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Want to know President Gearan's new Twitter handle?

You’ve taken groupies and selfies, donned purple and green, and showed off amazing school spirit! Thanks to your incredible #HWSday participation, we’re unveiling President Gearan’s new Twitter handle! Welcome him to the Twitterverse @MarkDGearan!


Who will be the HWS 2014 Commencement speaker?

The HWS community has unlocked the identity of the 2014 Commencement Speaker! Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director Brad Falchuk ’93 will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 18. The Hobart alumnus is the co-creator, writer, executive producer and director of the Fox series Glee! and is co-creator, executive producer and writer of FX network's American Horror Story. Falchuk’s work has received 11 Emmys and six Golden Globes, among many other awards and accolades.

Tweet Brad Falchuk with suggestions for speech topics to @BFalchuk. Don’t forget to use #HWSday so your tweets end up on this page!

Daily Update: "Glee" Creator HWS Commencement Speaker

Participate in the #HWSday Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a PS4 or $400 of textbooks!

Beginning at 9 a.m. you'll have 6 hours to snap 5 photos for the #HWSday Scavenger Hunt using Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Here's the Scavenger Hunt list:

1: Photo with a professor or coach
2: Photo of Seneca Lake
3: Something purple or green
4: Favorite place on campus
5: Selfie with friends (the groupie!)

For rules and examples click here.

More Ways to Win Prizes!

Winners will be selected by the Office of Communications.

Win a free student parking pass for 2014-15 by taking the best photo showing off school spirit!

We love the lake! Snap the best shot of Seneca Lake and win a coupon for pizza & wings.

The groupie is the new selfie. The best selfie/groupie photo wins a pizza party (5 pizzas & soda).

Winner of the video category will be invited to lunch during Commencement weekend with President Gearan and the Commencement speaker!

If you take the best Saga-food Gram you'll win a Cellar Pub gift certificate. #nomnomnom

Hashtag the best photo of campus and win a coupon for wings & pizza.

What's happening in class? Grab the best classroom photo and you'll win a pizza & wings coupon.

Win a prize while hitting the books. Best photo in this category gets a Cellar Pub gift certificate.

It's ThrowbackThursday! The best #tbt photo wins a gift certificate to Scandling Café.

Our favorite photo wins a Scandling Café gift certificate.

The best photo with Bishop Hobart & William Smith (head to Scandling between 11 am - 2 pm) wins a gift basket of HWS gear!

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