When to Arrive
New Student Orientation begins Tuesday, August 15th, however there will be a mandatory international student orientation held (Dates TBD). The earliest international students may arrive on campus is Sunday, August 13th. 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 on an earlier day, 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 Dean of Students Office 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.