Welcome to the Office of Residential Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. We are excited to have you join us on campus.

While on-campus, there are many resources to help in residential experience. Students have access to the Resident Assistant (RA) staff in their buildings/areas. RAs are trained, student staff members that offer peer assistance, develop community and enforce The Colleges Handbook of Community Standards. An Area Coordinator (AC) or Assistant Director (AD) is full-time, professional staff who supervises the RA staff of each area of campus. These staff members are also available to provide support any time of the day or night.

We offer single gender and co-ed traditional residence halls, townhouses, fraternities and small themed houses where students share a similar interest or cause. All students are required to live on campus because the residential experience is so integral to the liberal arts education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. There are some exceptions for senior students, married couples and life-long learners.

We encourage you to get involved and fully immerse yourself in the community of learners. We wish you well on your journey here at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges recognize the importance of providing housing options that meet the needs of our diverse population. Our current housing system provides options that allow students to live with other students of any gender in apartment and/or suite style facilities. In addition, many of our residence halls provide co-educational living environments where students of all genders reside on the same floor.

In cases when our current housing options do not meet the needs of an individual student, the Office of Residential Education will work with the student to identify potential alternatives. Students who identify as transgender and prefer a special housing accommodation may request such an accommodation by contacting Residential Education.


Res Ed

Office of Residential Education
101 St. Clair Street,
Geneva, NY 14456
Email: resed@hws.edu
Phone: (315) 781-3880
Fax: (315) 781-4026

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Residential Education is to develop and maintain a variety of community living environments rich with diverse perspectives and experiences which promote the pursuit of academic excellence, personal growth, and integrity.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to fostering a vibrant community where students can live and learn with peers from diverse backgrounds in a variety of new and historic residences. The Office of Residential Education is founded upon the imperative to educate students holistically and believes in the importance of a residential experience in developing lives of consequence.



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Log in to myResEd

myResEd is an online system that allows students 24/7 access to their housing assignment, waiting lists, and other self-service housing options.