Hobart and William Smith Colleges

SCHEDULE & EVENTS

September 15 - 17, 2017

The weekend weather is looking fantastic and we are gearing up to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept. 15 - 17.

Experience the best of what Hobart and William Smith Colleges has to offer during three days packed with great opportunities to discover, dine, refresh, engage and connect.

Below is a tentative schedule to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive on campus. Don't worry if you didn’t register online prior to the 12th. You can complete a walk-in registration when you arrive on campus – come to headquarters at Scandling Campus Center.

Friday, Sept. 15


All Day

Select classes open for alums and parents to attend. Details to follow.

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The White Rush of Experience” by Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan
Davis Art Gallery, Houghton House Arts Complex, 1 Kings Lane
“The White Rush of Experience” reflects upon the exhalatory experience felt in abandonment.  Kaplan is looking at the moment that Camille Paglia, when talking about the Greek character Leda, describes as “all human beings, like Leda, are caught up moment by moment in them “white rush” of experience.” By creating moving images and stills from 16mm film material, the language becomes layered, lending itself to multiple reads that evolve with each iteration.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

Noon – 6 p.m.

“Baskets or Bust” Raffle, sponsored by William Smith Athletics
Scandling Campus Center

5 p.m.

Snack n Share
Intercultural Affairs Center
Join members of the Strategic Diversity Planning Committee who will be sharing with families their work towards making HWS a more inclusive community.

6 – 8 p.m.

Reception for “The White Rush of Experience” with Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan (Gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.)
Davis Art Gallery, Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane

6 – 9 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza*, with family activities and CABaret
The Quad
This all-campus extravaganza includes a dinner (served 6 – 8 p.m.) and fun family activities for all ages. The Campus Activities Board will sponsor “CABaret,” a student talent show not to be missed! (Refer to online registration form for meal cost)

6:30 p.m.

Kosher Shabbat Dinner*
Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 755 South Main St.
(To make a reservation, email shabbat@hws.edu no later than Wednesday, Sept. 13)

7:45 - 9:30 p.m.

LOOKING AT THE STARS - AN OBSERVATORY TOUR
Stop by the Richard S. Perkin Observatory, a teaching and outreach facility located adjacent to the Katherine D. Elliott Student Arts Center, to observe objects trillions of miles from Earth. Max seating 15ppl every 15 minutes.

NASA's satellite Cassini, that has been orbiting Saturn for the past 13 years will dive into Saturn tomorrow (Friday, September 15) at 7:55am Eastern Time to end the mission. It is running out of fuel, and to avoid having the satellite potentially crash into and contaminate one of Saturn's moons that could host alien life, NASA decided to destroy the satellite in Saturn's atmosphere.

8:30 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Alumni Gathering
Parker’s Grille & Tap House, 100 Seneca St.


Saturday, Sept. 16


7 a.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Team Practice 
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane
also known as 470 Bates Ave., Geneva, NY

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sports and Recreation Center Open
Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation
Exercise facilities and the walking track open and available to all guests.

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

7:30 a.m. – noon

“Baskets or Bust” Raffle, sponsored by William Smith Athletics
Scandling Campus Center

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.

Morning Yoga
Group Fitness Room, 2nd floor, Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House, Caird Center for Sports and Fitness

8 – 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast (cash, credit card or meal plan accepted)
Saga Dining Hall, Scandling Campus Center

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Mini College Sessions
Various campus locations

  • “Recent Weather Disasters” with Nicholas Metz, associate professor of geoscience
  • “Is there an app for that? What Smartphones can (and cannot) do to help you learn a new language” with Audrey Roberson, assistant professor of education
  • “Integrating Mindfulness into the College Classroom:  Efficacy and Practical Strategies” with Julie Kingery, associate professor and department chair of psychology
  • “Empowerment though Embodiment:  A Taste of Theatre for Social Change Techniques” with Heather May, associate professor of theatre
  • “Teaching Entrepreneurship to a 21st Century Audience:  Exploring How Millennials and Generation Z Experience Entrepreneurial Studies” with Craig Talmage, visiting professor of entrepreneurial studies; Ed Bizari, the Margiloff Family Family Entrepreneurial Fellow

9 a.m.

Tennis Center Dedication

9:30 a.m.

Second Annual Hobart and William Smith Universal Tennis Rating Grand Slam
Open to our Homecoming Parents, Alumni and Alumnae, players will receive UTR credits for all matches played. Draws will be level-based and will take into consideration a player’s UTR when selecting players for the Tournament and the Division/Draw. Seeding will be done based on player UTR. There will be a minimum of four matches for this tournament.  For more details, contact Hobart Tennis Head Coach Tim Riskie at (856) 381-7630.

10 – 11 a.m.

“State of the Colleges” with President Gregory J. Vincent ‘83
The Vandervort Room, 2nd Floor, Scandling Campus Center

11 a.m.

William Smith Golf Invitational
Clifton Springs Country Club, 2721 Town Line Road, Clifton Springs, NY

11 a.m.

