Monday, April 16

You are invited to attend our Accepted Student Open House and experience life on College Hill! The all-day program will provide a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with current students, faculty, and staff.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 16, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Registration and Welcome Center
Hamilton staff and students will be available to chat about all things Hamilton! Refreshments available.
Fillius Events Barn (#18 on map)
8:30–11 a.m.
Visit a Hamilton Class

Take this opportunity to sample Hamilton classes. Check in at the Class Kiosk in the Welcome Center for a list of available courses.
Fillius Events Barn (#18 on map)
9 a.m., 10 a.m., & 1:15 p.m.
Student-led Campus Tours
Experience Hamilton’s idyllic 1,350-acre hilltop campus!
Fillius Events Barn (#18 on map)
9:15–10 a.m.
Faculty Seminar: Lessons from a Bed of Nails

ordon Jones, professor of physics, will use a vacuum bazooka and a floating bowling ball to explain why our ears pop and ships float.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)
9:15–10 a.m.
Financing Your Hamilton Education

Join Director of Financial Aid Cameron Feist as he reviews the components of students’ financial aid awards, discusses financing options, and answers frequently asked financial aid questions.
Siuda House (#44 on map)
10:15–11 a.m.
Faculty Seminar: The Creation of Emotional Solidarity (or How Groups Get Formed)

Join Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology and recent recipient of the 2018 American Sociological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, as he discusses what makes people fall in love, follow rock bands, and donate to their colleges fifty years after graduating.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building (#14 on map)
10:15–11 a.m.
January Admission Explained

Jack Fitch, assistant dean of admission, and students who participated in the January Admission program will give a brief presentation about this opportunity. Representatives from Arcadia University, SEA Semester, and the Center for Interim Programs will also be available to answer questions about their respective programs.
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson (#17 on map)
10:15–11 a.m.
Open House: Taylor Science Center

Explore the resources and state-of-the-art facilities made available to our students in the Taylor Science Center. Faculty and current students representing biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, psychology, and physics will be available to discuss their current work at Hamilton.
Taylor Science Center (#42 on map)
11:15 a.m.
Congratulatory Remarks
President David Wippman and Dean of Admission T. Peaches Valdes welcome the Class of 2022 and their families.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center (#12 on map)
noon–1:30 p.m.
Luncheon with Hamilton Community Members

Enjoy a catered lunch with administrators, faculty, athletic coaches, and performance directors. Margaret Bundy Scott Field House (#68 on map)
noon–1:30 p.m.
Student Activities Fair

Learn about Hamilton athletics, campus clubs, and student organizations. All attendees are automatically eligible to win a Hamilton sweatshirt and other cool Hamilton gear. You must be present to win!
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House (#68 on map)
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Residence Hall Tours

With 25 residence halls on campus, students have many choices regarding how and where they live during their time at Hamilton. Tours featuring a sampling of residential options will leave from outside Dunham Hall at 1:15, 1:45, and 2:15 p.m.
Dunham Hall (#75on map)
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Student-led Campus Tours

Experience Hamilton’s idyllic 1,350-acre hilltop campus!
Siuda House (#44on map)
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Open House: Arthur Levitt Public Aairs Center
The Levitt Center supports students interested in addressing long-standing social problems in innovative, creative, and ethical ways. Stop by to learn about our transformational leadership, social innovation, engaged citizenship, and scholarly research programs; and take a student-led tour of our Social Innovation Lab.
You are invited to attend a Financial Aid session to be held in the morning. In addition, financial aid representatives will be on hand throughout the day to answer general questions or to meet individually with families by appointment.

Key Locations and Hours

Open House Welcome Center

  • 8:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
    Fillus Events Barn (#18 on map)
  • 1:30—5 p.m.
    Siuda Admission House (#44 on map)

Admission and Financial Aid Office

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
A financial aid representative will be available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Siuda House (Admission and Financial Aid) (#44 on map) to answer general questions or to set up individual appointments with a financial aid officer.

Wellin Museum of Art

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(#82 on map)

College Store – Barnes and Noble

9 a.m.-6 p.m.
(#17 on map)

Library and Computer Center

8 a.m.-2 a.m.
(#43 on map)

Dining Services

  • Howard Diner (#18 on map)
    9 a.m.-midnight

  • Commons Dining Hall (#58 on map)
    Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m.
    Lunch: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Dinner: 5-8:30 p.m

  • McEwen Dining Hall (#13 on map)
    Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m.
    Lunch: 11 a.m-2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 4:30-8 p.m.

  • Café Opus (coffeehouse in McEwen, #13 on map)
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30-11:30 p.m.

  • Café Opus 2 (coeehouse in Science Center, #42 on map)
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 7:30-11:30 p.m.

  • Euphoria Smoothies at Sadove Student Center (#17 on map)???????
    9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Can't make it to Open House?

Accepted Student Visit Days

Take a tour. Sit in on a class. Join a current student for lunch.
On April 3, 10, 17, and 24, you can even spend the night! Five days advance notice is required for an overnight.

Virtual Tour
Taylor Science Center

Virtual Tour

If you can't get to our beautiful campus this summer (or even if you can and can't get enough!), here is the next best thing.

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