When to Arrive
Dates for New Student Orientation is to be determined at this time, however there will be a mandatory international student orientation held prior to normal orientation programming. Transportation from the Syracuse Airport and the train/bus station in Utica, NY to the Hamilton College campus will be available on a limited basis.
If you arrive too early, we cannot guarantee your residence hall room will be ready, nor can we provide transportation to the College. Therefore, you and your family (if applicable) will need to stay at a hotel near the College until your on campus room is ready. Please feel free to check the Admissions Office’s list of area accommodations.
If you plan to drive to campus with your family and/or friends, please arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Office of Residential Life is open during these hours and someone can provide you with a welcome packet that includes your residence hall room key. If you are flying alone, and we are providing pick up service, we will make arrangements to provide you with your room key. Be aware that many international flights arrive late at night.