William Smith Field Hockey Tournament – William Smith vs. Manhattanville
McCooey Field

11:15 a.m.

Campus Walking Tours
The Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.

Noon

Lunch Free Time for Students, Parents and Alumni/ae
Saga Dining Hall, The Café, Cellar Pub – see below for hours

Noon - 2 p.m.

CULTURAL, GLOBAL AWARENESS, and SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB FALL LUNCHEON
Hirshson Ballroom
As presidents it’s important for you to connect with one another but also connect with alumni who have been in your positions. We will have some alumni with us who were also part of the social justice and cultural clubs who will share some of their knowledge and also that you can connect with! Lunch will be served, so please reply to confirm your attendance. Please share this with your executive board members.

Noon

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Class Day Races (boats launched at Noon)
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane

1 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Post-race Barbecue
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

“The White Rush of Experience” by Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Alysia Kaplan
Davis Art Gallery, Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane
(See Friday description)

1:45 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Boat Dedication
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane

2 p.m.

Hobart Athletics – Statesmen Soccer vs. SUNY Geneseo
Cozzens Field

2 p.m.

William Smith Field Hockey Tournament – Lebanon Valley vs. St. Lawrence University
McCooey Field

2 p.m.

Campus Walking Tours
The Thomas Poole Family Admissions Center, 629 South Main St.

2 – 4 p.m.

Student Research Symposium
Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center
Students share the results of their research projects through poster displays and conversation.

2 – 4 p.m.

HWS Parent Fair
The Quad

  • The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
  • Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
  • Center for Global Education
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Dean’s Offices – Hobart and William Smith
  • The Finger Lakes Institute
  • Caird Center for Sports and Recreation (Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness)
  • The Centennial Center
  • Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
  • Intercultural Affairs
  • First Generation Initiative (FGI)
  • Residential Education
  • Campus Safety   
  • Dining Services
  • Student Activities – Campus Activities Board, Hobart and William Smith Student Governments, One Card/Community Cash
  • Information Technology Services
  • Office of Spiritual Engagement

2 – 4 p.m.

Gearan Center Open House
Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, 329 Pulteney Street
Join faculty, staff and current students for a look at new academic space dedicated to the performing arts and film studies.

3 – 4 p.m.

Fraternity Open Houses
Various locations on campus
Current brothers will be on hand to share updates on their philanthropic projects and the pulse of modern Greek life at the Colleges.

3 – 5 p.m.

Learn to Row with William Smith Rowing
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane
Venture to the Hellstrom Boathouse, grab an oar and learn about one of the fastest growing college sports.  You will even work up an appetite before the Game Day Tailgate. Limited spots are available.  Please contact Assistant Rowing Coach Libby Hughes at hughes@hws.edu for more information or to RSVP.

4 – 5 p.m.

Composing Works: Music and Dance Collaborations with Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri
Deming Theatre, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
This bidisciplinary course presents themed improvisations by dancers and musicians. This presentation will be the third of its kind but the first in Deming.

4:15 p.m.

Fall Nationals
William Smith Hill
Fall Nationals is 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 William Smith Hill in pursuit of the Championship Trophy.

4:45 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Rowing Mixer and State of the Program
Sanford Room, Warren Hunting Smith Library

5:00 - 7 p.m.

Game Day Tailgate*
The Quad (Refer to registration form for meal cost.)
Enjoy tailgate style food before evening activities and football game– including live music and family fun and games.

6 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Seneca Navy Dinner
Location to be finalized; reservations required
Contact for details and reservations: Patty Cala in Hobart Athletics at cala@hws.edu

7 p.m.

Hobart Football vs. Shenandoah University
Boswell Field, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation


Sunday, Sept. 17


TBD

William Smith Golf Tournament
Clifton Spring Country Club, 2721 Town Line Road, Clifton Springs, NY

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Bagels and Lox Open House
Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 755 South Main St.

11 a.m.

William Smith Field Hockey Tournament – Manhattanville vs. St. Lawrence University
McCooey Field

1 p.m.

William Smith JV Soccer – William Smith vs. Nazareth College
Cozzens Field

2 p.m.

William Smith Field Hockey Tournament – William Smith vs. Lebanon Valley
McCooey Field

*Tickets for meals may be purchased in advance when registering for Homecoming & Family Weekend

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Campus Dining Options | All Venues accept cash or credit cards.

Friday, September 15

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

De Cordova Café (de Cordova Hall)

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Au Bon Pain

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza (The Quad) **

6 – 9 p.m. (dinner served 6 – 8 p.m.)


Saturday, September 16

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

Breakfast 8 – 11 a.m., Brunch 11 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

noon – 2 a.m.

Au Bon Pain

closed

Game Day Tailgate (The Quad) **

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

2 – 8 p.m.


Sunday, September 17

Saga Dining Hall (Scandling Campus Center)

Breakfast 9 – 11 a.m., Brunch 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Café (Scandling Campus Center)

noon – 8 p.m.

Au Bon Pain

8 p.m. - midnight

Cellar Pub (Coxe Hall)

2 – 8 p.m.


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