March 5, 2018
Hamilton College is one of America’s finest liberal arts colleges. Just as we continue to expect more from the smart and talented students we are privileged to attract to College Hill, we seek to strengthen further the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs that draw them to our historic campus. This plan outlines how we expect to fulfill our ambitions, maximize the resources entrusted to us, and make Hamilton even stronger. We build from our fundamental mission as a residential liberal arts college and the educational goals defined by our faculty.
The plan identifies new initiatives with the potential to transform a student’s education on College Hill. Most of these ideas will be implemented during the five-year timeframe of this plan; others will take longer. But students enrolling at Hamilton in the future will find an academic program that better prepares them for life in a world of rapid technological, demographic, and social change; a college that purposefully integrates learning inside and outside the classroom; a more robust, coordinated, and expansive experiential learning program; a more diverse and inclusive campus; and a community with greater opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth and well-being.