Each August, members of the newest class and transfer students arrive on campus for nine days of adventure trips and on-campus programming.
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.
In January, alumni, parents and friends around the globe celebrate Hamilton College’s namesake and one of this country’s greatest founding fathers.
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 & Charter Day is a convocation on the last day of spring classes. Academic and scholarly achievement prizes are awarded to students and faculty members.
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.