Many Voices, One Hamilton

A Story to Tell

Anyone who ever studied or worked on College Hill has a story to tell — a unique and personal reflection that, when combined with others, captures Hamilton's essence. These "Hamilton voices" resonate with different audiences: for alumni, they spark memories of life-long lessons, mentors and friendships; for students, they portray Hamilton as a place to find your voice and make it heard; for the faculty and staff, these stories instill a sense of pride in the important work they do to transform lives.

Many Voices, One Hamilton provides the framework for illustrating the College's four key attributes through the insights, anecdotes and reflections of alumni, students, professors and employees — the collective voice of Hamilton. These four themes not only define the Hamilton experience, just as they have for nearly two centuries, but also reflect a commitment to our students — the Hamilton promise.

Attributes of a Hamilton Education


Characterized by academic rigor and intellectual engagement, but without distribution requirements, where students have the freedom and responsibility to plan their own course of study with the support of close faculty and advisor relationships. More...


A national leader in teaching effective writing and persuasive speaking, where students are challenged to think critically and communicate their ideas effectively. More ...


A resource-rich environment in a beautiful setting where intellectual curiosity, respect for others' views and the sharing of a common experience lead to deep and enduring friendships. More ...


Cultivating creative, responsible individuals whose reserved self-assurance and independent thinking enable them to be compassionate and confident leaders in their communities. More ...