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FYE Events

The FYE student leaders plan a year-long series of events, including partnerships with other offices, organizations, and student leaders. Our programs are designed to create opportunities for new students to connect and explore — whether it be a new interest, an idea, new friends, campus resources, or the communities surrounding Hamilton. Stop by an event to meet the leaders and other new students, enjoy free food, and earn FYE points towards Opus gift cards, movie passes, and more.

FYE FALL 2020 events:

August 29
8 - 9 p.m.
FYE Virtual Trivia Night
Test your knowledge of random facts at trivia night!  Prizes will be awarded.
Live on Zoom
September 4
12 - 2 p.m.
Virtual Campus Activities Fair
Learn about opportunities for involvement, action, and social connections at Hamilton.  This year's activities fair will be held virtually!  See your email for a list of participating clubs and organizations, and for the Linktree to all booths.
Live on Zoom
September 5
2 - 5 p.m.
Mini Greens!
Grab a friend and sign up for a 30-minute timeslot to play one of four lawn games: bocce, giant checkers, giant connect 4, or giant jenga.  See your email for registration links and more details. 
Mason Field
All month
Pen Pals
Looking to meet new people? Want to connect with someone who shares your interests? Just like sending and receiving mail?  Sign up for the FYE's pen pals program to be matched with an upperclass student pen pal.  We'll provide fun mail supplies, too.
See your email or the @HamiltonFYE email account for link to sign up
September 15
5 - 6 p.m.
Virtual Resource Crawl
The Writing Center, Oral Communications Center (OCC), and the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center (QSR) are here to support you in your coursework and academic goals.  Stop by this virtual session to learn more about the services and supports offered by each center, and ask any questions you have.  All attendees will receive a treat from Opus after the event!
Live on Zoom.  See email for link and details.
September 22
4 p.m.
Donuts and De-stress
Take a break! Stop by our table to grab free donuts from the Clinton Cider Mill and lots of fun supplies for de-stressing.  We'll have 200 donuts, but they will go fast!
KSTA Amphitheater
September 24
7 - 8 p.m.
Speed Friending
Looking to meet new people?  Want a new friend to grab lunch with or join for a fall afternoon outside?  Come to speed friending!  You'll have a chance to meet up to 10 new people, and if you meet someone you want to know better, we'll treat you to coffee and cookies at Opus!
Live on Zoom.  See email for link and register here to attend.
September 26
1 - 3 p.m.
Tie Dye Event
Make your own tie dye creation! We'll provide all the supplies, and a chance to meet a few new people while also making a tie dye t shirt, mask or socks.  
Babbitt Pavilion.  Register here to attend.
October 7
7 - 8 p.m.
Exploring Identities
A panel of current students discuss their experiences with identity, community, and support systems at Hamilton.
Live on Zoom.  See email for link.
October 9
7 p.m.
Outdoor Movie Night
Celebrate October and the peak of fall with an outdoor (semi-spooky) movie night. Bring a blanket and sign up with a friend, or meet a new friend there!  Click here to register to attend.
Glen House backyard
October 10
3 - 5 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Come out to enjoy the fresh air and carve or decorate a pumpkin!  All supplies provided.  Bring a friend, or meet someone new while you carve.  

This event will be followed by a pumpkin carving/decorating contest on Instagram - after you finish your pumpkin, check out @HamiltonFYE on Instagram for details and a chance to enter your pumpkin and win a prize!

To ensure distancing and adequate supplies, registration is required for pumpkin carving. Click here to sign-up for a spot!

Babbitt Pavilion
October 18
7 - 9 p.m.
Bonfire and S'mores
Join us for a crisp fall evening, time by the bonfire to chat and meet new people, and - of course - s'mores! Sign up with a friend or just come to make some new friends. Click here to register to attend.
Glen House backyard
October 22
4:30 p.m.
Cookies and De-stress
Back by popular demand!  Take a break and stop by our table to grab free treats and lots of fun supplies for de-stressing.  
KSTA Amphitheater
October 23
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Crafting a Self Care Box
Self-care boxes can be a simple tool for reflection, centering, and pause.  At this event, participants will receive materials and prompts for creating their own self-care box.  The process of creating a box and the vessel itself can serve as a source of exploration and a tangible object to return to in moments of need.  In order to ensure adequate supplies and distancing, please click here to register for this event.  If you can't make it in person but still want to create your own self-care box, email fye@hamilton.edu and we will send you a supply kit and instructions.  This event is a part of the Collective Care Initiative.  
Sadove Conference Room
October 23
3 - 5 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch
We're bringing this fall tradition to you!  Stop by to pick your own pumpkin on campus and enjoy fall treats to-go.
Babbitt Pavilion
October 30
8 p.m.
Virtual Haunted House
Join us for a spooky evening!  See email for link and details.
Live online. Details TBA.

November 7
9 p.m.
Virtual Open Mic
Show off your talents, and/or join to 
Live on Zoom.  See your email for details on how to sign up!

November 12
4 p.m.
Treats and De-stress
Take a break! Stop by our table to grab warm treats and lots of fun supplies for de-stressing.  
Location TBA
November 14
3 - 5 p.m.
DIY Dorm Decor: Mason Jars
Decorate a mason jar to spruce up your room!  Make a pencil jar, vase, candy jar, or whatever you want.  All supplies will be provided.  Sign up for a time here! Have your friends sign up for the same timeslot, or come on your own and meet a new person :)
Events Barn
November 19
6 - 9 p.m.
Gingerbread House Making
Wind down with a simple and sweet craft activity.  Come make your own gingerbread house.  Sign up for a time here!  All supplies will be provided. 
Events Barn


Contact Information

Tessa Chefalo

Director of Orientation and First-Year Programs
315-859-4894 tchefalo@hamilton.edu
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