We offer dozens of events each year from on-campus gatherings like Reunion and Homecoming & Family Weekend to regional events, lectures, tailgates and virtual webinars.
Heron Hall of Honor Reception
Join Herons and their families
- 6 pm Reception with appetizers and open bar
- 7 pm Dinner and Ceremony
Semiformal attireRSVP by August 26
Questions? Contact Liz Dennison Associate Director of Athletics 315-781-3605
Lecture and Symposium to celebrate Bishop John Henry Hobart Day. Bishop John Henry Hobart was the third bishop of New York.Details
Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 1:30 PMThings Done and Left Undone: John Henry Hobart and the Quest for Inclusion
Join “Things Done and Left Undone: John Henry Hobart and the Quest for Inclusion,” a conference sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and Pro-Cathedral of Brooklyn. The conference, held at the Pro-Cathedral of Brooklyn, will feature scholars on Bishop Hobart including The Right Rev. R. William Franklin, the Assisting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island who authored a piece in the summer issue of The Pulteney Street Survey on Bishop Hobart; The Rev. Nita Byrd, the Chaplain and Dean for Spiritual Engagement at Hobart and William Smith; with an introduction by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75, D.D. ’20, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church and the Honorary Chair of the Hobart Bicentennial.Details
Join representatives from the Title IX Office and HWS Athletics to explore the impact of Title IX on the anniversary of the 50th year of this landmark legislation.
Please register in advance here for the webinar.
Questions? Contact Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Title IX Coordinator, Bill Boerner at email@example.com or (315) 781-3922.
Two Cities Reunion in NYC for HWS alums. Attendance is limited. Information on registration will be sent via email to alums of the course.Details
Homecoming and Family Weekend will be held September 30 - October 2, 2022. Visit the Homecoming and Family Weekend webpage for more information.Details
Note that due to COVID-19, our alum trips have been canceled but we are planning future opportunities.
Hosting an Event
We frequently get requests from alums and parents who would like to put together an HWS gathering in their area. We also know that many HWS gatherings happen annually with small groups of friends and classmates. So, whether you are planning a small get-together in a home to welcome new students, a viewing party for a sporting event in a nearby pub, or a holiday celebration, let us know! We can send along some HWS color (like a pennant, balloons and a photo banner) for a great photo, and can also help promote some gatherings.
Invitation lists can range from an intimate group of HWS friends and neighbors, to a larger list that includes all alumni, alumnae and parents in your area. Some events could be alums only, or even certain class years.
HWS events take place in a broad spectrum of venues. If you are hosting in a club, restaurant, bar or museum and there will be food, beverage or tickets to purchase, then it should be a "pay as you go" arrangement. Alumni House can help promote some events, but we don't have a budget to subsidize them.
Be sure to plan far enough in advance. You'll want to make all of the necessary arrangements at your end and give your guests plenty of notice. Be sure to check out the HWS website for other HWS events that may be in your area, as well as timing of religious or federal holidays, or school vacation weeks.
We'd love to hear about your event idea or about an HWS event that you already have planned. Submit the online form with some details of your idea, such as who you want to invite, number of people, etc. Then, an Alumni House staff member will make contact with you to discuss the planning and promotion process (if applicable), or just get you a banner, pennants and balloons for the photo.
After your event, send a list of attendees to Alumni House so we can make note. We can also send you notecards if you'd like to reach out to your HWS guests afterward. Be sure to email any great photos with descriptions to firstname.lastname@example.org.