Office of Admission
315-859-4457 (fax)

Visiting Campus

You can learn a great deal about Hamilton by reading our publications, but there is no substitute for the campus visit. We invite you to visit Hamilton to meet our outstanding students and faculty and see our amazing facilities.

Office Hours

During the academic year (August 19-May 27), our office is open MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are also open most Saturdays in the fall and April.

During the summer (May 31-August 19), our office is open MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are also open most Saturdays in July and August (see below).

Please check the schedule below or the links on this page for more visit options, including information about how to schedule an interview.

Important Updates:
  • The Admission Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday.
  • Hamilton will be open on every Saturday from July 9 to August 27.  Summer Saturday schedule information is available on our website.

Tours and Information Sessions

Tours: 2016 Summer: (from May 23, 2016 until August 19, 2016)
  • Monday-Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays from July 9-August 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Tours: Academic Year: (until May 22, 2016 and after August 19, 2016)
  • MondayFriday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays in the fall from September 10-October 8 and October 22-November 12 at 9:45, 11:00, and 1:00\
Information Sessions: (through November 30, 2016)
  • MondayFriday at 12:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays in the summer at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays in the Fall at 12:15
  • Saturdays in April at 1:15 p.m.

    You do not need to preregister for campus tours or information sessions.

Upcoming Events

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People don't join the Hamilton community for just four years; they belong for a lifetime. For many students, membership in that enduring community begins with the personal interview. Furthermore, because the admission committee works hard to ensure "fit" with Hamilton when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged. An interview will not only provide us with a strong sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application, it will also give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about Hamilton in a personal setting. 

Personal interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. On-campus interviews are available as follows:

  • Weekdays: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15

To schedule an interview, call the Admission Office at 800-843-2655. Because our interviews are fully booked weeks in advance, you should try to schedule an interview well before your intended visit.

Off-Campus Interviews

The deadline for requesting an off-campus interview was December 7 and we are no longer able to accept new requests.  This deadline ensured a reasonable amount of time for our office to process the request and for an Alumni Admission Representative to arrange and conduct the interview as well as submit an evaluation to the Admission Office before the January 1 deadline.  On-campus interviews are available until January 31 and may be scheduled by calling the Admission Office at 800-843-2655.

If you are a student currently residing in mainland China, please note the following option. Hamilton is providing Chinese applicants with an opportunity to participate in a face-to-face interview in China through an organization called InitialView.  After completing your interview, a report including a video of your interview will be sent directly to Hamilton from InitialView. Interviews must be completed by January 20 in order for us to have them in time to consider them for ED2 or Regular Decision applications. We recommend registering as soon as possible, as space fills up quickly. Registration is simple. Just complete the online registration form.