• Dates & Deadlines

    See a timeline of key dates for first-year students.

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  • New Student Orientation

    New students arrive on campus for required new student Orientation on January 13.

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  • First-Year Experience

    Learn about the opportunities for new students to build connections.


Before Your Student Arrives on Campus

  1. See a timeline of key dates for first-year students.
  2. Have your student waive (or enroll in) student health insurance. The charge appears on your Hamilton College bill. If your son/daughter has coverage through another provider, a waiver must be completed to have the charge removed.
  3. Sign up for Electronic Billing
  4. Read about Student Privacy and Parent Expectations (FERPA)
  5. Familiarize yourself and your student with the Code of Conduct policies and procedures at Hamilton College.

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  • Orientation runs from August 20-28, 2024.
  • Parents and family members are invited to join their student at all orientation sessions between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on arrival day.
  • Student-only required programs begin at 3 p.m., and students and their families are encouraged to say their goodbyes before 3 p.m. After goodbyes, parents and families are invited to attend a family session at 3 p.m. See sessions highlighted in yellow on the full orientation schedule for more information.
  • Check-in and residence hall move-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on January 12, and the first required event for students is at noon the same day.
  • Parents and family members planning to stay overnight in the area are encouraged to book accommodations as soon as you know your travel plans. Visit our accommodations page for a listing of local hotels.
  • Please visit the orientation website for more information.


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