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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.



William Smith Dinner Welcomes Students

As a capstone to Orientation weekend, the William Smith Class of 2018 joined with deans of the College, senior class student leaders and other HWS community members for the Welcome Dinner at Bristol Gym. With a history spanning more than 100 years, the annual tradition, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 31, unites the first-year students as they celebrate the beginning of their academic careers an...  More >>

Matriculation for Hobart Class of 2018

As their first weekend on campus drew to a close, the Hobart Class of 2018 gathered in Albright Auditorium on Sunday evening for the Hobart Matriculation Ceremony where they were officially deemed members of Hobart College and welcomed into the community by HWS faculty, alumni and fellow students. "You join today the many thousands of men, who have since 1822 been proud to have studied at Hobart ...  More >>

Official Start for the Classes of 2018

Following their first day at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Classes of 2018 gathered with families and friends on Stern Hall Lawn where they were officially welcomed to campus at the traditional President's Welcome Ceremony. "Under the mentorship of faculty and guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the next four years will give you the confidence and...  More >>

The Classes of 2018 Have Arrived

It was a milestone moment this morning for the Hobart and William Smith Classes of 2018 as they arrived on campus to begin their collegiate careers and kick off Orientation 2014. Following in annual tradition, each first-year student received an individual welcome and handshake from President Mark D. Gearan on the steps of Coxe Hall - the very place where students will receive their diplomas upon...  More >>

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. Founded by Associate Dean of William Smith College Lisa Kaenzig in 2006, FGI helps...  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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