IMPORTANT:  If you plan to arrive by plane at the Syracuse/Hancock international airport, there will be one shuttle pickup daily, in the morning (exact time to be determined).  If your flight is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon, evening or at night, you will spend the night in an airport hotel and travel to campus the following morning.  The College will reserve your hotel room.


New Student Orientation begins August 15, 2023. However, there will be a mandatory International Student Orientation held August 12-14, 2023, prior to normal orientation programming.  Transportation from the Syracuse Airport and the train/bus station in Utica, N.Y. to the Hamilton College campus will be available on a limited basis. You may not arrive any earlier than Thursday, August 10, 2023.

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 9:00 p.m. International Student Services will be available for check-in at the Days-Massolo Center during these hours. You will be provided with a welcome packet that includes your resident hall room key and Hill card.  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. 

Notify Us of Your Travel Plans

When your travel plans are set, please notify the Department of International Student Services of your flight number and arrival time in Syracuse, or your anticipated train or bus arrival time in Utica. We want to have the opportunity to meet you at the airport or bus/train station and bring you to campus.

Please notify us of your travel plans as soon as they are available, using the International Travel Arrival Information Form.


Office / Department Name

International Student Services

Contact Name

Omobonike Odegbami

Director of International Student Services

Office Location
Days-Massolo Center

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