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The Office of Student Activities is your one-stop shop for getting involved at HWS! We work hard to provide a calendar full of exciting programs and events for the entire campus.

What We Do!

Plan and Support Campus-Wide Events!

Whether it’s the Latin American Organization’s annual Masquerade Ball, or Homecoming and Family Weekend’s Quad-a-Palooza and CABaret, there is always something fun going on around campus! Learn more about all our programs here!

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Activities is home to over 90 organizations, there’s literally something for everyone! On the rare occasion that you can’t find a club that’s perfect for you, we are more than willing to help you start your own.

Student Organizations are a vital part of the HWS student learning experience. Members learn critical leadership, inter-personal and cultural competency skills that augment the academic mission of the Colleges.

Start a New Club or Student Organization

2014 Student Organization and Club Manual

HWS CollegiateLink Manual for Clubs & Student Organizations

Contact the Student Activities Student Publicist for assistance with developing club and student organization publicity materials!

Scandling Center Resources

Reserve a table or window in the Scandling Center by visiting the HWS Student Activities CollegiateLink page and using your HWS credentials to log-in!

Looking to advertise your event via the twice-weekly poster route? Drop off 14 posters to the Student Activities Office on the 2nd floor of Scandling by 10am Mondays and Thursdays!

Reserve a table or window



Koshare to Benefit Arts at The Smith

November at the Colleges entail several things: colder weather, idyllic fall scenes on campus, and the Annual Koshare Dance Collective show. Koshare will open its doors to students and community members at The Smith Center for the Arts on Seneca Street on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Koshare co-presidents Caroline Demeter '15 and Kathryn Bezbathenko '15 have dedicated a sig...  More >>

Hands Up: the Social Justice Forum

This November, Sankofa: the Black Student Union along with the help of the Race and Racism Coalition will host an educational forum connecting the events happening in Ferguson, Mo., to the everyday lives of students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The on-campus event, titled "Hands Up: the Social Justice Forum," will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandli...  More >>

HWS Sports Weekend

This weekend Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host a number of sporting events, including Heron soccer and swimming and diving, Statesmen football and ice hockey, an HWS sailing regatta, and more. The William Smith soccer team will host the first and second rounds of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship on Nov. 15 and 16. The Herons will take on Keene State on Cozzens Fiel...  More >>

CSA Hosts 'Trip to the Tropics'

In annual fashion, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) will host its semi-formal event, "Trip to the Tropics," to celebrate the Caribbean's melting pot of African, Asian and European heritage and culture. Following an "under the sea" theme, "Trip to the Tropics" will feature a wide range of performances and activities, including a presentation by an animal handler, a Jamaican dance performanc...  More >>

Mental Illness: Overcoming Darkness

Founder and Executive Director of the organization Overcoming the Darkness, Eric Weaver will join Hobart and William Smith to present a talk, "Understanding Mental Illness in the Community." The mission of Overcoming the Darkness is to increase the overall understanding of mental illness and provide a way to openly talk about the challenges of mental health. The organization provides law enforcem...  More >>


Office of Student Activities
Scandling Center
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3513
Fax: (315) 781-3511