Have questions about Reunion 2013? We can answer them here!
Think casual and think college. Dig out those Hobart or William Smith beanies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, etc. and get in the spirit. We just love those colorful photo ops!
Reunion is generally a casual weekend, though some people choose to dress up a bit for the Saturday class dinners. Remember that the weather in June can range from 50 to 95 degrees and you should pack and dress accordingly. Even if the forecast is for balmy weather, we suggest packing a jacket or sweatshirt as evenings on the Quad can get chilly-and you want to be prepared in the event that you're inspired to take a sunrise walk along the lake.
Since there are very few rooms on campus that are air conditioned, we recommend that you dress comfortably.
Absolutely! From the Family Festival and Ice Cream Social to just throwing a Frisbee on the Quad, rest assured that there is plenty for the family to do and nearly all activities are open to all ages. Past participants will attest to the fact that Reunion is a blast for everyone. And, back by popular demand- Saturday evening Kid's Camp provided on campus.
Family Festival (Saturday afternoon)
Join Reunion families for an afternoon of crafts, games, caricatures, face painting, hair braiding and other activities for our young attendees. A few of our varsity athletes will be in uniform and ready to play! Bring your sticks and balls- and your game-faces!
Saturday Evening Kid's Camp (Children 12 weeks to 12 years old)
Kid's Camp is being offered to allow parents to enjoy Saturday evening activities with classmates while their children are in a safe and fun environment. The sessions runs on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Children must be pre-registered by June 4, 2012. Pizza, snacks and beverages are provided. If your child has other dietary needs (e.g. strained carrots, formula, etc.), please bring them along. NO WALK-INS will be accepted.
Just for Teens (13-17 years old; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
We've put together a day filled with activities to keep the next generation of Hobart and William Smith students busy. Activities include, among other things, an interactive session to assist students with the process of making the right match and choosing a college, a mini college class and time for just hanging out on the Quad. Cost is $65 per teen and includes lunch and dinner. Pre-registration is required.
As you recall, the Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca airports are each about one hour from campus. Transportation to and from the Rochester and Syracuse airports is available for a fee from Finger Lakes Limousine, (315) 789-7272. Please contact them directly to arrange your transportation to campus.
Shuttle buses will be circulating on campus throughout Reunion Weekend to transport you to events and residence halls. If you feel that you'll need a car for your time here, you should reserve one at the airport. While on campus, you may park in any campus parking lot. Handicapped parking is available at most campus locations.
The HWS Reunion website will be up-to-date with scheduling information in the Spring.
Classes of 1965: Take part in a 50th Reunion tradition by sharing your reflections with your classmates and commemorating this milestone year. Fill out the online form here.