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.
Christian Ovalle ’23, Olivia Davis ’23, and Khady Gueye ’23 hang out on the steps of Benedict Hall.
Physically distanced orientation games on Steuben Field.
Kloe Shkane ’24 holds up the mascot for her cohort group, “The Dunham Ducks,” outside Sadove Center.
Students chat with President David Wippman and Dean of Students Terry Martinez via Zoom as they sign the College Register during Matriculation in the Chapel.
Christian McDaniel ’24 talks to President David Wippman and Dean of Students Terry Martinez via Zoom as he signs the College Register in the Chapel.
COVID testing areas outside the Field House.
A student moves into her residence hall for the fall semester.
Students watch fireworks during Orientation.
Adrian Stefan ’24 and Jungwon Lee ’24 have lunch together in Commons.
Class is held outside Dunham Residence Hall.
Valeria Ruiz ’22 listens over Zoom during Katherine Terrell’s Chaucer Literature class under a tent outside Taylor Science Center.
Professor Edna Rodriguez-Plate leads her Hispanic studies class under a canopy.
Masked and distanced students read in the Taylor Science Center atrium.
Sarah Griffis, visiting assistant professor of religious studies, teaches her class in the Events Barn.
Jonathan Dong '21 tends to the hydroponic lettuce in the Science Center.
Participants in a Musical Alchemy session. Top from left, Kahleel Bernard ’23 and songwriter Anne Buckle. Bottom, Jasmine Gess ’23.
A student sets up her individual tent in the Glen.
Katherine Rijo ’21 wraps decorative paper on her self-care box.
Lily was here to remind us to wear a mask and social distance, and to show us that even an old dog can learn new tricks.
Abigail Moone ’23 chats during a mindfulness rap session in the Chapel.
Director of College Events and Scheduling Lisa Magnarelli works with new students on COVID testing in Tolles Pavilion.
Craig Feist ’23 and Aj Zuckerman ’23 study in the Kirner Johnson second floor atrium.