What to Expect on Your Campus Visit
As you consider a visit to Hamilton College, please be aware that the safety and security of our prospective students and their families, as well as our admission staff and campus community, is a top priority. Here is what to expect on your campus visit:
Due to the need to adhere to state and campus COVID-19 guidelines, the daily number of families that can participate in self-guided tours is capped and arrival times will be staggered. Therefore, registration is required, and we will not be able to accommodate any walk-in registrations for these events.
If you or others traveling with you have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or been in close or proximate contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 for the 14 days preceding your registered campus visit, you must cancel your visit and reschedule for a later date.
Upon arrival to campus, please check in at Siuda House, home of Hamilton’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid, so that we can properly welcome and advise you. As event offerings are staggered and capped for visitor safety, please arrive only a few minutes before your scheduled time. You should plan for your campus tour to be student led, however if COVID-19 guidelines prevent this, we will offer an opportunity for a self-guided tour. All visitors to campus must wear a mask or other facial covering while indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained outdoors.
After check-in at Siuda House, you will likely meet with a member of our staff in our facility, where we have arranged for physically distanced family seating areas. On warmer days, we look forward to greeting families in our “Outdoor Waiting Room” (under a canopy), on our side porch, or on one of our building’s two patios. Families will be asked to physically distance from one another in family pods.
In order to maintain proper social distancing, the number of visitors at each tour time is capped, and arrival times are staggered. With the exception of your check-in at the Siuda House of Admission and Financial Aid, visitors will not be permitted inside campus buildings.
If you have any questions or concerns about your campus visit, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who prefer to have personal contact with Hamilton students or would like to maintain stricter physical distancing protocols than we can currently provide in a campus visit should consider attending one or more of Hamilton’s many virtual visit options.