Important Deadlines for Families

General deadlines

As a family member of a Hobart or William Smith student, we've compiled some important deadlines for student opportunities within various offices on campus. Check back often for additional events and deadlines.

General - Fall 2020

  • Aug. 20-23: New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 23: Campus residences open for returning students
  • Aug. 24: First day of classes
  • Aug. 28: Last day to drop/add courses
  • Sept. 25-27: Homecoming and Family Weekend
  • Oct. 9: Last day of classes before recess
  • Oct. 10-13: Fall recess
  • Oct. 14: First day of classes after recess
  • Oct. 26-Nov. 30: Spring 2021 Semester Advising Week
    Students meet each semester with their academic adviser. See academic expectations and advising.
  • Nov. 2-13: Registration
    Students register for classes for the Spring 2021 semester. See the Office of the Registrar's website.
  • Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec. 8: Last day of classes
  • Dec. 9-11: Reading Days
  • Dec. 12-15: Final examinations
  • Dec. 15: Semester ends after last exam
  • Dec. 16: Residences close at noon
  • Dec. 17-Jan. 18, 2021: Winter Break

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

2020-2021

  • Oct. 1, 2020: HWS Blood Drive
  • Oct. 17, 2020: Fall Day of Service

Centennial Center

2020-2021

  • Sept. 10, 2020: Idea Generator, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 24-Oct. 29, 2020: IdeaLab, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 2-3, 2020: Hackathon
  • Oct. 22, 2020: Pitch Interest Meeting, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 26, 2020: HWS Leads Certificate Application Deadline, noon
  • Nov. 9, 2020: Pitch Proposal Deadline, noon
  • Jan. 18, 2021: Revised Pitch Proposal Deadline, noon
  • Mar. 2, 2021: Flash Pitch Application Deadline, noon
  • Mar. 4, 2021: The Pitch Event, 7 p.m.

More Info

Contact the Office of Parent Programs:

Jennifer Murray, Director
(315) 781-4068
murray@hws.edu



Important Links

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May 17, 2020

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