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Welcome class of 2021!

New Student Orientation for members of the class of 2021 and transfer students will begin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

OrientationResidence hall move-in will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on that date, and a full schedule of welcome activities for students and families is planned.* More details are available on the orientation schedule

About the Program

Orientation at Hamilton consists of two parts: adventure trips and on-campus programming. Orientation trips are designed to introduce new students to the Hamilton community and the surrounding area through a variety of activities: from canoeing to youth mentoring to beekeeping, adventure trips cover a myriad of interests and experiences. 

See all trips and register

If you have any questions about arrival day, orientation, or adventure trips, please contact Director of Orientation and First-Year Programs Tessa Chefalo at tchefalo@hamilton.edu or by phone at 315-859-4846. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hill!

*Arrival day for F-1 International students only will take place on Sunday, August 13, 2017. International student orientation is on Monday, August 14, and all international students will also participate in New Student Orientation from August 15-23, 2017.

Contact Information


Tessa Chefalo

Director of Orientation and First-Year Programs
315-859-4846 tchefalo@hamilton.edu
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