Welcome to the Hill!

Hamilton’s orientation programs help you transition to the College community while meeting new friends and learning about the many resources and engagement opportunities available on College Hill during your Hamilton years.

January Orientation

January Orientation (January 13-16, 2024) is required for all new students arriving on the Hamilton campus in the spring semester; students should plan to arrive on campus and move into their residence halls on the morning of January 13, 2024. 

August Orientation

Hamilton’s August Orientation program (August 20-28, 2024) consists of two parts: our signature Orientation Adventure Trips, and on-campus orientation programming. New January Admission students are encouraged to participate in an August Orientation Adventure Trip, and will have additional on-campus orientation programming when they arrive on campus the following January.

Additional information about orientation, including the orientation trip registration form, will be sent via email to all new students in May.

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From helping out with a family business to attending Arcadia University in London, what Jans choose to do with those few months before officially matriculating is entirely up to them.

January admission students move in to the dorms, spring 2023.

Jans Join the Hamily

Orientation leaders provided a warm welcome to the January admits as they checked in, moved into their residence hall homes, and got right to it with orientation group meetings, a welcome luncheon with President David Wippman, Dean of Faculty Ngoni Munemo, Vice President for Enrollment Management Monica Inzer, and Dean of Students Chris Card.


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