Hobart and William Smith Colleges

SCHEDULE & EVENTS

September 28 – 30, 2018

Below is a tentative schedule to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive on campus. Online registration will open on Friday, July 20.

Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 28

HWS Spirit Week

Friday, Sept. 28


All Day

Select classes open for alums and parents to attend.

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Art Exhibit
The Davis Art Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane

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
Raffle Tickets will be sold and baskets with descriptions will be on display. Winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Scandling Campus Center.

6 – 8 p.m.

Reception for Art Show - group faculty exhibition (Gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.)     
The Davis Art Gallery at Houghton House, 1 Kings Lane

6 – 9 p.m.

Quad-a-Palooza*
The Quad
This all-campus extravaganza includes a dinner (served 6 – 8 p.m.) and fun family activities for all ages. Campus Activities Board will sponsor a live band, Back Tie Stereo, and HWS acapella groups.

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 Sept. 25)

7:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
DeCordova Hall, 1st Floor

8:30 p.m.

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


Saturday, Sept. 29


All day

ITA Men’s Tennis Tournament
HWS Tennis Center

7 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 to all guests.

7:15 – 8:30 a.m.

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

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Homecoming & Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Scandling Campus Center

8 a.m. – noon

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

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

  • Gothic Art & Architecture with Professor of Art and Architecture Michael Tinkler
  • Recent Weather Disasters with Associate Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz
  • Alumni Voices: How Study Abroad Impacts the Lives of HWS Graduates with Associate Dean for Global Education Thomas D’Agostino and Professor and Chair of Sociology Jack Harris P’02, P’06
  • Is There (Was There) Life on Mars? with Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens
  • Empowerment through Embodiment: A Taste of Theatre for Social Change Techniques with Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre Heather May

9 a.m.

WS Rowing Challenge on the Canal
Hellstrom Boathouse at Seneca-Cayuga Canal, 470 Blue Heron Lane, Geneva, NY
(also known as 470 Bates Ave., Geneva, NY)
Parking at Lowes with shuttle available

10 – 11 a.m.

“State of the Colleges” with Interim President Patrick McGuire, L.H.D.’12
The Vandervort Room, Scandling Campus Center

11:15 a.m.

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

11:30 a.m.

Fall Nationals
Winn-Seeley Hill
This Homecoming & Family Weekend tradition provides exciting entertainment as homemade carts race to capture the coveted championship.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Game Day Food Truckin’
The Barn Parking Lot
Enjoy a variety of fare from local food trucks.

Noon

Hobart Lacrosse Alumni Game
Boswell Field, Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

2 p.m.

William Smith Field Hockey Tournament – William Smith vs. Union
H.J. McCooey Memorial Field

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
Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall
Learn more about student opportunities and programs.

  • 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
  • Deans 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
  • HWS Counseling Center

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 academic space dedicated to the performing arts and film studies.

3 p.m.

William Smith Soccer Game – William Smith vs. Bard
John H. Cozzens Jr. ’41 Memorial Field

3 – 4 p.m.

Greek Life Open Houses
Various locations on campus
Current sorority and fraternity members will be on hand to share updates on their philanthropic projects and the pulse of modern Greek Life at the Colleges.

4:30 p.m.

Dedication of David J. Urick Stadium
Caird Center for Sports and Recreation

4:45 p.m.

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

6 p.m.

Hobart Rowing Alumni and Family Weekend – Seneca Navy Dinner
Location TBD; reservations required
For details and reservations, contact Patty Cala in Hobart Athletics at cala@hws.edu or (315) 781-3077.


Sunday, Sept. 30


All day

ITA Men’s Tennis Tournament
HWS Tennis Center

10 – 11:30 a.m.

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

1 p.m.

Hobart JV Football – Hobart vs. St. John Fisher College
Boswell Field, Urick Stadium Caird Center for Sports & Recreation

2 p.m.

William Smith JV Soccer vs. Bryant & Stratton
William Smith Field

*refer to online registration, starting July 20, for meal costs

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