Campus Buildings and Grounds
Hamilton values accessibility as one of many forms of inclusivity and routinely makes accessibility improvements across campus, particularly with every major renovation.
Throughout the last several years, the College has partnered with experienced consultants to assess general accessibility for the majority of campus buildings and grounds. These studies are a critical tool in evaluating, prioritizing, and executing future upgrades as part of our sustained investment strategy towards a universally accessible campus. A landscape master planning effort is actively underway and will focus on creating and enhancing accessible connections across campus, while a 2019 study focused on accessible interior spaces. In total, more than 50 buildings supporting academics, student life, and athletics were surveyed.
A phased approach is required to systematically target accessibility improvements due to the enormous scale and complexity of retrofitting our historic campus. Since 2022, the College has committed to budgeting an additional $500,000 each year, on average, for accessibility-related projects not associated with current major renovations.
Accessibility upgrades and enhancements can be seen throughout campus, including at Burke Library, the Wellin Museum of Art, Commons Dining Hall, Wallace Johnson Hall, 20 College Hill Road, Molly Root House, Elihu Root House, and List, as well as outdoor pathways, patios, and other spaces.
Upcoming projects include:
McEwen Dining Hall
Installing an elevator; installing new entrance doors and adding a door operator to the entry vestibule; providing accessible signage and wayfinding; renovating bathrooms; addressing reach range and counter heights at food services; and changing door hardware
Website and Digital Communications
If you encounter accessibility challenges with Hamilton’s website or digital content, please email Communications & Marketing at email@example.com so we can remediate the issue and determine an appropriate accommodation to ensure you obtain the information you want or need.
Accessibility Services for Students
Information about Accessibility Services for students can be found on the Dean of Students website.