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Family Weekend '12

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315-859-4648 (fax)

Frequently Asked Questions


What do I do when I arrive on campus?

Your first stop should be family weekend registration in the Kirner-Johnson building.
Registration hours are as follows:

Thursday: 3 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.



What is the closest airport to campus?

Syracuse airport is the closest airport to campus, about a 45 minutes drive from the College. Albany airport is another option, located about 90 minutes east of Hamilton.


What is the closest train station to campus?

An Amtrak station is located in Utica, only a twenty minute drive from campus. Trains arrive daily from cities such as New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, and Toronto.


Where can I find accommodations?

For your convenience, Hamilton College has booked blocks of rooms at neighboring hotels. Please make your lodging plans early as hotel space is limited.


Are meals provided while I am on campus?

Saturday breakfast is complementary for all visiting family members. These meal tickets will be given during registration. Lunch and dinner are not included. Dining halls will be open to family members at all other meal times for a set price of $6.50 for lunch and $8.50 for dinner.

To avoid the hassle and enjoy a fun and casual dinner with other Hamilton families, a buffet dinner will be offered at two locations: Daniele's Banquent, 8360 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY (9 minute drive) or Skenandoa Club, 7105 Norton Ave, Clinton, NY
(3 minute drive). Pre-registration is requested, as space is limited. ($35.00 per adult, children 10 and under are free)

If you would prefer to eat out, there are several restaurants in the area that we recommend.


Will family members be able to use facilities such as the gym, climbing wall, or library?

Facilities are open to all visiting family members. 


Where can I get a schedule of Family Weekend events?

Printed brochures with the schedule will be available at the registration desk in the Kirner-Johnson building and can be found at various locations around campus.


Maps and Directions


What will the weather be like?

Average temperatures for late October are usually in the mid to high 50’s with a low in the 40’s. A sweater or jacket is recommended!


How can I reach someone at the registration desk?

If you have any questions during family weekend, staff can be reached from an on-campus phone by calling extension 4657; or 315-859-4657 or 866-729-0314.

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