Reunion is a time for reliving some of the best moments in our lives and re-igniting the HWS spirit. Reunion volunteers find their involvement with the planning and implementation of Reunion incredibly rewarding, and of course they love coming back to campus to attend. Reunion could not happen without the dedicated class volunteers.
Alumni and alumnae serve the important role ofs class correspondents and regional club volunteers to ensure that the important friendships and memories made at Hobart and William Smith Colleges remain alive.
By representing the Colleges' 18,000 alumni and alumnae to the Colleges' administration, the Councils keep the voice of alumni and alumnae alive and involved in the future of HWS. Serving on special committees allows alumni and alumnae to use their special skills to advance the Colleges.
Hobart and William Smith parents develop close and lasting relationships with faculty members, administrators, fellow parents, and friends of their sons and daughters. In a very real sense, they are the Colleges' extended family. The Parents Association serves as a way for parents to become involved in the life of the Colleges.
Alumni, alumnae and parents provide a valuable resource for prospective students and their parents. Volunteers host or attend admissions receptions or information sessions held in various locations near them throughout the year. They may also interview prospective students or participate in phone-a-thons to parents of prospective students.
Parents, alumni, alumnae and others participate in panels and events sponsored by the Office of Career Services. They may share their experiences in the "real world" and career options. Volunteers take calls and e-mails from students asking about careers, geographic settings, graduate programs and more. Probably their most important contribution is to help place students in internships.
Hobart and William Smith alumni, alumnae, parents and friends contribute in many wonderful ways to the Colleges. They play active roles in career development, admissions, communications, programming, Reunion and the Colleges' fundraising.
There are so many things the Colleges can do when you generously give of your time and of yourself.