Respected scholars, expert teachers and devoted mentors, our remarkable faculty will guide your intellectual growth while helping you carve a path to your most consequential future.
EXPLORE YOUR FASCINATIONS
Choose a major and a minor (or a double major) from 70+ academic programs. Help solve a vital local issue through service-learning and community-based research. Monitor water quality on a college-owned research vessel. Hone your craft alongside established fiction writers. Explore Italian art--in Italy.
Your undergraduate journey begins in Geneva, but your HWS experience will deepen your global citizenship and appreciation for difference.
Complement your liberal arts and sciences studies with real-world experiential learning opportunities at the 13 Centers for research, action and thought. Practice a second language at the Intercultural Affairs Center. Contribute to dialogue on equity at the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice. Learn how to learn better at the Center for Teaching and Learning.
COMPETE AND COLLABORATE
Play for championship-caliber teams without sacrificing a bit of academic opportunity. Contribute to a legacy of 23 national titles. Show your pride from the sidelines or by joining a club team or intramural squad.
BECOME AN AGENT OF CHANGE
Transform into a well-rounded leader and innovative thinker through our entrepreneurship programs. Study leadership, turn your big idea into a successful business or non-profit, engage with the greater Geneva community on entrepreneurial ventures and meet alum mentors who are making waves in their industry.
We’ll prepare you for the road ahead by previewing emerging challenges. By building belonging in an increasingly pluralistic world. By teaching you how to create change on campus and in our local community. By helping you become a global citizen. By providing first-hand glimpses of the working world.
PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE
Sample a career before taking the job. Find funding for your unpaid internship. Develop relationships with a network of peers, professors and alums. Acquire the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to be successful in your future career.
The better future is one we make together.
FacultyRemembering Professor Grant Holly
A successful screenwriter, scholar of literary theory, and member of English faculty for 52 years, Professor Holly passed away on campus on Tuesday.
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In honor of the 200th anniversary of Hobart College, making it one of the 50 oldest colleges in the United States, multiple events have celebrated the college’s historic past and promising future.
FacultyPrinceton Review Ranks HWS Faculty Best in Nation; Environmental Stewardship Noted as Strength
In the 2023 edition of Best 388 Colleges, Hobart and William Smith are among only 25 schools recognized for having professors who, based on student surveys, get high marks, “are interesting, and bring their material to life.”
AlumsAn Abundant Life
Coming from careers spanning the fields of law, government, human services, education and health care, five William Smith alums returned to campus to share their stories with students, faculty and staff that filled the Vandervort Room on Thursday night.
AlumsCommit to the Future with the Anderton Impact Challenge
Former Trustee James F. Anderton IV ’65 hopes to inspire HWS alums and friends — and leverage his $1 million gift into even more support for student scholarships and financial aid.
Internships-&-OutcomesCapitalizing on Opportunity in the Nation's Capitol
Economics major Jesse Whelan-Small ’24 spent his summer in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. as a legislative intern. Through this role, Whelan-Small gained valuable experience crafting correspondence with constituents through letters and news updates, meeting with lobbyists and advocacy groups and attending committee hearings and congressional briefings.