Graduates Of The Last Decade

It starts with staying connected

You should be getting The Pulteney St. Survey three times a year in the mail and the alumni/ae newsletter, Hill & Quad, monthly by e-mail as well as regional event invitations such as happy hours and holiday parties through both mail and online pieces.

If you're not, we probably don't have your current mailing or e-mail address! We understand that you're young and move around a lot but don't forget to update us - we want YOU to stay involved. Please send updated contact info to

Stay connected to HWS by becoming a fan on Facebook!


Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) is a group comprised of select volunteers from the ten most recent graduating classes. Serving as representatives of the young alumni and alumnae body and acting as liaisons between the Colleges and their classmates, the mission of the GOLD Committee is to establish, enhance, and maintain long-term relationships among young alumni and alumnae during their first ten years after graduation.

The committee channels the interests of this specific cohort into support for the overall advancement of the Colleges, while instilling a culture of life-long annual support of their alma maters. Higher participation in the Annual Fund by young alumni and alumnae directly benefits both current and future students and helps to continue the tradition of excellence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact Tempe Newson '11, assistant director of the Annual Fund, at or (315) 781-3775


What YOU can do this year as a HWS young alum

1. Come back and visit campus. There have been numerous changes over the past several years.

2. Update your contact information and submit class notes. We want to know what’s going on in your life.

3. Reconnect with your past roommate(s). You’ll be thankful you did.

4. Cheer on the Herons and Statesmen. Don’t forget to show off that green, orange, and purple!

5. Attend a young alumni/alumnae event in your area.

6. Attend Reunion.

7. Refer high school students to HWS.

8. Call career services to inquire about young alum opportunities.

9. Write a hand-written thank you note to a professor or staff member who has made a difference in your life.

10. Make a meaningful gift to the Colleges each year. Your support does matter.

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