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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Office of Student Activities coordinates large coach buses for students to utilize for specific college-related breaks. These breaks include Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and Spring break. Each break offers a variety of locations including New York City, Albany, Boston, and a few others, determined by need. While the tickets for these break buses are sold at the College Store (payable by cash, check, credit card, or student charge), the Office of Student Activities coordinates the trips and so all questions can be directed to our office via email, studentactivities@hws.edu, or by phone, 315-781-3513. The office is also open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, where a professional staff member is happy to help.

Thanksgiving Break Bus Information:

Thanksgiving Break Bus Boston (pdf)

Thanksgiving Break Bus NYC (pdf)

Winter Break Bus Information:

*Inclement weather will not impede travel unless a State of Emergency is declared, in which case students with bus tickets would be notified via email of all travel changes.

Winter Break Bus NYC (pdf)

Winter Break Bus Boston (pdf)

Additional Transportation Services

Looking for transportation to Rochester after graduation? Utilize the CATS bus system for low cost transportation options.

Step One:

Determine if you will take the scheduled route from HWS to Eastview Mall in Victor, NY that leaves at 5:00PM, Monday-Friday and costs $1 OR schedule your own trip using their Dial-A-Ride program that requires 24 hours’ notice and charges $5 per rider. Dial-A-Ride is only available Monday-Friday.

  • To schedule a Dial-A-Ride, you must call at least one day prior to the ride between the hours of 9am and 3pm (585-394-2250). You can schedule a pick up time anytime between 7am and 7pm for the day you are requesting. You should request to be picked up at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and let them know you will need to be dropped off at Eastview Mall in Victor, NY.
  • More information regarding the CATS bus system can be found here.

Step Two:

If you are using the scheduled route that leaves HWS at 5:00PM, you will arrive at Eastview Mall at approximately 6:00PM. If you are scheduling your own Dial-A-Ride, you should specify what time you will need to arrive at Eastview Mall.

The drop off at Eastview Mall for the CATS bus is also the pickup location for the Rochester Transit System (RTS) bus. You can view the schedule here to determine the appropriate bus to take to get to your next location. You can also call a taxi cab to pick you up at Eastview Mall and take you to your desired location.


The Office of Conferences and Events also sponsors a variety of airport shuttles during specific college-related breaks. For information on those shuttles and other transportation services, visit this link.

CONTACT

Office of Student Activities
Scandling Center
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3513
Fax: (315) 781-3511


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