Each August, members of the newest class and transfer students arrive on campus for nine days of adventure trips and on-campus programming.


Hamilton College opens its academic year at the end of August with a traditional Convocation ceremony. Members of the administration welcome students and new faculty, and academic achievement prizes are awarded to students.

Fallcoming & Family Weekend

Come back to Hamilton to experience the campus in all its fall glory. The weekend provides opportunities to attend classes, performances, athletic events and educational Family Colleges.

Alexander Hamilton's Birthday

In January, alumni, parents and friends around the globe celebrate Hamilton College’s namesake and one of this country’s greatest founding fathers.

Sacerdote Great Names Series

The Sacerdote Great Names Series brings to campus national and international leaders in government, business, science and the arts.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a forum where speakers discuss contemporary issues and model respectful dialogue from different perspectives.

Feb Fest

Feb Fest livens up the campus during the middle of winter. Events have included snow sculpture competitions, chocolate tastings, snoccer (snow soccer), chili cook-offs, ice skating party, beer tasting, concerts and more.

Class & Charter Day

Class & Charter Day is a convocation on the last day of spring classes. Academic and scholarly achievement prizes are awarded to students and faculty members.


The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 10:15 a.m., in the Scott Field House. Tickets are not required. The ceremony will be streamed live online.


Each June, Hamilton welcomes back more than 1,000 alumni and guests for Reunions.

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