will continue to follow Oneida County, NYS, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines
  • Administrative operations on campus will be normal but with limited student workers; divisional heads will determine a back-to-campus work schedule based on each division’s needs
  • Student programs will be limited, with a focus on essential research and support

Primary Active Programs

  • Summer Research
  • Opportunity Programs
  • Sports Day Clinics

Major Schedule Milestones

  • Sports Clinics (day only): June 6 to August 16 (specific dates to be provided)
  • Facilities Management to finalize campus physical arrangements for the Fall semester: July 5
  • Classrooms and public spaces return to normal occupancy: July 9
  • Opportunity Program Start: July 11
  • Orientation Leaders Start: August 12
  • New Student Orientation: August 17-25
  • Start of Fall Semester Classes: August 26

Alert Levels and Operating Status

Green, Yellow, and Red are the applicable operating status codes for the summer period given the limited number of programs and students on campus. Refer to the operating status grid for detailed guidance. The campus will operate in Green (COVID Normal) status unless circumstances necessitate a change.

A World Forever Changed

One for the History Books


Thanks to a rigorous testing protocol, physical distancing, mask wearing, and many other adjustments, Hamilton navigated the fall 2020 semester with success and applied many of the lessons learned to make spring 2021 even better. Here are some of the sights, sounds, and stories from a year like no other.

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