summer program details
Enrollment for Hamilton College Opportunity Program students only
- Make transportation arrangements (see below)
- Complete Summer Program questionnaire
- Review this page to see what to bring and what to leave at home
- Submit the following documentation prior to arrival:
- Copy of medical insurance card
- Signed copy of parent 2016 U.S. Federal tax form 1040
- Signed copy of parent 2016 New York State tax form (NYS residents only)
- Submit medical records
- Log into the student portal to submit all medical information prior to your arrival on campus.
Transportation to and from Campus:
If Traveling by Train, Bus and Airline
Transportation will only be provided to and from the Utica NY train/ Greyhound bus station and Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, NY.
- Arrivals to the program: must be between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 1st.
- Airline departures: must be after 7:00pm for Friday, August 3rd or on the morning of Saturday, August 4th from Syracuse Hancock Airport, Syracuse, NY.
- Train or bus departures: must be after 6:00pm for Friday, August 3rd or on the morning of Saturday, August 4th from the Utica NY train/Greyhound bus station.
Notify the Opportunity Programs office of your travel plans so that we can coordinate pick up at Airport and Train station.
Things to bring
- Two sets of extra long sheets (80" in length - non-fitted sheets are best), pillow, pillowcases and a spread or blanket
- Handtowels and small bathroom rug, cloth or mesh laundry bag
- Athletic, but comfortable bathing suit
- Raincoat, umbrella and rainboots
- Hangers for clothes
- Wrist watch or alarm clock ( not on your phone)
- Gym clothes, sweatshirt, sneakers and flip-flops
- Extra sneakers if muddy
- Extra pair of eyeglasses in case of accident, or prescription as an alternative
- Your original Green Card, if applicable, must be with you
Dress Clothing for Two Special Events (Required)
Semi-formal dress required. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Breland.
- YES: dress, dress shoes, dress pants, suit jacket and tie required
- NO: sneakers, casual or cargo pants
Things to leave at home
There is only limited storage available for students traveling over 500 miles one way to campus. Please do not bring anything for the academic year.
- Automobiles: no private automobiles are authorized during the summer or the academic year for first-year students.
- Computers, laptops, kindles, ipads, etc., TVs, refrigerators and microwaves are not authorized during the summer.
Cell Phone Policy
Students may bring a cell phone, but will check it upon arrival. Cell phones will be returned to students each weekend. Students will have the ability to call home if necessary.