The entire HWS community is invited to attend a gala celebration in honor of the

saturday, october 22, 2022

6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Black tie optional
RSVP by Friday, October 7

tentative and partial schedule of events

Friday, October 21 
Hobart Bicentennial Exhibit Gallery Reception


Time Capsule Celebration 


Stern Family Forum 

Featuring Former Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and Democratic Strategist James Carville LL.D. '13, P'17 moderated by 60 Minutes Correspondent and Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97

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    Chris Christie

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    James Carville LL.D. '13, P'17

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    Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97

william smith field hockey vs union college 4:30 p.m. 


william smith volleyball vs bard college 7:00 p.m. 


hobart ice hockey vs suny canton (exhibition) 7:00 p.m. 


Saturday, October 22
Raising of the Bicentennial Flag


Blackwell Room Ribbon Cutting of stained glass windows  


HWS Veterans Panel and Book Signing


Hobart Swimming and Diving
William Smith Swimming and Diving vs Fredonia 1:00 p.m. 


William Smith Volleyball vs Union College 2:00 p.m. 
William Smith Soccer vs Vassar College 3:00 p.m. 


Bicentennial Mandala Dismantling Ceremony with the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen  


Bicentennial Gala Celebration








area lodging 

Rooms and rates have been reserved for guests attending the Gala. Enter the "Event Name" to take advantage of special rates.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
550 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: HWS Bicentennial Gala 


Fairfield by Marriott
383 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: HWS Gala


41 Lakefront Hotel
Geneva, NY 14456
Event Name: Enter GROUP CODE 101922GAL, click DONE then UPDATE and the Room Block will pop up


del Lago Resort & Casino
1133 NY-414
Waterloo, NY 13165
Event Name: H&WS gala room block
To recieve a discounted rate, call and refer to the hotel block 

For more options on where to stay, click here