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summer program details

Dates for the 2021 Program: Saturday, July 10, 2021 - Friday, August 13, 2021
At this time, we hope that the five week summer program will be fully on campus. We will keep accepted students updated with any changes due to State or Health Department guidelines. 


  1. Make transportation arrangements when advised by Opportunity Program staff. Do not make arrangements before dates are confirmed by Mrs. Davis(see below)
  2. Complete Summer Program questionnaire
  3. Review this page to see what to bring and what to leave at home
  4. Submit the following documentation prior to arrival:
    • Copy of medical insurance card
  5. Submit medical records

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, N.Y.

  • Arrivals to the program: must be on Saturday, July 10
  • Testing will be done upon arrival

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
  • Hand towels and small bathroom rug, cloth or mesh laundry bag
  • Athletic, but comfortable bathing suit
  • Raingear,rain boots, umbrella and rain boots, clothes and sneakers for outdoor activities
  • Backpack
  • Medications
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Wrist watch or alarm clock (not on your phone)
  • Gym clothes, sweatshirt, sneakers and flip-flops
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses in case of accident, or prescription as an alternative
  • Laptop - you will be using your own laptop instead of computer labs
  • Your original Green Card, if applicable, must be with you

Dress Clothing for Special Events:  (Required)

Semi-formal dress required. If you have questions or concerns, please contact office staff.

  • YES: nice dress, dress shoes that you can walk in, dress slacks, suit jacket, shirt and tie, round collar shirt, belt
  • NO: sneakers, flip flops, casual or cargo pants, rompers or leggings
  • Please note: Barber shop or beauty salon services are not available during the summer

Things to leave at home

  • Automobiles: no private automobiles are authorized during the summer or the academic year for first-year students.

Contact Information

Aaron Ray

Director of Opportunity Programs
McEwen Hall 104
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4399 315-859-4912 array@hamilton.edu

Student Testimonial

The summer program was difficult but worthwhile. I think it taught everyone just how to be a better student and a better person. It showed you what your values are and how to be independent.

Elizabeth Vasquez ’19

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