Office of Admission
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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:
  • Hamilton will be open on every Saturday from July 9 to August 27.  Summer Saturday schedule information is available on our website.
  • Prospective families are invited to join us for student-led tours of our state-of-the-art Taylor Science Center to receive a behind the scenes look at research at the college level. Science Center tours will depart from the Siuda Admission House on Fridays at 2:15, June 24-August 5.

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

If you cannot visit campus for an interview, we would be happy to arrange for an off-campus interview with an alumni representative during the fall of your senior year.  

We will begin assigning off-campus interviews after September 1 so if you are unable to make it to campus between now and then, be sure to revisit this page in the fall to learn more about how to request an off-campus interview for Hamilton.