Important Deadlines for Families

General deadlines

As a family member of a Hobart or William Smith student, we've compiled some important deadlines for student opportunities within various offices on campus. Check back often for additional events and deadlines.

General - Fall 2018

  • Aug. 23-26: New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 26: Campus residences open for returning students
  • Aug. 27: First day of classes
  • Aug. 31: Last day to drop/add courses
  • Sept. 28-30: Homecoming and Family Weekend
  • Oct. 5: Last day of classes before recess
  • Oct. 6-9: Fall recess
  • Oct. 10: First day of classes following recess
  • Oct. 22-26: Advising Week
    Students meet each semester with their academic adviser. See academic expectations and advising.
  • Oct. 29 - Nov. 9: Registration.
    Students register for classes for the Spring 2019 semester. See the Office of the Registrar's website.
  • Nov. 19-23: Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec. 11: Last day of classes
  • Dec. 12-14: Reading Days
  • Dec. 15-18: Final examinations
  • Dec. 18: Semester ends after last exam
  • Dec. 19: Residences close at noon
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 21, 2019: Winter Break

CCESL Dates

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

Fall 2018

  • Aug. 18-22: CCESL Pre-Orientation Adventure Program Trip (service sites in Geneva)
  • Aug. 25: First Year Orientation Day of Service (600 First Years + 100 Orientation Mentors!)
  • Sept. 7: America Reads and HWS Tutor Corps applications are due, earn $10.40 an hour working with children!
  • Sept. 11: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - Stop by Scandling during lunch/dinner to engage with our local tribute to this national remembrance
  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25: - Thursdays from 9am-1pm, Community Lunch Program at the 1st United Methodist Church, 340 Main Street (email serve@hws.edu to sign up for a 1+ hour shift)
  • Oct. 3: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7pm, Vandervort Room
  • Oct. 9: Geneva 2020 – College Bound visit from Geneva High School 9th graders
  • Oct. 20: Day of Service

More Info

Contact the Office of Parent Relations:

Kelly Young P'16, Director
(315) 781-3700
parentsoffice@hws.edu



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