As you consider working or prepare to work at Hamilton, these resources provide important information about life in and around Clinton and additional professional opportunities in the area for spouses and partners.

Living Locally

Hamilton College is located in Clinton, N.Y., pop. 1,700, and features several eateries and shops (many locally owned!), and one of the best farmers markets in the area. Additional shopping, dining, cultural experiences, and recreational opportunities are just 10-15 minutes away, and the Adirondack Park is a favorite destination for hiking, skiing, camping, and other outdoor activities.

Child Care

While Hamilton does not own or operate a child care center, it provides for the Clinton Early Learning Center, a not-for-profit organization that is run independently of the College. The Center accepts children from the ages of 18 months through five years. The Center is located in Clinton Elementary School on Chenango Avenue in Clinton. For details call the Center at 315-557-2340 or 315-557-2341, or visit https://clintonelc.com.

Visit greatschools.org for additional information.


Clinton is located 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast, 90 minutes west of Albany, three hours from Niagara Falls, and four hours from Boston or New York City.

In addition to local taxi services, local and regional transportation options include:

Faith-Based Opportunities

Hamilton has a vibrant spiritual life community. The students and staff of the chaplaincy invite everyone from various viewpoints and inherited religious traditions and spiritual practices to deepen their sense of the meaning and purpose we discern for our lives as individuals, members of this community, and engaged citizens of our world.

Local Faith Communities

Regional Healthcare

Utica is home to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and the state-of-the-art Wynn Hospital, which opened its doors in October 2023. The system is operated by a single management team and helps enhance services for the residents of the Mohawk Valley through greater collaboration and improved clinical quality for patient and resident care.

The MVHS Medical Group has more than 20 primary care locations, a Children’s Health Center, a Women’s Health Center, and general, orthopedic, and neurological surgeons to serve our community’s healthcare needs.

Employment Resources for Spouses and Partners

Dual-career employment is a national issue and one that Hamilton continues to address as we endeavor to recruit and retain a talented and dedicated faculty and staff.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Hamilton is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Its website contains free resources and a listing of faculty and staff positions at nearby colleges and universities.

M3 Placement & Partnership

M3 Placement & Partnership (315-624-2210) provides support for relocating families at no cost to Hamilton employees and their families. The firm concentrates and specializes in many aspects of central New York.


Human Resources

Office Location
Philip Spencer House

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