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International Student Services

Arrival at Hamilton College

IMPORTANT:  If you plan to arrive by plane at the Syracuse/Hancock international airport, there will be one shuttle pickup daily, in the morning (exact time to be determined).  If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon, evening or at night, you will spend the night in an airport hotel and travel to campus the following morning.  The College will reserve your airport hotel room.

Orientation

New Student Orientation begins Monday, August 15th, however there will be a mandatory international student orientation held.  The earliest international students may arrive on campus is Sunday, August 14th. Transportation from the Syracuse Airport and the train/bus station in Utica, NY to the Hamilton College campus will be available on a limited basis.   

If you arrive on an earlier day, we cannot guarantee your residence hall room will be ready, nor can we provide transportation to the College. Therefore, you and your family (if applicable) will need to stay at a hotel near the College until your on campus room is ready. Please feel free to check the Admissions Office’s list of area accommodations.

If you plan to drive to campus with your family and/or friends, please arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Dean of Students Office is open during these hours and someone can provide you with a welcome packet that includes your residence hall room key. If you are flying alone and we are providing pick up service, we will make arrangements to provide you with your room key. Be aware that many international flights arrive late at night. 

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