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Major Events


Orientation

Orientation

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

President Wippman at Convocation

Convocation

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.

AlexBday

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.

FebFest

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 and Charter

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.

Commencement

Commencement

The 2017 commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 21, at 10:15 a.m., in the Scott Field House. Tickets are not required. The ceremony will be streamed live online.

Reunions

Reunions

Each June, Hamilton welcomes back more than 1,000 alumni and guests for Reunions. Save the dates June 8-11, 2017!

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