Summer 2021 Plan
Athletics, Fitness, and Wellness
On March 9, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) presidents announced a plan to resume conference competition, beginning in April, for spring sports. Hamilton will participate in a carefully planned, abbreviated schedule with stringent safety protocols. As long as conditions surrounding the pandemic remain favorable, and policies and protocols across New York and New England permit it, Hamilton will support NESCAC conference competition for all spring sports teams. Regrettably, the allowance for spectators for spring sports is restricted to students, faculty, and staff who are in the Hamilton testing program. Parents should follow the current campus visitor policy.
Club Sports and Intramurals
Many club sports and intramural activities cannot achieve physical distancing and therefore will not be able to proceed as normal. The Athletics Department will work with club and intramural teams to conceive of and implement creative ways to achieve physical movement, team building, and fun.
Fitness and Recreation [Rev., Jan. 27]
Programs, facilities, and opportunities for fitness and recreation are priorities for supporting physical and mental health. Facilities have been reconfigured to provide a safe environment, and high frequency enhanced cleaning methods are employed.
All facilities are open for students at designated times. The Athletic Department makes every effort to maximize facility availability for general use by the College community. Sanitized recreational equipment is available to students for daily checkout, and the scheduling and support for special events, games, and tournaments are provided through the Recreation Office.
The Wellness Program continues to provide an additional layer of opportunity for students to participate in healthy activity and learn strategies for healthy living. The program features a 12-part lecture series, a variety of fitness activities, and weekly stress management and meditation sessions. Additional programming is offered, covering such topics as nutrition, positive psychology, and sleep.