Important Update

As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all admissions events, both on and off campus, have been postponed. Until the situation changes nationally, alternative options for engaging with the HWS community will be listed on this page. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.


Open House

We are excited to help you plan a visit to Hobart and William Smith Colleges! Visiting is the best way to learn more about HWS, all while taking in the natural beauty of campus and Seneca Lake.

The Office of Admissions is open every Monday through Saturday to welcome you to HWS with very few exceptions. Click Here to view our calendar and register for a campus visit or special program, all of which are listed in more detail below.

  • Information Session and Campus Tour
    • Offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday and most Saturdays at 11 a.m. These last approximately 2 hours and include an information session with an admissions counselor followed by a student-led tour of campus.
  • Open House Programs
    • Offered on select days throughout the year; please click here to view all upcoming dates. Open Houses typically last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are a great way to see campus while hearing from students, admissions counselors, professors, and campus advisors.

  • Day in the Life Programs
    • Offered on select weekdays throughout the year; please click here to view all upcoming dates. Day in the Life programs typically last from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and allow prospective students attend classes and spend time with current students on campus. Families also have a chance to tour campus and attend various presentations while students live a “day in the life.”


Register for a Visit
  • Admissions Interviews
    • We highly encourage interviews as part of our admissions process. Interviews last about 20 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience when you register for an on-campus visit. We also offer off-campus interviews all across the U.S. throughout the year. Click here to view our upcoming off-campus interview locations.
  • Visual Arts Tours
    • We offer tours of our visual arts and architecture facilities by request. Please inquire about these while registering for your campus visit.
  • Classroom Visits
    • Designed for seniors or transfer students who have already visited or current applicants who are closer to making their final decision on where to attend college. Classroom Visits allow the most in-depth look at HWS and require five days advance notice for registration. These visits are customized for each registrant and will allow you to explore your personal interests. Please contact Jillian Augustine by phone at (315) 781-4514 or by e-mail at to schedule a personalized Classroom Visit.

Please call the Office of Admissions at (315) 781-3622 or (800) 852-2256 to learn more about our visit options and to schedule an appointment. You may also register online for a Campus Visit.

Virtual Engagement Opportunities:

Watch a Recorded Information Session

Experience a Day-in-the-Life of a Current Student

View a Collection of HWS Videos

See What’s Happening on Campus in This Week in Photos

Take a Self-Guided Tour of the HWS Campus and the HWS Arts Campus

Envision Yourself at HWS with 360 Degree Views of Campus

Connect with Your HWS Admissions Counselor

Read the Daily Update


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