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Day of Service

Voter Registration Day

Every year, millions of Americans are not allowed to vote because they miss a deadline or don't know how to register. HWS Votes has collaborated with National Voter Registration Day to ensure that members of the HWS and local community get signed up. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, HWS Votes will assist students and others in registering to vote in the Scandling Campus Center. A non-partisan student group...  More >>

Demuth '51 Honored for Service

This summer, Dr. Robert Demuth '51 was presented with the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Community Service Award in recognition of a nearly 40-year career distinguished by dedication to impoverished individuals throughout the world. The prestigious award is given to members of the HWS family who have shown extraordinary commitment as volunteers, serving their local communities and soci...  More >>

Introducing #HWSRefresh

Starting this week, the HWS social media accounts will begin to use a new hashtag, #HWSRefresh. The hashtag aims to spread messages of comfort, community, and motivation to the student body - spreading the message that no one is alone and that comfort can be found around every corner, whether in the Sunken Garden at Houghton House, by the fireplace in the Scandling Campus Center, or at one's plac...  More >>

Big Brothers Big Sisters Get Involved

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are ready for another rewarding year of partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Rochester. Running for more than a decade, the Big Brother Big Sister program at HWS has sent passionate students each year to work with the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring program. Through the program, Big Brothers and Big Sisters meet...  More >>

Portal Manages, Tracks Campus Involvement

The Office of Student Activities, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) and Information Technology Services have launched a pilot of the web-based program, CollegiateLink, which students will use to apply for community service, civic engagement, or service-learning activities, as well as to manage their involvement in student clubs and organizations. HWS CollegiateLink ...  More >>