Forty-five members of the class of ’21 and six transfer students arrived on the Hill on Jan. 12 to register, move in and take part in Hamilton orientation. The College offers January admission to about 30-40 students per year to fill vacancies created by students on leave and studying abroad.
After moving in to their residence halls, students and their families attended a luncheon with a welcome and remarks by President David Wippman, Dean of Admission Peaches Valdes, and Interim Dean of Faculty Margaret Gentry. Later on Friday they took part in matriculation, where they signed the official College Register at this annual and historic Hamilton tradition.
Over the next four days the “Jans” and transfers will meet with residence hall advisors, learn about the curriculum and consult with their academic advisors. They’ll also relax with a movie night, have dinner with faculty and orientation leaders, and play Big Prize Bingo. Spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.