Major Events

Reunions Chapel


Each June, Hamilton welcomes back more than 1,000 alumni and guests for Reunions.



The 2019 commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 26, at 10:15 a.m., in the Scott Field House. Tickets are not required. The ceremony will be streamed live online.

Pre-Orientation 2016: Welcome to the Hamily


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


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.

Hamilton Saturdays Fall Banner

Fallcoming & Family Weekend

Come back to Hamilton October 25-28 to experience the campus in all its fall glory. The weekend provides opportunities to attend classes, performances, athletic events and educational Family Colleges.

Alexander Hamilton Birthday

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.

Class & Charter Day 2017

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.

Great Names/Common Ground Rice and Rice

Sacerdote Great Names Series

The Sacerdote Great Names Series brings to campus national and international leaders in government, business, science and the arts.


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.

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