Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017

September 15 - 17

As students arrive on campus for Orientation and a new academic year, we are busy gearing up to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 15 - 17. A fall tradition on the Hobart and William Smith Campus, HFW is a terrific time of celebration and engagement.

Visit the Homecoming and Family Weekend pages to the right of this page and you will see the weekend’s events highlighted, see recommendations for places to stay and register online.

Each year, faculty members offer interesting classes on areas of study that are both timely and timeless, and students present findings from their impressive research projects. We have a special HWS Parents Fair and open houses at the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts and the fraternity houses. Families and alums gather to cheer on Statesman and Heron teams and students in the annual talent show. And, we offer tasty celebrations at Quad-a-Palooza on Friday and the Tailgate Party before the Hobart football vs. Shenandoah University game on Saturday.

Saturday will also feature Fall Nationals - a soap box derby tradition during Homecoming and Family Weekend – it is a friendly competition between students, faculty, and staff to see whose homemade cars can hold up as they glide down Winn-Seeley Hill in pursuit of the Championship Trophy.

Homecoming and Family Weekend is the perfect time to connect with family and friends, fellow alums, and reconnect with the Hobart and Williams Smith and Geneva communities. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as we celebrate "coming home."

Watch a recap of the 2016 Homecoming and Family Weekend below!


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