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Opportunity Program (OP) Advising

In addition to their faculty advisor, students in our program receive individualized OP advising. Students meet with their OP advisor frequently to check in, discuss how courses are going, navigate the Hamilton curriculum and review requirements for their concentration, make tutoring arrangements, plan for study abroad, receive career and financial guidance, and more!

Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence is a space near the Opportunity Program office that provides students with a quiet space to study and complete their work individually, or to come together for group study or review. This center is open Sunday-Friday and is staffed by students in OP.


Through a strategic partnership with the Writing Center, Oral Communication Center, QSR, students in the Opportunity Programs have access to both one on one and group-facilitated tutoring. If there is a subject that these centers do not provide support for, our office will work to find someone on campus who can.

Financial Assistance

All students in Opportunity Programs receive financial aid that meets 100% of their demonstrated financial need. Students in good standing also have the cost of their books and academic supplies covered every semester through graduation. There are also funds available to help students cover unexpected emergencies. Students in our program graduate with significantly reduced loan amounts compared to students who are not in the Opportunity Program.

Waived or Reduced Fees

Students in OP can take advantage of a reduced enrollment deposit fee, art and music class fees, as well as support with study abroad fees.

Personal Support

Members of the Opportunity Program staff sit on various committees at Hamilton that allow them to advocate for students in the program. These committees include, but are not limited to, the Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS), Hamilton Cares Committee (HCC), ALEX Advising Subcommittee, ALEX Learn Subcommittee, Transitions Committee, etc. The Opportunity Program staff works intentionally to partner with key stakeholders around campus to ensure students in the program are made aware of the numerous opportunities and resources that are made available to them at Hamilton.


Office / Department Name

Opportunity Program

Contact Name

Aaron Ray

Director of Opportunity Program

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