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February 12, 2024

Dear Students and Families of the Class of 2024,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to celebrate the Hamilton College Class of 2024 during Commencement Weekend, May 17-19 on College Hill. I know this is an exciting time for your family, and I hope you will be able to join us to share in your student’s graduation.

This schedule of events and weekend information will help you plan activities while you are on the Hill. Tickets will not be required to attend the ceremony, but we ask that guests limit their groups to approximately eight per graduate. Our Commencement webpage will have a livestream available for family and friends who cannot attend.

A reminder to seniors that February 12-16, will be the last opportunity for Senior Portraits. Portraits will be taken in your own business casual attire and provided cap & gown. Seniors should sign up using this link. The portrait sitting and yearbook are free, but printed photos will require purchase. The portrait company will reach out directly with information about packages and pricing. Seniors should reach out to the Hamiltonian Yearbook at yearbook@hamilton.edu with any questions.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact us at 315-859-4529 or collegeevents@hamilton.edu, or visit our Commencement webpage.

All of us on College Hill look forward to welcoming you in May.

Best wishes,
Lisa Magnarelli ’96
Director of College Events and Scheduling


November 8, 2023

Dear Student, Parents, and Family Members of the Class of 2024,

The College’s Commencement exercises are scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. That may seem like a long way off, but now is the time to make accommodation arrangements for guests coming to the Hill that weekend. Since there is limited availability in the greater Clinton area it is important that family and friends reserve hotel rooms as soon as possible. You may refer to Hamilton’s Places to Stay page to see a broad list of establishments in the area.

The Commencement ceremony will take place in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, which has a 5,300 seat capacity. Generally this amounts to 8 guests per graduate. Tickets will not be issued. Friends and family unable to attend the ceremony will be able to watch it streamed live on the web. Following the ceremony, you and your guests are invited to join the Hamilton community for a complimentary picnic.

General information and a tentative schedule can be found on our Commencement webpage to assist you with planning. A complete Commencement weekend schedule and additional information will be mailed to seniors and their families in early 2024. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact the College Events and Scheduling Office at 315-859-4529 or collegeevents@hamilton.edu and we will be pleased to assist you in any way we can.

Best wishes,
Lisa Magnarelli ’96
Director of College Events and Scheduling

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