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First-Year Experience

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About the First-Year Experience Program

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is all about creating opportunities for you (the first-year student!) to connect with fellow students, campus resources, activities and organizations, and possibilities for broadening your Hamilton experience and making the most of your four years on the Hill.  In addition, you can also earn prizes simply for attending events!

From our annual Kick-Off BBQ and Diversity & Difference student panel to weekend outings to the Clinton Cider Mill and local bowling alley, the FYE has a packed fall semester planned, with something for everyone.  Our programming emphazises social opportunities, diversity and difference, mind, body & balance, academic resources, and community engagement.  All of our events are free and open to all students. 

First-year students earn FYE points throughout the year by attending and signing in at FYE core programs and eligible events.  You can find a regularly updated listing of these events in the calendar on the right of this page, and in our weekly FYE emails.  Prizes include giftcards to favorite campus coffeeshop Opus and the campus bookstore, movie passes, plenty of FYE gear, and a few big surprises to be announced.  On top of that, For more details on points and prizes, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Questions about Hamilton's FYE program? Email FYE@hamilton.edu

Welcome from the FYE Leaders

We look forward to working with the Class of 2020 to insure that your time at Hamilton is the best it can possibly be. You can find out more about our individual interests on the FYE Leader page. Please contact any of us if you have questions about the program, or about Hamilton in general. We can't wait to show you what an amazing community exists on the Hill!

2016-17 FYE Leaders will be announced this summer!

 

Past FYE Leaders:


2015-16 FYE Leaders: Left to right: Bennett Hambrook '17, Denise Meza Reyes '16, and Brandon Willett '18

2014-15 FYE Leaders: Left to right: Tessa Chefalo, Coordinator of FYP, Bennett Hambrook '17, Eric Lintala '16, Denise Meza Reyes '16, and Courtney Somerville '16