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 Caribbean Student Association'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 more than 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

2015 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



Statesmen open the season at Utica on Tuesday

The Hobart College soccer team opens 2015 with a non-league game under the lights at Utica College on Sept. 1. Statesmen Head Coach Shawn Griffin, in his 16th year at the helm, welcomes back 21 student-athletes from last year's roster and adds nine newcomers to the squad. After taking on the Pioneers on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Hobart will travel to take part in the 2015 Potsdam College Cup. The States...  More >>

President's Welcome 2015

Celebrating the launch of the academic journey for the HWS Classes of 2019, the traditional President's Welcome during Orientation Weekend brought together this year's 645 first-year students, their families and members of the campus community to officially welcome the new students on their first day at the Colleges. "I have confidence that this new beginning in your lives promises to be one of e...  More >>

Convocation 2015: Celebrating Opportunities

Illuminating the many distinct ways in which Hobart and William Smith prepare students to lead lives of consequence, Convocation not only marked the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year and the welcoming of new HWS community members, but also served as a moment to consider how the Colleges continue to be meaningfully enhanced and enriched. "We are called together as a community to celebrate t...  More >>

Convocation Begins a New Academic Year

Literally a "calling together," the tradition of Convocation brings the entire Hobart and William Smith community together to celebrate the new semester and to set the tone for the academic year ahead. The annual ceremony will take place on Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. on the Stern Lawn, where President Mark D. Gearan and Provost Titilayo Ufomata will be joined by HWS Board Chair Maureen Collins Zu...  More >>

Introducing the Classes of 2019

The Hobart and William Smith Classes of 2019, who arrive for Orientation on Friday, Aug. 28, include high school class presidents and team captains, filmmakers and editors of school papers, volunteers for national nonprofits and an outdoor enthusiast who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail this summer. The 645 new Statesmen and Herons hail from 35 states and 18 countries - as far away Thailand, Li...  More >>


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

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