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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.



HWS First Generation Initiative

As the semester gets underway, the Hobart and William Smith First Generation Initiative (FGI) is expanding its reach as the campus resource that's focused on offering guidance, advice and support to acclimate students who are the first or one of the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year institution. Created in 2006, FGI helps first generation college students reach their fullest p...  More >>

Newson '11 Wins Athena Award

Selected as the 2014 recipient of the fifth annual Athena Award for Continuing Education, HWS Health Promotions Administrator Tempe Newson '11 was recently featured in the Finger Lakes Times for receiving the honor. The award, which was founded in 2009, is given to one woman each year who "demonstrates the qualities promoted by the Athena International program of excellence, creativity and ini...  More >>

Steward Earns Top ECAC Honor

Eastern College Athletic Conference Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss recently announced that William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward is the 2013-14 ECAC Division III Female Administrator of the Year. She will be among the honorees at the ECAC Honors Dinner at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Mass., on Sunday, Sept. 28. "I'm deeply honored to have been selected a...  More >>

HWS to Host Research Conference

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host the Fourth Annual Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference on Saturday, Sept. 20. Undergraduate summer research students and faculty from institutions within the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium and other undergraduate schools in the Upstate New York region are invited to participate in this conference, which takes place on campus from 9:3...  More >>

Heron coaching staff gets Rich

GENEVA, N.Y.-William Smith College Head Rowing Coach Sandra Chu introduced Jason Rich as her top assistant coach for the 2014-15 season. Rich joins the Herons after leading the Rochester Institute of Technology women's rowing program last season. "I'm very excited to welcome Jason to our staff," Chu says. "He's a fantastic fit for our program and department and his most recent experiences at RIT ...  More >>


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

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

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