We understand that some students may be concerned about lingering uncertainty due to COVID-19, and might want to explore the option of deferring their enrollment for a semester or year. While we are supportive of gap years that allow students to travel, grow, explore, and learn in new and different ways during an extended period of time before college, you may find that those options are limited at this time.
As you consider your options, we want to reassure you that – thanks to a rigorous testing protocol, a strong emergency response team, a committed faculty, and a student body that cared deeply about our protecting our community – the Hamilton community demonstrated great resiliency and success in managing the pandemic challenges of the past year. You should expect no less in the upcoming year, and know we are planning to return to relatively normal operations this fall.
Hamilton’s normal gap year policy is in place for the current year.