Expand Your Perspectives
Let’s face it. Many people live in homogeneous communities where people look alike, think alike, and share similar life experiences. There’s comfort in that shared identity, but it limits growth and understanding. More than most organizations, colleges bring together people with different ideas and backgrounds. At Hamilton, we embrace that.
Learn from Each Other
Serious intellectual inquiry and informed engagement with our ever-changing world depend on open dialogue. We all deserve to have our viewpoints heard. Come to Hamilton prepared to share your opinions, challenge assumptions, and, yes, disagree respectfully. Alumni tell us the people they came to know on College Hill changed their lives and remain among their closest friends.
Try Something New
It may sound cliché, but at Hamilton you’ll find opportunities to “step outside your comfort zone.” In addition to meeting people from a variety of backgrounds, you’ll be encouraged to pursue different experiences on campus — like taking on a new hobby or leadership role in a club — or, when off College Hill, volunteering in the local community or taking on a service learning project across the globe.
Body & Mind
Part of the evolving process to “know thyself” is developing self-awareness and making choices aimed at achieving a healthy and fulfilling life. At Hamilton, you’ll find many resources designed to help you build a strong foundation of mental, social, and physical wellbeing.
Lax Team Connects with Alumni Author Through Book Club
The Hamilton men’s lacrosse team has found another way to bond during the academic year and stay connected between semesters and long breaks: a team book club.
Cultivating Sustainable Food Practices in Clinton
Jack Riffle ’12 was teaching in New York City when the reality of the climate crisis hit. It was something he’d recognized for years, but it was no longer something he could ignore.
How do Hamilton students combine their education experiences with their determination to create positive change locally and globally? Our Community Outreach and Opportunity Project is a great place to start.
Obiamaka “Obi” Nnadika ’23 wants to create an avenue for effective change within society. Thanks to an inspiring alumnus and a helpful staff mentor, he earned the chance to study off campus.
From fighting injustices to saving lives, Hamilton alumni are doing meaningful work that touches every part of the world. See how Hamiltonians are making an impact.
Students seek out ways to better understand each other by leading efforts that make sure every person feels seen, heard, and celebrated.