Hamilton College, located in Clinton, New York, is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. It is distinguished by a rigorous open curriculum, a need-blind admission policy that ensures access to talented students with limited financial means, and a focus on preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose.(see more)
Hamilton College, located in Clinton, New York, is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. It is distinguished by a rigorous open curriculum, a need-blind admission policy that ensures access to talented students with limited financial means, and a focus on preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose.
Hamilton College 2022-23 Senior Athletic Awards
Six members of the Class of 2023 were recently named winners of annual senior athletic awards. The awards were presented on May 16 at the Jack B. Riffle Celebration for senior varsity athletes.
2023 Class & Charter Day Awards
Hamilton's annual Class & Charter Day took place on May 9. Established in 1950, the event combines the traditional Class Day celebrating the end of classes with a commemoration of the granting of the College's charter on May 26, 1812. The ceremony features an address by a historian, trustee, graduate, or faculty member whose topic is related to Hamilton's history and traditions. Academic and scholarly achievement prizes are awarded to students and faculty. More than 150 students were honored, and faculty were recognized for having received teaching awards and dean's scholarly achievement prizes.
Class of 1979 Travel Awards 2022-23
Six students received Class of 1979 Student Travel Awards for the 2022-23 academic year. The awards, established by alumni from Hamilton's Class of 1979, offer financial assistance to certain outstanding Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world or present their work at conferences.
Spring Theatre Production: Rent
A cast and crew of more than 70 students participated in eight sold-out performances of the Spring Theatre production of Jonathan Larson's "Rent." The groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning show reinvented musicals when it debuted in 1996. An inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City's East Village, "Rent" tackles addiction, poverty, AIDS, and most of all, love. The production was directed by Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer.
COOP Service Interns 2022-23
Hamilton's Community Outreach and Opportunity Program (COOP) Service Internship Program began in fall 2009 to connect students with area service organizations. During their first two years at Hamilton, service interns work at least six hours per week on site at their non-profit agencies, helping them identify skills and interests and explore career options. When a group of interns "graduates" after their sophomore year, they're on the road to becoming leaders in the community.
Wellin Museum Docents - Spring 2023
The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art joins traditional object-based learning with advances in interdisciplinary approaches. With more than 6,000 works of art and artifacts, the Wellin's collection represents a broad range of cultures, historical periods, artistic practices, and movements. The Wellin's student docents are integral to the work of the museum and participate in various aspects of museum operation. They lead tours, collaborate with Hamilton faculty to provide customized, interdisciplinary gallery programs that support teaching and learning, and work on specialized projects within a specific museum department.
Off-Campus Study: New York City Program
Fourteen students are participating in Hamilton's New York City Program this spring. The program is structured so that students spend four days a week as interns in a firm or organization, attend weekly seminars on the semester's topic, and complete an independent project. About two-thirds of Hamilton students study off campus for a semester or longer through opportunities that can include language programs, internships, and field research.
Academic Year in Madrid, Spain
The Hamilton College Academic Year in Madrid, Spain, offers students the opportunity to develop true linguistic proficiency and to experience the many facets of Spanish life. Through personal contact with the culture, language, ideals, and customs of another country, participants step beyond the familiarity and comforts of their own environment to gain a new perspective on international affairs and a greater respect for and understanding of another people. About two-thirds of Hamilton students study off campus for a semester or longer through opportunities that can include language programs, internships, and field research.
Students Attend Biomedical Research Conference
Fourteen members of ROOTS, Hamilton's Society for Students of Color in STEM, attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, Calif. Funding for the trip was provided by Hamilton's Dean of Faculty Office and a grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The students were accompanied by Associate Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck and Assistant Professor of Biology Rhea Datta.
Seniors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
The Hamilton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce the election of 15 members of the Class of 2023. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honorary society in the United States, honors students for both excellence in academic achievement and breadth of intellectual study.
Dean's List - Fall 2022
More than 1,170 students have been named to the fall 2022 Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have carried a course load of four or more graded credits throughout the semester and earned an average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Off-Campus Study: Washington, D.C., Program
Nine students are participating in the Hamilton Program in Washington this fall. The program provides a combination of academic study and experience in national government. Students in the program conduct research and attend two seminars led by a resident member of Hamilton's government department, and at the same time work full time in congressional or executive offices, think tanks, NGOs, non-profits, and lobbying and consulting firms.
New Students Matriculate at Hamilton
Hamilton recently welcomed approximately 480 new students to the college community. They were selected from a pool of 9,899 applicants from 35 states and 26 countries.
The Class of 2022 graduated on Sunday, May 22, in a ceremony concluding the College's 210th year. Gillian Zucker, a member of the Class of 1990 and president of business operations for the NBA's LA Clippers, was awarded an honorary degree and delivered the Commencement address. In her remarks, Zucker compared her time at Hamilton with that of this year's graduates, who were sophomores when the COVID-19 pandemic began. "Your resilience - the way you refused to be denied your Hamilton experience - it is an inspiration," she told the graduates. Hamilton's 492 graduates now join an alumni body of more than 23,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government and the arts.
2022 Parilia Classics Conference
Six Hamilton students were among the presenters at Parilia, an annual undergraduate classics conference that brings together students from Skidmore, Union, and Hamilton Colleges. The conference derives its name from an ancient Roman festival in honor of the founding of the city, which was traditionally dated to April 21, 753 BCE. It is held annually on or around Rome's birthday, and the host rotates between the three participating colleges. Skidmore hosted the conference this year.
Student Assembly 2020-21
The Student Assembly is a duly-elected representative organization that works on behalf of Hamilton students. As such, it acts with the ability to work and communicate with the faculty, staff, college administration, and other affiliated groups. Student Assembly works to support three goals - to actively promote undergraduate student interests, provide student organizational support, and to provide the experience of handling leadership. Every year, Student Assembly works on topics ranging from campus improvements to college issues, as well as recognizing and funding more than 100 student organizations.
Hamilton Mathletics 2019-20
Twelve of Hamilton's most talented math students are members of the 2019-20 Mathletics Team. In December, team members sat for the William Powell Putnam Exam, a challenging national undergraduate mathematics test administered by the Mathematical Association of America. The team is coached by Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Dykstra.
NY6 Research Conference
Twenty-two Hamilton students presented their research at the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference at Union College. The presentations were based on research in the sciences and through Emerson Foundation grants conducted during the summer with Hamilton faculty.
Upstate Medical University Summer Program
Seven students are participating in the six-week Hamilton College U-Care Summer Volunteer Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., gaining hands-on clinical experience to better prepare them for careers in the medical professions. The program also gives students exposure to the field with lectures and opportunities to shadow during patient rounds.